- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
Here is #1’s response to some of my questions:
Here is #1’s response to some of my questions:
Between these two I’d pick number 1, I like the style and the quality feels a bit higher to me…
@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 (:
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.
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!
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.
@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.
Thank you! I love all of the imput I am getting.
If any of you are on facebook, will you look at this one? I am thinking she may be even better than everyone else. She’s $750, 10-12 hrs, full rights to CD and includes an engagement shoot but does not offer any prints or albums.
Here is her info:
ep! I most definitely travel to the Sussex area. There would be an additional
all inclusive traveling fee of $40.00. I am based out of the Fredericton area.
Here is the list of my Wedding Photography Packages & Prices!
Gold Wedding Package: $850.00
Silver Wedding Package: $750.00
@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.
Here is what she just emailed me:
1: No. You will receive the best images from each stage of your wedding. These are chosen based on picture quality, and importance. (will not get every picture)
2: As my previous e-mail says, you will be given a Photo CD with all reproduction rights. Your CD will be ready for pick up in approximately 30 days, after the wedding date.
3: All images are edited & retouched.
4: Canon 50D & Canon Rebel. (two camera)
5: My photography portfolio should show you my style, and experience. I have photographed over 20 weddings in the past year, and I am self taught.
6: Engagements are shot on location only, as I do not operate a studio.
I’m feeling excited about #3.
I’m a photographer from PEI. Just sent you an inbox msg with some info if you’re interested!
@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.
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.
Also, how many photos are normal to get back?
#3 says this:
For a deposit, I would require 50% up front and you would sign a contract with me at this time. Then, the remainder balance would be due on your wedding date.
Yes! I definitely offer sneak peeks for all of my photography clients. Those will be posted periodically in the 30 day waiting period.
For a full day of photography (Gold), you will receive 175 images. This all depends on a persons cooperation, as some people don’t like their picture being taken, as well as the weather conditions. I do not guarantee a set amount of images.
Is this normal?
@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.