(Closed) Has hit the brick wall…

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

$1000 is a very very low budget for photography. Might want to check places like craigslist for students and up and coming photographers. I found mine there for $3000 and that is exceptionally low in Vancouver.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you up your budget? Forgo something else to increase your photography budget. I seriously wish I tripled my budget to spend $9000 plus. So not worth it to get a photographer you’re not happy with.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I see, well then I think you may have to “settle” sometimes things are just out of reach.

If you can find students, look at schools and photography programs and ask teachers if any students are willing to shoot your wedding. Go on photography forms that are local and post a looking for ad. Or email some photographers and ask if they can recommend someone in your budget.

That or find a photographer that can just shoot half a day, or no engagement pics, or only 1 photographer, or no album- all these things some times descreases their price.

Goodluck!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Don’t blow your budget on this–at least not yet! Have you tried approaching a photographer you both like to see if they will offer you a more limited package (fewer hours of coverage, no frills)? Alternatively, if you explain that you love their work but they are way out of your budget, they may be willing to recommend other photographers if you ask (people they went to school with/professional contacts who aren’t really “competition” b/c they’re in a different price bracket). If there’s a college with a good art program in your area, you could also contact the department and see if there are any juniors or seniors looking to become professional event photographers who want to build their portfolio. Just make sure you have them take some photos of you well in advance so you can see how they turn out and switch to a different photographer if necessary. 

Also have your parents ask around…is there someone in their office whose daughter got married recently? Who did they use? Word of mouth can be amazingly helpful. Good luck!

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