(Closed) Trouble picking photograher – help! these any good?

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh  my…

 

So Right off the bat from the one’s you’ve met I would say #3 (Red Geko) is the only acceptable one. Their work is actually pretty good. The other two are just not good. 

 

Of the two you’re planning on meeting, I would cancel an appointment wiith A. They are not very good at all. I really liked “B” so I would keep an appointment.

 

All in all, for me it would be Brown Street Studios followed by Red Gecko. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

#1 is horrible… all blurry photos, no post editing… ew

#2 is better… more creativity, sharper images, but they seem mostly staged shots (which I don’t like, but if it’s  your style go for it). They use spot coloring… which is what an amateur would do… I don’t like that… 

#3 is best of all three. I think some of the shots they have look like fine art, they are much more creative, the photos show emotion… some photos have too much contrast (which I don’t like but maybe you do), I love that they have a blog, that helps you get a sense of what a whole wedding looks like. The photos look fun and vibrant.

A) The galleries are hard to navigate… the photos are boring. They use texture layering… their post processing is all over the place. Some photos are too overexposed, some are underexposed…etc. overall, thumbs down. They are older photographers (not that there’s something wrong with that!), but in their case I think it affects the way the people pose in the photos… dated.

B) Their images are too retouched… unnatural. I don’t like the color post processing either… I wish they had a blog where you could see whole weddings. UPDATE: I went their old blogspot, and the photos are nice. The photos look more natural, the post processing looks better (though not consistent, see how some of those photos have a yellow sky, and some a white sky, and some blue, it’s all over the place), the photos are sharp. I don’t know why they don’t have these photos in the galleries… they are so much better than the ones at their main website.

From all these, I would pick Red Gecko Studio. You are getting married in 2 months and you don’t have a photographer yet? I would go with Red Gecko Studio. 

Take a look at this one http://www.emilysteffen.com/

http://www.theknot.com/Vendors/Wisconsin-Photographers/Profiles/PHO/175

 

These are photographers in your area.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I personally would go for number 3 red geko after looking at all of them they are the only ones which I looked at and thought “wow “.

I wasn’t sure what to look for when I first started looking for my photographer, but after sifting through literally 100s I began to realise what I did and didnt like. I felt an emotional draw to his pictures and that’s what sealed it for me . When your looking at there portfolios think about how the photos make you feel emotionally and see which ones you feel more drawn too, hope this helps 🙂

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Forgot to add , I know you probably have a set price in mind for your photographer but if there is someone you really like then it is worth paying the money for ! I ended up paying double what I had budgeted for ( and we are on a tight budget) but these pictures will be with you for the rest of your life remember so only the best will do 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I also like Red Gecko most of all. The photos from the others just don’t seem that well composed to me.

A friend of mine had this photog shoot her wedding, (and they did her sister’s wedding after that) and her photos turned out beautifully.  Seems like they’re probably around the same price as Red Gecko:  http://www.capturingyourday.com/

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Red Gecko!!

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