There this saying about third times the charm or something like that. And I always believe in it. Ok, maybe not always but somehow good things in my life always come in third place.
Both fiance and I had searched high and low for our desired photographer. It doesn't come easy if you have very specific taste like mine. My fiance said I am picky or cerewet.
But I beg to differ. I know what I want and of course, who wouldn't want the best, right? Well, the best within our budget, of course.
We love Qippy but sedar diri la tak mampu kan. Sob sob.
I on the other hand always admire their works.
Well, just to name a few. Malas oi nak taruk link sorang-sorang.
What do I look in a photographer?
Chemistry and je ne sais quoi or that indefinable something. And oh, someone with quirky and out-of-the-box photography style. I am romance intolerant so I prefer not to pose the typical romantic poses or I hurl. Or cry. Or sulk. Like when our engagement OP asked me to do all the lovey dovey pose. I gave him a piece of my mind. I prefer quirky poses. That's just so me. My fiance on the other hand, sadly cannot pose even if his life depends on it.
Good, then I'll be the star on that day. So diva!! Me likey!
*imaginary camera flash*
We met (only) three photographers and hooked with the third one. The package offered suits our budget and most importantly, we like his style. An added bonus, he was recommended by our senior (also a freelance photographer, Taufiq Shariff). If Taufiq or affectionately called Topek, was not busy as an engineer, we'd hire him anytime! However, Alhamdulillah we paid the deposit last Monday and booked him (the photographer, not Topek) for our nikah and reception event in Perlis.
Nak tau ke kitorang jumpa siapa? Takyah la kot kan?
Oklah, diatas permintaan ramai. Eh, ramai ke? Perasan! Diatas permintaan (yang tak berapa) ramai, as been said before kitorang jumpa 3 potential photographers.
The first one is Blisscandid. Very nice couple, Nadia (right?) and Aizat. Aizat is the main photographer. Oh I know Ami from SPTNKSWHRT took him. Very nice photos esp. outdoors. But we're not really convinced with their album.
A lil advise for photographers out there. When you meet the customer for the first time, please bring your latest work or album. We want to see the present, not the past.
Then kitorang jumpa Fatiniz. Ni pun cantik jugak! Gambar and album semua cantiklah. Very nice lady. Semua pun dia buat sendiri, taking photographs and editing. She mentioned that she's a bit of perfectionist, so expect the outcome to be very detail and va-va-voom! Tapi entahlah maybe we want to look for yang lain dulu kot masa tu?
Then the third one is our OP. Fadza Rafidelic. Our senior, Topek recommends him and Fad Manaf. Since Fad took the longest time to reply back on my enquiry, my fiance decided to email Fadza instead. He replied the quickest so we set the date for the appointment. Tengok-tengok album, borak-borak, gelak-gelak. Siap ada sesi mengumpat lagi tu. Sabar je la aku.
However, my fiance still not convince dengan the album layout semua tu. So Fadza email him his latest album layout. Discuss here and there, weight out the pros and cons semua. We decided that the package offered by him is the best out of three.
If you were to ask me, kenapa pilih Fadza, entah la, maybe sebab he has that "indie" flair in all his works? How to explain eh? Not so typical wedding photographer. Yes, that's what I look in a photographer actually. Indie, not typical and artistic. Though artistic is kinda subjective. I like the photo journalism thingy. The quality that I like in Udey's and Nazim Zafri's. Tapi Eti, your photographer pun has that photo journalism thingy. If my fiance was not so turned off by his mileage rate, we might consider him as well. Lepas tu boleh tak cakap, Fadza is cute? HA HA HA. Matilah aku kalau his girlfriend read this.