So I’m looking for a photographer for the wedding. A friend at work suggests that I ask our two Image Producers for referrals since they work with photographers. They both give me two great references. But one of ‘em tells me that the photographer he recommends does great semi-nude shots of brides that they can give to their grooms. I ask the other photographer and he does them too.
I think that this is a great idea and I’m fairly certain my man’s gonna love it. But here’s the thing. One of the photographers is male the other is female. Overall I love the style of the guy’s pictures infinitely better than I do the woman’s. I mean she’s good too, but it’s kind of standard portrait stuff… real workman-like.
But they guy is awesome… his pictures are far more striking. Even the regular wedding shots are better… they have that candid not-too-posed feel. Like you’re capturing a real moment in time and really seeing the heart and soul of the person.
Now I’m definitely gonna use him for the wedding (he’s a better value price wise for that too) but I don’t know about the semi-nude pics. I’m thinking Michael might freak if he knows I took my clothes off in front of some other guy (or even that I was thinking about it) not that I’m gonna have my coochie or my boobs hanging out, but you know how guys can get. However, I just have more confidence that I’ll get something classy and truly beautiful from the guy as opposed to the woman. Also I’d be paying more for the guy's work (twice the price actually) although I’ll probably be happier.
So what do you think? Should I just go with the photographer I like and get shots that I know will really knock Michael’s socks off. Or go with the woman for ½ price and get something I may not like as much.
Other points to consider…
1. I would be doing this for myself as much as for Michael because let’s face it, once we start having kids, my body’s never gonna be the same, I’d like to have a record of my good looks to remember them. :)
2. The male photographer is HOT! Which Michael will realize when the guy shows up to shoot the wedding.
I await your advice.
BTW: before anyone asks, no I will not post the pics.