Post # 1
I’ve found a photographer who has a small but quiet impressive portfolio, my budget isn’t massive and he is offering to do me and fi and free photoshoot so that we can see more of his quality of work, i know it may be seen as a risk but in my opinion everyone has to start somewhere. he has been a photographer for some years but is trying to branch out into wedding photography
are the any bee’s out there also investing in a upcoming photographer,
any of you bee’s who are photographers yourself… any advise is much appreciated after all as i said before someone needs to give someone else a chance
Post # 3
My photographer, caterer, and baker (who made our cupcakes) were all new in their businesses! You can find some real talent at a great price for those that are just building their portfolios! Just research 🙂
He is actually already offering what I was going to suggest: a free photo session. This is a great way to ensure that he can capture the moments, images, and style of photos that you desire.
Also, if this is his first wedding, be sure to be VERY detailed about the shots that you want. Provide a clear list, don’t say things like “couple shots, detail shots, family shots.” Be specific, as he won’t know excatly what most brides want.
My photographer was not entirely new, but more up & coming, and had done a few weddings prior to ours. What I love about up & coming photograhers, is I feel they arn’t in a rutt, and want to be more creative. We were so happy with his work, and our friends and family couldn’t believe the quality of photos we received for such a great price! Here are some of my fav shots:
Post # 4
The girl I am using is on her first or second year of shooting weddings. I’m following her blog and am so far very impressed. She’s also starting to get stuff in local on-line blogs and stuff, so I am excited. The nice thing about people who are newer to the field (as long as you get the right people) is that usually they have more to prove. Every single wedding that they are apart of is important to their growing portfolio. I’m excited about my photographer and with how much time effort I am putting into planning I hope my wedding will be a great benifit to her portfolio!
Post # 5
thanks ladies, i’m am also very excited at the prospect of giving someone a break… like i said in my original post my budget is very tight. and i was either going to have to go with the ‘family’ photographer, who is now retired and does very basic posed shots or another photographer that i wasn’t truely happy with, i like the work i have seen from this new photographer and he is offering a good package with loads of extras that would cost us an arm and a leg with most other photographers, what i would love to see is that both fi and i and the photographer truely get something special out of this. like i say it’s still a risk and things might not work out, but i’m hoping he will be worth the risk. i’m am hoping to meet up with him this weekend 🙂
Post # 6
Our photographer isn’t new to photography in general but ours will be her first wedding ever. She’s a friend, and we’re getting a ridiculously discounted price for a ton of photos, so I’m fine with it. I think if you’re using someone newer to the industry to save money you just can’t go into it with expectations of grandeur, and you should be okay!
Post # 7
The answer is in the title to this thread- you’re taking a chance. It’s true that all photographers who photograph weddings have to start someplace, and not all budgets can afford great photography. You may get lucky, and you may not! We took a chance with our own wedding photography, and learned a big lesson. It’s what drives our passion today. There are no do-overs in wedding photography, so if photos are truly important to you there is sometimes no substitution for talent AND experience.
Post # 8
@stokieGal: It’s certainly a risk but if you’re willing to take it I hope you’ll also be willing to take the consequences if there are any (hopefully not the case!) My best advice is to chat with this photographer and ask to see a full wedding (not just a few of his best images). Good luck!