- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
Although our wedding isn’t for another 15 months, we have already been searching and trying to book the BIG things for our wedding (like the venue, caterer, photographer) because of where we live. We live in a small city where a lot of people get married in the summer, but there aren’t a lot of resources for it. Anyway, lately I’ve been searching for a photographer and I’ve found plenty but I’m confused and would like some help figuring things out.
My fiance won’t spend more than $1300 on a photographer and so it really limits who we can have since it’s almost like a photographer-monopoly in this area. He doesn’t understand the need for an online gallery for family/friends
Recently, I’ve found four options:
*Jack Butler Photography : he charges $975 for an entire day, photojournalistic style, photo-editing on 5-10 photos, full rights.
*Jeff Scott Shaw Photography : his smallest package is $850 for 4 hrs, photojournalistic style, a disc of all edited photos. I have a meeting with him tomorrow to talk more about his packages.
*Samuel Dobbins Photography : $1200 for 8 hrs, 600 edited images on a disc, full rights, online gallery, photojournalistic style, based outside of area and charges $0.25/mile (200 miles to travel)
*Curtis Campbell Photographer : $750 for entire day (no time limit), photojournalistic-sorta, all edited photos onto a disc with full print rights. POSS ISSUE: He does photography as a side job (does have a business license) and only keeps contracts on file for six months, so no references unless I want to wait until after he does some weddings this summer (which I DONT want to do)
I know that this is A LOT to ask of you bees, but my fiance and family isn’t really helping make a decision. Fiance doesn’t care unless it’s cheap and someone I like. My family thinks it’s my decision since I’m the one doing the interviewing, emailing, etc. Could I please get some outside help on what’s good?