Post # 1
I need help picking my wedding day photographer. They both offer similar packages Sarah J Holden would do 10 hrs and 500-600 images, all edited. I really like her artistic eye, but the only problem is that she has never done wedding photography. I particularly like her “Environmental Coldsplay” photos under her gallery.
The other option is with Bryan from Michelle Lawson Photography. Same deal with the amount of images, except it would be 8 hrs and $500 extra. Here is some of Bryan’s work:
Please help me with some pointers to compare both, as well as which one you would prefer to capture your wedding day.
Thanks in advance =)
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Post # 2
I have to say… neither. I find the first one decent, but I wouldn’t trust them to shoot my day. I prefer weddings to look romantic, crisp, and air of lightness to them with a docmentary eye for the candids and moments (Jose Villa, anyone!?) – i can’t see her delivering that or anything close. Much too rough around the edges for a wedding. Number two is no good – really bad compositions and very boring editing (seems like its their weekend gig, definitely not pro)… even if your budget is not huge, it would be a shame to spend a small fortune on not-so-great work… I’d keep looking!
Post # 3
FabBride2016: Thank you. I was also considering http://focusedonforever.com but they are a bit more out of my price range. The photography would be more expensive than the actual reception and ceremony combined!!
Post # 4
Smmg: I like Sarah’s darker, more intense style. But then again, I like the rough around the edges style with a little more grit, and I honestly can’t tell the difference between a $2000 and a $10000 photographer.
Photography is a very personalized thing – you pick something that you like and can afford. I’d say if you’re looking for something crisp and light, go with Bryan. If you want something a bit more intense and less bright, go with Sarah.
Post # 6
If you like the style of a photographer but they’re out of your price range, see if the second shooter they work with is available to be hired alone. I found a photographer that I enjoyed and going through her blog I realized she was the second shooter for a couple of my favorite but $$$ photog’s
Post # 7
Smmg: try putting your wedding on Fearless Photographers – you’ll see every interested photographer and you can negotiate a rate as well! (http://www.fearlessphotographers.com/)
Post # 8
FabBride2016: I just posted my info there. Let’s wait and see who I can get.
Post # 8
The first one should take on a couple of weddings as a second shooter first. This isn’t something you can just jump into and know what you’re doing. She has great style and I like her work, but wedding photography is a heck of a lot more than that. You want someone who has done this a few times.
Post # 9
Smmg: I didnt look at either sites, but dont pick the one who doesnt have a lot of wedding experience. Weddings are a different beast–mix of formal and ‘action’ shots in many different lighting situations. Just because you have a good photographers eye, doesnt mean you know how to properly shoot a wedding.