Was prompt and polite leading up to the wedding. Portfolio pictures on website seemed great. Kris truly lacked the communication and direction or "take charge" a photographer should have when shooting posed family and wedding party pictures. It really felt disorganized and took a very long time.
When I got the pictures back some turned out good but they were very far away and almost all had things in the background that I cropped out myself once I got the picture disc. I was surprised that with all the beautiful locations nearby, several of the pictures he took had cars, houses, and other things in the background that a photographer should notice.
The cake cutting and other pictures didn’t get captured well if at all. He had a lot of excuses like saying the low lying ceiling was to blame. Shouldn’t an experienced photographer know that? Or at least be able to see the images right after they were taken to determine if a do-over is necessary?
Kris also was taking pictures from under his leg, behind his back, upside down, just really being goofy and not serious in getting good images.
Wedding guests even saw him helping himself to beer at the bar and several people were talking about how he appeared to be drunk towards the last few hours of the evening. The quality of his pictures coincides with his apparent sobriety as the night wore on.
It is hard for me to decide if he just lacks experience or was just feeling slack at our wedding, either way, you dont want this to be your photographer. Your pictures are the one part of that day that you will walk away with. (aside from your spose) you dont want to negotiate those, I do not reccomend this photographer.
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