(Closed) Help deciding on a wedding photographer!!

posted 14 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Carmen is our photographer and we recommend her completely!  She’s got a great eye and is so easy to talk to/communicate with.  We feel like we’re in excellents hands.

Post # 4
380 posts
Helper bee

hi KSW,

do you mind sharing their package rates with us? 

Post # 6
380 posts
Helper bee

thanks for the info!  we already have a photog booked for our wedding but our engagement session left us a little disappointed so we are shopping around for a second shooter.  he’s not so bad that we want to cancel on him and lose our deposit so we’re thinking that maybe we can find a good second shooter to supplement. 

sorry i was absolutely no help to your question at all but good luck with your photog search!

Post # 7
3 posts


I am sorry to hear your case.

I doubt you could hire a 2nd shooter without the primary shooter’s consent.  In fact, most of photographer’s contract explicitly require exclusive photography coverage, because otherwise, it may put both the primary as well as the 2nd shooter in awkward positions.

If you are concerned, maybe you can try to communicate with your photographer.  Ask how s/he plan to shoot your wedding, and make suggestions in a respectful way.  Say something like "I saw a great picture and i really like the way it was taken.  What would you you think if we …..? of cause you are the expert …" 

Even simply by sending sample pictures, you can participate and influence the creative process in a constructive way.

Some of my clients do this and I really enjoy the open communication.  However, you have to know with what exactly you like/dislike. 

Remember, the key is to be positive and encouraging.

Good luck,



Post # 8
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I don’t know any of these photographers work personally (I’m from the east coast), but looking at their websites/portfolio’s I personally like the work of Mandi the best. Obviously cost is a big factor when selecting a photographer, but I were to chose out of the three due to their portfolios, I would choose Mandi.

Post # 9
2 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m just starting to search for photographers and was wondering how you found these three?



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