Photographer a little inconsistent

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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11734 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d just politely talk to her.  Tell her you noticed the shift towards an underexposed image, and while you think the creativity is great, your personal preference is more on the scale of her older editing style.  If you’re upfront, but polite. you’re going to end up happier.  If you go in guns blazing and say the new stuff sucks, she’s not going to be happy, either.  People respond to pleasant comments, even if it’s not what they want to hear.

Post # 4
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227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would so talk to her and do some “confirmation” talks with her.  Don’t be afraid to show her some photos and styles that you would like to see at your wedding.  Being a photographer myself, I always have an ear for people’s suggestions and styles that they like.  To me, it helps me be a better photographer and helps strengthens my skills because if I can do what they like, I can numerous styles to my repetoire and say, YUP! I can do all that!!  If she’s the same way, then I’m sure she will more than happy to comply to your requests.  Afterall, you are her client and it’s her job to make you happy!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

secretbee33:  That’s very true!  Just because you changed your personal style, it shouldn’t mean that you lose your client’s style of choice.  But I hope it all goes well! I’m sure they will look beautiful!! 

Worst comes to worst, with you being a photographer as well, if she gives you a disc of all the photos, you can do your own editing afterwards LOL.  I’ve had to do that a couple of times since some of my newcomer photographer friends are still trying to learn to do proper editing and I just teach them how in the meantime. 

Post # 7
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Newbee

Absolutely. You will be looking at your photos 50 years from now, and they should relfect the style that she had when you fell in love with her work. I wouldn’t take offense at all if a client showed me an older work of mine and said “I love what you did here, can you do this for me?!”.

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