Post # 78
What is this specifying “young women” as the problem? I agree there is a problem, but its men and women alike who jump in with no experience or education expecting to shoot weddings for a living or an extra buck on the side from their other job.
And what is with “Don’t hire anyone under 30?” I’m sorry, but there are also a lot of OLD MEN out there who are completely out of touch with the style of photos that brides want these days, and plenty of younger people who are extremely talented, properly eductated and fully equipped to shoot weddings. David Jay started shooting weddings in his 20s and by the time he actually turned 30, he was so famous he was able to stop shooting and just make a living endorsing photography-related products.
Suffice it to say, I’m 27 and female, so I guess all my brides are screwed 😛 Your WB name suits you, btw.
Post # 79
Some photographers will nickel and dime you by setting up their packages by hours and by a certain number of images. Obviously I don’t know what your contract stated, but the amount of images you received is a VERY LOW amount of images for 5 hours of coverage, especially with 2 photographers. Changing lenses is a poor excuse, especially for an experienced photographer. Those images that you were hoping for are staples of a wedding day. I have been to SOOOOO MANY catholic weddings and they have all had their pictures taken during the ceremony. I know every church is different, but you were definitely justified in feeling the way you are feeling. You definitely should have at least 600 pictures…if not more. I would read through your contract and get money back, or contact a lawyer and see what can be done since you didn’t get very many images.
Post # 81
hmm, at least we can spell ;o)
Post # 82
LOL, so true. Checked out your stuff MWP, very nice work! 🙂
Post # 83
You are not asking too much! I haven’t read other people’s responses, but I had about 7 hours of coverage, with a second shooter, and we had around 1000 pictures. Which I thought was about right. What were they doing that whole time? I’m sorry. 🙁
Post # 84
Yes, please let us know what happened!
Post # 85
Someone got 3,000 photos?? Wow. I am a believer in “too much of a good thing” in this case. If I got married again, I would not even want 3,000 photos. My eyes would be exhausted after the first 500. 3,000 images…you may as well have a video instead. If there are so many photos, it would be almost like a flip comic book. You just flip through them to animate it like a cartoon. lol I think modern day digital photography has gotten some people way too photo-happy. To me, it’s more about quality, not quantity. Moments captured in a single frame, not in a stop-animation video.
The shots that were missed by the photographer in your case are must have shots, that were missed for some reason. The lens escuse could be true, but not a valid reason for missing those. At LEAST the first kiss is like in the top 5 must have photos of the day! wow.
A shot list? Hmmm, well that shouldn’t be required. Any real photographer knows that you don’t miss a first kiss, or some of the others mentioned. Shot lists though, are very inhibiting to wedding photographers. If they have to work off a list all day, it kills all creativity, and doesn’t allow them to do what you hired them for, which is…to shoot their style. But some shots are mandatory, and they should be expected without saying.
Sorry to hear about the missed shots. You can re-live the moments in your minds though!
Post # 86
Most photographers aim to get shots of what you don’t have… in fact that is what the second shooter is for, just in case! Wow. I would be disappointed and I would ask for a price difference. Or an added something to deal with it. My photographer typically takes 2,000+ pictures (that she edits) of her weddings, granted she stays for the entire thing and comes while the bride is getting ready.