Hi there, I wanted to add the not so pretty side of this photographer and his professionalism (or the lack thereof) that I wish we had been informed about prior to booking Greg for our wedding this past October.
It's best to begin with communi...
cation, he was a poor communicator throughout the entire process which was a red flag that we missed from the beginning.
1. On our big day, Greg was sick and infected others in my wedding party. A total of 7 people in the group ended up with cold symptoms post-wedding. He didn't even bother to wear a mask. As what started as sneezing while taking early afternoon pictures of the wedding party our hotel he claimed "allergies", ended up with him getting worse throughout the evening. He claimed he must "have a cold" during our main shoot. The evening ended with Greg leaving early, before we even had our final grand exit. It is a huge trigger for me when remembering our wedding night.
2. He was not vocal and did not instruct the wedding party. Instead left the bride to do it. We gave him a specific bulleted pdf of shots that were must haves for us and did not execute. As a result, many people in the wedding party, including the groom's sister and him, didn't receive a photo together. It could have been because he was sick, but when you pay thousands of dollars and plan for years for a wedding you only get once, there's no excuse.
3. Although there were some good shots, many pictures still needed hours worth of editing and many images were raw images. On top of that, there were no good pictures of us at the alter. He went overboard on editing one image that his entire body's shadow was in. It was the photo of "you may kiss the bride". We had requested a shot surrounded by bubbles as we walked down the aisle together leaving the alter and this was the worst picture I saw out of all of the edited ones. A lot of the shots of were off kilter and not following the rule of thirds. I'm not sure if it was because he was sick or trying to be creative but they are just bad.
4. The contract date for receiving the photos was confusing. In an email we sent asking when we could expect the photos he responded a different amount of time than was in our contract. He ended up getting them back to us earlier but out of all the photos, there were 27 that were to the standard we'd expect at the price we paid. About 2 weeks after our wedding he sent 4 photos... 4. There wasn't one that was worthy of sharing with family and friends, much less on social media. It was appalling. Where these 4 random photos he chose to share with us came from, or why he choose these as our first look, I have no idea. I wish I had the opportunity to share some of the photos on here to show potential couples what your photos could potentially come out as if you choose Roe Photography.
5. Finally, the method of sending us the photos was a cyclic nightmare of putting in our email over and over again to download the files. If we wanted to share the photos with anyone else they had to do the same. It was inconvenient and frustrating to say the least.
Before choosing Roe Photography for your upcoming wedding, one of the most memorable days of your life, I encourage you to do your research. Don't choose based off budget or a few good showcase photos, choose off of true skill and their ability to meet all your requests and needs. The last thing you want to feel post-wedding is regret; that's the best advice I wish someone gave us.