There is a giant bruhaha in the photography business right now. It seems that an unhappy bride has posted all the photos from her wedding that was shot by a world famous photographer. The photos are poor by anyone’s standards. This woman paid six thousand dollars for crap.
I once did a trade with a photographer who was visiting from the mainland. The deal was this person would photograph my family and I would photograph hers. This person told me she was shooting 60 weddings a year so I figured she was good. Her website had some nice samples. Got the photos and they were not good. I mean out of focus and over exposed not good.
Kauai is a world class wedding destination. That has brought a lot of new photographers into the market. Many of them are not good. How do you the customer who is planning a wedding or family portrait on Kauai know you will be hiring a competent photographer? A photographers website shows the best work they have but is that a realistic representation of their abilities? I recommend asking to see a few finished jobs. All of my jobs from the past year or so are posted here: http://nickgalante.zenfolio.com/f440727147 They are password protected but I would allow a potential customer to see any or all of the galleries. It should be a giant red flag if a photographer won’t show a completed job or two.