(Closed) Our photographer =/

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 19
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465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@happyface:  Holy tacky, Batman!

@allyfally: If his .gif making skills are any indication of his ‘artistic’ talent, I’d definitely sacrifice somewhere to bring someone else in.

Post # 20
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931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Sorry if I offend anyone, but that photographer is NOT a photographer.  They might have a camera that’s over 100 dollars, but typing “Art.” on your pictures in a font your computer came with isn’t fooling me.  And I don’t know what they consider “ten years experience”, but I have better pictures than those on my Instagram.

 

Splurge.  Please, for the love of god, splurge.  I promise you, you will regret it every time you see the photos if you don’t.

Post # 21
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982 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It definitely seems worth it to splurge on your own photographer. You’ll be looking at these photos for the rest of your life.

Post # 22
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1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh dear lord… if I were you I would advertise at a local college and see if there are any photography students who would do your wedding for a good price!  I pretty much guarantee you could find someone who does better work than him that is still a student! I am so sorry, but these photos are horrible and I am place money on it that he is a family member and that including him in on the price is the only way he can make money doing this…. 

Post # 23
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@allyfally:  Can you maybe try and talk to the venue again? Explain to them that the photographer isn’t the style of pictures that you want for your wedding day. I wouldn’t be too nasty per say since the photographer might be close with the people who own the B&B but I would push this issue for sure. Do they have different packages or something or just one straight across fee?

I agree with you. Anyone could take those pictures with a point and shoot camera. 

Post # 24
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293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Oh, boy. I’d definitely look into trying to find a different photographer. This one is just… not a photographer. I have a hard time believing that his “ten years of experience” are anything more than taking pictures of his cats. His photo quality doesn’t look professional in any way, I’d put money on it being a cheap point-and-shoot, which is what your average guest is going to have, so why even bother?

If you can’t afford to hire a better photographer, maybe you could check with a local arts college, as many photography students would love to broaden their portfolio and would probably be willing to work for cheap or even free. Community colleges might even be a place to look, since they’ll offer basic photography classes and those students would still be better off than the venue’s photographer.

Also, although this is more of a stretch, sites like Model Mayhem let amateur photographers create profiles and they’re willing to work cheaply, or free as well.

 

In any case, I really wouldn’t use this photographer. His style is tacky, his experience questionable, his equiptment (seemingly) subpar… you won’t get quality images from him, and it will just make you upset. This is your wedding, and you should get the best quality work that you can.

Post # 25
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878 posts
Busy bee

I would personally try to find a way to hire someone else. 

I second whoever said to find a photography student. One of my best friends does amazing work and is still in school, I’m sure you can find an awesome student out there.  

Post # 26
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9 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would take a look at how many posts you can find on these boards from brides who are absolutely devastated about their photography choices post-wedding…It’s better to be happy with the way these memories are recorded for the next 40 years than to save a thousand dollars right now. And honestly, with the recent photography boom, you could definitely find someone much more talented for that much.

Post # 27
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

These are fairly awful. I’d suggest doing anything you can to get another photographer. I like the idea of advertising for local photography students.

Post # 28
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931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just want to show the difference in these portraits.

 

The photographer included in your package:

I can see the grease in her roots.  Ew.

 

 

My 18 year old amateur friend that I’m paying 100 bucks for:

Post # 29
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1380 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I would definitely say no to this photographer. His work does not look very professional to me at all. 

Post # 30
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2604 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I hate to say it, but this photographer is not good. His photos are so weirdly blown out/overexposed that the the details of the wedding dresses are completely lost, and the dresses just look like glowing white blobs. It’s even worse when the groom is in a white tux.

Take this photo. Where does the dress end and the tux begin?!? (I cropped the heads because I feel weird about posting other people’s faces, even though the FB page is public)

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