We had our engagement session today in San Francisco and had so much fun. First let me tell you our little story. About a month and a half ago we had our e-session with another photographer also at Crissy Fields. 4 weeks later I received the pictures and burst out in tears because they were so horrible. We were so far away that you couldn’t recognize us, the pictures weren’t crisp, the colors weren’t vibrant, and the sun was beaming on my fiances bald head that there were many photographs where it looked like he had a cone head or that part of his head was missing. I called the company crying and cancelled them for my wedding. They even had the nerve to tell me that they didn’t think that the pictures were bad or blurry but that we were just far away. They even offered to send it back to editing! I told them that if they sent these pictures to me and think that they were good enough to send….then that was a problem in itself. I take better pictures on my Samsung Galaxy phone and then photoshopping and adding effects myself then they did. At the end of the day I was out a $750 cancellation fee, engagment photos that were unusable, and a wedding coming up in 4 months with no photographer.
After doing some research (after my incident), I found IQ Photo and decided to use them for our session. They had the style that I was looking for…
We took the pictures today and it went perfect. Alex made us feel so comfortable and he was funny. He had several different cameras that he used (as did his assistant) constantly changed between the two and used many different angles to get unique shots. There was a huge difference in experience and techniques used between Alex and our first photographer. At one point we asked if we would be taking a picture with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. He said absolutely. Then explained how based on the sun and the lighing, a photographer can’t just take a picture because it can leave weird shadows on the face and how it can also affect the exposure. Our first photographer obviously didn’t know this and that is why all of our pictures turned out so bad. We did get our picture with the bridge in the background where the shading and lighing was perfect.
Thank you Alex for a great and fun engagement session. Part 2 review will come once I receive the pictures.
PART 2 REVIEW
We just received our photos in just 4 days (told it would take 2-3 weeks) can I just say A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and WOW. I’m so beyond happy with our pictures. Our issue now is which photos to use for the invitations and the guest table. We had to walk away from viewing the pictures and take a breath because they were just too much to handle. He captured such great moments and expressions that it wasn’t posey or cheesy at all. It was very natural and we were the star of the photos…not the background.
I think I’ve viewed the photo gallery more than 10 times today. There are a few pictures where my fiance is jumping up and I’m holding him down….he looks like superman flying off into the sky. It’s totally hilarious and makes me laugh everytime I look at it. There are also ones where we’re just walking and holding hands….very sweet and natural. I’ve also shared my favorites with a few friends and they cried! One friend also pointed out a specific picture and said “It has magazine writeen all over it”.
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