Post # 1
So far we have met with 2 photographers and while I love both of their work they are so very very different and it is making it hard to choose. The first guy we met with was full of energy and had a great personality. The second guy was kind of a dud and called me by the wrong name at one point during our meeting. The dilema now is that we like the price better for photog #2 but really like the personality of #1. The packages are pretty much the same but #1 is about $1,000 more.
What is more important when picking a photographer – price or personality?
Post # 3
I’d say it probably depends if $1,000 fits comfortably in your budget. If it does, then go for it. If it doesn’t, you could probably look around a little bit at more photographers or even talk to #1 and see if there’s any negotiating that can be done. A good personality can definitely make you more comfortable though.
Post # 4
You get what you pay for always rings true… I think personality and connectedness with your photog with definitely show in your pics… if you can afford the extra money I personally think its worth it…
Post # 5
I think it’s important to have a connection with your photographer – even if it costs more, because that connection will show in your photos! If we didn’t have that “click” with our photographers, I wouldn’t have felt as comfortable having our day in their hands!
Post # 6
You will be with the photographer more than you will be with anyone else on your wedding day. Pick the better personality. Plus, if he can’t remember your name, chances are, his service will be dismal.
Post # 7
If you can afford it, definitely go with the photographer you feel more comfortable with! Remember that they will be in your face ALL day, during some of the most special and intimate moments of your life. Do you really want someone who seemed so disinterested? Or would you rather have that person that has energy, zest, and a passion for what they’re doing?
We picked photographers that we REALLY clicked with and they are actually excited about our wedding. I get occasional emails from them about neat ideas for our e-shoot. They’re willing to scout out our venue with us in advance FOC, just to get a feel for the place. They’re going the extra mile, and I think it is due, at least in part, to the connection we have. I have the utmost confidence in their ability to capture our special day.
Are the expensive? Outrageously so, but as my SO pointed out, you’ll forget what the cake tasted like, you’ll forget the flowers, and the decorations, and a million other details, but you’ll always have those photos. Make sure the person taking them is someone you like. It will be worth every penny!
Post # 8
please please PLEASE go for the one you connect with!!! you definitely pay for what you get, and that right there is well worth the additional 1000. as a wedding photographer and recent bride, I PROMISE this is true!!!
Post # 9
I went with personality too. However she was my first choice all around as far as quality, style, and presence (blog updates, facebook, features etc.).
I think the extra 1K is worth having an awesome photographer in my opinion. This is one vendor you don’t want an absent minded dud calling you the wrong name!
Post # 10
As a photographer- please-please go with the one you click with. You’re going to be spending your entire day with him and it’s SO important that your personalities click. I love when my brides feel like friends- they laugh more easily and are so much more relaxed in front of the camera.
Just my 2 cents ; )
Post # 11
Thank you eveyone for your feedback! We did end up going with the one with the personality – it just felt like the right thing to do and who we wanted to spend our whole day with!! We aren’t going to do our e-pics till the spring but I am looking forward to working with him! Thanks again, bees!