Post # 1
Wanting to get your opinions! I’m still searching high and low for a photographer and might have come across a good company. There are two photographers, and the package I’m looking at is for approximately 2300. This would come with 8-9 hours of photography, 1 photographer and 200 edited imgages on a CD. hmmm 200 photos… is this enough? It also comes with an engagement session. Do you think this is a good deal? Here is their website.. let me know your opinions on their work! Please be honest!
Post # 3
200 photos / 9 hours = 22.222 per hour. Do you think that is enough to represent your entire wedding day? I don’t really know….. Their pictures seem a bit “posed” to me too.
Post # 4
I think that it’s good quality photography, however, that’s definitely not enough edited images in my opinion.
They should have taken almost that many pictures in one hour.
Personally, I’m always trying to get a deal so I would keep looking. I know you’re in Canada, but I was able to find my photog for 8 hours, ALL images edited, a reception slideshow, a photog assistant for $1K.
Post # 5
Not a fan of their style, almost every picture has blown out highlights, in some of the images it almost hurts your eyes to look at as it overpowers the rest of the image.
200 final images is not bad, but ask to see if you can have more interaction on the final selection, rather than have them pick them. I am sure they take many more than 200 total.
Post # 6
@Mrs.H2B: I also noticed the overexposure on some of the photos too, looks like he consistently pushes things a little too far to the bright side. Also, some of the PP isn’t terribly flattering. 200 images in not enough, IMO, but as user said, you may be able to negotiate for a higher number. The photog takes WAY more photos than that.
Post # 7
My eyes hurt. I don’t like the bright bright bright white dress with dark dark red roses.
Post # 8
Hmm the weddings in his portfolio seem like stylized weddings for a magazine ad. Like, they seem a little unnatural, overexposed, and overedited. Maybe you only get 200 pics because he edits the crap out of them 🙂 I had my photog and second shooter for 8 hours, and they gave us back over 600 edit pictures.
Post # 9
@CantWaittillMAY: I agree. The pictures look SUPER posed and cheesy to me.
Post # 10
Just a note: they may give back 200 edit photos but that doesn’t break down to 22 photos per hour. One, you’ll have hours where there’s little to shoot (travel, etc) and two, a photographer will takes tons of crummy photos and only a small percentage will make the cut. That just comes with the territory.
Post # 11
I don’t think this photographer is that great. The pictures looked too posed for my taste. mmbar hit the nail right on the head. The pictures aren’t natural looking, and they look like the photog spent too much time working on them. Less is more.
My photographer is charging about the same as yours for 8 hours, an assistant, e-session, and 900-1000 pictures on the CD. Keep looking around. And keep in mind personality makes a HUGE difference. You want someone that is energetic and loves weddings. Not someone who is just doing weddings until he gets a break shooting for magazines.
Post # 12
I think that their whites are too white. This was a deciding factor with me when it came to a photographer I liked.
Because you have to think about it this way — while it may look pretty to you right now, what you have to realize is you can’t see ANY details on her dress. I’m sure this is important to most every bride and you’ll realize it when you get your pictures back. There is also a chance of certain things being washed out if they edit this heavily. I think that you might benefit from a photographer who is a lot more on the side of natural light and less harsh techniques.
Post # 13
that’s alot for only one photographer. You would think you would get a 2nd shooter with that price. I do like his work though.
Post # 14
Most of the time a solid professional averages 80-100 images returned for every hour they shoot. An 8 hour wedding should yield 600-800 images returned to you on the CD.
Post # 16
thanks so much everyone for your comments! You made me come down to earth and take each thing you said into consideration. I’m not going with this photographer… I’ve found someone else who is much more natural and a lot cheaper! Because of the money we’re saving we’re actually able to get a videographer as well 🙂