Post # 1
Anybody have any ideas or suggestions for good Cleveland photographers that are still fairly affordable? Packages under $2500? When I say “good” I mean non-cheesy, more photojournalist types…
Thanks in advance. All the better photogs I find seem to be just out of reach and it makes me depressed.
Post # 3
I found my photographer through http://www.wpja.com/
I loved that the site had their prices right up front and I could just look at the ones that were in my price range.
Post # 4
Along with planning my own wedding, I’m a photography student and expanding my photo business. I approach weddings with a photojournalistic style and this shows in my photography. My rates are very affordable (under $500). If you’re interested, please visit my website (listed below) or send me a message. Good luck with all your planning 🙂
Post # 5
I’m not familiar with your area but the way I got an amazing photographer was to only pay for the digital package.
She shot my wedding but I am not paying for all the books, prints, thank you cards, etc. Instead I can focus on my actual photos and decide what to do about the rest after the fact.
Post # 6
Call Ken Blaze @ http://www.thestoryoftheday.com/
You will love him. He is our photographer and he did our e-pics. He is also a photojournalist too. We were definitely looking for that style. He is also a former wpja award winner. He has a facebook page too.
AbbyDabbyDoodleBug that is how I found him. LOL
Post # 7
Thanks for the info ladies. Keep it coming if you’ve got it!
Post # 8
I am using Lindsey Beckwith for my wedding! I’m really excited – met with her and she is great.
Post # 9
@Magdalena: We are going with Tanya Staffor Phtography. Her work is awesome and she is just the nicest lady you would ever hope to have share in your special day!
Post # 10
@DeaconBride: agreed. he’s fantastic!!!
Post # 11
We are using 831 photography! They have done the weddings of a few people we know and the pictures were amazing! def check them out! Prices are very reasonable, but i know they book up fast! we booked almost a year in advance! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SEARCH!!
Post # 12
Happy Sunday Wedding Bee! I am currently reseaching the same issue in the Cleveland area. I am meeting with two “up and coming” photographers next week and will definately update once I have met with them. But one of the girls is Anna Zajac and her packages are $1300 (10 hours and an album). Here’s her website.
I’ll let you know what happens when I meet with her. ~Sarah~
Post # 13
Ladies thank you so much. Keep ’em coming!!! 🙂 I am compiling a huge spreadsheet with links and prices and stuff. I am starting allllll over from earlier in our engagement because I have had to slice the budget and people like Genevieve Nisly aren’t doable any more. But a lot of these look GREAT and I am starting to feel excited again!!!!!
@FutureMrsCain: Please do update after your meeting!!!
Post # 14
I really like Claire De Lune Photography, they do videography too. I first saw their work at Today’s Bride show at the IX center a couple of weeks ago… plus they are located in my hometown… Mentor too!
Post # 15
I’m using Jeff Schaffer Photography: http://www.jeffschafferphoto.com/
He is not the “trendy” photographer but he has been shooting weddings for over 20 years and really knows his stuff. When we were doing our search, he came up as BY FAR the most affordable photographer with the most experience. He also has videography which was must cheaper than anyone else we spoke to. We were looking for experience rather than who would be the most trendy – pictures last a lifetime and we didn’t want to be caught up in the latest wedding trends only.
Post # 16
Although I didn’t start the thread, I did use people’s suggestions! thanks!