Post # 1
http://julianribinikphoto.com/blog/ the most expensive on my list… but a lot of experience, was referred to me personally by a friend of a friend, is giving a good deal due to connections…bu charging by the hour. very dramatic, creative but edited colors may be too creative? if 10 years from now?
http://www.monicamendozaphotography.com/new-jersey-wedding-photographer-4/ 2nd most expensive…less experience, mostly second shooter-not her full time job, creative but has a vintage look that may become dated.
http://www.wrhphotography.com/weddings much less expensive, the least experience…but so flexible and willing to do anything bc he wants experience. will give the entire day to me unlimited hours, as he is starting out but seems really creative and good. but not sure how good because mostly second shooter, so its not like he planned all the shots.
Post # 2
I personally like the second photographer’s work the most. The first one you can tell she’s popular and that she has a defined style…all the couples shots looked too similar for my liking. The last one isn’t bad either, but, I got burned when I used someone with not enough experience. A second shooter like the second photographer listed has at least shadowed several others and has learned from them, all while developing their own style and creativity.
Post # 3
Based on the pictures alone I would chose Monica Mendoza. I don’t find anything dated or vintage about the pics IMO, I like them the best!
Julian Ribinki was my least favoritie. Everything looks so ‘dark’ I cant explain it. There’s just something weird abou the filter used in every single picture.
William Hendra wasn’t bad. Prob my second choice.
Good luck OP!
Post # 4
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Post # 5
#2 then #3!! Based on photos alone!
Post # 6
I like Monica best as well.
Post # 7
I would go with Monica. I don’t see anything vintage about her style. The most expenisve one was actually my least favorite because all of her pictures seemed weirdly dark.
Post # 8
I’m not a fan of the top one. Everything is very dark in all of the pictures. In my mind weddings are fun and light and enjoyable and the darker look of the pictures makes it seem quite serious and somber.
Out of the other two I’m not sure. We chose our photographer because although her posed pictures were beautiful she’d also managed to catch so many moments when the people being photographed weren’t aware of her being there so we have so many natural moments where people are just enjoying themselves (UK based so I’m not suggesting you’d use her but for reference http://www.mariebarleyphotography.co.uk/Weddings/Gallery). Both your #2 and #3 photgraphers take lovely posed pictures but personally I’d ask to see more of the other shots before I made a decision. Our album is jam packed with so many pictures of the guests and us just having fun which really fitted with what we wanted from the whole day.
Post # 9
thanks. that settles the first one. I loved the first one… I love old hitchock films…but I agree a wedding shouldn’t look like I’m in one. My fiance vetoed the second, stating it was too vintage/soft pastel colors, not bright enough, too much of the bokeh effect (though this seems to be common and but overused effect where the background is blur and the camera focuses in on an object). cpick I love those photos. Exactly what I want, very natural, not posed and not highly edited, but good use of lighting…and not too much of the bokeh effect.
finding a photographer has been so difficult, primarily because we didn’t know how much a good one would cost. I originally only budgeted originally $1500 and there are too many varitions in skillset, style and price! maybe back to the drawing board!
this is who I originally wanted, in our price range and both Fiance and I loved his style, but hes booked, I actually saw his name on here. http://www.diyastudios.com/
Post # 10
I like the 1st the most, the 3rd next and the second last.
Post # 11
Oh I like the first one, very much. Those are original and unique, without being the least bit weird.
The second and third are nice, but very traditional. The nature of ‘vintage’ is dated, so that is a non-issue.
I am a fan of the non-traditional though, to the chagrin of my mother.
Post # 12
I love the 2nd one, 3rd then the 1st one.
Post # 13
I like the second one’s use of light the best 🙂 To me, photography is the most important part of the wedding….pick the one that you like the work of the most.
Post # 14
I was obsessed with Julian and his wife’s photos before I got enagaged. I showed them to my fiance and he gave them a big no right away. She does beautiful boudoir work if you are into that.
I think the 2nd one is a good option. Some of the 3rd ones photos look the person is just starting out.
Post # 15
Hi 😉 Found this by mistake. Thanks to everyone who loves our work!
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