(Closed) What do you think of this photographer’s pics?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am in the EXACT same situation as you. And it is hard. Needless to say I haven’t booked one yet. 

I would say it is okay. Not bad but not excellent. How much are they?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The pictures don’t really tell a story as much as just random shots. maybe you should consider what style photographs you want and once you do you can make a list of things and events you want photographed throughout your day. Once you have those you make it part of your contract and they’ll have to stick to it.

Post # 6
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389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

WELL. Ok. I am picky… and used to seeing the $5000 ones. So when I see mid-range, I can’t help but think that it doesn’t compare to the other ones. 

I think for that price it is good though!

I am debating between a $5,000 person and a $1,000 person. 

Post # 7
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3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I like the photos! I only looked at the first 10 or so, but they seemed great to me. Even my dream photographer has some photos that I don’t like… so I think this one is great! Not sure why she is only $850 though. Is it because of experience? Just ask lots of questions 🙂

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Okay… I viewed the gallery. I personally am not a fan of very many of her shots… sowry

I totally feel you on not wanting a complete amateur BUT I can say that just b/c a photographer hasn’t done weddings doesn’t mean they won’t rock it.

Our photog needed wedding related shots for his portfolio and gave us an AMAZING deal… we got e*pics, wedding-all day + a 2nd shooter, a TTD session that we’re still planning on doing, and high res shots of all that he took… for 500 bucks.

Things was that made me comfortable with him is he does alot of toddler & children shots… in more of a photo journalistic approach and they were AMAZING…. I know that 2 & 3 year olds are incredibly hard to shoot and so I was pretty confident that he wouldn’t miss much on our day.

Here’s our recap if you want to see what I’m talking about…..

Have you thought about looking into students? Sometimes there are some amazing photog that just don’t have the shots in their portfolio and are will to give great deals. Try maybe calling your local college/university and talking to their arts dept director…. or maybe you could even post a flyer on campus…

just a thought… I know that finding the right photog is usually a big deal. I know that our pics were VERY important to me.

Goodluck in your search =)

Post # 9
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think the majority of the photos are beautiful!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

The pictures are ok but not 100% my speed.

Have you tried contacting the local art schools? I was in your same shoes not wanting to spend too much money. We contacted 2 schools and got a bunch of responses– from current students to recent grads to professors.

We chose one of the professors who because she is doing this on the side is very reasonable and talented.

Also we chose not toood luck in your go with a package up front. We are paying her hourly fee and buying cd/dvd of the images and then if we choose to we can buy an album or prints from her after the wedding and seeing the images. This way it’s a little less expense out of pocket now.

Good luck in your search!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think the photos are good and show potential.  If there is something particular that you want from a photography, why not talk to the photographer about it (specific shots, color v. black/white, etc.)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think some of her pictures are really great but i think its very off and on.  I honestly think you could find someone better! My advice would be to find someone who is already an amazing photographer but is trying to branch out into wedding photography.  Maybe like a family/child/seniors kinda photographer.  Then you might be able to get a discount on really amazing workmanship.  My sister is an amazing photographer but she does alot of kids, families, seniors, etc and is now trying to branch out into wedding. Her prices are gonna be lower than someone who is already established in the wedding community.  But I can say for a fact that she takes amazing pics! Honestly I’m lucky cause shes best friends with an amazing wedding photographer who is going to do my wedding, ready? FOR FREE!!! Otherwise I would totally be in your predicament! I hope you find someone amazing!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Honestly, for the money, Deborah is your best bet out of the bunch.  Her portraiture is very good.  The issue I see with her wedding images is lack of a signiture style….her processing is all over the place, Vintage, Sepia, Vibrant,etc.  Ask her to see a wedding gallery from start to finish, not just random portfolio images.  If they look good and you like her, go for it!

Post # 15
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32 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I like her pictures. I think they are very pretty.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i mean she’s playing The XX on her website…that alone says that she rocks.

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