any recs for an inexpensive photog and videographer near LA?

posted 9 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 3
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

my friend has been shooting weddings in LA for 5 years. BUT as a second photographer. She is fantastic and is starting to branch off on her own. I’m not sure how much she’ll charge you, but it will certainly be less than hiring her through the other company. 

She has been shooting for http://skyebluphotography.com/sbmain/

Her personal site is http://www.picottephotography.com/picotte_photography.html 

and that has a link to her blog as well.

Check it out! and good luck!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hi, WMforever, did you use these two vendors or do you know someone that has? Just curious as I am still shopping around for a videographer.

 

thanks. 

Post # 6
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56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

i would have used nataly but she was booked on my day 🙁

i am using the videographer though and he’s really nice. i know someone else who used him and he was great and unobtrusive during the wedding.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

RODNEY GOTTLIEB, (RJG PHOTO) 310 202-0150, once you look at his book you will wonder why he doesnt charge more-incredible!!!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I like zenia photography, but there are a ton, I am also in a budget, I compiled a large spreadsheet if you are interested.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

This is totally a personal choice but something to consider- are any of your attendees adept with a standard video camera? We are big film/photo people (I majored in photo/my FI minored in film) and we are not having a videographer but just having someone operate the camera during the ceremony and speeches.

Unless you really want a high quality play by play of your wedding, you can trim your budget by foregoing the videographer and focusing (no pun intended) on a photographer.  My FI minored in film at ‘SC and friends always ask him to shoot video.  He actually does an awesome job!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

They only do photo but they are very reasonable and take great photos. They were able to customize a package to fit my budget. Plus they’re a SUPER cute couple

 http://www.eigth20photography.com

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

another idea is to hire a photographer from out of the area and fly them in – which, in comparison to most LA photographers is much, much cheaper…

The photographer I had on my wedding day (Jennifer Cress in Minneapolis, MN) is AMAZING and her packages are super reasonable for her work.  She only charges airfare and one nights accomodations on top of her typical packages to go on location.

jennifercress.com

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Private Garden/The Bungalow Club

I just worked with Jordana from Hazelnut Photography at the TTD shoot this weekend and totally fell in love with her.  If we didn’t already have a photog booked, I would hire her in a minute.  She and her hubby are an adorable pair and they offer photobooth service!  I highly recommend her!

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I have to disagree about bestwishesweddingvideos.com. I used them for our wedding and it was bad. During the ceremony, he pointed the camera to face the wall as he was setting up the tripod. So for a few minutes you can hear the ceremony but watching the wall. The photobooth was great but video-wise.. i was SO disappointed.

Zenia Anderson – http://www.zeniaphotography.com/ is good. she wasn’t available for my wedding but she did our engagement pictures and they turned out so nice! Although I think she’s pregnant but i think she’s open to appointment for next year.

Caroline Tran – http://www.carolinetran.net/ is good. I didn’t use her for wedding or engagement but for boudoir and her style is fantastic!

Post # 16
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Newbee

for video you can try http://www.voilavideo.com. Verey good prices and excellent work! I had the opportunity to work once with them.

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