(Closed) Should I go with a new photographer?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I would go with the new photographer, if you liked his portfolio better. Photos are all you have when it’s over 🙂

Post # 3
587 posts
Busy bee

Have you viewed the portfolio of the photographer you have already booked with? If not , then I would be stressing a bit! I didn’t click your link, but the photos I can see on here look quite nice and artistic. Four hrs coverage isn’t very much. Are you planning on having bride getting ready, groom getting ready, family shots, ceremony shots, and after ceremony shots? With four hours, you would be lucky to fit it all in. I’d rather have unlimited number of photos too if I were you!

Post # 4
1754 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I say switch. A 400 photo limit weirds me out big time. Will they stop shooting after they hit 400? Or will they toss out gorgeous photos because they have too many and it’s over 400?

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Switch! DEFINATELY! The photos are your documentation of the day and it goes by so fast that you want a good photographer taking unlimited pics so you can be all like “wow I totally forgot we did that” etc etc…..

Post # 6
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would go we the best photographer you can go with as pics are all that is left. I got a similar package. Later on you can go online and develope them. Make sure they are copy right released. look at photobook girl website blog for her recommendations and reviews of different places online to purchase and create your own book. Just buy time right now. And sounds like you may get a deal when someone has a free calendar date. :). Just make sure you read reviews of them and they rare honest…as in don’t run away w your photos. Also, if you think about it, you really want pics of the meat of your wedding.. And you may have to forgo having some of you getting dressed but big deal. Let someone take those with their iPhone. How many do you really a want of your girls putting on makeup vs of the actual cermemony and your family at the wedding?q I say switch. You want hourly rates. It sounds like a rip off the other package. 

Post # 7
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think it’s 400 photos because it’s 4 hours and photoGS capture roughly 100 pictures in an hour (hence, expect 1000ish pics for your full day 10 or 12 hour photographer.) But either way, you should go with whichever portfolio you like better. I love my choice in photographer and videographer. They were a little over my budget but I went to a wedding show where all of the photographers’ DISCOUNT rates were way more than what I had booked with. Agree with PPs that all you have are pics and videos when it’s over, might as well make them good ones!

Post # 9
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

before you cancel, make sure the new photographer is available, and please sign a contract. 

Tell the old photographer that you have decided to go with another photographer, and that you understand that you forfeit the deposit, and wish them well. 

This photographer was probably counting with the rest of the money you were going to pay. He is missing out on income if you cancel. But it’s their fault for not signing a contract with you with a cancellation clause.

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