(Closed) Stressing over which Photographer to pick! HELP!…Please :-)

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which Photographer?
    Photographer #1: It may be a lot of $, BUT you LOVE them! Consider it an Investment : (6 votes)
    38 %
    Photographer #2: Economy sucks, go with the cheapest alternative : (2 votes)
    13 %
    Photographer #3: Good photographs for a fraction less.... : (8 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would give Photog 2 another chance – well, honestly, I would 100% definitely personally meet with each photographer you’re seriously considering before booking with anyone.

    Email is tricky, and a straight forward business manner could easily be misconstrued as rude – you’d hate to miss out on such a great deal on similar quality photos just because he’s not great with email!

    Post # 5
    Member
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think that all 3 would do a great job at your wedding, but I would definately go with #1… all their pics are amazing & they have creative & flattering angles. Their site was the easiest for me to use.

    Photog #1 is amazing! If you have it in the budget, I say go with them! Plus, you clicked instantly, which is a very good thing :).

    I think Photog #2 is also very good. Plus all the reviews on her site show that people love her work & enjoyed working with her.

    Photog #3 is good, but if they’re the same price as #1, I think #1 is much better. To me, some of #3s pics seem “flat”. Their site was really slow & so I couldn’t look at all their albums.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    You should meet with the others before making a decision.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3041 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Want to add, I was a little biased because I like #1s style the most. But, go with whichever photographer’s style YOU like best!! I think all 3 would do a great job. Also, meet with them all (or the ones you are seriously considering), because email isn’t very personal & can come across as rude when its really not supposed to be. 

    Also, don’t stress!! You picked out some really good photogs, so no worries! 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    8 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @brady3537: Are you in Michigan? My photographer is moving from New York to Tenessee, but she’s less expensive than the ones you have listed and she’s AMAZING. Here is her website: http://www.courtneydavidson.com/

    You would have to cover travel expenses, but as an event planner I’ve worked with many photographers and she’s the best. I’m getting her basic package which is $2,200 and includes eight hours of shooting, engagement session, and other good stuff.

    Post # 9
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would definitely consider meeting with the others before making a decision.  But if you have the space in your budget and you really love it, then go for it!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I would meet with No. 3, and from there, decide between No. 1 and 3. No. 3’s editing is more my style (kind of has a vintage effect), but No. 1 is also very, very good. I think the editing choices in some of No. 2’s photos were questionable (a bit cheesy for me, if that makes sense).

    Keep us posted in who you pick!

    Post # 11
    Member
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I agree with the other posts.  Meet all 3 photographers before making a decision and go with your gut.  You will then know how much you are comfortable spending and who you can see yourself working with in the future. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    I personally think 5k is wayyyyy too expensive, especially for only 8 hours of coverage. I also have no idea where you are from. So, to put things in perspective for you, here is what I am getting in Buffalo, NY:

    Demme Photography

    -2 photographers

    -12 hours and unlimited locations for coverage

    -12 page album

    -Bridal Portrait session, Boudoir session and Engagement session

    -A few prints that we would like….3 11×4 or we can break that down however we want

    -Every style of photo (traditional, fine art, photojournalistic)

    -and at least 750 proofs for us to keep 

    we are getting all of this for $3225 … the boudoir session is $225 so without that (which is a surprise for my fiance) our photo package is $3000. I found that this is about average for Buffalo. You can definitely spend a lot more here and you can find a few photographers for less. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    Try and meet with the other photogs. before making a decision. You could be missing out on some sweet deals!! 🙂

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