Post # 1
Okay brides, so I’m not sure what to here, and we need to decide by tomorrw. It’s down to two photographers. They both are really good, and I like both of their photography.
is $3,000, with engagements, bridals, wedding album, 8 hours of photography, two canvas prints, two photographers, and a CD with pictures of everything, she is also over 10 years of experience and did commercial photography as well
is $2,300 with engagements, bridals, 12 hours of photography, two photographers, two canvas prints, and a CD with all pictures. However she has doesn this for only a year, but she’s pretty good.
I’m torn between the two, I save more with the second photographer but I’m also getting more from the first photographer…help!
Post # 3
I say the first once b/c you get an album. Is it only ONE album? Bc if so then I may lean towards the second one. Does she do albums? If so, how much does she charge?
My photographer is $3700 for all that your first photographer is giving you PLUS 2 parent albums so I say her price (your first one) is still decent
Post # 4
@gelaine22: It’s is only one album. I can’t remember exactly what the parent albums cost..I want to say $150 each maybe..not sue
Although, the second photographer does offer albums, she said her prices range from $300-500 for wedding albums and she can also do parent ablums.
Post # 5
I say if the second photographer is less expensive AND you have seen your work and you like it then I would go with her.
I know someone having more years of experience is always a plus but sometimes those just starting out are going to work really hard to prove themselves if that makes sense.
Post # 6
@gelaine22: That’s true. She even add her own touch on her pics and brings her own props depending on what kind of look the bride wants for her pictures.
Although, she really hasn’t done very many weddings. Only a couple. She said she has five already booked for this year. From her blog, it looks liike she has done a lot more engagement pictures.
Post # 7
How are we supposed to help you if we haven’t seen examples of the photos? People get so caught up in what one package versus the next one comes with that they sometimes lose sight of the fact that if you aren’t in love with the photographer’s work you won’t care about the stuff in the end.
Experience can be important in weddings. A photographer that has been doing it 3 or more years has a big advantage over a photographer who has only shot one season. Commercial photography has nothing to do with weddings though, I wouldn’t let that fact sway you.
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Post # 9
the second one will be great in about two or three years when she resolves a few technical issues and learns to pose better.
Post # 10
ALWAYS go with the more experienced photographer. Alllwaaayyys. Weddings aren’t something that someone can wake up and do one day. Photog #2 might have nice p hotos, but #1 has a decade of experience in weddings. He/she can anticipate the problems that could arise and respond appropriately. I think #1 is a much safer bet.