Post # 1
We got our engagement pictures back!! We are in the process of going through the 300+ pictures to pick a handful that we want edited. The pictures were taking by a photojournalism stuent…and we are in LOVE with the pictures!!
What do you think, would you use her for the wedding?
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Post # 3
Precious! 🙂 Love your dog!
Post # 4
Awwww!! I like the ones with your dog!! So cute! 🙂
Post # 5
If you love the pictures then I would use her for the wedding. I like the pics.. They are precious.
Post # 6
Awww, love the pictures with the dog, especially the one with you allwalking together. Too cute! I think you should see how the edits turn out and make yuor decision if you’ll use her then. Good luck!
Post # 7
It’s difficult to tell from such a small sampling of photos, but from what you posted, I do see some issues that bother me, especially with the compositions and cropping. I see a few issues that are pretty basic, like in the one picture your elbow is cut off, and you should never crop a photo at the “joint” since it gives an “amputated look.”
Being able to take nice portraits is one thing, wedding photography is a whole other ball game. Here are a few things I would be concerned about
1. Does the student have ample equipment to shoot a wedding. The proper lenses, backup’s for everthing including a spare body,
2. Does the student have a good knowledge of lighting and flash photography? Taking pictures outdoors being able to pose people in the shade and ideal positions compared to the sun doesn’t happen with weddings! You have to be able to deal with any lighting condition
3. Has the student done weddings before? Wedding photography is fast paced, you miss something, you miss it…forever. There is no time to take a picture, find out you screwed up the exposure and retake it. You have to be confident you can nail all the importrant shots the first time around. This comes from experience photographing weddings. Also, what would you do about an album?
Post # 8
I wouldn’t use her, she doesn’t seem to have a grasp on exposure. Your faces are blown out, and there’s a loss of detailing that would bother me for my wedding.
And I second everything @USER876:said.
Post # 9
I don’t think I would use her, I agree with what @user876 said. We used a student for our wedding as a second shooter, and she did a fantatstic job, however imo her pictures were a lot clearer and more focused, and a little more artsy…. maybe she has more experience than the student you worked with and a different style?
However if you love them and like how they look go for it, everyone has a different taste in photography!
Post # 10
They are nice foe e-pics, and I’m glad you like them. But I wouldn’t use her for a wedding based on these. Ask her how much experience she has doing weddings. As someone up-thread said, they are more difficult to shoot, and there are no re-dos. I’m no photography buff so I can’t speak using technical language, but your pictures look a little off. Your faces look a little blurry or washed out. The pictures with you two walking along the trees are off centered, and so is the 5th one, which cuts off your FI’s arm. I know it’s hard finding a photographer because they are so expensive. If that is why you chose this person you can try looking at portfolios of other students in your area. You might find someone with more experience.
Post # 11
Your Fiance looks like Colin Firth!
Post # 12
Personally I don’t like the photographer’s work. The color quality isn’t that good and the looks on your faces looks forced. I would keep looking for someone to do the wedding. You NEVER want to not like your pictures from the wedding, and I have friends that regret their photographer now. Thanks for sharing and good luck!