- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I really need to let off some steam here.
I have not yet found a wedding photographer in the NJ area that I like does more candid/casual posing with interesting after effects (Not just B/w and sepia tones, I want something cool!) that won’t force me to buy their overpriced album and isn’t priced in the selling-my-first-born range.
I made the mistake of going to a bridal show and giving them my phone number and email address. and while I and the man were there, we looked at every photography booth there, same old traditional line up, editing that I can do with my eyes closed, ect. I totally get that some people like that. But I feel like if I’m going to spend a couple grand (which is what they cost) I should get something that I’d want to actually display in my home and not hide in that god-awful photobook.
Have I mentioned how much I dislike the albums? I come from a long line of rabid scrapbookers and I also know where to go online and have three printed the the price of one of their’s. I don’t like that most are padded like a cushion either.
Lastly, I know that doing anything here is expensive. I wrote an email to a photographer a few days ago that I liked but didn’t have any pricing on their page, and mentioned that my budget is 15-20,000 and I’d prefer not to have an album. And when she wrote me back she kindly advised that she didn’t think we’d be a good match since she required the album, without any mention of cost at all. Last I read, the economy is sucking and I’m the one who is offering to pay you.
Okay, I’m done. Whew.