(Closed) How did you know? re: photographer

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
7174 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Honestly – I didn’t now 100% – and I’m not sure that goal is possible.  

For me – I liked her, had a good sense about her – but really wasn’t sure.  DH really liked her, and she fit all the things that you described (within budget, nice in person, loved her work) – but I STILL wasn’t sure.

She was really great with communication (esp via email) and that ended up being my FAVORITE thing about her.  Great communication is seriously the most amazing thing when planning a wedding.  Plus, her personality on the day of the wedding was SO IMPORTANT.  She was so easy to work with, was pleasant to be around, and put up with my family! 😉  People commented that they felt like she was a friend (not a vendor) – and it’s true.

All that to say – after the fact, I wouldn’t have done it any different and I would recommend her to anyone (because of her great demeanor, follow-up and communication skills).  Did she take the all-time best possible pictures?  I don’t know… and I never will.  Did she take tons of shots that I love and will treasure forever?  Yes, definitely.

Hypothetically speaking, If I had 10 wedding photogs shoot my wedding, I’m sure I’d like pictures from each of their portfolios (of my wedding) – but they’d all be different… could you pick what is the best out of those 10?  Probably… but what makes one better than the other (when you get to where you like all of their work, etc.).  I think, in the end – those other little things (like personality, communication) really come into play!

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I did a lot of googling and researching. Lots of people wrote reviews on our photographer for different websites (including this one), and nobody said a bad thing about him, they all just raved about how wonderful he is. That made me feel a lot better. I also followed his blog, and that made me fall more in love with his photos every day.

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