Post # 1
Kinda Long story…..
My FI and I recently visited my family in MI. We were at my granparents farm and I had the great idea to ask my little sister (18) who is taking photography classes if she would do an impromptu e pic shoot. She has only taken pics of a person once before, so she was unsure. I thought, whats the worst that can happen? If they don’t turn out, it was free, no sweat off my back.
Anyway, we took and hour in the 90 degree weather and took some picks. She emailed them to me today and…. my question is, are they good enough or should I go with our wedding photog. for epics?
Post # 3
@ambartsch: Well, I think they are really good pics, butI would question if she knows how to do anything…not blurry? B/c these are very nice, but I’m sure you don’t want alllll of your pictures like that, right?
Post # 5
I don’t think the originals are fuzzy, but I showed her some examples of the style I like, wich is more of the antique/distress pictures. So she was following what I asked for. There are others that I didn’t include in the set, but they dont jump out to me as much… so maybe I do want them to have the antiqu-y feel? but less blurry?
Post # 6
I don’t know too much about photography but these don’t jump out at me as being anything special. They are heavily filtered (I don’t like the feathering of the edges either) and you guys don’t really look that happy. I didn’t see any smiley or super romantic pics. I get that you like the vintagey look as far as the filtering goes, but the photos are all kind of cool/sad colored.
Post # 6
Just wanted to add that for a free shoot, I think they’re fine. But if you don’t LOVE any of them, get some more pics done (maybe with a friend, maybe with your pro if you can afford it) for some more variety.
Post # 8
The pictures are cute I would just say a little less effects.. It would be nice if most of them are just normal pictures
Post # 9
I think they are super cute. I wouldn’t know they weren’t professional ones.
Post # 10
I think they are alright. I don’t like the very heavy filters on them. The poses aren’t too bad or the composition, but the lack of consistancy with editing kinda puts me off. It looks like a bunch of instagram photos.
Post # 11
I personally don’t like the color effects because I like bright real-life colors, but other than that I think they’re great! If you like the colors then I would definitely keep them.
Post # 12
They’re definitely cute, and for free? Heck yea, plus that gives her more experience. That being said, to me, the blurred edges and overuse of filters are excessive, but if that’s what you wanted, then fabulous 🙂
They’re certainly good enough for you to select a couple great e-pics… I really don’t understand the point of e-pics so I don’t see a need to redo them.
Post # 13
I think the photographs are nice but I would go with a professional if only because he or she will be able to edit them properly. I’m not a huge fan of the Instagram look, sorry. Lovely shots though!
Post # 14
@ambartsch: If you had posted these and said nothing about the 18-year-old photog and added you asked for the distressed look people would be giving you positive feedback only. I am pretty sure of that. For an 18y/o these are really good and you should tell her that. I have seen pro photographers do worse, a lot worse.
ETA: you both look happy to me.
Post # 16
I think theyre great and If you’d have just posted ‘E-pics’, none would be the wiser and everyone would rave about how great they are and how happy you look.
congrats by the way, very cute couple xox