(Closed) Potential Photographer… Looking for Opinions

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

her portraits look very pretty. how are her action shots? which are more important to you? granted, i didn’t look at many because her website was super slow.

Post # 4
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51 posts
Worker bee

I see nothing but portraits, which are nice. You need to see full wedding or 2 to get an idea of her shooting style, variety of situations and important moments. I didn’t see any pictures from the ceremony, first kiss, etc. Also there are no shots of preps, reception, emotions, variety of lighting conditions. Her site doesn’t tell me anything about her style, i can pose couples all day long it doesn’t make one a wedding photographer.

I want to see emotions and actions, not posed photographs.

 

Post # 5
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree with PP. There’s nothing but portraits of the couple. There’s no action shots, details of the ceremony or reception, etc.,

I would ask to see a full wedding before booking them.

Post # 6
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would also look into their portfolio for action shots, however I LOVE HER STYLE! Although her photos are posed, I see plenty of emotion in her photos. While I find action shots vital, I find posed shots just as important!

Post # 7
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1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Her style is a bit too composed and theatrical for my taste, but if YOU like her, isn’t that all that matters?

Upon a cursory view at her blog, what’s interesting is that a lot of her wedding posts only include staged shots. There’s a bit more action going on in her e-shoots, so I’d wonder why she doesn’t have more action going on in the wedding galleries. No harm in meeting with her, though. If you do, I highly recommend asking to see a wedding that she’s shot start to finish–you’ll see greater variety in her pics and get a better sense of her style.

Post # 8
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98 posts
Worker bee

Yup, nothing but portraits. Sorry, When I see that in a photographer’s blog I go to the next one. I’m not hiring them to shoot a model shoot. I want to see candids, and if all they show on their blog are portraits, that tells me what they think about their own ability to shoot candids.

Post # 9
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1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think if you love her and have spoken with her and seen a full wedding or two that she has shot, then go for it!  I think her editing is clean, which I like. nothing too crazy with edits.

Post # 10
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1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I like her. I would definately want to see more actual wedding shots before I booked but I do like the style.

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