(Closed) I’m not qualified to make this decision….

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer's work do you like best?
    #1: Miabella : (14 votes)
    78 %
    #2: SB Images Studios : (2 votes)
    11 %
    #3: Paper Dolls : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    14503 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really like the first one.  They had interesting shots and they were great at the retouches.  I didn’t like the last one at all, they were really blown out although their backgrounds really popped.  The second one was good, but I like the poses better of the first one.

    Post # 4
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    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m going to give you opinion based mainly on feel and a little on my photo experience, a lot of bees have a lot more photo experience than I do. 

    MiaBella- I get a very good feeling about them- looking through their gallery it seems as if they really know how to capture both “moments” and posed photos. That was extremely important to me when I chose my photographer. I wanted him to be able to know what to get while it was happening, not just pose us and then get lucky with random shots. I also like their about us section they seem very approachable. Their exposures seem really well done and the photos don’t seem over edited.

    SB Images- one of the first images I saw turned me off, the bride lying on the piano, just is not- idk not something I’d want, or want my photographer being proud enough to put it in their gallery. It also appears that they like to do the typical stuff and thrive on it (photos in front of windows are very prevalent). They look like decent still photography shooters. Looking at the reception photos and seeing a lot of cake images with shadowed corners has me concerned… that’s a very simple editing trick that’s sometimes overused (IMO) The photos under “party” are not much better than some amateurs could shoot.

    Looking at Paperdoll’s blog, I feel like their images are over exposed and over stylized. HOWEVER that is a big trend these days that some people love. They look they do a great job at capturing moments and have very unique artist shots (maybe sometime a little too “overposed”) They seem to be heavily edited, which I get concerned about because I think the work done while taking the image is more important than the work done after the image is taken. 

    It depends a lot on what you want, how well you get along with the photogs and what their packages are. If it were me, I would first talk to Miabella and then Paperdoll, I may skip SB altogether. 

    Post # 5
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    I personally like 1 or 3.  1 for a more processed look, and 3 for a more natural look.  I don’t think you can go wrong with either from a photo quality standpoint.  But that is not everything……

    Which style do you like best?  Visit them all and ask to see a few completed albums so you can get an idea of what to expect.  Also, see which one you “click” with best.

    Paperdoll’s images look overexposed because they are using natural light in backlit conditions (with no flash)  to obtain that vintage look.  This is a popular style of photography right now and is very difficult to capture correctly.  I don’t view this as a negative unless you hate the style.  Some photographers may not offer this because they simply lack the skills.

    Post # 7
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    @McVerde: Paperdolls can probably do more natural looks, it’s probably what they did before this vintage style became popular.  Ask to see what they are capable of!

    Post # 8
    Member
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    For some reason the link to paperdolls didn’t work, but of the other two, I liked Miabella better by far. They seemed to have a better grasp of color, composition, lighting…everything. The other one isn’t bad, just not fantastic.

    Post # 10
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    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Paper Dolls Photography is nice, but I agree with the other photos that suggested that the photos are a little washed out. It’s not my favorite editing style and I think I’d still go with Miabella because overall their photos look clearer, more detailed, and more professional (even though I do like a lot of what I saw of Paper Dolls Photography’s work)

    Post # 11
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    11 posts
    Newbee

    At this point I would interview your favorites and see who you click with.  You have to spend a dozen hours or so around your photographer, so, it’s really important their personality is compatible with yours.

    All the best,
    Corey Schwartz

    Desert Ridge Photography

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