(Closed) Our photographer =/

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 107
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

@NiceGuyTyr1:  I haven’t gotten married yet haha. I’m just saying, this is within your price range, and I feel a better use of money towards a photographer. Of course there are flaws. 

 

edited because I wanted to edit it. 😛

Post # 108
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Newbee

Regina, the op said she’s already bringing her own photographer, so technically that should have closed the thread I think. There is also a byline stating to avoid personal attacks and snarkiness. By an opinion from someone other than myself, personal attacks and snarkiness was present in an abundance long before I arrived. I’m here just to offer a balance. Think of me as MSNBC anchor entering into FOX news and offering a differing perspective. Surely you can appreciate that.

Post # 109
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Newbee

All that matters Missmorganista is that you and your husband like the work. Nobody else’s opinion is a factor because the wedding album is something you and him will cherish and live with forever. In this feed, I was merely trying to suggest that it’s not fair to pick a few images from a photographer and have a frenzy and butcher his or her work. I’m sure you’ll be a beautiful bride and best wishes to you and your husband to be!!

Post # 110
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@NiceGuyTyr1:  Threads are only closed if a moderator does so. I was just suggesting that since you wanted to start a new topic, open up a new thread about it.

For the record, I haven’t seen any personal attacks in this thread. Criticisms of your work, yes, but no personal attacks.

Post # 111
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NiceGuyTyr1 – so basically you’re saying that because you offer ‘photography’ for $300 that it’s an excuse for crap photos?

Post # 112
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Sugar bee

@Regina Phalange:  No direct personal attacks though bordering on the edge, but it is posts like theone99 just made that I think are not what the Weddingbee would encourage us to make.

Post # 113
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

http://www.kuczakfoto.com/

Packages start at $900 and include engagement session. 

I think that you’re very well spoken, which is probably great for communicating with your clients via emails. I’m sure that you’re also incredibly kind as well. I hate snarking on photography, but aspects of yours just made my eye twitch. Such simple fixes on Adobe Photoshop, or Adobe Lightroom. I guess that is my only confusion- why the photos that you did choose to upload onto your public Facebook had such small amounts of editing? I can adjust levels and exposure in less than 2 minutes, so it perplexes me why a professional photographer would not. Genuinely asking, I’d love to hear your explanation for this.

Other questions:

Why “Art,” at the top of certain pictures?

Another suggestion is to reconsider your watermark, as yours is very unprofessional looking. That’s just my honest opinion though, as a bride looking at your photography.

ETA: I’m trying to sound as cordial as possible here. I’m notoriously snarky, and this is me trying my best to behave and ask questions in a tactful manner.

Post # 114
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Newbee

Thank you Regina, and obviously no moderator thought I’ve stepped out of line with my firm but fair replies to these comments others have made or hijacked. This exchange is fun and useful, I’m honored to be here and thank everybody for sharing!

Post # 115
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Newbee

Theone, you raise a very very good point. I’m suggesting if a bride is operating on budget of Budweiser beer please don’t demand Opus 1 to be served from your photographer.

Post # 116
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Newbee

Thefuturemrs, please see the video on my page on the link the op posted in starting this thread. It explains this in detail. In a nutshell, I don’t edit or alter my photographs in anyway, except for an occasional sharpening. People are so accustomed to seeing altered, photoshopped images in magazines, online, etc. that present a certain standard of beauty. I question if this altered standard of beauty is healthy to a woman’s psyche longterm.

I’ve seen photographers alter the size of brides, make drastic physical changes as if her flaws are somewhat wrong. I don’t subscribe to this. I think women are beautiful because they’re women. I often work with plus sized ladies and show them corrective poses that presents their bodies in flattering ways. I don’t hack them and alter them in photo shop or lightroom. Again, my style is not for everybody. And that’s okay. The work you see on my fb, video, etc. is unedited, straight out of the camera. (If a client wants my work edited, it is outsourced and my name does not appear on it.) What you see in my work is straight out of the camera, unedited, just all natural photography.

As far as my watermark, it’s just a little cursive script of my name. Many other photographers have huge watermarks and sometimes obsure an image. I dont do that. About a year ago, I used to have the word photography in my watermark and I omitted it. I didn’t feel the need to have that word present since it’s obvious this is photography. Nobody would misconstrue the photo for being a recipe, directions or anything else but photography, so why should I have that word on there? Every photographer in my city puts their name plus the word photography on a photo. I just put my name in small type and call it a day.

Lastly, as far as the word Art on certain pictures. On a photo session, I often ask my client to work with me to create art. A lot of times, my clients are not even comfortable in being photographed for various reasons. So, when we capture something that we feel is very nice, we say we created art. It’s a connection that me and the client have and again, people in this forum may disagree with the caption. That is okay. The image wasn’t created for them. It was created solely for the client. Thank you for a great question and the act of kindness in not being snarky. I too strive to be kind always. Firm, fair and kind. I appreciate talking to you and the others in this forum.

Post # 117
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not a fan, and it’s really weird how a bunch of the images have the word “art” on them. Like, you shouldn’t have to tell me it’s art, it should be obvious!

 

I would splurge, and cut costs elsewhere, or find another venue. Maybe if you tell them you might have to drop the venue over it, they will change their minds?

Post # 118
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Wannabee

Hey Hive! 

I totally agree with everything peple have said! I would totally splurge on a wedding photographer! But finding a good wedding photographer is so hard! I had a really hard time finding a good photographer and trying to comb through the list of photographers on the wedding websites was so painful! I had to email everyone just for their basic package prices and then I’d find out I couldn’t afford them! My girlfriends also had the same issue. So we are going to do something about it!

 

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Post # 119
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Newbee

Apple sauce I’m not sure you can blatantly promote your company website or it’s goals here. But I’m a new bee and could be mistaken.

Post # 120
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would definitely look into other photographers… this guy seriously is just not good at all… Even finding one on Craigslist for a few hundred would be better than using their guy.

Post # 121
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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