Post # 1
So my fiance and I are in a bind (well, just me really)..we are trying to choose between two photographers for our engagement pictures.
The first one – $150
– 45-60 minute Session (Indoor or Outdoor)
-2 outfit changes (optional)
-DVD of all the Photos from the Session (Hi-Resolution Photos)
-Copyright release form
-3 Portrait Collage (On DVD)
-All photos are retouched
-Private Password Protected Album to view all of your photos.
She has pretty good reviews.
here’s her website so you can see sample pics: http://krissierosaphotography.com/?load=flash#/836734/Couples
We like the playfulness in her pictures, but the quality is so-so.
The second one – $200
- Up to 1 hour of coverage time.
- (20) Print Credits.
- (1) 16×20 Pre-Wedding Signature portrait w/frame.
- DVD of all Edited Images.
- (25-40) fully edited images.
Here’s his site: http://www.blog.cifoto.org/?cat=9
We love the quality, but we can’t find any reviews about him.
Please help bees!
Post # 3
The $200 one looks too posed for my taste, but I’m more into the photojournalistic style. I think the quality is decent for the first photographer. Are you just booking for e-pics or would you book for the entire wedding?
Post # 4
@galloway111: Just for the e-pics. That’s what I was thinking..the 1st photographer fits our style, but I wasn’t sure of the quality.
Post # 5
#1 – Not good quality, and just as posey as #2. There’s nothing photojournalistic about it. Flipping through I can’t find one photo that looks natural, and the light/editing/quality is not professional. But neither is giving a copyright release, so I don’t know what to say about that.
#2 – Posey, but at least professional quality and not terrible editing. It’s not the most creative portfolio but for $50 price difference I’d definitely choose this one. Is this person full time? There aren’t many posts…
Are these your absolute only options in your area?
Post # 6
gah, this might sound harsh, but in my opinion, the first ones look unproffessional when compared to the second photographer. the first one doesn’t seem to have a handle on lighting, focus, or editing as well as the second.
Post # 7
I’d be concerned using the first photographer, esp how they would print. Most of the images on her blog look out of focus to me, and the subjects have “racoon eyes” due to poor positioning relative to the lightsource.
Both of these packages are rediculously cheap. The second offers more value, but do you really need a the large signing board? The image quality and portrature of the second looks better to me. What does 20 print credits buy you?
Post # 8
The $200 photographer is a better photographer in my opinion. I think it’s worth the extra $50 and a way better deal.
Post # 9
@BeeM: They both offer a copyright release. These are the only options in our area that are under our budget. Most of the photogs I found charged $500 for engagment pictures, and these pictures aren’t a huge deal to us. I appreciate your advice!
@USER876: I’m going to ask him about the print credits today. We don’t need the signing board – I didn’t even know what it was until I asked him.
Any more opinions??
Post # 10
**UPDATE: I found another photographer in our price range! What do you ladies think?
- all images digitally color-corrected on a CD or flash drive
- copyright free images
- one hour on location
- unlimited pictures
- unlimited wardrobe changes
- no location restrictions (in our area)
Here’s his site: http://www.shaunbaland.com/#/1616_GALLERIES/846_PORTRAIT_GALLERY/8289
He has pretty good reviews too.
Post # 12
@misssydneyj: You don’t need a bump a post that is only 2 posts from the top! Also, not all of us here are ladies 🙂
I think number 2 is better than number 3, and number 3 doesn’t really offer any retouching. With color corrected images, you are probably getting batch processed event quality images. I expect a little more for portraits, but that is me. I think number 2 has more attention to detail. If you go with number 3 just do the shoot late afternoon so there are no sun issues, as I see the racoon eyes issue in those pics too because of improper placement, lack of fill,etc.