(Closed) UGH! Second guessing my choice of photographer. Need advice!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer should I go with?
    Craig Rogers : (4 votes)
    29 %
    Susan Sancomb : (10 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
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    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Both photographers take lovely photos, but the quality of Susan’s pictures are better. 

    Losing $650 is a lot of money, does your contract address cancelation? 

    Post # 4
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I do like Susans a bit better.  Is she even open on your date?  It’s a big loss financially (it would be for me).  I would check if Susan was open and verify pricing and then speak with Craig about your options.

    Post # 5
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    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Ocean:

    i love both these photographers, i personally prefer the first. but each to their own. if you can afford the change over and would possible regret it if you didn’t the go fot it. 

    Post # 6
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I find these photogrpahers to be pretty similar. Susan seems to have a smidge more of an artistic eye in some shots but I think  they are both very good. I have to say I don’t like how she put her portfolio together with the photos side by side, takes away from the photos IMO and is hard to really decide if I like her style. Hard choice! But I think I would stick with Craig.

    Post # 7
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    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    From a photog’s POV, Susan is definitly much better. $750 better though? Hmmm I don’t know. If you still like your original choice I’d stick by it.

    Post # 8
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    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I like Susan better. The photos are the part of your wedding day that you will look at for years. So if it’s in your budget to loose the $750, I’d switch-if it’s not, I don’t see anything wrong with the other photographer. You could also see if Craig would be willing let you apply the $750 to an engagement or trash the dress session. Not all photographers will be ok with applying a deposit to something else, but it doesn’t hurt to ask. Another option would be to keep Craig for the wedding and use Susan for an aftershoot/trash the dress, or bridal portraits.

    Post # 9
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I don’t think Susan is $750 better.  I would stay with Craig.

    Post # 10
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    2433 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t know if I could handle losing the $750 deposit.. But if you’re willing to do that, I really like Susan’s eye for framing her shots and the quality of color in her images. I don’t think the other photographer’s work is bad, just not as good as the alternative choice.

    Good luck!

    Post # 12
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    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I don’t even care that you would have to give up the 750. I just like Craig’s work better!

    Post # 13
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    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think they are equally good. I also think losing $750 is a really bad idea in this economy. Even if it is a year away. JMO

    Post # 14
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    1446 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Have you looked at an entire wedding either has shot? I loved several photographers’ websites and blogs but when I asked to see a whole wedding they had shot from start to finish, I often found that I was underwhelmed and they only had a couple of good shots per wedding (which are the ones that always end up on the blog).

    Post # 15
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    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    What is the price difference without adding the lost deposit?

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Ocean: Here’s the thing. Susan is better, hands down. Better composition, better use of color, really tells the story of the event as a whole with her work, as well as the detail. Craig seems to have a slightly narrower eye – just focused on two people in a photo, two sets of hands, etc. It is lovely work, too, but I think with Susan you’d get more variety and quality work.

    If you decide to jump to Susan and lose your $750 deposit on Craig, first:

    1. Call Susan and make sure she is available on your day.

    2. Meet with Susan in person and make sure you even get along and can communicate well.

    3. Consider the rest of your budget. It is so early in your planning process, so if you are paying for all of this yourself, consider other surprises that might come along your way with vendors and so forth and be sure to save up/prepare for these emergencies.

    Good luck!

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