(Closed) Opinions on Photographers…

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like the style of the second one best. However, it seems most of the pictures under weddings are posed rather than the kind of shots they’d catch during your wedding. So I’d ask to see an actual wedding before you book.

The first one is okay…Not my style (and they dont have very many pics) but the ones they have are decent.

The last one I do not like at all. Not my style at all…and in my personal opinion I wouldn’t trust a photographer that doesn’t have a decently designed webpage. IMO, photographers need a visual “eye” and if someone has a terrible website, they’re lacking that artistic eye…that’s just my opinion though…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@erinno1: My bad…I didn’t look at her blog. I had to go back several pages though to find any of weddings…It seems like she’s more of a baby/family photographer than a wedding photographer. Not to critique her images too much, but I don’t think her editing is very good and some of the wedding ones looked like the lighting was very harsh. A talented photographer would know how to minimize the harshness of the bright sun.

Honestly, I wouldn’t go with a photographer just because they are cheaper. Photos are an investment and a good photographer is worth every penny!

Post # 7
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1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Second one is my fave, and really cheap too! 

Post # 8
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1. Boring

2. I don’t see anything from an actual wedding, which should concern you when you’re looking at photographers. We all get opportunities to shoot models at workshops or ask our friends to dress up and that’s sort of what this looks like at first glance. There are only a handful of people in the wedding photos which tells me maybe this photographer is inexperienced with weddings or is stronger with portraiture. I also think things are a bit over saturated and glowy.

3. noooooo! haha. The horrible site and spelling issues on the homepage should be enough to scare you away before you even look at the photos.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I don’t like either, but #1 seems a little bit more creative in their composure. There editing is way over done though and don’t think they know how to properly focus their camera or are shooting with cheap a lens. #2 doesn’t know anything about lighting and like @BeeM said could be from them just shooting models not actually a wedding.

Post # 10
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

#1 — some lighting issues, but nothing that would make me tell you to not use him. I’d rather see someone with relatively minor issues, then the mess that is #3. the only one that bothers me really is the one where all the white dresses are blown; the others are just learning to dial down your flash or balance better.  However, I’d caution against using a friend without getting things in writing beforehand.

#2 — strongest, in what she shows — but agree that there doesn’t seem to be wedding/ceremony images so ask to see full albums so that concerns me. Shooting a live event is much different than portraiture. Could she show you full weddings? 

#3. Oh hell NO. Site is terrible and the photography is amateur at best. UGH.

 

I certainly hope all the music on these sites is being used legally >.<

 

Post # 11
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It also really bothers me that the third photog has Christmas music on her site…the last week of March!

Post # 12
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2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Double Post

Post # 13
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1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m VERY picky about photography.  Probably pickier than most.  There a clear winner of the three you posted…Valimont.

Wild Clover is not a professional…she may think she is, but she doesn’t have much skill.  Her “all time favorite” photo of her own child is very poorly edited.  She doesn’t have much wedding work on her blog…the one wedding I found was not shot well.

The S&K person has a page of solid B&W images, but I find it hard to believe the same person shot the weddings.  The composition of the photos and the style of them is totally different.

 

Valimont, to me, has the best eye and the best skill.  I didn’t go through the entire portfolio, but the shots I saw were well composed, used light propertly, and were edited well. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Jeannine @ Small Chic: Have to disagree with you about Valimont. Better than the rest, yes, but there are only 13 photos up there, many of them with the same bride and groom, and none of them look like they’re from actual weddings. Exposure is poor in many of them (especially in the engagement section – the highlights are overblown) and the editing techniques are all over the place. In terms of composition, limbs are cut off in awkward places (heads cut off, hands and feet missing). Composition 101 right there.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@BeeM: I was speaking on context, since we had three options.  I think the other two are pretty far below the level of that one.

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