Post # 1
I’m in SC and beginning the hunt for a photographer. my wedding budget is tiny, tiny…minuscule, lol.
basically, i’m maxing out at about $1200. i want at least 350 pics (the more the better). proof cd/book. copyrighted disc, all day coverage (or at least 8 hours). online gallery. an assistant would be cool. an engagement session would be great (am i asking for too much?)
i’m not necessarily looking for ‘photojournalistic’ bc i dont think its in my price range (but if you know somebody…) otherwise, i’m looking for fun, creative shots and a generous dose of candids.
Experience shooting African Americans in poor lighting a MUST! (my chapel is pretty dark)
Any help would be great guys!
Thanks in Advance!
Post # 3
You should try the Professional Photographer Association (http://www.ppa.com) or Wedding Photojournalistic Association (http://www.wpja.com).
After exhaustin the list of photographers I found from theknot.com, I had to look elsewhere to find a photographer in my budget. I went through the WPJA list first since they are more wedding focused. If it’s still out of your range, try the PPA list next. I had success finding one for myself and a friend.
Good luck to you!
Post # 4
Try craigslist.org. You’d be surprised how many people would be willing to negotiate services.
Post # 5
Nothing wrong with having a small budget! Everyone should have a good idea of their budget and be comfortable with what they’re spending.
That being said, in order for you to get the time and products that you’re asking for in the $1200 range, you’re more likely to find photographers who are just starting out and trying to build a portfolio. The ISPWP website has photographers who provide South Carolina wedding photography, but because of their experience level, the prices will be higher.
Besides Craigslist, you might also want to contact the Chapel. If they are a wedding chapel with high volume, they can probably recommend photographers who have worked there before. Hope that helps! Good luck!
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Post # 6
Try Furman — they might have a student studying photography in the studio arts department who would meet your needs. Our photographer, who is in DC and sadly not in that budget, graduated from Furman this spring and does phenomenal work.
A few examples of student work are here: http://eweb.furman.edu/dept/artdept/student_work2.html