(Closed) Nervous about photographer…

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Lose the $50, I wouldn’t want to risk being unhappy with wedding photos. Don’t worry about being able to tell if she is good, because you didn’t like her work I just wouldn’t feel comfortable at my wedding then.

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Get rid of her. $50 is nothing in the grand scheme of things and if you aren’t happy now you likely wont be later either. You are right that shooting from the ground is the worst possible angle, so it doesn’t sound like she knows what she’s doing. You know a photographer is good by the samples you see before you hire them!

 

Post # 4
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137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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kelly22790 :  For a second when I read this I thought I had posted it and forgotten about it. This sounds EXACTLY like my photographer for our engagement session. She was awful, only cared about the background, we look like hell in almost all of the pictures,  and she took the pictures at unflattering angles too. UGH I feel your pain!! With that being said there is no way I’d let the same photographer do our wedding. I’d let her go, losing 50 dollars stinks, but you don’t want that to happen again. Do some research and read reviews. Does your state/area have a local wedding page on facebook or something? Those sites are the best because a lot of the girls are totaly willing to recommend their photographers if they did a good job.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Out of curiosity, how much were you paying her? That could tell you a lot. Also, I do a lot of photography (by far the hardest decision for our wedding, took over a week of searching though hundreds of portfolios after I found out my top choice was already booked, though the guy we got is amazing!!) and the best way to tell if a photographer is “good” or not is to look at several full albums of recent event shoots that they did- not just the highlights that end up on blog posts or websites. Lighting is a big deal in photography (bad lighting can ruin an otherwise fine picture), but fixating on it shouldn’t happen since it’s simple enough to either move or change camera settings. It’s also possible that because you didn’t like your hair/clothes that you simply wouldn’t have liked the pictures regardless? I know there are certain pictures that I absolutely hate of myself moreso because of how I look than what the photographer did- they don’t know your insecurities. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I got rid of my original photographer even though id be out $350. Her communication was bad, she wasnt professional..i could go on and on. I think my first two posts on weddingbee were about her and all her crap.

I am so relieved to be going forward with someone much better.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Absolutely lose the $50 and get a new photographer.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

As a professional photographer for over 6 years, this is a hude red flag. Take the $50 loss and find a professional that knows what they are doing.

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