(Closed) Modern Vintage

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Photography is all about the editing. Your searches may not be yielding the results you want because that type of photo editing isn’t mainstream quite yet, so the photographers are showing you what people typically like and enjoy in their wedding photos. That being said, it would be wrong to just ask someone to shoot the wedding and do all of the editing yourselves. That’s like asking someone to bake you a cake, but you’ll just assemble, frost, decorate, etc. It can be quite insulting and for most photos, the magic happens in the editing. 

I’d recommend contacting a few photographers who do an amazing job at photography, and ask for specific examples of vintage photo editing they’ve done for people. They may have some that just aren’t featured on their website! 

This came up with me since my Fiance is actually an amateur photographer, but we’d never imagine taking the raw photos from our photographer to do all of the editing. Because really, that’s where most of the cost comes from (for every 1 hour of taking pictures, there’s 3-4 in editing), so anyone that wants to charge you $2500 just to show up for 6 hours and take pics and hand you the minidisk from their camera isn’t doing you any favors. 

Post # 4
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I sent you a PM but for anyone else who is interested


She is awesome, and willing to travel!

Post # 5
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t know alot about computers, but my photogrpaher told us that alot of this vintage pics on his website were from taking a regular photo and then he put a paperbag in the oven and created a lay that created this old vintage look and scanned that into the computer; or something like that 🙂

So in other words, I think that any pic can be made to look “vintagy” therefore if you can’t find a photog that will edit them to look vintage; just as long as they have a good eye, it sounds like your husband will be able to photoshop them to look vintage.

Here is a pic that i though my photog took that looked vintage (the spots are from that baked bag,) but it was 100% photoshop editing.


Post # 7
98 posts
Worker bee

An example of what you are looking for would help

Post # 9
4824 posts
Honey bee

Don’t skip the photographers because they dont have pricing. Its a pain, yes, but it will really limit your choices.

Even if their prices are higher than you want, you can probably negotiate. Also, it will give you a chance to ask if they have done any albums with that style. They dont post everything on their sites.

I think you should really communicate with a few to get what you want.

Post # 11
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

it sounds like this is something your SO could do on his own (if he’s willing to put the time in). most of those images were probably made vintage-y with post-processing. maybe your SO could play around with some normal wedding photos and see what kind of results he can get using various filters and whatnot. there are so many free photoshop actions available on the internet, so that could be an easy way to get what you want. check these out, and i’m sure you could find tons more:


Post # 12
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Miss Tattoo: i wrote off photographers that didn’t have at least basic pricing info on their site too. maybe that was wrong of me but there was more than enough photogs i found that at least said what their packages started at. i hate when vendors hold out on their pricing. do they think it makes them seem more exclusive? or that since i already put the effort into contacting them i am more likely to now pay their jacked up prices?

ha ok my rant is done.

Post # 13
4824 posts
Honey bee

@Miss Tattoo: Try emailing. It works wonders. I have done almost all my correspondence/negotiating that way. Photographer included.

Draft and email in word and send it to 5 different people. Let them respond to you via email. Let them know you want to communicate via email because of work hours.

EDIT: my photographer was too pricey for me (no $ on the site) but I was able to negotiate him down a few thousand dollars. He said he didnt put pricing because everyone wants something different so its hard to pre-quote prices.

Post # 15
394 posts
Helper bee

pm sent 🙂

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