Post # 1
I think having too many choices sometimes is evil. Even though I had narrowed down my photog list to 11 (which I know isn’t REALLY narrowing it down)…I keep seeing more and more photogs I think I like out there and sending out inquiries. The list is growing! When is too much…too much? Am I just muddying the waters by giving myself too many options? Should I just stop looking? Bees, how did you choose your photographer?
Post # 3
For me, as soon as I found something I liked, that was my choice. You could look at these things forever, and you’ll never be able to narrow it down. Once you find one you like, STOP LOOKING. I applied this to everything, and it helps!
Post # 4
For me it was pretty much like choosing the dress – I just KNEW the moment I saw his pics that he was the one..
I am so captivated by his pictures that when I look at others (to me) they do not compare to what he takes.. and when I showed Fiance that was game over!
It depends on how important they are to you – this was a super important part for us so we looked at what seemed to be hundreds of websites… so only you can really determine when enough is enough becuase you will be the one that will be looking at them in the future for your memories the most. 🙂
Post # 5
Ironically I found my photographer via WB…. there was a bee who got married 5-6 years ago on here and i LOVED her photographer; reached out to him and stayed in touch with him. met my Darling Husband, we got engaged and picked this photographer. hahaha….
Post # 6
From the photographer side of things I think you should narrow it down to 3 or so before you actually start meeting people. I wish there was a softer way of saying don’t be a waste of time, but that’s one of the hardest things about being a photographer is spending a ton of time going back and forth with some people. And if your decision is coming down to money, you should inform the photographer whom you most want to book with what your absolute bottomline is, and perhaps something can be worked out. Working with people who love us is SO much better than people who are looking at us as a price concession from the person they really wanted. Does that make sense?