(Closed) Did you ask your Photographer for references?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think one of the best things to do is look at their Web site, given that they have one.  I currently live in a different state than my wedding, and I was shopping around for an engagement photographer.  I had it narrowed down to two that I loved, but I noticed that one photographer almost always shot the wedding of someone she did engagement photos for.  (It was not included in a part of a package.)  I figured they must like her enough to bring her back, and I was right.  I’ve decided to ask her to travel to my wedding now too!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I didn’t, mainly because she came with so many recomendations from my local board on the knot. If your budget has changed-talk to your photographer. He might be willing to cut a deal with you, maybe cutting back on some of the items in your package.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

 I did alot of research by first looking at their web sites, remembering of course the best shots will be displayed but I was looking for a photojournalist approach so this was a great starting point for me.  Then I googled for reviews that were not on their web sites which I really glad I did because one photographer who was on my maybe list had alot of negative reviews in I dug deeper.  After narrowing it down I selected four photographers to meet in person and then requested a reference.  We knew right away which was one was right for us but after our engagement session we  know without a doubt we picked the right photographer.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I didn’t ask because our photog did our friend’s wedding so I kind of had my reference already. I don’t think it’s a bad idea to ask. If they’re confident in their work, they would willingly provide references. If they don’t, then that’s a red flag. We asked some of our other vendors for references before we signed a contract.

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