Post # 1
One of my friends is getting married in Oahu, Hawaii. It’s her second wedding and they’re paying for it themselves, so they’re trying to keep things affordable. She’s actually living in Japan, so she picked Hawai because it would be closer and easier for us in the US.
Does anyone know of a good affordable photographer in HI? Some who is good with candids, not just portraits. Even those who might be willing to cut a deal to get a vacation to Hawaii?
Any recommendations for other vendors would be great!
Post # 3
The Wedding Cafe has a good list to start with.
Depending on what your friend wants, in terms of hours, they may be affordable. I wanted full-day coverage, so the prices were not cheap. I’ve seen the work of most of these people around, and they’re all quite good.
I actually ended up having someone from NY come in, and she did reduce her rates for us b/c the trip was "business," but I’m not sure how common that is. You’d have to trust the photog, I guess. She would’ve cut her rate further if I covered the cost of her hotel, but I just don’t like telling people where to stay, so I said I’d pay more and let her handle it herself.
Post # 4
check out http://www.bradyoshiro.com. i’m not sure how much he raised his rate, but when i booked him last year, it’s pretty affordable. both he and his wife are of japanese, maaaaybe he’d work with your friend to fit her budget. =)