(Closed) In need of outside opinions (sorry, long post!)

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee

Well which one of these potentials’ work really moves you?  Have you met with any of them yet?  Are they personable that you two are comfortable with them? 

I wouldn’t waste time to try to meet them all,  but the ones that you feel that you would be extremely thrilled to be your photographer and whose work is something that you can hang on your walls proudly.

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

One thing I can tell you is that I don’t think 4 hours is enough for most people.

I think how many pictures they take and how many you get is key, but you only have that info for one of the photographers. Print prices might also be something you want to consider. The personality of the photographer also matters, but you’d have to meet with them to determine if you like them or not.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Sam Dobbins’ sounds like the best deal (I haven’t taken a look at his photos yet) and the mileage only comes to $50, so you’re still technically under budget. I think the editing is a key factor – 5-10 just isn’t enough (Jack Butler). I’m assuming that you’ll want to order more than 5-10 pictures that are pretti-fied by your photog.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also like Sam’s photos – and you get the free engagement session.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

I like Jeff Scott Shaw’s work, but I would want to see more examples of his wedding photography – his page shows more sports, etc.  Personally, I don’t like Curtis Campbell’s work that much, though you may have different taste.  The other two are in the middle, for my preferences.

Probably work meeting with all of them to see who you like best as a person, if you like all of their work.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If there is one thing to splurge on, its photography.  This is the ONLY THING that lasts after your wedding day.  If you go on cost alone, you may find someone cheap and you may end up with terrible wedding pictures for the rest of your lives.  Just make sure that you REALLY LIKE their work.  Also, unless your entire wedding is only 4 hours long, keep the photographer there for the entire duration.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Artistically, the best for me is Samuel Dobbins.

I don’t really like Jack Buttler style and there’s not enough weddings on Jeff and Curtis websites.

I’m agree with Mrs Louboutin the first thing to look is if you like or not their work because your memories are at stake. Then the cost.

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I was wondering who you chose in the end. I have looked at a couple of the names you had mentioned and just would like to know what you thought of them once you met with any of them.

I’ve also looked at Brook Whitney and seem to like her work.

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Purquez2011:Thank you for the infromation! I really appreciate the opinions. I’ve been looking at so many and after awhile it is just to difficult to decide. And some of the sites have so few pictures. With Jeff, did he show more additional pictures when you met with him? I can’t get a feeling off of his website. I like some of his work, but then not all of it. I noticed he said he’ll travel to certan locations but it concerns me now after you said if it didn’t interfer with other aspects of his work.

Post # 14
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Newbee

@Purquez2011: Personally I like Jeff Scott Shaw he is the photographer out of the four you listed that doesn’t seem to have technical issues in his photography. For the first photographer 5-10 photos is a ridiculously low amount of edited photos for that price. Samual Dobbins and Curtis Campbell I see some weird editing techniques that are awkward. Also they aren’t as keen on the lighting aspects of their photography as Jeff Shaw. But that’s just my .02

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Purquez2011:Thanks for that information about how your meeting went! That would put me off too and I’m glad to know that. I personally don’t want a photographer who is all over the place, they may be great but just would drive me insane then.

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