(Closed) Need opinions on a photographer found on Craigslist!!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sounds like a good deal to me.  The pictures are nice too!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think his pictures are really good! I am always skeptical about craigs list ads though so I would make sure that you talk with him on the phone and maybe even get him to sign something through fax or whatever to ensure that it’s not a scam! 

 

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Wow, take it and run! That’s an incredible deal and if you’re found good reviews I say do it!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@misssydneyj:Wonderful! I hope he agrees and that it all works out because that sounds like an incredible deal!! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Make sure you have a contract drawn up and read all the details!!!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

The pictures look good! I would see if I could see a portfolio of a “day” just to make sure they aren’t the 5-10 good shots of the ENTIRE day. If it is a great deal, get a contract and go for it!

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Not bad looking for a Craigslist find. Most likely he is just starting out in weddings. 

Make sure you get a solid contract that states everything you are getting and at what price. Make sure it also includes turn around time on the images after the wedding and what his policy is in the event he can not make it last minute (does he refund or does he have a back up photographer, etc). 

Also ask to see a full wedding from beginning to end. Not just the “Best of” Images he is showing online. If your wedding is indoors, make sure he has the proper equipment to handle the low light situations (hot shoe flashes and fast lenses -f2.8 or lower).

Good luck to you!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

@misssydneyj no problem! feel free to message me if you have any other photo questions after you talk with him further! 

 

Edit: kind of odd that my response ended up before your “thanks” comment 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I agree with asking him to see an entire album, not just handpicked ones, and ask for references as well as vendors he has worked with and try to contact them to see if they have an opinion of him.  And I’d ask for more than one.  I used a painter on Craigslist once and he gave us 3 glowing references and then texted, yes, texted, us 5 minutes before he was supposed to show up and said he was running 3 days behind on his last job and wouldn’t be able to make it, so I’m skeptical over things I find on Craigslist unless they really can prove to me they’re trustworthy and good.  I would be hesitant considering there aren’t any reviews nor any comments on his facebook page from satisfied customers.

Also, I looked on his website, and there are only 3 brides total on it.  So I’d ask how many weddings he’s done.

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