Help deciding on Photographer!

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer should we go with?
    Mike Elford : (0 votes)
    Mike Kovaliv : (5 votes)
    56 %
    Blue Rose Designs : (1 votes)
    11 %
    Keep Looking : (3 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    716 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    Member
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    Member
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think they’re all kinda ‘meh’….. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
    Member
    4884 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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.

    Post # 8
    Member
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Hi its me again!

     

    If I am choosing only out of those 3 I would choose Mike Kovaliv.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

     

    Scorpio88:  Hello, out of curiosity, did you like Alina Wall?

     

    also forgot a few

     jaymemorrison.com/

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    http://www.jamlinphotography.com/

    johnlyonsweddings.com

    michelebowmanweddings.com

    http://www.trendyphotoshots.com/

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    Post # 11
    Member
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    That’s too many sites for people to look at now 🙁

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