Post # 1
Hey Hive, I need your help!
Which photographer would you choose? I’m having a hard time choosing between two photographers. Originally I had someone else in mind..but I just can’t spend a fortune on photos. It isn’t in my budget. Being a photographer myself, it’s very important that I get the bang for my buck. Here are the two choices:
Photographer 1: She doesn’t have a website but a friend of mine had her pictures taken with this photographer. Here are some examples of some shots she has taken:http://s1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa402/RG1717/
Photographer 2: He has a facebook page..here’s the link to that page with some of his work: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/LenCurriePhotography/135052219743
Both are around the same price range and give a CD with the same amount of edited photos on a disc. Photographer one gives 35 prints an hour free, along with the Disc, and photographer 2 gives a musical slideshow of photos along with the CD.
Your opinions would be much appreciated!
edit: for some reason the second link won’t hilight completely, so you might need to copy, paste it into your browser.
Post # 3
I think it would help people give you advice if they know what your budget is (which I assume both of these will fit into). It is really difficult to gauge someone by looking at a dozen pictures.
Beyond that, I think the best advice (for all these threads) is as follows:
1. Ask to see a wedding shot from start to finish (not just the 20 best images). Get an idea of the coverage you will be getting. Are there any missed shots? Are the images edited cleanly in a style that you like? Are there any segments that appear to be missing? Are the images pleasing to eye? Are the colors accurate? Are they crisp and sharp?
2. Meet the photographer, see how you click with them
3. Discuss backups, both for the photographer and their equipment. Make sure your day is covered in case something happens to the photographer or their gear. See what each offers
4. Compare the deliverables vs price for both. See what more closely matches your needs
5. Read the contract, make sure you are comfortable with everything in there and it is complete.
Post # 4
@USER876: Thanks for the advice! Will do.
Post # 7
I voted for #1. I’m not a pro, but #2 looks a bit overly photoshopped for my taste.
Post # 8
I’m a pro wedding photographer, and I would go with 1. I love the stuff she has posted. I’d ask to see a full wedding though, just to make sure! 🙂