(Closed) Advice for brides on hiring a photographer: learn from my mistakes

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@seAprilbride:  Are you going to delete this thread as well?

Post # 5
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@seAprilbride:  +1


And it seems like fair advice. Originally when I showed my Fiance a bunch of Photographers I liked, he disliked the photos by who is now our photographer, he felt it was a bit “over exposed” in post-production, but after meeting the photographer at the wedding show, they had a great connection and got along really well. The engagment photos proved that was more important than amazing shots on a website of someone else’s wedding 🙂 I hope to update and confirm that it went well later!

Post # 6
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@seAprilbride:  *HUGS* sorry you didn’t have a good experience with your photographer.  Hopefully this will help some other brides.

Post # 8
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@seAprilbride:  Thank you for the great advice- I think this will be very helpful for a lot of brides out there!


Post # 9
2685 posts
Sugar bee

Thank you for taking the time to write this advice.  I’m actually *this* close to booking my photographer right now and I’m learning a lot.  The “Dont trust the blog” comment is so true.  I met with a photographer last week who had a really nice portfolio on the website, but when I went through his work in person it looked nothing like the blog.  His work wasn’t bad, it was just a different style from what was on his website.  Even so, it was a huge turn-off to realize that he was portraying something different on the website than in person.

Post # 11
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I thought I’d done my HW too for hiring a photog.  But no.  Have you gotten the photos yet?

Post # 13
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@seAprilbride:  Sorry. Donno where you got married but have you thoight of taking her to SCC?

Post # 14
7387 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Sorry to hear of your experience. I agree with all that you posted actually. Hopefully, someone will learn from it. 

Post # 15
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

My priorities while looking for a photographer really aligned with what you wrote in your post. I went with a photographer who really made me feel comfortable in his presence. He also was really organized, prompt with his responses, and just a friendly guy- on top of being an award winning photojournalist with awesome candids. For the albums he showed me, he actually told me verbally what the couple was like- basically what you see preceeding a blog post, but it came out of his mouth, and I could tell he really meant what he was saying.

We just had our engagement pictures taken, and I can’t wait to see them but I feel like he did a great job. He was really easy to work with, didn’t make us pose too much, and was very prepared- he showed up with three cameras around his neck so that we never had to wait for him to change a lens. He also traveled an hour to do our engagement shoot, which was really nice of him.

Sorry you didn’t have a good experience =(

Post # 16
1000 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@mariematt:  lol! My first thought exactly as well. SeApril, I’m sorry but this is like your fourth thread about how awful your photographer was and I think it’s time to move on from it. I would suggest seeking counseling even because this goes beyond normal disappointment with photos/photographer – you sound like you have anxiety disorder.

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