Post # 1
Its almost time for us to look at booking a photographer for our wedding and was wondering if any of you wonderful Texas ladies could give me any recommendations? We live in Austin, Tx and are looking at a photography budget of $2000-$2500. I would love someone who does photojournalistic work over the traditional wedding photography if its possible. Willing to look in San Antonio as well! Thanks ladies in advance!
Post # 3
@misschickpea: We used Trish Finfer and LOVED her. She’s incredibly personable, and listened carefully to everything we wanted and delivered.
Post # 4
i used nadine studio! she is fabulous and does beautiful work!
Post # 5
@misschickpea: Im using TomK photography out of Dallas, but as far as I can tell he doesnt charge travel fees. His background is in photo journalism and he has great reviews/recs.
Post # 6
you sound perfect for camera talk photography! our wedding is 10.20.12 & we just did our engagement shoot with them. love them!
Post # 7
My sister is a photographer lovebirdphotographie.com or find her on facebook by searching lovebird photographie. Good luck with the hunt!
Post # 8
Thanks so much ladies, I’m looking into all of them!
Post # 9
We are using Caroline Joy Photography. GORGEOUS photos!! She was our absolute top pick and she is SO sweet. Some of her packages were a little over our budget (our budget was $2500) but we managed to negotiate a great price with her for a great package.
Others I looked into and loved (just not as much as Caroline Joy) were Ivy Weddings. They are a husband and wife team and Ivy couldn’t have been more wonderful when we were enquiring about prices and packages. I did manage to negotiate a great deal with them also and get them down on their package price however decided to go with Caroline instead (personal preference only).
Forever photography studio was another we looked in to.
The Nichols were a near fav in terms of style but much more expensive than Caroline Joy (think $4500) and ultimately we actually PREFERRED Carolines photos.
Post # 10
For any future brides, look into Benjamin Garrett, http://benjamingarrettphoto.com/ he is awesome! and very reasonably priced
Post # 11
Hi misschickpea, my sister is also a photogrpaher. Her website is annadphotos.com. Also, I make wedding cakes for much less than average in the Austin area. PM me for more info!
I don’t want anyone to think I am self promoting, my day job is a personal chef, I just enjoy baking as well, so I sell cakes sometimes for a small profit because I just enjoy them. It isn’t to pay the bills 🙂
Post # 12
I didn’t start this thread but it is super helpful. I’m going to give it a bump for any more recommendations others may have. 🙂 But there are some awesome choices in here!! Thank you all for the suggestions!!
Post # 13
Try DJ Jones! He is great! Super patient and he travels! http://www.djjonesphotography.com