(Closed) There is just something… Need your advice Please!

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Stupid or not?
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    I don't see anything wrong with their work : (2 votes)
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  • Post # 4
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    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I took a look at the pictures and to me, the thing that I don’t like it their use of colour. I am not a photography buff by ANY stretch, but the colours in most of the photos seem really oversaturated. 

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I think it’s that they use a ton of filters, so their style kind of ranges from vibrant to washed out to vintage-looking etc. etc.  Also I only saw portrait and engagement shoots, no full weddings??

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    They seem overly stylised. If there’s something that bothers you, even if you can’t put your finger on it, don’t go with them!

    Post # 7
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @grapefruitgal:  That was my thought, too.  Some of the lighting just seems really off to me.

    Post # 8
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    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I also think the color is off. I’d ask to see a full wedding exactly as it was delivered to the customer. This was the #1 best way for me to distinguish between the photographers I was considering. Many of the photographers will just put up their absolute best, most edited shots on Facebook or their blog/portfolio. Think about it – even a complete novice could take a few good shots out of hundreds.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Hum..I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I think they pictures look great!

    Post # 10
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    374 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Margualette:  You should look for another photographer. For the future, if you are bothered one bit or have something you can’t pinpoint about a photographer’s work, keep looking. I don’t think you should settle for any photographer, because at the end of the day YOU’RE the one that is paying THEM.

    Post # 11
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    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Honestly, I’ve never been to  South Africa, so I’m not sure what the trends are there but I’m not crazy about these. I personally don’t really like the lighting or editing. I think some of the colors are pushed excessively, but more in a way where it makes it all very stark. Similarly, (just looking at the one wedding album available) there are some very obvious editing fails – flyaway hairs on the bride, not cleaning up her eyebrows, etc. 

    I had two different experiences with this, and all I can do is share with you.  My private wedding (just me and DH) was shot by a friend of mine who is a photojournalist professionally. I LOVE his photos and we were super lucky he did this for us, basically for waaaay less than he is worth. I love my wedding photos, and they were everything I wanted. He totally understood and was a really a bit part of our day (since it was literally us, a priest, and two photographers). 

    We just hosted a year “anniversary party” for friends and family this summer. Unfortunately, my friend moved out West this year and just couldn’t do the photos. I looked around the party city -where I don’t live anymore- and really didn’t find anything I was crazy about that was within my budget.. And by within my budget, I mean the few I liked started above my budget for the ENTIRE party! Everything was sort of like this, good but not exceptional.

    We ended up hiring a girl who came reccomended. She’s just out of grad school, and her portfolio for school was very good. Her event stuff was just as good as many of the other people who were ok. She was wonderful throughout the day, took tons of photos and was very nice. However, I could tell she wasn’t super confident. I was still super optimistic.

    So far, I’ve only seen the few previews of her favorites that she emailed (still waiting on the finals) but honestly… I don’t like them at all. Darling Husband already asked for the raw files as well so he can rework them all in photoshop. They’re all so plain and blazee for my taste, and they don’t really capture the sentimental, fun tone of the day. 

    Sorry this was super long winded, but in the end, I really wish we had figured something out. Started trying to book someone sooner, put more money into it, or something. Totally not that girls fault, but it’s just how I feel. 

    If you’re not crazy, over the top ZOMG, I would say to keep looking. 

    Post # 12
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I feel like a mega bitch saying this, but the pictures are a hot mess. 

    I could be completely wrong, but it looks to me that no professional lighting was used in most of the pictures. 

    There’s also enormous editing mistakes in some of the pictures. Even weak photography can be fixed with a phenomenal photoshop job. Some of the pictures are just over-edited with too many filters, etc. Other ones need significantly more editing.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=362418320500816&set=pb.313321672077148.-2207520000.1346597424&type=1&theater

    (Look closely at the model’s top right shoulder, and the weird “aura” that basically surrounds her)

    Again, I’m so sorry if I sound like a bitch. 

    I’m just trying to be 100% honest! 

     

     

    Post # 14
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I totally agree with other posters but wanted to throw in there that there doesn’t seem to be any real wedding photos on the site. Most photographers can shoot portraits- it’s not that hard when you can tell someone where to stand and how to look. But capturing moments they can’t redo, that’s hard. So I’d be wary of a photog who doesn’t display any “moment” photos and only displays portraits.

    That, and they use waaaay too much photoshop post-processing.

    Good luck!

    Post # 15
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    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    They’re very photoshop happy – enhancing colors to the point where it looks unnatural. Also, it seems as though they don’t have a good understanding of how to use lighting. Some photos look very flash happy or there are shadows when there shouldn’t be. I would find someone else. Usually if someone has “great deals” it doesn’t mean their work is great.

    Post # 16
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    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Sorry to be mean, but I don’t like the photos.  The composition is very tacky, along with the filters, color corrections, and lighting.  My first reaction was “ugh” when I saw some of the photos.  You can find someone much much better!

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