(Closed) help me choose my photographer

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@kvassell1987:  I like His Eyes Photography best – photos have the most style.  The first and last ones don’t feel quite there to me…

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@kvassell1987:  I actually really like the third one, the second one is not bad, but if I had to chose one for my wedding it would be the third.  Please run far, far away from the first one, some of the photos she has on her website aren’t even in focus, and she uses over editing to try an compensate for it.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I am a wedding photographer so I thought I would chime in with my opinion!

My personal favourite is the third option-Lora Rodgers. She is the most expensive, but her style looks the best to me. I can tell she has high quality imagery and she has a more candid/natural style which is my style as well (so I may be a little bias). I would go for the splurge!

What style of photography do you like? You have to consider that. I feel like the second option- in his eyes, is very posed and unnatural, which some people like, but personally I would want a photographer that would capture me being myself and not have me pose in all these modelly ways, but in general the quality of photography is good,  i just don’t agree with the posing she gets her brides and grooms to do.

I personally would stay clear of the first one based on the work on her website being bad quality, Though I do have to say looking at her fb page at more recent work it looks like she’s coming along. The quality isn’t bad in her more recent work and the work is better than most photographers in my area for that price range. I wouldn’t completely rule them out just yet. I would probably chose this company as my second option if you couldn’t afford Lora Rodgers

I hope I helped you a bit! Good luck 🙂

P.S- I’m not just saying this because I’m a photographer, I’m saying it because I’ve heard this from many brides, don’t “settle” on your photographer! At the end of the day your images are all you will have left of your wedding and you will regret it if you don’t love them!

Post # 7
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1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

The third photographer is WAY better than the other two.

Post # 8
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@continuumphotography:  +1 the third photographer is the best.

Not surprisingly, although this REALLY didn’t influence my opinion, the skill levels very clearly go up as the price goes up.  The first photographer is um… if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.  The second photographer seems decent, but her images are a bit washed out and I don’t care for that.  I prefer bright, true colors.  The third photographer looks pretty professional and seems to have a good eye. 

You don’t always get what you pay for… but in wedding photography, you really do.  Between those three it’s the third photographer hands down (said as a pro photog).

Post # 9
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

1 & 2 are suitable for the price. Thier pricing is in line with what they offer and I’ll leave at that.  The first one has popped up on the bee a time or two.

 

Im on board wth number 3.

 

OP have you thought about a bit less coverage with someone you think you cant afford? You can probably get some one great for $1500 for 4/5 hours instead of a full day. This price wouldn’t get you extras but you’d probably get the pictures for print on disc/drive.

Post # 10
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

#3 but ask to see a few whole weddings and pay attention to what her reception shooting looks like. Ilook much easier to make things look good well lit indoors than in a crappily lit reception or a dim church. Make sure those skills are there! 

Post # 11
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622 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

#3. They’re underpricing by at least $1,000 – hope they’ll see this comment when they trace back all the activity on their site to this page! Laughing

The others . . . no comment. Except . . . if they see this . . . STOP using music on your website (that you probably don’t have a license to use in the first place). Saw a photographer get hit with a 5 figure lawsuit for doing the same thing.

Post # 12
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484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@mariematt:  Yikes lol.  I don’t even have speakers on my photography computer, but I’d never put music on my website anyway.  I think in general it’s more annoying on websites than helpful.

Post # 13
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1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

Lora Rogers is obviously the best. But I dont really see anythng wrong with number two except the music, in fact i quite like the style. Please dont go with number one 

Post # 14
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926 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

#3  by far for me. Photos are crisp and composition is good. Those are the two must haves In My Humble Opinion before comparing photographic styles

#2 would be my second choice but I get the impression from looking at their pics that they are using effects to hide photograph flaws rather than to enhance them. A lot of their pics look quite blurry

#1 – the low charge rate is actually fair for the quality you are receiving, but I wouldn’t recommend them if photos are very important to you

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would pick #2 or #3.I think number 2 does a great job and falls within your budget.I would pass on #1 and #4.Good luck.

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