Post # 1
Does anyone have a recommendation for a photographer in the Santa Barbara area on a small budget? All the packages I’ve seen start around $2000 which is waaay more than we could possibly spend. I am just looking for 6 hours + digital images, no album or anything extra. Might have to rely on friends’ photos if we can’t find anything reasonable. Thank you for any tips!
Post # 2
What price point are you considering?
Post # 3
I don’t want to sound insensitive, but $2000 for 6 hours is beyond “reseasonable”, it is way below the standard rate. You will need to use a student who is building their portfolio to get it for less. Try craigslist, where often newbies are offering their services. But realize going in the quality might not be what you are hoping for. Maybe you should just use your friends/family if there are people you trust with nice cameras.
Post # 4
I have a friend in that area who is an amateur photographer. I would be happy to ask her if she’s available/willing if you can give me your date and price range. She took some photos for us about a year ago and I would be happy to send you those photos to check out if you’re interested.
Post # 5
If you look on the knot you can search photographers by price range and that is super helpful so you can try to find the best quality work for the price! I ran across a bunch of photographers that meet your criteria in Southern CA during my search. Good luck!
Post # 6
This one has wedding packages starting at $750!
Post # 7
Thanks for your suggestions. I’m not saying that the photographers charging $2k don’t deserve it – they are doing amazing work – but since I don’t have that money available, it’s just not possible to hire them. I will keep looking on the knot and elsewhere. Thanks!
Post # 8
Our photographer may be what you are looking for.
Post # 9
I really recommend wadecarr.com.
I’m flying him to Seattle from Santa Barbara for our wedding! He may be a little out of your price point, but if you like him, try and negotiate.