(Closed) My mom's photographer choice is…

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Bring it up with your Fiance. The other photographer is really cheap as well so I think if you could stretch to afford him, do it.

IMO photography really is important. Even if you can only afford 3 hours of a good photographer, I think it’s worth it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Rant away then tell mom no and figure out how to pay for the photographer you want. $800 is a great deal!  Being a wedding photographer is very different from taking posed sports shots which to me look like crap at best anyway.  Your mom is being unreasonable.

 

Maybe showing her examples of different photographer’s work will help?  Show her: 1) super expensive $5K+; 2) standard wedding photog $1500-2K; 3) your $800 guy/gal; and 4) her $200 pick side by side.  If she still persists, you can try to put together a payment plan with the $800 photog on your own.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think them paying for the entire wedding is very generous. If your mom isn’t comfortable spending this much on something that is not a priority for her, I would personally feel guilty about trying to get her to pay it anyway. Ask her to pay in the $200 she’s comfortable with, and you save up for the rest. Your wedding is almost a year away, you have time, and this way everyone wins. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@SouthernGirl:  Yikes, definitely don’t let her do that! Let her know honestly that you are not happy with his work and higher quality photography with editing is important to you. Rather than framing it as “I would rather hire the other photgrapher instead of this one” just tell her “I am not interested in hiring this photographer.” That’s harder to argue with, and hopefully would prevent her from going rogue and hiring him anyway. 

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