(Closed) Any Southern Bees out there?

posted 10 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You should try the Professional Photographer Association (http://www.ppa.com) or Wedding Photojournalistic Association (http://www.wpja.com).

After exhaustin the list of photographers I found from theknot.com, I had to look elsewhere to find a photographer in my budget. I went through the WPJA list first since they are more wedding focused. If it’s still out of your range, try the PPA list next. I had success finding one for myself and a friend.

Good luck to you!

Post # 4
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Try craigslist.org. You’d be surprised how many people would be willing to negotiate services.

Post # 5
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51 posts
Worker bee

Nothing wrong with having a small budget! Everyone should have a good idea of their budget and be comfortable with what they’re spending.

That being said, in order for you to get the time and products that you’re asking for in the $1200 range, you’re more likely to find photographers who are just starting out and trying to build a portfolio. The ISPWP website has photographers who provide South Carolina wedding photography, but because of their experience level, the prices will be higher.

Besides Craigslist, you might also want to contact the Chapel. If they are a wedding chapel with high volume, they can probably recommend photographers who have worked there before. Hope that helps! Good luck!

Joe Milton
Int’l Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

Post # 6
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13 posts
Newbee

Try Furman — they might have a student studying photography in the studio arts department who would meet your needs.  Our photographer, who is in DC and sadly not in that budget, graduated from Furman this spring and does phenomenal work. 

A few examples of student work are here: http://eweb.furman.edu/dept/artdept/student_work2.html

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