(Closed) Finding a photographer is SO difficult!

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

You only have what you have to work with, so dont let them try to sweet talk you. Their work should speak for itself. Save yourself the time and energy; either get references from friends/family that are known to be affordable or start emailing more before an initial meet.

I met with a photog who’s basic package was $8K, both Fiance and I felt terrible for having wasted his time. If he had made his costs clear, considering what we told him ‘budget’. I would have never agreed to meet knowing it was way out of our budget.

Try to have fun with it!

Post # 4
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@jackndiane: try yelping..or making a post on FB..is your wedding in GA?  I live in GA too, and I know some people you could price..

Post # 5
394 posts
Helper bee

The rates vary based on city/location. In Atlanta expect anywhere from 2k and up for an experienced professional. Possibly 1500-2k for a skilled newbie. 


Post # 6
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We used wpja.com to find our photographer. 

Post # 7
6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012


It took me 5 months to find my girl!  I am such a researcher at heart so you should have seen my spreadsheet of photographers.  I found mine on a bride blog for my state.  Other runner ups I found just be searching classifieds.  Some I found through “LIKE” links on other photographers Facebook pages.  I searched high and low! 

After getting an idea for what you get for your money after 5 months of research, I was able to realize when something was a deal or not.  I wanted high quality for affordability.

I never met up with anyone, just did everything by email only.  That way you can rule out the ones that are simply too much.  The ones that required I call them first, I just assumed they were pricy.

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