Post # 1
Hello ladies! I’m VERY close to booking our photographer, I found one that I love, but I tend to overlook details sometimes so I’d like other opinions. We have been in contact for 2 weeks now and she’s very quick to respond, respectful, and very helpful.
Cost : $2000 + $100 travel fee.
Includes : 8 hours
all images retouched & edited
20 page 10×8 wedding album
private online album for viewing/purchasing prints
flash drive with printing rights
I asked her how many photos we could expect, and she says at least 100 an hour, so 800 total.
Here is her link, please tell me what you think!
Post # 2
Also, the second photographer is for the entire time.
Unlimited destinations for photography as well.
Post # 3
I don’t like the photos. She doesn’t know how to do lighting correctly, and the retouching is not good. The flash is very harsh in some photos, and some photos have a blue underone, some are dull, etc.
I would keep looking. You can also submit your request to fearlessphotographers.com
There are a lot of photographers in the Chicago Area http://www.fearlessphotographers.com/location/236/chicago-il
Post # 4
jenilynevette: I’m not a fan of this style. The lighting and editing isn’t up-to-date or done well. For $2,000, I think you can do better. I’m missing the wedding location part of WB right now, but if you’re in Chicago, I’ll do some hunting around to see if I can find something for ya!
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Yeah sorry, I agree. It’s a pretty good deal for $2000, but so many of her photos are way too bright with the flash. Basically all the indoor / artificial lighting ones don’t look that great.
If that’s the best you can find for $2000, it wouldn’t be awful – but personally I’d rather have one photographer with better quality photos, than 2 shooters and an album…
Post # 6
http://www.barryphippsphotography.com/category/wedding is $400/hr.
http://rojofotodesign.com/category/weddings/ is $2,500 for two photographers and an engagement session.
http://www.kevinmonahanphotography.com/main.php#!/portfolio is only available Fri & Sunday but is about $1800-2000. Located in Indy, but has shot in Chicago.
http://artistrieco.com/portfolio/weddings/ starts at $3,200
I found most of these by Googling a random Chicago venue and then “wedding photography.” It’ll take you to photography blogs from that particular venue, which seems to be quicker than “Chicago wedding photographer,” which will bring you the highest rated photogs on Google (read: most expensive! haha)
Post # 7
jenilynevette: I would say no, it’s not a good deal. It’s pretty mediocre photography, and while sure I guess for the price and amount of coverage included it’s okay – you get what you pay for. That being said, if 2k is your budget I’d rather spend it on a more talented photographer for less hours. Image quality aside, at that price point, you’re not getting a quality professional album – so I personally feel like you’re wasting your money and the album isn’t a selling feature then.