Post # 1
So, it is time for the next step in my wedding planning. Time to chose a photographer/videographer. How did you find yours? Websites? Referrals? Craigslist? Your mom? And maybe if you don’t mind sharing, how much did you spend on one? Also, I am in the Chicago area if you have any reccommendations!
Post # 3
I know The Knot is a huge hub to find photographers and videographers! I am a wedding photographer/videographer myself and most of my clients use The Knot/sites like it to find their vendors! I would definitely recommend it 🙂
Post # 4
I Googled “Boston wedding photographers” and went through a ton of blogs to find ones I loved, then cross referenced them against their reviews. I paid $5500, but I flew the photog out for our San Diego CA wedding, and she did rehearsal dinner, engagement, and 9 hours day of coverage with full editing and printing rights. Plus, she was amazzzzzing
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I was referred by my venue to a few photographers and looked through their albums that were in the venue’s office and then I looked them up on the internet and sent some emails and made some phonecalls. I spent much more than $1000.
Post # 6
@Happilyevaafter5: I found mine through a lot of searching, even on Yelp. I am in Chicago, what is your price point?
Post # 7
I found my photographer through a referral from the company I really wanted to hire but was booked for my date. But what I did first was got vendor list from the 2 venues that I was interested in and started looking at everyone’e website. I spent $4,200 for 2 shooter and 12 hours of coverage as well as all our proofs and wedding album. I looked at 20+ photographers and found this to be an average price.
Post # 8
I just asked for any advice for Bay Area wedding photographers on Facebook, and a friend of mine actually turned out to be a wedding photographer! I’m paying $1200.
Post # 9
@MackInChiCity I’m not sure what my price point should be! Here is what I would like:
*Rights to the photos
*Online gallory website
* I would like to photgraph the getting ready -> at least the important stuff at the reception. So maybe thats 10-12 hours?? I guess it looks like I need a more expensive package! Yikes!
Post # 10
@Happilyevaafter5: What’s your timeline? We got all of getting ready AND the entire reception and only needed 9 hours. Each extra hour will cost you a LOT so see if you can condense the day a bit.
Post # 11
I believe I found a thread right here on the ‘bee where Meowkers recommended her photographer. I LOVED their work on their site and blog, and was even more excited when they were from San Diego, not OC! Thank you, Meowkers, wherever you are!
Post # 12
I found our photographer through a friend, technically. I had a friend who did makeup and hair for another friend of hers and she posted a picture that she was in. I checked out the photographer’s site and loved her style (and her pricing didn’t hurt, either).
Post # 13
No exact timeline yet. We are about to book a church for our ceremony. My guess is that we would have a 3:00 wedding, and the coctail hour starts at 6:30 and goes until 12:30 am.
Post # 14
i was looking at a family friend’s wedding pics and fell in love with them (on facebook)..i paid $4500 for my photography
Post # 15
I was up and down, attempting to find the right photographer at the right price point. Last year, I started googling the venue that we are using and the words “wedding photo”. I came across a bunch of photographers blogs and looked at how they had taken photos at our venue. I found a few I liked, but they were out of our price range.
Then one day I said, “Okay God, you know my price range. You know I need a photographer. Please help me find the right one.” I googled and came across a new photographer who was $50 below my price range, had photographs at our venue that made me cry from the emotion he captured, and it turned out he works with someone at our church. I knew he was the right one. We booked him immediately.
His wife has been studying photography to join his business and I believe you can have both of them come to capture your wedding. http://rojofotodesign.com/ He is out of Aurora but works all over the state. Tell him the skydiving couple sent you 😉
Post # 16
My mom! He’s a friendor. I don’t know how much he’s charging her though.