- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
Our wedding is August next year, and me being uber-organised, we have the venue, cake etc sorted already. However, we are REALLY stuck when it comes to the photographer. We’ve narrowed it down to 3, but keep going backwards and forwards. We need to decide quickly as photographer A is very sought-after, and will open his diary in 4 weeks time, and it is strictly first come first served; so if we want him, we have to act fast. Would love your thoughts on the following (all prices include a pre-wedding shoot, 2 photographers and unlimited coverage on the day, and all images on a disc; A and B also include a signing frame from the pre-wedding shoot):
Photographer A ($3750): http://www.seancaseyphotography.com/
We love his style, and the almost ‘fake’ quality of the photos (which I know will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they’re very ‘us’). I’ve seen a wedding from start to finish, unedited, and the photos are consistently excellent (ie the ones on his website aren’t exceptions, as we’ve found with some photographers). We feel that his style will work really well for our venue, which is not a traditional wedding venue (all cream walls and high ceilings etc), but a luxurious boutique hotel; we plan on having most of our photos shot inside, and feel he’ll bring out the best in the venue and create some stunning photos.
My one reservation is that I feel he’s a bit arrogant eg he won’t take bookings for next year until April 1st, then it’s first come first served; I also get the feeling he prefers to shoot young couples (he made a comment almost along the lines of us being ideal for him rather than the other way round! lol). However, I do think we’d get on fine, and I love his work.
Photographer B ($3450): http://www.hestonphotographics.com/site/
Again we love his work, particularly the way he uses light and colour, and again, I think he could work really well in our particular venue. He’s not as ‘quirky’ as photographer A, but is still quite arty IMO. We’ve not met him in person, but I’ve spoken to him on the phone, and think we’d get on really well.
My reservation here is that he shoots mainly Asian weddings, and I’d be concerned about his experience shooting ‘western’ weddings (which ours will be).
Photographer C ($3000): http://www.indigoimages.co.uk/
I don’t like their work as much as the other two as it’s more ‘traditional’, though it’s still excellent and beautiful. But, I really like them as people. The other issue is it’s a company with 6 photographers with slightly different styles; I’d rather go with someone where we know who we’re having and what they’e style is, if that makes sense.