(Closed) HELP….photographer regret? sorry it is long!

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
596 posts
Busy bee

hmm…do you think you might be able to email her some examples of pictures with coloring effects that you LOVE and say "wow i love the subtle post processing of this picture, it really brings out the details in the dress without washing it out too.  do you have any examples of pictures you’ve taken/photoshopped that reflect this particular style?  i’m trying to get a better idea of the the engagement/wedding album i want to put together, so i’m getting a head start on putting together my shots list."

perhaps that might sound better than asking her to adjust her post processing style…just assuming that she already knows how to adjust her style for different preferences.

hope that helps!

Post # 4
42 posts
  • Wedding: October 2018

I think that you have every right to suggest to her to ‘tone it down’…not in those words thou! lol

Photographers, especially those that photograph weddings, want to give their client exactly what they want. It is more than simple to change her editing styles, or not to over edit…

My fiance is a photographer and he is always open and receptive of his clients needs, he in no way takes it as a hit to his work or his style. Everyone wants something different!

Good luck!

Post # 5
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The term for the problem you’re describing is “blown out”. It’s not good. Your photographer should be actively working to avoid this problem, and you should definitely point it out. Just be sure that you bring it up tactfully-we artist types are a little sensitive with things like that!

If you have any doubts after your conversation, consider hiring someone else. Wedding photography is a terrible thing to have to regret.


Post # 6
51 posts
Worker bee

This is a tough question, especially since you said your taste has changed since you hired this photographer. Jessica is correct, most photographers are concerned with maintaining detail in the dress so if your photographer’s portfolio shows a LOT of blown out whites then she: A) doesn’t know how to avoid blowing out her whites (over exposing) or B) prefers a style of over exposure and extreme contrast and saturation.

Since you (understandably) don’t want to lose your 50% deposit, it wouldn’t hurt to have an honest conversation with your photographer stating your concerns. If she can show you enough samples of photos of the style you like then you can just tell her to shoot more in THAT style and you should be good to go. Let us know how it goes!

Joe Milton

Int’l Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

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