Post # 1
So our photographer we had booked over a year ago cancelled on us suddenly with no explanation a few weeks back. The bees were great with suggesting other photographers for us.
We have met with nearly 10 different photographers now, and I’ve emailed at least two dozen. We’ve narrowed it down to a few that we liked best / fit with our budget (or slightly out of it) or that were available. I just wanted to get some unbiased opinions on which photographer you like best, as it’s probably the most important vendor to us. I’m not super picky on styles, I just want photos that look professional and not something that anyone could take.<br /><br />I also wanted to ask, I’ve been told from one photographer that we’d have 1,000+ photos, another one says 200-400 (and this one has 2 shooters versus the first one). I know it’s quality over quantity, but 200-400 seems low for a 12 hour day, no?<br /><br />They all pretty much come with the same package (all we want is full day coverage and an engagement session), but the first photographer also comes with a few extras (a signing matte at the reception that he uses a photo from your wedding day, business cards to a gallery online to view the wedding)<br /><br />1. Mike Elford:
<br />2. Mike Kovaliv:
http://www.mikekovaliv.com <br /><br /><br />3. Blue Rose Designs:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.624090110984527.1073741834.185127811547428&type=3 (an actual wedding)
<br />Thanks bees!
Post # 2
I’m in the throws of the photographer hunt right now, just wrapping up.
I have trouble seeing a difference between the 3 photographers, no 1 is clearly amateurish.
I don’t think you need to keep looking because you will just confuse yourself. At some point, you need to make a decision. If all 3 are in budget, then pick the photographer that you like the best personally.
I do think there’s great value to a 2nd shooter. I wonder if the 3 photographers are answering your question about # pics differently. For example, there should be 1,000+ raw pics, but then there are probably 200 quality pics, and then there are probably 50 of the best pics in an album. Maybe clarify that all 3 photographers are answering the same question with regard to # pics.
Post # 3
I don’t have an opinion on the photographers, but we got 567 edited images and our photographers shot for about 8 hours. I felt like that captured a lot and didn’t think anything was missing. 1000+ sounds like overkill, and they’ll probably be a lot of the same shots and poses. For us personally, we didn’t need a lot of detail shots, just people.
Post # 4
I think they’re all kinda ‘meh’…..
Post # 5
I agree with fabbride2016… none of them really say wow. But if I had no choice other than those, I would go with Mike Kovaliv. At least his photos don’t have weird retouching, are very natural. I just don’t like all the posed photos.
Post # 6
Scorpio88: I would keep looking. None of those options are that great, just based on their work. I can tell you as a wedding photographer, I tend to proof anywhere from 50-100 shots per hour and that’s with a 2nd photographer. That number greatly varies and really depends on how much “action” is going on at the wedding. That aside, I’d honestly keep looking. If you had to choose one of those, I’d go with Mike Kovaliv.
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Post # 8
Hi its me again!
If I am choosing only out of those 3 I would choose Mike Kovaliv.
Post # 9
Thanks bees, I like hearing honest opinions outside my circle of friends and family.
FabBride2016: Thanks for the suggestions, they’re both booked unfortunately!
Post # 10
Scorpio88: Hello, out of curiosity, did you like Alina Wall?
also forgot a few
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Post # 11
That’s too many sites for people to look at now 🙁