(Closed) I feel too bad to give a bad review to our photographer…

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

So long as you’re fair it’s important to write what you feel so you can help other bride.

ETA: no, not too critical at all

Post # 4
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Compliment sandwich:

Bread: We did get some nice shots
Filling: Shot were missed, second photographer didn’t seem to be snapping a lot on the day, we didn’t get the quality we were after
Bread:  Photographer was very nice

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

As a photographer, I wanted to bring up a few points and ask a few questions, and that would sort of determine if I think the review is fair.

-Getting in the videographer’s shot–do you have your finished video? Are they in it? It is sometimes impossible to not get in their shot and for them to stay out of my shot. So this isn’t really a big deal unless it was done repeatedly.

-Second shooter–Do her packages advertise him as a second shooter or assistant? If a package advertises that you get two shooters for weddings, and he was not taking photos throughout the day, that’s legitimate. If it says “assistant” or he was thrown in for free, that’s not a second shooter and considered normal to carry bags and lights. Most photography teams do only have one person do the engagement session and day-after, so I don’t find that unusual. Did he shoot other times throughout the day? How many groom prep shots did you receive? All that would kind of help me as a professional. I know that for me, I don’t do a ton of groom prep shots–maybe 15 or 20 total?

-Day after session-you wanted more wide shots? Did you ask the photographer if she has any to show you? I’d give her a chance to make it right before giving a negative review.


Post # 6
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2003

Be honest and fair. Don’t sugar coat as it will not help future clients, and do not blast them unfairly, as it is how they make their living. 

Post # 7
12905 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ladyartichoke:  +1 – this is an excellent way to critique a vendor.  Compliment the positive, point out the negative, and be polite and fair.

Post # 8
10714 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012


this is exactly what id do! Great way to get your point across without being harsh.

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