(Closed) help me decide between these photographers

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
2166 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


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kasha:  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
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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 # 5
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

#2 then #3!! Based on photos alone!

Post # 6
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I like Monica best as well.

Post # 7
10237 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
1161 posts
Bumble bee

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kasha:  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 # 10
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I like the 1st the most, the 3rd next and the second last.

Post # 11
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

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
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I love the 2nd one, 3rd then the 1st one.

Post # 13
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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kasha:  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
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hi 😉 Found this by mistake. Thanks to everyone who loves our work! 

Kasha, is you still need help we can help.


have an amazing day,



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