(Closed) Are there any photogs out there that arn’t pretentious asses?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2003

@Atalanta:There are a few of us nice ones out here. 😉  He shouldn’t have been deciding which couple to book based on what their final purchase would be!

Post # 5
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow, those are really some apalling things to say coming from someone who wants to be hired for something (or maybe he doesn’t really care to be hired, seeing as he apparently has 3 other couples vying for his lovely professionalism).  To answer your question though, yes, there are great photographers out there who aren’t pretentious asses!  I guess you just have to weed out the nasty ones to get there.  We got lucky with our photog, she’s the only one we met with in person and she’s fantastic!

Post # 6
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Wow lol, just kick that guy to the curb.

My photographer is the opposite of an arse! He’s super nice AND super talented. 🙂

Post # 7
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My cousin volunteered to do my photography (she’s primarily a children’s photographer), and even made a point to book another wedding before mine so she didn’t mess mine up.

Post # 8
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

What an ass!!

Post # 9
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

UGH. So many things wrong with that email! You should leave him a bad review so other brides don’t even waste their time ‘courting’ him.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when professionals bad-mouth their competitors. One of the venues we looked at did this and as soon as those words came out of her mouth, I stopped listening. My feeling is, if you have to degrade the work of others to make the sale, then you aren’t good enough to stand alone based on what YOU bring to the table.

Also, the bidding thing?? Wow, I can’t believe he had the nerve to come out and say that! Classless.

On a good note…. our photographers (husband & wife team) are super laid back, talented, and easy to talk to. Keep looking, there are bad vendors in every aspect of wedding planning, but good ones too!

Post # 10
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

wow sorry you’ve had such a sour experience so far.  There are plenty of regular happy normal people out there, keep looking!

Post # 11
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

OMG i had the SAME thing. I went into this out of the way Photography studio and asked for prices. Well the photographer there lost it on me and told me to look at other photographers and come back and say “I want YOU and I want to give you ALL my money because you really are the best” … WTF is with the EGO?!? you take effin pictures, so do a ton of others.. with an attitude like that i am amazed they are still in business!! Its all good, BREATHE and try again. there HAS to be someone out there that is somewhere close to earth….

Post # 13
3081 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ah! What jerks! CLEARLY, they don’t need your business. I promise there are some awesome ones out there. We haven’t booked yet, but are meeting with one next week who has just seemed amazing from Day 1 (even going so far as being willing to work with my aunt who is a semi-professional photographer as a second shooter when he’s never even met her). Keep looking, you’ll come across some great ones.

I’ve read so many good stories on here about how the photographer at a wedding made a bride’s day perfect. They’re out there! Sorry you’re going through this now though.

Post # 14
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Atalanta: wow what jerks. but, to be fair, I think for every douchebag photographer there are 3 bridezillas. haha Smile

Post # 15
394 posts
Helper bee

There are always going to be the douchebags that make us hardworking and non-pretentious photogs look bad by association. But trust me there are still plenty of nice photographers out there 🙂

Post # 16
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

At least they’re kinda making your photog search easier… you know they’re jerks BEFORE you go with them so it helps narrow it down & you know who to avoid. Not all photogs are like that! I think most are not, but the few “bad apples” ruin it for others who actually care & are helpful & nice. Seems like there are always jerks in every field, sadly :(.

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