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strawberriesandcream: We had our engagement pics done on the beach / near water and the colors and skies look amazing. I think you should talk to whichever photographer you choose and discuss your expectations. I had a chat with mine and expressed what I didn’t like so she knew and the session went very smoothly. For some reason I was worried she would stick us in these awkward positions that I wasn’t comfortable with but she really understood what I was looking for. Just remember there are others that do like the filters/sun glare so a photographer may have done it for that reason so don’t dismiss a photog just because they have some of those pics.
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Just FYI both of the example photos you can very easily get as a result of shooting into the sun at a certain time of day, and doesn’t necessarily have to do with special filters. Don’t like the look? Don’t take photos right before the sun sets.
Post # 19
Every…single…photographer I’ve spoken to has these hazy oversaturated/undersaturated/ just way overprocessed photos that I can’t STAAAAND. It’s one thing if they have a few weddings with that style, but it’s obvious that these folks can’t take a picture without over-tweaking.
Post # 20
strawberriesandcream: Wedding photographer here. This style is a HUGE fad right now, and, I promise, will be replaced with something equally as silly just as fast as it got popular. When you’re taking pictures that people will look at for literally the rest of their lives, a few artsy fartsy ones are okay, but you’d better have three times as many “normal” ones. Good wedding photogs know this. They also know that they have to follow the fads in order to keep their heads above water. The reason you can’t find any photographers who don’t have the “lensflare” style splattered across their portfolios is because you are in the minority in that you don’t want that style. I have tons of that kind of thing on my website, but, if someone asked me to JUST take straight forward pictures and not get crazy with it, I would do just that. In fact, I prefer it. But people don’t want that, so I do what they ask. My advice is to choose a photographer whose pictures you enjoy looking at, then, if they have the shots like that, that you’re not into, just ask if they can not do that. It’s as easy as not shooting directly into the sun, haha.
ETA: It’s not always overphotoshopping that creates this effect. I believe that for a lot of people, it is. But sometimes, it’s 100% natural in the lighting and the way the sun’s rays are shining and if there is humidity or fog in the air, etc. and it is the BEST knowing you can capture that without a ton of tweaking.