In the era where even your granny has a smartphone, wedding guests often get in the way of paid photographers and ruin their once-in-a-lifetime shots. When this happened to wedding photographer Ashley Easterling, she did what she had to do. She roughly pushed the bride’s stepmom to the side so that she could capture photos of the couple’s first kiss as husband and wife. The moment was caught on video, which quickly went viral and generated lots of comments.
On episode 65 of The Secret Life of Weddings Podcast (listen on iTunes, Spotify) we chat about a major hot topic amongst wedding photographers these days. We get a little heated, and felt it was important enough to write here as well. There is something happening making wedding photographers very angry. Most photographers are afraid to say anything because we never want to be seen as difficult or egotistical, but it has become such an issue that private Facebook groups of photographers are exploding with frustrations.
A wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and picking a photographer who will preserve your memories is not an easy task. Unfortunately, we often hear about photographers who not only do a terrible job, but they also turn out to be scammers.
A dozen women from Charlotte, NC accused a local photographer Eben Patten for “stealing their money and their memories.” They all had to wait for months to get their photos, some of them threatened to file a lawsuit, and the others even took the case to court. And those who did get the images realized that they were far from good, to say the least.
After almost a decade of photographing weddings with Nikon cameras, we decided to trade our d750 cameras for the Sony a7III. Here are a few thoughts on how the process went and why we feel it was the right decision.
We’ve been shooting with Nikon cameras for a long time. Our first Nikon camera was the D700, and over the years we’ve owned everything from the really amazing D3s and D4 to the totally pants D610 and D800. For the last few years we’ve shot with the D750, a brilliant DSLR that is small and light (for a DSLR), and capable of superb images. We’d always assumed that someday we’d be updating our D750 to whatever Nikon came up with to replace it.
So, you are about to embark on your first solo wedding shoot of your career. You’ve got butterflies in your stomach, you’re stressed, and the pressure is most certainly setting in. Don’t panic, read this carefully and you will be well prepared for photographing the most important day of someone’s life.
A little background on me, I’m the founder of Mott Weddings destination wedding photography studio in Vietnam. I’ve shot weddings all over the world for over a decade. I’m also on a reality TV show about photography show so I obviously know what I’m talking about because the TV doesn’t lie :).
Now that you know me well, do you take me as your lawful wedding photography coach? Read this and then say, “I do” in the comments section.[Read More…]
Wedding photographer Onur Albayrak from the eastern Turkish province of Malatya has recently beaten up a groom. He learned that the bride-to-be was only 15 years old, which resulted in a fight and him breaking the groom’s nose. The local media outlets report that he tried to stop the wedding, and the photographer has received a lot of support since this happened.
With the article below don’t want to ruin someone’s life and business. Or stop them from pursuing their passion, dreams or whatever they’re after.
I want to speak about it, as my frustrations with unprofessional wedding insiders has been slowly building up in the last few months.
Wedding professionals that base their recommendations to their client because of fees they receive from other vendors.
New competition in area that offer smaller prices, and directly is threatening to ruin your business if you don’t send any recommendations their way.
Professional Wedding Photography is dead.
Change is afoot.
I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2k for a wedding, now putting themselves forwards for jobs less than a grand. Award winning photographers getting part time jobs to supplement their income because they can no longer afford to shoot weddings full time.
And it’s all a dirty little secret.
Like most couples, Matthew and Jazmine Gallegos from Albuquerque hired a wedding photographer to preserve the memories of their big day. However, the couple claims that they were left without their photos, as the photographer disappeared from the internet and blocked them on social media. They are now speaking up to warn others of their bad experience.
If you’re looking for a little something to boost your ideas for wedding and engagement shoots, photographers Phil Chester and Sara Byrne (AKA PS Photo Stuff) have just the thing. In less than two minutes, they demonstrate some of the most popular poses for photographing couples. You can use them to jumpstart your creative process and of course, end up with some neat shots.