Which would you choose as your photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Which one would you choose?
    #1 : (23 votes)
    49 %
    #2 : (8 votes)
    17 %
    Keep looking : (13 votes)
    28 %
    other (please specify) : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 18
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Between these two I’d pick number 1, I like the style and the quality feels a bit higher to me…

    Post # 19
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    5374 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MapleBecky: I actually liked the pictures from number two better, if you don’t mind paying a bit more than I think you should go with them. I picked number one earlier based on price since the quality of the pictures aren’t that different. I like the angles and feel of the pictures from number two way better though (:

    Post # 20
    Member
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think their photos speak the most about which one is better. When you meet with them in person, ask to see a whole wedding and what the product looks like. I’m kind of siding with the teacher (because I once was one!) and also because I know of a great photography who use to be a teacher as well (Caroline Tran). Obviously, that doesn’t mean that #2 is like that, but I’m just saying…

    Also, our wedding photographer did not do our e-pics (we used to live somewhere else and we got it done there). So the wedding will be our first time working with them. I think that if they are good photographers, it doesn’t matter if you also need to an e-pic session.

    Post # 21
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    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    In addition to USERs comment about the Canon camera: Just FYI, being a Nikon shooter, a Nikon D80 is not a professional full-frame camera either. The D90 has also come out since then, but that’s also not a pro camera. Nikon pro cameras include but are not limited to the D700 and D3.

    Thank you for posting the web sites! I’m sure you know that neither of these photographers are real professionals for their equipment, what they are charging and the quality of their work. However, you asked us to pick one, so if I had to go with one of the two. No. 2 is MUCH better. No. 1 is still using on-camera pop-up flash, which makes her photos have flat lighting, dark backgrounds, and generally look like any snapshots your guests would take. You would be just as well off asking a guest with and SLR to take your photos for free versus hiring her. No. 2 is at least onto using natural light indoors and there is hope she will progress more in her skills with time. Also, with both cameras being non-professional, I will tell you the Nikon D80 is SLIGHTLY better than the Canon 40D. (there is also a Nikon D40 and D60 below it). Good luck!

    Post # 22
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    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like 1 a little better in the way she has framed her composition of the images.

    I think $750 is a fair price—they’re not out of the world amazing, but they’re decent photos that will give you a nice memory of the day.

    Post # 23
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    1403 posts
    Bumble bee

    @PassionatePhotoLady:  I love ya LB 🙂  But the D80 is on par with the canon rebel series (XT,etc).  It has a plastic body, slow 3fps and not very good high iso noise reduction.  The canon 30D was compared to it years ago, and the improved 40D was more comparible to the newer and better Nikon D3000.

    The canon 40D, 50D are common backup cameras for some wedding professionals.  The Nikon D80 is not 🙂

    That being said the real world difference between these cameras is not enough to warrant one over the other.

    Post # 25
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    376 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @MapleBecky: I think that this newest photographer (facebook profile) has good images for the money. Speaking as a fellow bride on a budget, if I were choosing photographers, I would be happy to go with her.

    If you go with someone “nicer” as the other posters suggest, you would definitely have to go up to $1800. I let my FH pick out our photographer b/c FH is an amateur photog himself and wanted somebody really great who would take better pictures than he could (lol). Our photographer’s price is $1700. I am kind of sick about paying that much, but it makes him happy. 🙂

    If I were choosing for myself and staying within my own budget, I would definitely have no problem going with Katelyn Rose. 

    Post # 27
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I’m a photographer from PEI. Just sent you an inbox msg with some info if you’re interested! 

     

     

    Post # 28
    Member
    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @USER876: Love ya too, user, but totally beg to differ, lol. Nikon D80 or D90s are common backups and the ISO performance on Nikons in general is superior to Canon by about 800 ISO. Anyway, this sounds like a common Nikon/Canon debate, which wouldn’t interest the OP, so we can discuss it in private from here.

    However I will concur that the difference between the two is too small to be a factor in her choosing.

    Post # 29
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    2050 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Asking all about “your story” right off the bat is nice of a photographer to do in showing interest in a couple, and it is flattering, but what it comes down to is whether that story can be captured and translated through the photos, not an email. You need an photographer here. #1 sounds like more of a pro, more experienced, offers the online album, *and* has the expertise to know that it is only through your exchange during the engagement photo session that she will learn how to photograph you best, which is what it is all about ultimately. Go with her.

    Post # 31
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    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @MapleBecky: I have to agree with LB and USER again here. Number 1 is . . . awful. You will be unhappy. No sense of lighting, composition, etc. You would be better off having guests take photos.

    Number 2, if it’s all you have to work with, is probably your best bet, but if you haven’t already, please inquire about their lighting equipment. This is CRUCIAL depending on where/what time of day you’re getting married. Do you have any info on that? Will it be outdoor, indoor? Daytime, night time? I think both of these photographers would have serious struggles with low light. Have you asked what lenses they shoot with? That might help the photographers here tell you once and for all whether or not they’re going to be able to handle low light.

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