Post # 1
*Hi* I’ve been lurking around on the boards for a while, since I’ve been engaged for a year, but this is my first time starting a thread.
We are on a pretty tight budget, so Fiance and I have been searching for a photographer in our price range. As we quickly learned, it is nearly impossible to find a photographer that we love at a price we can afford. However, we did find a wonderful photographer whose style we love for a very reasonable price well within our budget. The downside is that she has tons of portraits on her site, but she has done very few weddings.
We are meeting with her this Saturday, any questions I should make sure to ask since she is inexperienced at shooting weddings? Any thoughts on going with a photographer who has been shooting portraits for several years, but hasn’t shot many weddings?
Thanks for the help!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
Ask her if she has candid shots she can show you. Portrait is very different than candid, and she may do your portrait + wedding party great, then get to the reception and bomb. 🙂
Post # 4
I agree with the previous poster that photographers don’t only have a unique style, but they can also be better with specific types of photos. For example, my photographer told me she tried to take fashion pics but wasn’t very good at it, because she’s better at taking natural pics rather than directing how the pic should be taken.
Explain to her what kind of pics you would like her to take (bring samples) and ask her if she has experience in that kind of picture taking and if she feels comfortable with your requests
Post # 5
@bellagio Portrait probably wasn’t the best way for me to describe her work. Individual/family photos is probably a better way. About 90% of the pictures are candid, and the vast majority of them are taken outdoors. Since we are having an outdoor wedding, and we’re not big fans of posed photos those are the 2 things that appealed to us most.
@Lexsy Great idea to bring along samples, I will make sure to do that.
Post # 6
Anything else I should be sure to ask about?