Post # 1
I am totally new to this and was hoping to get some help!
I’m getting married in August and was looking for a photographer who is looking to update/build their portfolio. I’m not into the whole fancy, posey pictures. I just want fun, candid pictures that capture the night! I am on a strict budget and looking for some creativity!!
I am also looking for an officiant that is not going to charge me 500+ for 15mins. I know it’s a precious and intimate moment,but I can’t see myself paying so much money for a few words.
I would love some feed back and and recommendations!!
Post # 3
Try posting some ads on the website Thumbtack. You post your area, what service you are looking for, what day/time, budget and you get emailed competitive quotes from professionals that are signed up on the site.
Have you considered having a friend or family member get ordained and performing the service?
Post # 4
@camptown I have tried to find a legit online ordaind website. But everywhere I read, it says that NYC/NYS does not recognize someone who is not a clergyman or priest or registered officiant and my marriage won’t be legalized. Unless I’m searching wrong! Lol thank you for your advice! Its very much appreciated!
Post # 5
I would look on Craigslist. Beware though – posed pictures are easy since the angles and lighting can be controlled. Candid pictures are a bit trickier and require a more skilled (and probably expensive) photographer.
For the officiant, have you thought about asking a friend to marry you? We went this route and only paid $30 for the license.
Post # 5
how strict is your budget? if you are really looking for someone very cheap, i’ve seen people on craigslist offering for $400. they have their portfolios up.
i think many ambitious, talented people start out that way to build portfolios.