Post # 1
Hi, I’m getting married July 25. My fiance and myself are paying for the entire wedding being that we both don’t have parents. I am in school right now and working about 50 hours a week to pay for this wedding. We are minimizing costs as much as possible but still trying to have a beautiful wedding. I really want a professional photographer but I can’t seem to find any under a $1000. I only need about 5 hours of coverage and I just want the photos they take on cd or in prints but with the rights given to me. And I need them to all be touched up too. I don’t know maybe this is too much to ask for but I really want to have photos of my big day. Please Help
Post # 3
Can you check at some of the art schools in the area and see if they have any students who need to add to their portfolio? They’re not professional but I would think that would be better than nothing! I did this with our engagement photos and all it cost me was a $50 Target gift card. All of the photos aren’t wonderful but I got some that are spectacular.
Post # 4
I was going to suggest the same thing…depending on were you are in NJ, NYC and Philly both have some very talented photog students.
Post # 5
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a professional photographer for less than $2,000. Especially if you want touch up on the pictures and prints. I too, had a very difficult time finding a photographer that didn’t cost a fortune. One suggestion, is to contact a local art school or college and see if a photography major or recent grad might be willing to shoot your wedding. They may not be able to do the touch-ups or prints though….Good Luck!
Post # 6
There is a NY photographer Aaron Almendral who is under $1000- I met with him- he seems really great- he wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but his work is really good.
He works with another guy sometimes who I think is out of NJ who is even cheaper- I don’t know much about him.
I heard about both on IndieBride
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
What part of Jersey are you in? I’m in so. Jersey and I have a person that is doing mine, 4 hrs for $400! so Im SURE she would do one under 1,000 for 5 hrs. Im getting married in Dec (which is a slow time for them). email me at [email protected] and I can give you her info~