Post # 1
Hi bees 🙂
Just looking for some thoughts on these photograpgers. Fiance and I like their work and are strongly considering hiring them to photograph our wedding, but neither of us know much at all about photography, so I thought it might be wise to get some other opinions.
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
I really love the emotion that he captures and I think this is the most important thing in wedding photography.
Post # 4
I think it’s decent. It’s nothing spectacular, but the photos aren’t terrible, either. If you like their work, that’s all that counts!
Post # 5
@Lovemelovemyhorses: I personally would keep looking, to me this person’s photographs look kind of posed and overdone. I love photographers who don’t try too hard to pose people and try to capture a real moment through candids. Like the PP if you and your Fiance really like their work, go for it. But honestly I would keep looking and look at least 2 other photographers maybe with slightly different styles then make a decision. And make sure to talk to each of them in person. 🙂 Wedding photographs are a HUGE decision and financial investment so make sure you are really sure. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 6
I don’t so much mind the posing but the lighting/ editing seams off to me in a number of the images, particularly too much contrast and saturation and not having a consistent style. However their are certainly much worse photographers out their so if you like it go with it
Post # 7
@Lovemelovemyhorses: They are like a lot of budget photographers… much better outdoors than indoors. This happens because it is significantly easier to take good photos outdoors, and many photographers that are starting out start running a business and taking on clients before they ever learn how to handle indoor/nighttime photography. This is shameful, as almost every wedding features either indoor or nighttime shooting.
From what I understand, Australia’s average prices for pro photography are even higher than here in the US… so they are definitely budget photographers. You’ll get what you pay for. If you’ll be satisfied and don’t want to spend any more, that’s totally up to you. But objectively their mediocre to bad indoor reception shots are not professional photography.
I don’t care for a ton of overediting either… yes, there are some cool effects that you can do to make a photo look like art, and I admire that style sometimes. When I don’t admire it is when I feel that it is used to hide what is otherwise a boring or flawed photo. I’m not saying that’s the case here in all their photos… some of the edited ones look cool… but I also see ones where it looks like it’s being done to cover something up.
Post # 8
He has too many pics with blow-out and his prices are crazy high for a rookie – which I am assuming he is due to quality.
Plus some of them aren’t taken at flattering angles of the people in them. Yikes.
Post # 9
A lot of staged posing, looks a bit fake. Also in several pictures (outdoors) the horizon is crooked. This is a photography 101 mistake, and yet they choose to show case these fotos (2 on the beach and 1 or two other ones). Retouching is very visible and crude… I personally would keep looking, but if you love their work – that’s all that matters.
Post # 10
Not so hot. Focus, exposure, composition, bad post production , missed moment …issues galore. Sorry.