Post # 1
Currently in the search for a photographer in the $3000-$4000 range, hoping to get two photographers and an e-session in that package. The style that Fiance and I both like is, for lack of a better word, dreamy or dream-like. I think Stephanie Williams best embodies our taste: http://stephaniewilliamsphotography.com/blog/
Unfortunately Ms. Williams is booked on our date.
Does anyone know of a photographer with a similar quality and style that can fit into our budget?
Post # 3
Have you looked into Next Exit Photography? I live in Seattle but am from LA (all family is still there) and have several friends who have used them. They’re a pretty great couple!
Check’em out Good Luck!
Post # 4
Check out Boutwell Studios and Brandon Kidd.
I too love Stephanie Willliams
Post # 5
Yes, Lloyd and Shirley Sharaga of Sharaga studios. They are based out of the valley and are doing our wedding. They were featured on Platinum Weddings in 2007 for the “Mary Beth & Jeff” epsiode. Their work is increadible and their packages for multiple photographers, DVD of pictures, and multiple albums are in that range you mentioned. They are simply increadible.
Post # 6
We’re using Jill Thomas (based in San Diego) and we LOVE her. She’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met and her work is stunning. She’s shooting mainly film now (which I think is divine) and she does primarily natural lighting.
I’m not sure about 2 shooters, but we are doing engagement and wedding in your price range.
Post # 7
Check out http://www.5byseven.com/ also based in San Diego. Brian has done some beautiful work, especially with his engagement sessions.
Post # 8
Ohh I know someone who is a really good photographer… Brian Alexander. I HIGHLY recommend him…. he’s one of the photographers that works thru here:
& he has his own website (below), but its acting up right now, he’s changing the layout of his page so it may not run as smooth as it usually does:
Post # 9
Thanks for the suggestions! We’ve actually already met with Next Exit (Stephanie Williams used to shoot for them) — they’re good, not as good as Stephanie Williams In My Humble Opinion, and a little bit on the high side — $4500.
Sharaga Studios is not really our style.
We had dinged Brandon Kidd and Jill Thomas for some reason, can’t remember why, but they fall into the style that we like.
Boutwell looks promising — any idea how much she costs?
I’ll definitely check out the other suggestions, thanks again.
Post # 10
How about Orange Turtle? They are San Diego based, but I’m sure they’d come up to LA.
Post # 11
This is fun….I have listed some more below, heeheehee
Jose Villa – – he has had several things on Style Me Pretty and other wedding blogs, mmmmmmm super great and dreamy photography
Your feedback is great so let us know what you think of the above
Post # 12
We’re using Jim Kennedy Photographers if you want to check them out. Jim’s prices are a little higher than you mentioned but his staff is in that range.
Post # 13
I would recommend April Smith Photography. She is in your price range. Her style is a little bit of the dreamy your talk about and the antique look.
Post # 14
Take a look at http://jasonqtran.com/ since he seems to have that style.
Post # 15
Thanks for all the great suggestions!
I now remember why we dinged Brandon Kidd and Jill Thomas — Mr. Kidd never responded to our inquiry and Jill was out of our price range and apparently doesn’t use a second shooter.
Jeff Newsom is a little funky for our tastes.
Orange Turtle is okay, although they seem to love that fish eye lens, which Fiance and I hate.
Post # 16
I second Meowkers with Brandon Kidd and Boutwell Studios. LACitizen, he just got married in January, so that may be why he didn’t respond to you. His packages are over 4K, but they include a lot of things, so you may be able to negotiate with him to bring down the price, say if you didn’t want an album or something like that. Boutwell is very expensive, her packages are around 6K, but her work is so stunning!