(Closed) Need help choosing a photographer! Ahhhh!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer should I choose?
    Robinson Studio and Design : (3 votes)
    75 %
    Mad Love Weddings : (1 votes)
    25 %
    Under The Stars Photography : (0 votes)
    Nicole Everson Photography : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    First one for me. I think the second’s site on a tablet was frustrating so I  didnt get to see as much of them.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Can I ask why either/both came down on their price? 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    #1. Better shooting, better moments. Better way to meet your budget. Looking at if from my perspective I always look at why a photographer will discount. Cutting actual product is a good way to help you meet your budget. Just giving you a discount to book you makes me wonder how busy/likely to book the other people were. The first couple made a win-win. That’s good business. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Might wanna do a poll. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    #1

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    If I can be perfectly honest, as a photographer I’m not impressed with either of these options. With your budget I think you can do better. There’s no excuse to be charging $2500+ and not have a decent website for people to look at. There are some very basic exposure/composition issues with both photographers too that go beyond the “just not my style” feeling.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @loohoo19:  Help is on the way!  Let me take a look at these new sites…

    First of all, I really dislike when businesses use Facebook as their website and don’t bother to have a real one.  I think it looks really unprofessional… plus Facebook sucks.  You never know when they’re going to change something and make their site more obnoxious to use.  I think Facebook is going downhill and business really need to find a way to do most of their business without it.  /rant  – bottom line, I would never use a photog that only has a FB and not a blog.

    Ok, first off, absolutely no on Mad Love.  The first Facebook album I looked at… they cannot handle indoor situations.  The ceremony shots were terrible, absolutely bad… did you check out the BLURRY first kiss?  And they actually put that on their page?  Lots of blurry reception photos too.  Ugh… so do not hire.  If you can’t handle shooting indoors you should not be shooting weddings period

    Under the Stars – I really hate to say this but, they have absolutely no business charging that much money.  They look like a $1500 photog max.  Lots of lighting mistakes, and many of their photos are very blah, boring, and uninspired.  Do not hire – not at that price anyway – not at any price.  (By the way… get into one of their FULL weddings on zenfolio if you want to see what I mean.  I only judge from full weddings which is why I can spot BAD photogs that are masquerading as good photogs by only putting a few good photos in their portfolio). 

    Looking at the last two in more detail now…

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @loohoo19:  

    Robinson Studios… I really have a pet peeve for photogs that can’t seem to choose their edting style.  Taking the same photo and posting three versions of it or similar ones with different editing effects, sepia, b&w, intense edges, HDR, etc, etc…. it makes you look like you got Photoshop yesterday and can’t stop playing with it.  This photog has absolutely no cohesiveness in style whatsoever.  Their work is very “meh” otherwise.  I wouldn’t hire them.

    And now Nicole Everson… can’t handle indoor receptions again.  It’s really one of the hardest things in wedding photography to master and so, so many new photographers set up shop as “professionals” before they learn how to handle it.  I guess if you don’t know what to look for you might not see the issues the way I do, but man… it annoys me.  Major lighting issues in her indoor/low light work.  Outdoor work is ok.  Better than your other choices probably, but worth $2.6k for one photog?  I doubt it.

    I’m totally with @mariematt:  on this.  I would hope that with being willing to go all the way up to $3000, you could do significantly better.  I can absolutely find photogs that charge around $3k that are much better than any of these.  Maybe even around $2.5k.

    I hope this isn’t discouraging to you!  It just annoys me to see photographers taking SO MUCH MONEY from clients when there are very basic things in photography that they haven’t bothered to learn how to do.  Let me know if you come across any other photogs that I can help you with!  I’m in crazy crunch time for my own wedding coming up, but if I have a chance, I’ll look around your area and see if I can help more! 

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