- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
We are going on a small trip to San Francisco in two months. We’re Dutch and I used to live in the bay area so I’m showing my FI where I used to live (Marin County). It’s kind of like a special engagement trip for me because he will meet my American host family and friends and I can show him all the special places that I used to go all the time as a teenager.
Recently I got this thought stuck in my head that I would LOVE to do an engagement shoot while we’re over there. I love American wedding photography, being a wedding photographer and engaged myself, I spent hours online looking at wedding and engagement photography..
I would love to do with my FI in a Sonoma vineyard. We’re having a bit of an Italian inspired wedding (think lavender and olive leaves) so a vineyard would fit perfectly. And they don’t exactly exist in our country. (well there are some but they’re not the same with those hills). I prefer Sonoma because that’s where I used to go all the time, but Napa would be fine too.
Does anybody know a decent photographer in the north Bay (Marin, sonoma, Napa, or just from the city or East bay willing to travel), that is not super pricey? Student photographers are possible too. I know that the bay area is probably one of the most expensive areas for photography, well basically in anything really, but I would really like to keep it under 500 or 300-400 dollar even? Is that even possible? I know US photo prices are a lot higher than European. An engagement shoot would cost about 200 euro here. I’m willing and understanding to spend a bit more but definitely not more than $500. Is it possible? Does anybody have a good name?