Post # 1
I’m in need of serious help choosing a photographer. There are too many good ones to choose from, it seems!
I’m looking for a photojournalistic approach.
Can you pls respond if you’ve had any experience with any of the following below?
4 Eyes Photography
Erik Ekroth Photography
Joel Greenberg & Wendy Stewart Photography
Lina Jang Photography
Sarah Merians Photography
Post # 3
I”ve heard great things about Erik Ekroth and 4 Eyes, but don’t have any personal experience with any of them–sorry! 🙁 From what I’ve seen Sarah Merians and Greenberg/Stewart look less like photojournalistic style. Again, no personal experiences, this is just my opinion after checking out their blogs/websites during my own photog search. Good luck!
Post # 4
My wedding isn’t until Sept 2010. But I booked Cly Creation, which several of my fiance’s friends, have used and comes highly recommended. Check out their blog and website. =)
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
i haven’t heard of those photographers, but we did use ananda lima for our engagement pics, and really liked her. good luck!
Post # 6
For some other suggestions (or some other blogs to drool over!), check out Agaton Strom (super nice and VERY highly recommended by like a bajillion people http://www.agatonstrom.com/ ), Aga Images ( http://www.agaimages.com/ ) , and Patricia Kantzos (who we’re using 🙂 http://www.kantzos.com)
Post # 7
I’ve seen lots of Sarah Merians and she’s recommended by a lot of venues. My opinion, and I considered her, her work is just okay for the price that she charges.
Joel Greenberg is quite good – also pricey, especially if you want him to shoot for you and also want another photographer. If that isn’t a concern, try him out.
Loved, loved, Agaton Strom, but he was just a bit more than I wanted to spend. So with that said, I’ll recommend my photographer, who I’d classify as fairly similar to Agaton Strom but for a lot less – Bill Walsh of Stellaview Studios (based out of NJ but travels throughout the NYC/NJ/PA area).
Post # 8
Sarah Edwards is a photographer based out of CT (but she can certainly travel to NY) who shoots in the photojournalistic style. Her website is http://www.edwardsphotodesign.com. She takes amazing photos and is reasonably priced. I used her for my engagement photos and she’ll be taking photos at my wedding. I highly recommend her!
Post # 9
Hi Gerbera Daisy! Cly Creation looks great- what is their pricing like?
Post # 10
Hey there! I’m in LOVE with my photographer. He’s amazing and just an awesome guy too. He’s Danny Weiss (dannyweissphoto.com). We just got our engagement photos back and loved them and a couple of friends used him too and were really pleased. Can’t recommend him enough.
Other great ones to look into are angelica glass, christian oth studios, 5 west studios and brian dorsey. We spent forever looking for the photographer b/c it was so important to us and those were our top pics.
Post # 11
@ monamiestephanie I have a number of friends who used Wendy & Joel Greenberg and I agree they’re really good. I actually have 2 sep. friends who are featured couples on the website, if you want to PM me and I’ll send you the links. They were a little too expensive for our budget though so I didn’t go with them.
Lina Jang is UH-mazing! Fiance and I met with her a couple weeks ago. I really like that if you hire her, you get her & an assistant for the whole day (not 8hrs and $X per additional hr like most others) AAAAND she touches up every.single.picture that she takes which is unheard of. She’s a little pricey too but she does have 2 other photographers who work with her at a cheaper rate.
I’m completely obsessed with Ricky Restiano ‘s work but he was booked for our date. I might book a session with him after the wedding to get shots around the city of just Fiance & I.
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
I don’t have personal experience with Lina Jang, but she shot my cousin’s wedding, and the pictures were beautiful! I’m using Erica Lyn – we liked her style and got along well with her – important for a photog!
Post # 13
In the spirit of full disclosure, I work with my husband who is a wedding photographer in NYC (Joshua Zuckerman -www.jzweddings.com). Chosing a photographer is not easy, but there are tons of great photographers out there. A few things to consider are:
1. Big studio vs. boutique studio
2. Photographer’s responsiveness both before AND after the wedding
3. Photographer input on album edits
The advantage to going with a boutique studio, is that the photographer who shoots your wedding will be hands on for the whole process. This means, they are there for the initial meeting, do the pre-wedding prep to go over shot lists, etc., process the images and then work with you on the album. When you work with one person, they will get to know you and be able to provide the images and the album edit that is important to you.
I saw a post here where the bride, while she liked her wedding photos, was disappointed that the photographer didn’t capture more details that she had worked so hard on. Good communication between you and the photographer is key.
A couple of other things to consider, is how service oriented or responsive a photographer seems. You’ll want your photographer to be available to answer any questions, or fulfill a request, both before AND after your wedding. Find out from past couples how responsive a photographer was. And, does the photographer help you edit your album. Editing is an art, and can be very time consuming. Some photographers are very talented at editing, which is what makes an album look amazing.
Hope this is helpful.
Post # 14
We’re working with Kate Murphy and couldn’t be happier. She’s extremely responsive, reasonably priced and actually trained as a photojournalist before switching to weddings.
I’m notoriously camera-shy, but she made our engagement photo process painless and seeing the photos made me really happy that we decided to have a wedding rather than elope. She’s also bee featured on OnceWed and (I think, StyleMePretty).
Post # 15
@SaraAileen20… i think their pricing is about $2500 and above depending on what package you sign up for.
Post # 16
I had a friend that used Jayd Garndina last year – He recommended her to me – He says she was great and very outgoing and great to work with.