(Closed) How did you find your wedding photographer?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: How did you find your wedding photographer?

    Through online search engines

    Through word of mouth referral

    Through my event planner

    Through other wedding vendors (DJ, florists, etc)

    Others

    Through Facebook and other social networking sites

    Through wedding blogs (ex Style Me Pretty)

    Through Wedding Databases (ex The Knot, Wedding Wire, etc)

    Through bridal shows

  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I haven’t booked with him yet, but the photographer we are seriously considering I found through a blog post he wrote about a wedding he covered at our venue.  We liked his photography and what he did with the lighting and the space.

    Another photographer we are considering we found through a friend’s referral.  The other two who are “probably nots” were found on WeddingWire.

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    … I actually found mine through Facebook!

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    we had a destination wedding, so our wedding coordinator sent us a list of photographers who she had worked with in the past.  she also included their websites, so we of coursed pored over those before choosing who we wanted.  

     

     

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I found mine (Tara Welch, Austin, Texas) through online searches. I googled things like Austin wedding photographer, hill country wedding photographer, elopement photographer, etc. I saw images from several photographers that I liked and contacted them. Only TWO of the 5 or 6 that I contacted replied! I was shocked, actually. Anyway, Tara and I emailed back and forth. She didn’t have pricing for elopements, so we discussed that, along with other things, and we seemed to hit it off. I loved her style, so it worked out great. I also looked up her reviews, which were all stellar.

    So that’s probably a good thing to take note of if you have your own business – some folks may be searching for photogs for elopements, and if you’re willing to do those (quick and easy money, really), then add that to your SEO.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m a Disneyland bride- so I found my photog through the Disneyland bride group. She’s highly recommended from other brides and is a former Disneyland park employee, so she knows all the good spots… Plus her work is magical!

    http://www.whiterabbitphotoboutique.com/

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Facebook!  He had an ad on the side and it had a “mention you found me on facebook and receive $250 off!”

    2 years later and he’s one of the largest and most popular wedding photographers in our area!  Definitely doesn’t need that Facebook ad anymore, haha.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My cousin’s husband is a photographer and although he might not produce the best wedding photographs compared to others, he will definitely produce the best for my budget!!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My sister suggested mine. Our photog shot a few of her girlfriends weddings… we loved her work and her prices!

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I used Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book to look at photographers in our area. I like the style used on the blog so I knew the recommended photographers would have a similar style.

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Through google. I searched most of the photographers in our area and I liked her blog and website from the beginning. 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Referred to me by a co-worker.  I had no intention of have a photographer at all, and changed my mind 3 weeks before the wedding and she was available.

     

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My first photographeme came from a bridal expo where we entered for a free engagement shoot. We really liked her but then I was messing around on Craigslist and I actually found an amazing photographer there that’s a much better deal. She has a real website and blog etc bu I found her on good ‘ol CL. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My method is not there – I found mine at a Bridal Show 🙂

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