Post # 1
I’m torn! I think I know which photographer that I like but I’d love to hear your thoughts.
James Ton or Mike Snyder?
Our needs are pretty simple. We just want quality photos, a minimum of 8 hours of coverage and a DVD of all of our images. If money wasn’t an issue, who would you choose?
If it helps…
James: All day coverage, 1 photographer, and a DVD of all edited images.
Mike: All day coverage, 2 photographers, DVD of all edited images (300-700), and a complimentary casual shoot before or after the wedding.
Post # 3
James Ton shot my acquaintance’s wedding- from what I saw of it, he did a great job for the amount that he charges. PP is correct in that he does have a more ‘natural’ style. What I like about James’ work is that he really seems to bring out the couple’s personality in his photos- lots of quirky cutesiness.
I’m not familiar with Mike Snyder’s work, but had a look at his website. He’s got a lot of ‘artsy’ looking angles and photos, but to me, they all look like they got sent through an Instagram filter.
My vote is for James.
Post # 4
yayimengaged: They are both very talented. I preferred Mike Snyder. His photo’s were very unique and I loved seeing his point of view.
Post # 4
I feel like Mike Snyder’s photos have a more romantic feel to them and are unique/stand out compared to other wedding photos. I’m a photographer, so I’m big on photographs that evoke emotion rather than your standard shots, and it was a HUGE factor when I picked my wedding photographer.
On the other hand, have you met/talked with both of them? If you and your fiance’s personalities mesh better with one over the other, that could be a good deciding factor if you feel they are fairly even.
Post # 5
yayimengaged: while it looks to me as if mike is a more “skilled” photog, I voted for James because whole I thought mike’s pics were nice, there’s sth about James’ pics that just touched me and that’s the feeling I would like to get 🙂 but both are very nice.
Post # 6
I voted Mike. Not a huge fan of the overly artsy style but he is clearly the more talented and experienced of the two. Also, I think it is really important to have a 2nd shooter and that it is pretty standard for professional wedding photographers. James looks like one of those photographers that doesn’t really have a lot of talent or artisitc ability and relies on 1) his expensive camera equipment and 2) the “I’ll take tons of photos with the hope that 10% turn out great.” Everyone can get lucky with a great shot here or there but you should pick a photographer that will know about composition, positioning, light exposure, how to capture the emotion and events of the entire day, etc.
Post # 7
nuggetsoflove: I saw that someone commented before you but I’m not sure where it disappeared to..
Before discovering Mike, I planned to book James. I love Mike artistic approach. It’s more…ME! The decision is still up in the air.
TheOkieWifey: Thank you! They are both really good so it’s a tough decesion!
camlovescodes: You are absolutely right! I think a meet and greet should be the deciding factor.
MsquareM: You all aren’t making this easy for me!!!!!!! Lol
jules24chi: Great points!!
Post # 8
yayimengaged: I voted for James. I think that Mike is very talented and I love the perspective of his shots but, it did remind me more of instagram filters on a good amount of his photos. I also love bright crisp colors so that made me vote for James. Also I know you can talk to your photographer and let them know what you are looking for.
Post # 9
Technically, Mike appears to be on the ball. He’s doing some interesting lens work for starters. But overall, it is far too “Pinterestingly” filtered for my taste. These photographs will date very quickly. Also, I’m rapidly getting well over slanty pictures.
I prefer the cleaner, fresher style of James who has a good and keen eye.
Post # 10
Soon-to-be Mrs. Baranick: Steampunkbride: thank you for your input ladies!!
I’m still torn so please keep voting Bees!!