(Closed) Put the fish-eye lens and your crazy flash away!!! (Semi-vent/call for advice)

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
2950 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i would like to know this as well. Darling Husband and I didnt have pro pics of our actual wedding so we decided to hire a pro for our renewal. while these pics arent terrible they def arent AMAZING. I was a little heartbroken. She didnt take hardly any pics for the 6 hours she was there, alot of the pics i wanted werent taken, and she acted rushed and clueless honestly. The person that was suppose to film it FORGOT the camera sitting up at the reception area!!!!!!!! 🙁 Im still a little upset about it but i just try to focus on the fact that i have an amazing man and regardless that the pics arent up to my standards….. i have pics. I know a couple ppl that werent able to get pro pics of their special day. I tend to hold onto grudges and stuff though so its been hard for me. Keep your head up and stay postive. Maybe you can find a friend thats awesome at photoshop!

Post # 4
1405 posts
Bumble bee

It’s upsetting to me to hear these stories.  We got married just 2 yrs ago and in our area there were mostly well known pro’s that have been around for a while.  They were all good in their own way and you choose mostly based on the packages that intersted you the most and the personaliity of the photographer.  Price didn’t vary much.  After some research, you pretty much knew them all.  Fast foward 2 yrs, and now people are bringing up names on the forums that I never heard of, and there are a ton of them.  Prices are also all over the place.

There are a lot of people getting into photography due to high the lower cost of admission with semi pro gear, the fact that unemployment is high, and the want for stay at home moms to find something to do productive.  Anyone can start up, get a website and pick a handful of nice images to display out of the thousands they took.  Some of these people are not true artists in the trade and can’t pull off consistant images and work with tough lighting conditions.  They may have limited gear on top of limited skill, and limited means of retouching.

Because of this, you really need to do your homework.  LB’s checklist is a great start and is a sticky on this forum.  Most of these people won’t be around that long, but tempt brides with a low price for now.

Fast forward, and I can tell you that the feeling will wear off.  Most people don’t pull their album out much after the first yr.  Hopefully, you were able to get at least one or two nice portraits so you can display them in the house.  Honestly, that’s probably all that matters because you won’t be sorting through hundreds of proofs much in the years to come, if at all.  It also helps if you had a nice video taken to cherish the moments and memories.


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