- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
So here’s the situtation. We are in the part of our wedding planning where the photographer needs to be hired… And I have a dilemma. The fiance wants to hire a coworker of his, who has been photographing weddings for 20 years with his wife (or so they say.) My problem is, I cant find one single review anywhere about them. I looked at their site, and honestly, the photos just dont thrill me. I feel like there were moments missed, the photos are so so, and just not at all what I want. But my fiance has this sense of loyalty, that we have to go with this guy becasue he’s a coworker. The kicker… this guy wants 4k just to start! He claims he has top of the line gear… sorry gear doesnt make a photo good, that part takes talent. I know not EVERY shot will be great, but I honestly only think 2-3 of these are the quality I expect. I cant put my finger on what it is I dont like.
This is the link to their photos: http://stephaniewilliamsphotography13.shootproof.com/event/231560/view
Anyhow, on the flip side, there is the daughter of a friend, a budding photography in her older years. She has never done a wedding, but as done multiple senior photo shoots, and some quick sessions with a puppy. She is offering to do a free engagement session to see if we like her work. She is trying to break out in the wedding field. Honestly, I love her photos. I figure if she can take some awesome pictures of a frisky little puppy, and create some awesome senior photos, she would be worth giving a go at. I dont know her pricing, as she has never done this, and I am not trying to go cheap, just want to be happy is all.
Unfortunately, I can not share her photos, as you have to friend of a friend to see them.
Now, I am not opposed to considering other photographers as well. I like to interview about 4 vendors before deciding on one of them. So the question is, what do I do? Do we go with the Fiance’s choice, or mine? I am kinda at the point of telling him to pay for his own photographer, and Ill pay for my own. LOL I know we really dont need two, but it may come down to it.
Oh, and no worries, honestly this is the first thing we truly are having a hard time agreeing on.