(Closed) How do I ease my worries about photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you like the look of her photos, then I wouldn’t worry about the website.  You’re not asking her to design a website for you!  Ask to see a complete gallery of pictures from one event, so you get an idea of the range of photos she takes.  And if you liked her in person, she’s experienced and well-recommended, then everything’s probably going to be great!  It’s easy to get nervous when you hear/see the amazing things other people are doing, but try not to second-guess yourself too much.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t think it would be rude at all.  I asked my photographer for that, and he had no problem with it.  It’s important, because if you see that she doesn’t usually do a specific thing that you want, you can make a note and tell her about it.  I’m sure she wants you to be as happy with the final product as possible, so she’ll be happy to help you.

Post # 6
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523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Are you able to do a bridal or engagement session with her? That might ease your concerns. 

Post # 7
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10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Eeek it looks like the groom at the top of the page is groping the bride’s boob as they tongue kiss….not what I would pick for the header of my pro page :-(. But, if what you’ve seen in person is good, that is a better representation of her work.

It does look like her photos are not really edited, which is a concern. What does your contract say about editing rights?

Regardless, you don’t really have time to find another photographer (but you could try, of course, you never know! If you have the money to ditch the deposit, you could possibly find someone you like better).

Definitely ask to see a whole wedding’s photos – my photog actually would not allow us to book her until she showed us two full weddings’ worth of photos – she wanted us to make sure we were comfortable with what we were getting into!

Post # 9
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@FutureMrsMeinhardt: You still have time to look for a new photographer. We booked our 2nd photographer (because we fired our first) only 2.5 months before our wedding! You just have to look really hard!! You never know…someone may have gotten a cancellation! I havent looked at the website but Im concerned just based on what youre saying. Ill take a look when I get hom later and give you my opinion then. And if youd like you could message me your budget and location and I could help you look for a photographer that would suit your needs!

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wouldn’t worry about the website. If you say she is older, she may not get the point in a flashy website if her albums are great. I asked our photographers to access to full weddings. They have them on a website and I can go through 700-2000 photos from one event.

Post # 11
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Newbee

You have to make sure you love your photographers work.  Your wedding pictures are all you have from your wedding day.  Most of the time my clients don’t even remember what happened that day till they see the pictures.  I agree with miss Tattoo that she is older and the website is just one of those already made templates that you plug your pictures in.

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

OK, the first time I didn’t really look at the photos. I just brought the website up and thought “meh…she doesn’t want to pay for a flashy website.” Which is understandable with older more established pro’s because their albums speak for themselves. HOWEVER, the thing that bothers me about her photos isn’t the editing. What bothers me is that every photo she has on there, the subject is in the dead center of the photo. That has always bothered me. Rule of thirds anyone>? 

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