Post # 1
This is my first post on the board 🙂 I am getting married next August of 2013, and me fiance and I are on a budget. We really want to do an engagement photo shoot, but we don’t have a lot of money leftover to hire a professional wedding photographer. Does anyone know of any good photography students looking to build their portfolio in the Chicago area? Or what is thebest way of going about finding one?? Please let me know if you have any insight!
Post # 3
Have you thought of posting on the college billboard? It’s a good way to look for local college students.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Hi, welcome fellow August 2013er!! You can try posting on Craigslist, I also agree with the college billboard idea. Or if you can contact a photography professor, they may be willing to send a mass email or announcement out to their students, I believe that’s how a friend who took classes (at COD, if you are in the suburbs) heard about some opportunities.
Post # 5
We got our engagment photos taken in Chicago at the U of C campus and used Sarah Ji http://www.sarah-ji.com/ she is a photo blogger and isn’t a full time photographer, we found her through a friend. Her photos were amazing and well priced, she gave us all the images on a cd too. If you PM me your email address I can send you some photos she took of us.
Post # 6
Can you give me an idea of what your budget is?
Either way, I would contact some art departments at Northwestern, DePaul, U of C, and UIC to see if there are student recommendations.
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Post # 8
I got my engagement shots done by a professional company and at a great price because I am was in the same boat as you! My friend recommended the business to me because she knew the owner from when she was in college. Check out Photos And Company . I was soooo happy with my photographs, they were so cute and amazing quality. They also gave me an e-cupon, let me know if you want it. c; (They said it can be shared with friends and family. hehe)
Also, for students I would try maybe posting some adds inside schools near to you. Or try cragistlist, as others have suggested! I hear tht’s a big place to get services done. Maybe also ask around some people, maybe someone you know knows someone that can provide photography services!
Post # 9
I looked at Craigslist for a photographer and found Jeffrey Yi. He did a great job on our engagement photos. And it cost $50 and I threw a tip in cause it was so cheap. He was great and I plan to use him again when we do our tour of Chicago photo shoot.
Post # 10
Friend of mine: http://www.bptphotography.com/
Also, what’s the budget like??