(Closed) Help me pick an engagement shoot photographer!!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer should we choose?
    The $150 photographer : (4 votes)
    29 %
    The $200 photographer : (10 votes)
    71 %
    The $149 photographer (he's mentioned in my update) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The $200 one looks too posed for my taste, but I’m more into the photojournalistic style. I think the quality is decent for the first photographer. Are you just booking for e-pics or would you book for the entire wedding?

    Post # 5
    Member
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    #1 – Not good quality, and just as posey as #2. There’s nothing photojournalistic about it. Flipping through I can’t find one photo that looks natural, and the light/editing/quality is not professional. But neither is giving a copyright release, so I don’t know what to say about that.

    #2 – Posey, but at least professional quality and not terrible editing. It’s not the most creative portfolio but for $50 price difference I’d definitely choose this one. Is this person full time? There aren’t many posts…

    Are these your absolute only options in your area?

    Post # 6
    Member
    335 posts
    Helper bee

    gah, this might sound harsh, but in my opinion, the first ones look unproffessional when compared to the second photographer. the first one doesn’t seem to have a handle on lighting, focus, or editing as well as the second.

    Post # 7
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d be concerned using the first photographer, esp how they would print.  Most of the images on her blog look out of focus to me, and the subjects have “racoon eyes” due to poor positioning relative to the lightsource.

    Both of these packages are rediculously cheap.  The second offers more value, but do you really need a the large signing board?  The image quality and portrature of the second looks better to me.  What does 20 print credits buy you?

    Post # 8
    Member
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The $200 photographer is a better photographer in my opinion. I think it’s worth the extra $50 and a way better deal.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    @misssydneyj:  You don’t need a bump a post that is only 2 posts from the top!  Also, not all of us here are ladies 🙂

    I think number 2 is better than number 3, and number 3 doesn’t really offer any retouching.  With color corrected images, you are probably getting batch processed event quality images.  I expect a little more for portraits, but that is me.  I think number 2 has more attention to detail.  If you go with number 3 just do the shoot late afternoon so there are no sun issues, as I see the racoon eyes issue in those pics too because of improper placement, lack of fill,etc.

     

     

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