(Closed) I think I found my photographer!!

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
4231 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

Very, VERY awesome!

Post # 3
4085 posts
Honey bee

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 # 5
123 posts
Blushing bee

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
3185 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019


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
190 posts
Blushing bee

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…

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