Post # 1
We I have been researching photographers like crazy since we got engaged. We met with 3 different photographers and were ready to make our decision. We loved the attitude of the photographers we were going to choose. It’s like everytime I’m talking with them I can’t wait to book them, but I’m having reservations… when I look at their website, I’m not impressed by the photos they’ve taken. It seems like I could get my sister to take pictures like that. Like I said, I love their attitude and they were open to suggestions of poses and photos, but I’m not sure I’m ready to book with them yet. We’re having a June wedding of next year though, so I’m just nervous people will start booking up if we don’t do something now… What should we do!? Continue to look for another photographer that we may not feel as comfortable with, but who’s pictures are amazing or book the one we feel most comfortable with and hope the pictures turn out great?
Post # 3
Although it’s great to have a good relationship with your photographer, what you really want is a high caliber of work product. I was married six months ago, and although we still remember fondly how nice our photographer was, and how much everyone enjoyed him, we really are more focused on the wonderful quality of the pictures. We had a similar situation as you, and we decided to go with the photographer who wasn’t quite as social (but who had great work) instead of the super bubbly fun photographer, whose work wasn’t quite as impressive. Listen to your gut, and try to anticipate what you want a year after you’re married! 🙂
Post # 4
If you have a tickle in the back of your head of doubt, I say step away and find someone you are sure about. So many of our Bees have struggled with bad photos, and that’s one thing you want to be sure you don’t have to worry about.
Find the *best* photographer you can afford. Look at some of their complete weddings (not just their blog shots), and pick the person who has the highest quality images that are in keeping with your asthetic.
If something is holding you back, it is for a reason!
Post # 5
I agree with doctorgirl…your photos are going to be the only things left from your day (unless you preserve your dress and flowers!!) and you want them to be exactly what you were looking for.
With that said, your photographer’s personality is definitely key as well as his/her quality of photos. We had interviewed a photographer who got completely lost when coming to our house. AND he had a GPS! He was really angry at ME, for him getting lost b/c he couldn’t follow directions…not a good start. When we didn’t book him right away at the end of the night, he stormed off and was clearly frustrated with us. He was very uptight and was very full of himself. Though his photos were fabulous, we didn’t book him on principal…we didn’t want that kind of stress on our wedding day! Who wants a photographer who is going to get mad at you for one bad move?? We ended up booking someone who had great photos, had the best package and was super easy to work with. He even dealt with my very distraught mother perfectly!
All in all, I say to go with your gut. You want great pictures AND a great personality. Having only one or the other could be disappointing. Good luck!
Post # 6
Trust me there are 7849320473 photographers out there with good attitudes and awesome pictures that will want to shoot your wedding! Your pics are the ONLY THING other than your hubby that you will have after the wedding and you have to LOOOOVE them. Being iffy on their product at this stage of the game is a big red flag!
Post # 7
Have you thought about looking outside your local photographers? It might be more expensive, but research photographers in large metro cities and have them fly out. You might find someone better suited to your personalities/and has an awesome portfolio.
Post # 8
Did you like the pictures they showed you when you met with them? When we met with our photographer and flipped through some of his complete weddings I saw a lot of pictures that I loved while the ones on his website are good, but nothing that really drew me.