- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
My sister got married 2 years ago this September, and my ex and I had booked the same photographer for our would-have-been wedding (remember, I called off the wedding 3 days beforehand?)
Anyway, the photographer agreed to give my NEW FH and I a "date transfer discount" if we booked him again. The photo package we picked is reasonable at $2,000 for all day coverage and up to 3 locations, plus about 600 proofs, a CD, and some other stuff. Anyway, my sister’s pictures turned out BEAUTIFULLY. This is really nice work! Except I’ve been stalking his website and I’ve noticed that he does a lot of the same work at each wedding. A majority of the poses he did at my sister’s wedding were featured on his site from numerous other weddings. Plus, I’ve seen knottie bios of brides that used him, and all of THEIR pics are generally the same, too. I don’t just mean STYLE, I mean actual POSES. (you know the "poses" that look NOT posed? yeah, he does them A LOT)
I’m worried that my parents will end up with a photo album that looks exactly like my sister’s…basically "interchangeable bride head". Would it be rude of me to bring this up to the photographer? I’d like to ask him to just be aware that he shot my sister’s wedding and while I LOVE his style, I’d like a little more variety between the shoots that he did for her, and the one he will do for me. I thought about sending some examples of photos from other photographers that I love, but I’m not sure how this will be taken.
What do you ladies think? Should I just suck it up, since I decided to re-book him? Or should I speak up and let him know that I’d like to see a difference in photos between the weddings? Any photographers out there who can chime in?