(Closed) Does anyone know anything about photography?! Help me decide on a photographer

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
259 posts
Helper bee

 i like the first one 

Post # 3
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would look at who takes the best indoor photos. Taking nice pictures outside is easy. It gets more challenging when you’re inside, specifically with low-light. To me, it looks like #3 is by-far the most versatile!

Post # 4
9384 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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lightchaser :  good point, unless your wedding is 100% outside then just go with whomever has the best style hah.

Post # 5
765 posts
Busy bee

out of what I see, I vote for #2 and #3.

No mater how you choose, make sure you get it all in writing, very important. Pick someone you feel a click with and can relax around.

Post # 7
6803 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Pick it all apart a little.  Make sure they can show you photos (a lot of them) in the same environment/time of day as your wedding.  Mine couldn’t shoot well indoors to save her life but we’d planned to be outside all day long so it didn’t matter – until it rained.  Here’s my take on each individually:

Matt Wing- his black and white work is hideous.  It’s like there’s a weird exposure filter over it making it paler.  But you could easily ask that he not shoot b/w images and problem solved.  Exposure seems fine on the rest of his shots. He is creative and can mix traditional with candid successfully.  Sometimes has too much foreground but as I wind up saying on every photography thread, it appears to be a photo fad lately that just isn’t to my taste.  Then I clicked on Kesgrave Hall Wedding.  I don’t know how he did it, but every single image I’ve scrolled past so far looks blurred.  These are supposed to be his very best of each wedding and they are out of focus. Nix him.

Pure Image – These appear to all be well shot.  Quite traditional however – you aren’t going to get a lot of candids or creative shots most likely.  But they’ll all turn out looking good.  Plus this person shoots multiples of specific things (say putting on makeup) so that at least one is going to turn out with decent expressions.  This person also appears capable of shooting both daytime and nighttime.  They do shoot a ton of b/w images but you can always ask that they don’t if you want full color. 

Winston Sanders – This one has occasional exposure issues but nothing that can’t be addressed later if you wanted a more vivid image.  In part I think it’s the album I looked in, which was outdoors, bright day, beach – it’s hard to get both foreground and background and while they have both, it impacts the overall brightness.   I’m mentioning it, but I don’t think it’s a huge deal.  Photos are both traditional and candid – they’re getting lots of very happy people in the images.  Occasional foreground blockage but nothing extreme.  Indoors, outdoors, day, night. Personally, I think this is who you should go with because of their level of creativity paired with skill.  The pictures of your day will be a lot more fun to look back on than if you go traditional like the above where everyone just stands in a line and smiles for pictures that are on walls all over the world already (with different people in them)

Post # 8
2165 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

 I like number 1 the most, but most of the shots are outdoors. I’m not a fan of the editing/lighting of photographer number 2, just because I don’t like the bold colors being drawn out in the photos, it’s not something I’ve ever been a fan of. I would definitely look closer at the indoor wedding photos. Also, look at how they style/pose their subjects, a lot of people don’t think about that but it makes/breaks a photo. 

Post # 10
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

Hi Londonhoneybee!

I am Winston Sanders – the 3<sup>rd</sup> one on your list J Thanks so much having me in your top 3!

Photography is very subjective; I’d recommend going with your gut feeling. To help you decide I’d be very happy to give you access to a full wedding gallery. There you’ll be able to see not just my favourite images from a wedding I’ve shot, but the entire set so you can really get a feel for my work and hopefully feel reassured that I am the one for you 😉 How does that sound?

Just drop me an email at [email protected] and I’ll share a link with you. If you could also please let me know when your wedding is I’ll be able to tell you whether I’m free and if I am I can send you a document with extra info including pricing.

If you’d like to give me a ring on 07896486474 to have a chat that would be great too. I’d also recommend going with a photographer who you think you’ll be able to easily get along. We could Skype or Facetime if you like.

I hope that helps a bit!


Post # 11
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

ps sorry about the weird <sup> and “J” things! Not sure what happened there!

Post # 12
1145 posts
Bumble bee

I liked 1 and 3, personally not a fan of 2 since the posing is a bit weird. I can’t really place my finger on it. 3 is very versatile, but it depends on what you’re looking for. My style would be more for 1 though since they seems to capture emotions really well.

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