Hi ladies! So FH and I hired our wedding photographer a long time ago she did our engagement photos and we LOVE them and her and how well she’s able to capture our love story! Lately I’ve noticed she’s changed her editing style from natural vibrant colors to more orange /warm tones which we are not to big a fan of since it takes away from the natural colors I guess my question is if there’s a way to let her know that we liked her editing style when she did our engagement photos or is it offensive to ask to edit how we like it? Help we’re 7 months away and not sure what to do!
Did she recently change her editing style to match with the season change? I don't think asking her to edit your wedding photos the way she originally edited your engagement pictures would be offensive. I'm sure she understands you hired her because of her previous work and what she showed you when you first booked her.
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No not really it’s been like that for a few months now I can tell she’s using the same presets most photographers use to get that warmth look to it but we feel like it washes away the colors and we’re having a spring wedding so we want to see the colors! I’m glad to hear it’s not offensive me and FH we’re having a discussion about it last night!
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Oh okay, I see. Yeah, I really don't think she would have a problem. Like I said, I'm sure she would understand your reasoning. I couldn't see any photographer being upset or offended for that reason. Good luck!
I don't think it's out of line at all to bring up her new style. Editing style is one of the top reasons people hire photographers. If she no longer matches the look you're going for, that's a big concern.
I think you could mention this to her without offending her. Just continue to gush over how much you loved your engagement photos and ask her if she plans on doing the same thing for your wedding photos
Photographer here! I think she would rather make you happy than upset you. She's hoping to get an email after the wedding pics are delivered saying "WE LOVE THEM! THANK YOU!" I would suggest an in person meeting to talk about the upcoming wedding and share your feelings in a kind and honest way. I would approach it as: "We have been watching your work since the engagement, and we noticed your style changes. We understand every artist is entitled to change it up and do what they like, but we hired you with the intention of your old style. Can you edit our photos like you did our engagement photos? We love the look, feel, vibe and colors of them and want our wedding photos to look this way." As a photographer, I want you to love your photos, so if she doesn't understand where you're coming from, you might want to talk about hiring someone new. Keep in mind non-refundable deposits and contracts (read it and see what hers says) if you have to go that direction.