Post # 1
I’m getting married next July at Cafe Brauer in Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo and I’m having a lot of trouble finding a photographer. Our budget is really tight (we’re paying for everything ourselves) and I had no idea photgraphers were so expensive! Does anyone have any recommendations? We really don’t want to/can’t spend more than 3k on a photographer and having beautiful photos is extremely important to me (but isn’t it for every bride?). Help me Bees!
Post # 3
why don’t you contact jenna cole and tell her your situation? she’s a good photog.
Post # 4
Thanks amariem25! Her pricing is awesome! But on her info section it says that we receive 150 digitial files of our choice? Does that mean that we don’t get all of the photos that she shoots?
Post # 5
i have no idea. i only follow her blog and like her photos. i’ve never worked with her personally.
Post # 6
I’m working with Misty Winter (yes, her real name ) and she’s amazing! Her prices are great too and within your budget. Check her out: mistywinter.com
Post # 7
Try Kara Schultz. I’m a photographer myself and she has gone out of her way to help me, we talk a lot, and she’s just so nice and professional. She is SO, so nice and sweet. She says on her website that most couples spend about $3000 with her, so she’s right in your budget and very, very good.
If she’s booked, she can give you some names of some others that might work. I hope that helps you out!
Post # 8
TRY ELIZABETH GREVE
She is in your budget and does a lot in Chicago! Looks like your date is open too! Weddings start at 900.00 and go up to about 2000 I think. She is amazing to work with!
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
Maggie Rife is fantastic…super sweet and incredibly talented and would fit within your budget –
Post # 11
@thajdu: I can definitely help. Please visit http://www.johnknappe.com/weddings and take a look, and we can custom tailor something perfect for your budget and timeframe, that will give you everything you need include all you’d want. I can be reached at [email protected] or 646-789-3995. Thanks!
Post # 12
I’ve shot twice at Cafe Brauer, it’s a really pretty venue! Hope you find someone awesome!
Post # 13
Brianne Bradbury did our wedding last September (as well as our engagement pics) and we were really pleased. Her prices are very reasonable.
Post # 14
I used Jolie Images. I used Samara whose listed as “SP”.
Post # 15
I would check out Photos And Company, they’re a relatively new company but they take great photos and are offering lower prices on wedding photography as a portfolio building price. They shot my engagement though, and the photos turned out lovely!
Post # 16
I used her for my engagement photos and they were amazing. Her most expensive wedding package is just under $3k AND you get al the photos 🙂
Post # 16
thajdu: hi there! Check out Natalie Probst photography. Her photos are amazing! I’m not sure of her package costs… Her work is amazing! I know her packages include at least 6 hours of coverage and the digital negatives! http://www.natalieprobst.com