(Closed) Has anyone ever regret spending too much on an expensive photographer?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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5150 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I spent a lot and NO regrets here at all. I was worried about EVERYTHING else and the photographer didn’t worry me much but my family insisted I splurge on the best photographer on the island…and I’m SO glad I did! A month and a half after the wedding and I have my pictures and they mean the WORLD to me now that the wedding is over.

Spend the money!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

The fancy detail at your wedding is you and your fiance!

Weddings aren’t about the centerpieces, the shoes, or even a big diamond ring.

They are about two people who have promised to love each other forever and vowing to spend the rest of their lives together in front of family and friends.

THAT is pretty fancy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yeah, listen to QueenBecca037… what she says is SO unbelievably true! TRULY brilliant photographers know how to use their photographic skills to make any and all weddings look extravagent! A talented photographer will make all the difference!

Post # 22
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Especially being a part of a community like WB it’s so easy to get caught up in inspiration boards, polls, and all the other stuff that you start to forget there’s a marriage that goes along with a wedding.  

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE WB and think it’s a fabulous place, but if you want great pictures of you, your Fiance and your family, have Angelica Glass take them.

That being said, please, please, PLEASE don’t make a list of seven zillion groupings of family members to photograph.  Just let everyone interact normally and lovingly, and the pictures will be great.

Oh, and if you guys are open to the idea of a first look, DEFINITELY do it.

Post # 24
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ How many people are you expecting?  Isn’t the wedding really far away?

You don’t have to do away with the list completely, but your Aunt Bea will love a picture of the two of you hugging after the ceremony way more than a picture of you two stiffly standing in front of [insert scenery here].

You don’t have to listen to me…Haha, just things to think about ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
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604 posts
Busy bee

Hmm it really depends. There are great photogs out there that will do the same job same quality and use all the same filters to get the look you want for less. I think its all about research. Its like with any designer label your paying for the name and yes in most cases quality, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good photogs for less.

Post # 27
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Holy cow!  400 guests!! I was not expecting that…

A first look is where you see your fiance in some predetermined place (falling back on the good old [insert scenery here]) and you two see each other for the first time with no one else around but the photographer.

It’s a very intimate and romantic moment.  We did it on our wedding day and it was hands down my favorite part of the day.  Everyone i know who has done it has said the same thing.

Good luck with the decision of whether to have a first look or not and whether or not to have Angelica Glass.

P.S. Is your date even still available with her?  I know most photographers won’t hold a date without a deposit.

Post # 30
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1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Photography is the one lasting piece from your day.  If you are on a budget, this would be the one thing to splurge on.  It doesn’t matter where you get married, what kind of decorations you do or don’t have when you have a truly fantastic photographer – their cameras are the best on the market, their experience makes them shoot truly beautiful pictures even before they are retouched and edited for color treatment and then the editing makes them truly exquisite.  After your wedding, you will remember it ONLY as a blur with a few key moments, the photos will take you back each time you look at them and spending the extra money on a truly amazing photographer is so worth it.  After the wedding, this is the only thing you have left other than the memories and your marriage.

Post # 31
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1509 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Photography is the one lasting piece from your day.  If you are on a budget, this would be the one thing to splurge on.  It doesn’t matter where you get married, what kind of decorations you do or don’t have when you have a truly fantastic photographer – their cameras are the best on the market, their experience makes them shoot truly beautiful pictures even before they are retouched and edited for color treatment and then the editing makes them truly exquisite.  After your wedding, you will remember it ONLY as a blur with a few key moments, the photos will take you back each time you look at them and spending the extra money on a truly amazing photographer is so worth it.  After the wedding, this is the only thing you have left other than the memories and your marriage.

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