(Closed) What should I do about a photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I go with the photographer who just charges for the hotel room or not?
    Go with the one that just charges for the hotel room : (1 votes)
    9 %
    You only get 1 shot, go with the photographer that has more experience, the one that charges $175/hr : (10 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Before you make any decisions, you need to see the other guy’s photos.  Also there are probably other photogs starting out in your area whose photos you might like better.  Alternatively, if have any talented friends who take photos as a hobby, you could make them your unofficial second shooters to guarantee you will get some photos.

    Post # 4
    Member
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i feel like pictures are one of the main things to splurge on, but maybe that’s just me. it’s the one thing you’ll be looking at years and years from now, and when you’ve been married for 30 years, do you want to look back at your pictures and not like any of them or have regrets about who you chose? are there other photographers that are in the middle? as in, a lot of experience, good portfolio and not as expensive? just my opinion! good luck!

     

     

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would wait until you see the pictures of the other photographer before making a decision.  Just because he charges more, doesn’t mean he is good!  We did pay more for our photography because we knew that there was only one shot at it and we didn’t want to have someone that completely ruined the pictures.

    Post # 6
    Member
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Can you do an engagement photo shoot with the secretary’s husband as a trial? I found my photographer(s) dirt cheap and decided to do a trial before I booked them for my wedding.  This is a great time to show you don’t want generic shots and see if he can pull off the more candid type photos.

    Post # 7
    Member
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    maybe find someone in between, i met with at least 10 photographers. i went with an ametuer, because she really has a great eye but her editing skills aren’t top notch yet, and i’m sending the rough drafts to another photographer whose editing skills i’m in love with, but she wasn’t avaiable for the wedding. so i’m gonna spend about a grand for our engagement shoot, all copyrights, 5 hours at the wedding, and to send them off to be edited(even though she is going to edit some too) shop!!

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