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Todd or Mike L?

And why? How far out did you book? I am having such a hard time deciding! Thanks!

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    hstaples4hstaples4 member
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    edited December 2011
    I looked through both of their photos and I think they both do an amazing job so since photowise I didn't seem to have a preference I just went based off of price. Todd is almost half th price of Mike L so he was the choice for me. I booked him about 10 months in advance.
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    direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    I picked Todd because I liked that some of his pics have sort of a vintage look to them. And of course his prices helped too. I booked him a little over a year out.
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    edited December 2011
    Thank you:)
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    wallacjewallacje member
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    edited December 2011
    I booked Mike L a year and 2 months out before they raised the prices.  Todd was my first choice but he was already booked for our date.
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    edited December 2011
    I chose Todd mainly for the price. I do love his pictures though! I booked him 9 months out.
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    justine043justine043 member
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    edited December 2011
    i just sent out my check for Todd (i year 2 months out). like everyone said, i liked both their work but the price of B&W cannot be beat
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    edited December 2011
    I went with Mike L about 13 months out.  I made my decision off of reputation, the speed of responses to questions but I also got a much higher comfort level knowing there's three of them in the 'company' that shoot versus one.  Todd's reputation is steller but I always had it in the back of my head, well what if he gets a bad batch of oysters the night before he's supposed to shoot my wedding or something lol.

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    edited December 2011
    we had originally sent our deposit in for Todd @ B&W (this was before I foud Mike L.)..but another bride had sent her deposit in 2 days before me. Todd told me he could have one of his assistants shoot our wedding, but for the same price. I asked for info on these assistants but he said they come and go so he couldnt give me any info. I could not spend the money for one of his "come and go" assistants without seeing their work first. He let me cancel becuase of the situation and we booked with Mike L. Todd does great work...but I am sooo much happier I went with Mike L. I love their website, blog and facebook page...I think they are more "us" when it comes to that. And we booked them back in the day when they were cheaper than Todd...so even a bigger bonus.
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    Mango9Mango9 member
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    edited December 2011
    We booked Mike L.  After checking out others I just knew.  Plus communicating with Courtney has been amazing.  I love the blog that Mike L does (I stalk it constantly).  I also booked when the prices where pretty much the same as Todd's.  Either way I don't think you can go wrong.  
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    edited December 2011
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:703c1296-25c3-48fb-8441-1a511bc9649d">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]We booked Mike L.  After checking out others I just knew.  Plus communicating with Courtney has been amazing.  I love the blog that Mike L does<strong> (I stalk it constantly)</strong>.  I also booked when the prices where pretty much the same as Todd's.  Either way I don't think you can go wrong.  
    Posted by Mango9[/QUOTE]

    lol, I do to, I watch it regularly to see if there's pictures I'd want to do when they shoot our wedding.

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    edited December 2011
    I chose Todd and mainly because of price, as I love both his and Mike's pictures.  I just booked him at 13 months out.
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    edited December 2011
    We picked Mike L! Courtney was a deciding factor in that. She's so nice and responsive! Love!
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    sarahtortsarahtort member
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    edited December 2011
    Nevermind,

    Good luck.  Mike L will be my photographer for my wedding. Thats all
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    direy25direy25 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:ed75de61-0e4e-4cfd-bd26-d935f7b33a28">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]I booked Mike L 18 months in advance.  I disliked Todd's ethics.  So Mike it was for me.   I put a ton of weight in ethics, character and customer service. Todd Lacked.  Mike excelled. Good luck.  Mike L will be my only photographer for my wedding and many events after.
    Posted by sarahtort[/QUOTE]
    Not exactly sure what you mean by ethics when dealing with a photographer - could you please elaborate?  That's not meant to be bitchy, I'm honestly curious.
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    GribblesGribbles member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:ed75de61-0e4e-4cfd-bd26-d935f7b33a28">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE] I disliked Todd's ethics.  So Mike it was for me.   I put a ton of weight in ethics, character and customer service. Todd Lacked.  Posted by sarahtort[/QUOTE]

    I would also like to know what you mean by this...
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:ed75de61-0e4e-4cfd-bd26-d935f7b33a28">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Nevermind, Good luck.  Mike L will be my photographer for my wedding. Thats all
    Posted by sarahtort[/QUOTE]

    Let's not forget what happened the last time you opened this can of worms. Unsubstantiated personal attacks are not welcome.
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:20f7ee3e-1a9f-47d5-922f-8c86d9835c8f">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Todd or Mike L? : Let's not forget what happened the last time you opened this can of worms. Unsubstantiated personal attacks are not welcome.
    Posted by ebonyivory10[/QUOTE]

    Oooooooh....tell me about said can of worms.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:20f7ee3e-1a9f-47d5-922f-8c86d9835c8f">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Todd or Mike L? : Let's not forget what happened the last time you opened this can of worms. Unsubstantiated personal attacks are not welcome.
    Posted by ebonyivory10[/QUOTE]

    Knotties never forget even if you do change your SN <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-tongue-out.gif" border="0" alt="Tongue out" title="Tongue out" />
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    can of worms
    can of worms
    can of worms

    someone open it already.
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    Sara191431Sara191431 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:dbc338ee-433e-4449-ac63-722a06d53052">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]can of worms can of worms can of worms someone open it already.
    Posted by smokeybailey[/QUOTE]

    Agreed - What's the deal?

    Damn, I don't like these posts cause it makes me second guess my choice which is Todd.  GRRRR.  Not cause of the ethics comment, but cause I do like that Mike has a blog and it's nice to see updated photos, whereas Todd doesn't really do that.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:4ccf0b11-6080-49a9-9289-8900e602e6fa">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Todd or Mike L? : Agreed - What's the deal? Damn, I don't like these posts cause it makes me second guess my choice which is Todd.  GRRRR.  Not cause of the ethics comment, but cause I do like that Mike has a blog and it's nice to see updated photos, whereas Todd doesn't really do that.
    Posted by Sara191431[/QUOTE]
    It's a very rusty can that needs to stay closed!!

    There is no reason to doubt your decisions unless you've had a personal encounter with the vendor that you feel requires you to change your mind.  There are plenty of brides here who have posted photographs in their bios after they are married that demonstrate a number of photographers and their talents. 
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    smokeybaileysmokeybailey member
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    edited December 2011
    Bi-oh-rama
    Now with more wedded bliss.


    I don't get married often, but when I do, I do it in Las Vegas.

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    Sara191431Sara191431 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_nevada-las-vegas_todd-mike-l?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:91Discussion:73e9c44d-0890-43d9-b1e1-dabb3848a770Post:bd1b19f0-063b-4f1e-829c-04587ed40483">Re: Todd or Mike L?</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Todd or Mike L? : It's a very rusty can that needs to stay closed!! There is no reason to doubt your decisions unless you've had a personal encounter with the vendor that you feel requires you to change your mind.  There are plenty of brides here who have posted photographs in their bios after they are married that demonstrate a number of photographers and their talents. 
    Posted by mhoneybee[/QUOTE]

    No I know, I totally hear you.  The Photog was one of the first things, well I think it was the first thing, that I booked, and I sorta rushed into it cause he had such great reviews, but I wish I would have taken my time a little more on it so that I was sure.  I've tended to second guess myself with some wedding things, so there's that too.  I'm sure Todd will be fantastic, like he has been for everyone else!
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