(Closed) Fine Art photographer anywhere in California?

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

The styles you posted remind me a lot of what JeZa photography does

http://www.jezaphoto.com/

They’re not cheap though, but maybe a company to consider. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Possibly Jose Villa.  He’s actually an old friend of my husband’s brother, though I think it’s been awhile.  If you check out his “editorial” gallery (try poseidon or arabian days) you can find some that go along the lines of what you’re looking for, though more naturally colored.  I hear he’s pricy as well, though!

http://josevilla.com/

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

bellanotte11:  they’re based in Norcal but get commissioned by international clients, hence I think they’re like $$$. Jose Villa is what most photographers would call “fine art film” photographer and has photographed celebrities, definitely not cheap!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

bellanotte11:  Speaking as a wedding photographer, I wouldn’t really classify any of the above images as fine art. The top photo is certainly HDR w/ off camera lighting – but the bottom three are pretty traditional to me. For fine art photographers, I think more like:

Jose Villa – http://josevilla.com

Perry Vaile – http://www.perryvaileblog.com

Meghan Mehan – http://meghanmehan.com

Ashley Kelemen – http://ashleykelemen.com

Lauren Kinsey – http://laurenkinsey.com

Is this a Saturday event? I think the hardest part is going to be finding a true fine art photographer for under $1500, and espeically finding someone to only shoot portraits (as opposed to whole day) on a weekend. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Hate to sound discouraging, but you absolutely will not find anyone that shoots like that for $1000.  You’ve got images by Hunter Leone there – he’s an incredible artist and charges what he’s worth.  Jose Villa starts at 10K I believe.  I think you probably need to get your expectations in check or try to find a bigger budget somewhere.  You could find someone at 3-4K that shoots in a similar style, but those at 1K will disappoint you….

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

If you’re willing to look at another out of state photographer, I love these two: 

May Carlson: http://maycarlson.com/

Archetype (They are insanely pricey but so so great): archetypestudioinc.com 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

bellanotte11:  you’re welcome! I did not use them, however, they work a lot with my planner and I stalk them constantly. They are worth every penny (if you have enough pennies!). 

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