(Closed) If you have opinions on photography, please help? (Pic Heavy)

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would definitely not go with A.  I do like B’s photographs, and for as small as your wedding is going to be, 3 hours may be fine.  If I were you,  though, I’d probably also look for others who I like more than A who may also give you more hours than B

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Personally I don’t find Photographer B’s photos any better than A. 3 hours really doesn’t sound like much time at all. Can you keep looking and find a happy medium? I’m a photographer myself so photos has been my number one priority for planning, so it might just be me being too picky. I do think you need more than 3 hours though! 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Photog A is awfully blurry.  I think you’re being kind to call it airbrushed because if they are, it’s probably as you suspect… only to cover up for poor technique in the first place.  I prefer crisp photos and would definitely not hire that one.  B uses a lot of filters that I wouldn’t want, but if you like that style it’s no big deal… at least the shots are clear.  They might even give you untouched images as well as their modifications.

It’s true that three hours isn’t a lot of time, but would you like six hours of mediocre photos or three of good ones?  come up with a plan for exactly where you want to have the photos taken, any specifics you do not want to miss out on no matter what, and go from there.  Having a schedule will definitely help you out.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

CinqueTerre:  C, none of the above. Honestly, I’m not a fan of either. As a wedding photographer who shoots primarily in a destination area – I can speak from a lot of experience when I tell you that 3 hours is PLENTY for a wedding with 19 people. 30 minutes of getting ready photos, 30 minutes for ceremony (which realistically lasts around 15min), an hour for portraits, that leaves you an hour to cover “reception”. My suggestion is to stack any key moments you want captured (first dance, parent dances, toasts) as soon as you enter your reception. That way once you start dinner, your coverage will end with the photographer.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Home

Photog. A’s photos look really blurry and I have a feeling that if you chose them you would just get 6 hours worth of “ok” photos. Photog. B’s photos are clearer as PP mentioned, they seem to use a lot of filters on their photos. 

 

Can you find someone in the middle within your price range or have you narrowed it down to these two?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

agree C – other. Goodluck bee. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I would not choose A bc I do not like the photos. I would choose another photographer that is more affordable but can give results closer to B.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

CinqueTerre:  I think they both look about the same based on these 3 photos. Can you tell the one photographer not to use soft focus? I just hate the parasol and photo #2 from Photographer B so that is influencing my opinion.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

I also agree with C, and I have another suggestion – though your wedding is small, you may want pictures of yourself getting ready, or have the photographer stay late to catch details or interactions between your family. that size party is really intimate, and you might be surprised how much better you remember all the personal little moments if you have better photographic coverage

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

CinqueTerre:  Hmmmm… I don’t know if the new pix posted are from one photographer or both?? Pictures 1 and 3 have MUCH better lighting than picture 2. If the lighting in picture 2 is indicative of one of the photographers, that one gets the ax. Pic 2 is not my personal taste in style either. I agree with others, you might need to find Photographer C.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

CinqueTerre:  What area are you getting married? Feel free to PM it if you don’t want to put it out in the open. That can make it easier to offer suggestions based on your location. As for pointers on what to ask, that usually comes after you’ve found someone worth reaching out to. Getting through their portfolio is half the battle.

One thing I always tell people to look for consistantcy in the portfolio. When you see portfolios with very different editing from image to image, that’s a pretty clear sign of someone who is more inexperienced – because they haven’t quite found their style yet. I personally am, and am drawn to, clean editing. There is nothing wrong with filters (most commonly are those to emmulate film, with a more soft/matte look) when used properly. The issue is that all too often they’re used by new photographers to “fix” a photo they didn’t take correctly.

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