Post # 1
Me and my guy cant agree on our photographer. He wants to have a friend of his who supposedly does professional photography. As far as I can tell he has done one wedding which was beautiful but still. I would be fine with it except he’s over our budget. Not by much, like $300, but we’re really tight on funds so it’s enough. Plus the guy never answers his messages which is really frustrating. I want a guy thats going to be more professional. Now I found a guy who is also professional, that a friend of mine suggested who is also a professional, who is within our budget who has also does a bunch of friends pics and he’s been in contact a lot. My fiance says he thinks it’s fishy that he wants to do our pics so bad and he doesnt like his work as much. Mostly I’ve been leaving the photographer part of things up to him cause he’s artsy and is really picky about who we have cause he kinda does photography too, but how do I convince him that we need a professional not just some random friend who is winging it with our wedding!
Post # 3
@jbbs1222: Hello! I don’t know if you resolved this yet, but it’s been a month and no replies, so I thought I’d make a suggestion. A person who’s only shot one wedding is not a professional. A good rule to live by, is the more times someone uses the word “professional” to describe themselves, the less they probably are. It can also be difficult to have a friend working with you during anything. Someone who’s just doing it for fun, or “shot for friends”, may not take it seriously and could be too social and distracted.
It’s a difficult situation to be in. I’d suggest looking for someone with actual experience who is maybe recommended by a friend, but who you don’t know.
Post # 4
@jbbs1222: Same boat! You have no idea how many times Fiance and I argue over who we want as our photographer. FI looks at the price. If it’s over our budget, he would veto it. However, all of his picks I veto because I felt the quality isn’t up to par.
Then we’re arguing over who we somewhat considering! I had one who was offering 8 hours for the price of 6 and he shut me down. I was disappointed. It’s still in the running but no final decision yet.
I’m sure you and your fiance can reach a compromise! If anything, just show him this board!
Post # 5
No we still never solved it. just kinda stopped talking about it. I think were going with the one i wanted tho. i found some messages in his fb to the photographer i wanted so he seems like he’s cooperating athough hes not telling me about it. i think hes trying to get him as a surprise or something for me. i think he realized his friend he wanted wasnt good.