Wedding Photographer Reviews and Testimonials
One way to get a feel for a photographer is to read reviews, you can browse our wedding photographer reviews just below. After looking through uncountable photographer websites and looking at hundreds of wedding images how does one start to narrow the search down? We’ve listed some ways to help you, from our view! We have been in the wedding business for over a decade now, so we try to impart as much wedding knowledge to our potential and existing clients as possible to make their wedding planning as successful as possible! After 10 years in weddings we definitely have some insight as to what works & what doesn’t, and extremely valuable tips and suggestions that most couples don’t fully understand until after their wedding day.
1. View Full Wedding Galleries!
While looking thru websites and blogs you have seen lots of images and probably thought to yourself, wow! If my wedding was over and done and those were my wedding images I would be a happy camper. Especially if you have been stalking the popular national blogs that feature the cutting edge work of the nation’s best. You’ve also dug deeper into a handful of favorites that you have already selected from an initial search in your area, checked out their portfolios and a few pages of their blogs. Some may have featured weddings. They ALL look good, now what? Help!
The next step is to dig a little deeper into their work, and the perfect way to do this is to ask for a couple of full wedding galleries. Why? This will let you see the entire wedding day and how they shot it. It will give you a better feel of their eye & angles, their favorite lenses and looks. Why is this important? It’s important because the handful of images on the home page of a photographer’s website are no doubt highly retouched. Even their 50-100 images from a selected wedding on a blog have had “work done”. You need to see what your other 1400 shots will look like. Are they a “blend” of styles like the photographer advertised style? Are they mostly unique shots or sets of 30/50/70 of the exact same “pose”? Viewing a full wedding just smart. I have always joked to friends and wedding professionals that my grandma can take great candid shots, and it’s true!! But what about the rest of the wedding?
2. The Consultation!
This may also sound like common sense, but you absolutely must have some face time with your photog. Even if it’s on Skype. Phone consultations are great for an initial round of questions… budget, availability. But there’s just something about connecting a voice and a face, getting a feel for a couple. We try to get to know couples as much as possible before the wedding day, to the point where we show up to the wedding and it feels like a family bbq! Anyone can photograph people. A great photographer is also a people person.. personable, approachable. If you read reviews about someone who they say feels like an old friend after 10 minutes, chances are you have someone who is going to mesh well with not only you, but your family and guests. For photographers claiming a “candid/photojournalistic” style this is key!! If they are the elephant in the room you are going to have a lot of pictures of backs of heads. Did you have a weird vibe or any moments of awkward silence on the initial phone call? Run away!!!!
Speaking of reviews, the name of this page, another must! Our social networking world has made it very easy to read up and find out what to expect. After receiving a wedding inquiry, our very first step is to have clients visit our blog to see what we do, view a full wedding gallery from the venue if we have shot there before, and read our reviews. Wedding photography reviews can often be one-sided, what I mean by that is… they are all extremely positive. So what are you looking for? You are looking to extract the little tidbits, the gems in between the lines that will only come from a past client. “She helped fix my dress”. “He walked us through how to cut our cake”. “She came early and stayed late just to get shots for the album!” There’s always good info in there, you just have to read through them! Reading out loud is a great trick for digesting information better.
For more wedding photographer info please visit our FAQ page(under construction still), and if you are considering me or Something New Wedding Cinema for your wedding, please continue on below for just a small handful of our reviews! You can also read extensive reviews from past clients HERE!
Creative and Fun!
Ron is an amazing photographer. He uses his artistic talent to produce one of a kind pictures and albums. We received so many compliments on our engagement album- he did an absolutely phenomenal job. It was a blast working with him as well. He's very down to earth, but also very creative. He's good at leading the group and directing everyone where to stand and how to pose, but without being bossy or intrusive. And, he truly cares about everything he shoots. It's apparent in the way he always tries to find new spots to shoot you in, even though he's already been there a thousand times. He always makes you feel like you're his number one priority. We really enjoyed our time with Ron and highly recommend him. Thanks, Ron!
Penthouse Suite Wedding
Ron was a pleasure to work with. He got to know who my husband and I were as a couple and really took the photographs that represent who we are as a couple. We had Ron take both our engagement and wedding photos. Would definitely recommend him!
Saw Ron at a wedding and knew I had to have him!
After Ron did the photography for my best friends wedding, I knew I wanted him for mine. His pictures are amazing and he is sure to catch every moment of your big day! Thanks Ron!