(Closed) Which photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which photographer?
    Local professional : (14 votes)
    93 %
    Traveling professional : (0 votes)
    Local amateur : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    For me, it is photographer #1 without a doubt. The work looks much more modern and I prefer the framing and lighting.

    I’d be wary of going with the friend if she hasn’t been the best at responding – you need someone who’s on the ball when you’re in the last weeks leading up to your wedding and have a million things going on. Good luck!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would rule out option #2 right off– it sounds like you don’t like thier photography.

    If it were me, I’d go with #1, despite the higher cost, you don’t have to deal with any friend kind of issues when you are paying someone you don’t personally know and who will be under contract and has a reputation to uphold.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I haven’t looked at the websites, but based on your comments, photographer #1.  At the end of the day, all you’ll have (other than your husband and a wedding band) is the pictures of your wedding and the memories from that day.  Do not hire a photographer you aren’t crazy about and do not hire a photographer that isn’t responsive. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think that photos should be an investment and since you love the first photographer, I think you should go with that! Also, I think that $1250 is a super decent price for a photographer (ours is $2700 for 8 hours)!

    Post # 11
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    its important to understand that the photographer that has to travel will require lodging.  Which could bring the price up significantly. Plus, there’s no reason to use someone who will have to travel unless you absolutely CANNOT live without them.  if you like some other photographer better, then don’t go with the out of town photographer.  

    Too, the local photographer is likely to know your reception and/or have shot there before, which is also important because they know the space and how it photographs.

    Personally, I WISH our photographer was $1250 ….we are paying $5000+ for photography.   I would pick #1 hands down, wouldnt even give it a second thought.  If youre paying a grand for photos you want to LOVE them. 🙂

    Post # 12
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    2742 posts
    Sugar bee

    Number 1 hands down. After looking at the pictures. I know that the price differential is a little high but that photog surpasses all the others!

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