(Closed) Bay Area photographer recommendation

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA

My friend-of-a-friendors are photogs and I’d recommend checking them out, they’re just starting out so they have VERY good prices. I’m really looking forward to all the detail pictures they’re going to take at our wedding (I’m 9 months out and already have my “must take” photo list going!).

You can see a slideshow of some of their past work on their website. Their site is a little out of date, but it’s getting updated right now with lots more pictures.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi, my photographer, Phoebe Joy, is actually from LA but coming to San Francisco for our wedding.  http://www.phoebejoyphotography.com/#splash-f4be2.  Not sure what her current prices are but she is probably well under your budget. 

My friend recently used Garvin Tso and he was $1500 with a great package.  Haven’t seen her wedding pictures yet but I *loved* her engagement pictures.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

A friend of mine used Breck Sargent and my Fiance and I are thinking of doing the same.http://brecksargent.com/

He does wonderful work, and would be in your price range!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We used Erica Berger and haven’t seen the photos yet, but I love, love, love her portfolio and blog. She’s based in San Francisco.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We’re using CK Hwang from 39 East Photography.  The company is based in Singapore but they are just breaking into the U.S. market (based in CA). I’m really looking forward to working with him!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

39 East Photography was one of the photographers we looked into as well. It will be exciting to see your photos!

Post # 10
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Wannabee

My best friend’s wedding photographer was amazing, and I think she only paid $3K for 8 hours, getting ready shots, bridal portraits, a free engagement session, etc.

I can make an intro if you want, they are amazing and a very nice husband-wife team.

 

http://www.chocostudio.com/blog/bently-reserve-wedding/

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m using Joel Flory http://www.joelflory.com/ He is sort of expensive, but is very flexible with what you want. No 4 hour minimums like other photographers! 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

hi..just wanted to update you..we’re going with Lawrence Ha Photography he’s within that range.

There’s also Joel Flory, Elizabeth Hurley, Dorothy Hatchel all within that range

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

not sure if you are still looking. we booked livingfaithphotography.com

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I second 39 East Photographers. They are AMAZING and so sweet to work with. =o)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I like “up and coming” photographers, or those who aren’t well-known (yet). Their prices are much more reasonable, and if you pick the right one for your wedding, you’ll really like the result.

For us, we went with Yong Studio (based in San Jose). I read that one of the “rules” is that a photographer’s website must be updated, but I took a chance and met him anyway. I felt very comfortable with him and his wife, liked the potential I saw in the recent weddings he had done, and was honored the previous year’s pricing. In the end, I’m one happy client and am able to recommend him to my friends. He’s getting great experience with each wedding, and the pictures are looking great!

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