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Choosing Photog for MY own Wedding

 
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Jan 15, 2013 13:39 |  #16

tim wrote in post #15489629 (external link)
I compared prices and went with the most expensive. Sometimes price and quality go hand in hand. I could find a free wedding photographer among friends, but I want the best.

ha ha, that's what I did! I know quite a few fellow togs now, a couple of whom would have probably done it as a favour for me.

But I didn't want someone who was just OK/good. I wanted someone exceptional. As a fellow tog and knowing many others, whoever shot the wedding would have lots of pairs of eyes looking at things most sane people would never look at!

In the end we went with a photographer whose work I love but was double our original budget. At first my fiancée wasn't keen to overshoot our budget by so much but after meeting him and looking at his albums she was convinced that his work was worth the big extra premium.

What I've done though is asked for images only. I don't see the value myself in paying him to put together an album when I can easily do this myself and get it printed at cost price.


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Jan 15, 2013 16:54 |  #17

I am on the other end of this one. I recently shot the wedding of another photographer. He hired me for who I am and what/how I shoot. I provided my standard package. He made no requests for special dispensation (didn't ask for RAW, etc). He was quite happy with the results and ordered additional copies of the wedding book.




  
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Jan 25, 2013 15:01 |  #18

I just got married on Dec. 1st, being in the industry you meet a lot of others. I have friends and I know their work, so I had a good amount to pick from. I choose the person that I knew I could trust about taking the photos I would enjoy and like and he would enjoy it as well. We also bartered work for one another.




  
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Jan 25, 2013 16:08 |  #19

I have the perfect solution: Don't get married, save all the complications and money.


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Jan 29, 2013 04:23 |  #20

wdwpsu wrote in post #15487829 (external link)
Compare prices and go with the cheapest you can find.
:)

LOL! Yeh dont forget to haggle really hard and never mention their work, just be hard on the pricing


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Jan 29, 2013 14:50 |  #21

form wrote in post #15533457 (external link)
I have the perfect solution: Don't get married, save all the complications and money.

We'll see how you feel about that idea when you're 50 ;)


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Jan 29, 2013 14:51 |  #22

picturecrazy wrote in post #15475922 (external link)
I'll tell you how I did it.

I hired someone of whom I trusted completely, and just sat back and let him do his job, and got the regular products that he offered. No requests for alterations to any of his policies. Looking back now, I wish I had bought more from him, like an album. I figured I could make myself an album no problem! Well, I did... just this past October! I was married in 2004. It took me 8 years to design my own album.

Just hire someone you trust to do the job, and just let him/her do their best work in the most comfortably way they know how to. If you like their shooting style, their social interaction, their processing style, then there isn't anything you really need to alter.

Wonderful advice, as usual :)


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Jan 30, 2013 22:41 |  #23

I had the best wedding photog. Referral from my wife's makeup artist, and he was good. Even gave me raw's!


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