Help choosing photographer

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer should I go with for my wedding day?
    Sarah J Holden Photography : (2 votes)
    33 %
    Michelle Lawson Photography : (4 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    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 # 4
    Member
    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    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
    Member
    2639 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    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 # 8
    Member
    80 posts
    Worker bee

    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
    Member
    5839 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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. 

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