Post # 1
I won a free photoshoot a while ago, and I used it to ask my sister to be my maid of honor. We both had a lot of fun working with her, and my fiance was there too and all 4 of us got along super well. I got the pictures back, and they’re awesome! The photographer had a bunch of ideas from pinterest, and she made sure that we looked almost exactly how they did in the picture, so she’s amazing at staged photos. She also took some pictures of random moments (like my sister making a stupid face at me) and she also got the perfect picture of my sister’s reaction to my asking her to be my Maid/Matron of Honor. She doesn’t put watermarks on the pictures, and she gives you the sd card she used to take the pictures. She edits some, but you end up getting all the pictures and the rights to them.
Best of all, she only charges $200 for weddings!
Here’s a link to the pictures…let me know what y’all think!
and this is a link to the photographers facebook page
Post # 3
I think you and your sister are GORG, first of all. And I love the surprise Maid/Matron of Honor proposal.
But as far as the photos…I’ll be honest, they scream “fauxtographer” to me. If you can afford a better photographer, I would highly recommend it. These are pics you’ll be looking at for years to come; the last thing you want is someone with a DSLR camer who claims they’re a photographer capturing your special day. You need a PRO, not a faux 🙁
Post # 4
BMoreBecc: I like her pictures because they don’t look fake. A lot of the “pro” photographers around here have pictures that look very fake and posed and I really don’t like how they look.
thanks for your opinion though!!
Post # 5
I don’t know your budget and I don’t know how important photos are to you and this is my OPINION but I don’t think this photographer is very good. I know that you are happy with your session with your sister and that’s great but you should really find out more information before you book her for your wedding:
Does she have a contract for you to sign?
Does she shoot in RAW?
Can she handle the lighting situations that your wedding will have? Indoor, outdoor, low light, etc?
When printed large, do her photos look grainy?
Just some things to consider.
Post # 6
mrspezewski: I actually like them. If you love them that’s all that matters. Sometimes the real moments need to be real and not posed
Post # 7
ooooh, girl. no. you and your sister look happy, but these could have easily been shot with an iphone. terrible fauxtographer. if quality isn’t important and you just want some shots of the day, i say go for it. but 99% of people that will tell you they like your photos will be either being polite or have no clue about what a good photo is.
Also – since she is basically working for free (after overhead $200 is nothing) she is not a pro. What does that mean for you? There’s a higher chance she won’t show up, will cancel last minute, won’t know how to properly back up work (your photos may go missing or get deleted), does she even have a contract? Does she have back up gear? That may not seem important now, but what happens if one of her cards dies and deletes your photos? Does she shoot with a camera that has two slots and simoutaneously records to two places at once? There’s a million and one horror stories out there about ‘fauxtographers’ and weekend warriors losing a wedding. Also – what if it rains on your day, will she know what to do? What if your church is dark and flash isn’t allowed? Does she have insurance – what if she is super sick on your wedding day or (god forbid) breaks an arm? Does she have back up in case of that? Honestly, if none of these things matter, go for it, but that would not fly for my day. Hire a real pro.
There’s a way to get ‘unposed’ photos and ‘real’ moments without skimping on quality. Check out these photographers for a bit of unposed inspo:
unless you’re on an extreme budget, i’d keep looking…
Post # 8
This photographer is based in Wisconsin, so I figure you are too? Check out these beautiful photographers, that are actually incredible at unposed photos: