Review: Images By Selena
Posted in the Cleveland Forum
#1 Oct 3, 2008
We had this girl do our wedding photos a couple of years ago. At the time, we were on a very tight budget and paid for most of the wedding ourselves. I work in the publishing industry and have access to all the software and large format printers you could need to print your own photos professionally. When we went in to talk to her, I was open and honest and explained that all I really wanted to pay for was the digital image files and copyrights. I could do everything else myself.
I guess that offended her, because she flat out told us that she wouldn't be making a dime off us if we didn't pay for prints because that's where she made all her money.(We were already paying her $800 for the service - not sure how that translates to not making a dime...)
I know should have gone somewhere else at this point - but she had been selected by my soon-to-be mother-in-law because she was a friend of a friend, we were running out of time before the wedding, and we were trying to plan the whole thing from over 100 miles away! WHAT A MISTAKE!
The BEST of our photos were mediocre. Professional photographers know how to position anyone to get the best possible portrait - and they give you direction as they go along: "Chin up", "shoulders back", "lean forward", "a little to the left", etc. to ensure that you'll like the print enough to buy it.
This girl already knew we wouldn't be purchasing prints from her, so she didn't even try. She didn't take portraits, she took snapshots with an expensive camera.
On top of that, she left our reception WAY too early and didn't get many pictures of our guests - only enough to prove she attended the reception before she bailed.
To add insult to injury, when my husband went to pick up the digital image disks, he said she practically hurled them at him. I guess she was still mad about not making a huge profit.
In a word, Selena was UNPROFESSIONAL. Save your money - go somewhere else.
#2 Mar 28, 2009
When i became pregnant with my now three year old I recieved a gift certificate to Images by Selena. It was one of the most wonderful gifts I recieved. I have taken my son Will to Selena since the day he was born. We took him once a month for photos until he was a year and we still go every chance we get. She aslo did our wedding and no one could have ever captured those memories like she did. Sitting fee, prints, and so many different things she can do with your photos are very resonable for such a talent!!!
#3 Mar 30, 2009
My wife and I use Images by Selena regularly for photos of our daughter and are always pleased. Her work is exceptional and her fees are very reasonable.
#4 Mar 31, 2009
I went to Selena to have my senior pictures made. She is by far the nicest photographer I have ever met and she did a wonderful job.
#5 Apr 17, 2009
Selena has been wonderful in making pictures of my grandchildren - My only problem is trying to cut down the number of pictures I buy b/c they are all so good!!
She is very patient and works well with children - Highly recommend her for all you photo needs...
#6 Apr 17, 2009
Not from Monroe, but Murrayville!!
#7 Jul 7, 2009
I don't know Selena, I just stopped by to smell the flowers.
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