Post # 1
Hi Ladies, we have met with three great photographers that each have something different to offer, and I need your help/advice. My fiance and I can’t decide.
The three photograhers that we met with were: (followed by their outstanding qualities)
Mandi Photography: I think we were a smidgen more comfortable around Mandi than the other two, we’d get her for 6 hours, an engagement session, and she knows the area around our venue super well.
Carmen Photography: great spirit, about 6.5 hours worth of time, she seems the most experienced, and she came up with some great ideas for an engagement session.
Cathryn Lovecraft: young and eager, the most affordable, and we’d get her for 8 hours, an engagement session, and she’d show off some of our pics during the reception.
Let me know if you have booked any of these wonderful photographers. Like I said, we’d be so happy if we could book all of them.
Post # 3
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
do you mind sharing their package rates with us?
Post # 5
Not at all- especially since I would put them all in the "affordable" range.
Mandi is 2100 for 6 hours and 290 for an engagement session.
Carmen has created a custom package for us, but for 6 hours and an album she usually starts at 2,900- I think. But know that she is very flexible- which was key for us!
Cathryn is 1,500 for 8 hours plus 300 for the engagement session.
Mandi and Cathryn’s albums start at 300, but you do get a CD of all of your images, and I think Carmen does a small starter/parent/friend album for 150. Email me if you want their rate sheets.
Post # 6
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
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.
Post # 8
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
I’m just starting to search for photographers and was wondering how you found these three?