(Closed) Completely confused about choosing a photographer. Please help!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer would you choose?
    The original photographer : (7 votes)
    70 %
    The four hour photographer : (1 votes)
    10 %
    The six hour photographer : (2 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    You could still go with the first photographer, that affect is in post editting so just ask him not to apply those color filters afterwards, especiallysince you said you have a small budget and you already paid the deposit. I just think 4 hours will go by a LOT faster than you think and you will not end up haappy with the amount of pictures you get, especially if I understand your timeline correctly.

    Post # 5
    Member
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I am not a fan of the style of photography that first photographer shoots. The photos are very “street photography” and not really conducive to a wedding. They are also flat and post-processed which makes me worried that he is unable to shoot photos that look great straight out of the camera.

    Of the other two I like the second one the best, but I agree with pp that 4 hours isn’t enough. The third photographer looks like a good mix of the two and if you’re up front about what you like that’s who I’d go with, personally.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    That muted look is very trendy right now.  Definitely not my style at all.  I love bright vibrant colors.  I would say go with the photographer you want for at least 6 hours, and move money from somewhere else to stay in your budget if you need to.  The wedding only lasts one day.  Photos (and memories) will last a lifetime.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1313 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

    Is the original photographer the first link?  That one is by FAR my favorite.  I don’t think you will be let down.  Those photos are amazing!!  I would use him and wouldn’t give it a second thought.  Good luck on whoever you choose!

    Post # 8
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    I would definitely go with 6 hours. Here is the US we usually have the photographers at out events 8-10 hours.  I had 2 photograhers for 8 hours and I thought that was a sufficient amount of coverage.  My personal preference is the 3rd photographer, but go with you what suits you and your style best.  Also, meet all the photographers and work with the one you feel the most comfortable with.

    Good luck!

    Post # 10
    Member
    415 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I actually quite like the first one and voted for him in the poll.  While he does have a vintage feel, I don’t find it to be overwhelming like some, more journalistic-feeling.  After additional thought though, if you don’t like his style it might be better for you to switch.  In that case I’d go with #3, who has a lovely aesthetic and very human photos (to me capturing the emotions is the most important thing).  I don’t really like #2 very much, seems a bit forced.

    Post # 11
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    The first photographer is by FAR the best, despite your feelings on the filters. I actually think the filters are pretty subtle, and that your wedding (as all weddings do) will look dated at some point, so you may as well go with a style you like!

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