(Closed) I just e-mailed 82 photographers…

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MeiFrancis:  I emailed well over two dozen. My date is a week before yours so I get the sense of urgency and I’m in the mid-atlantic in a metropolitan area so I know what it’s like to “compete” when your date is fast approaching. 

I sat down with two of them before deciding. You will get some hits. You made a valiant effort 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

Good lord girl, 82! lol I contacted 2 🙂

Post # 19
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

4…

Post # 20
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well I’m sure I looked at at least 30 photographer’s websites (or more)!  And emailed at least 15-20 for prices (or more)!

Met with…only 2!

The photographer took me as long as the venue.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

Most i’ve contacted with because I really liked their portfolio’s 4. Most have pricing packages on their websites anyway. I think 82 is kinda over the top, but hey if it works for you, rock it out. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow, that’s a lot. I think I spoke with about 5.

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MeiFrancis:  contacted 5 or 6, met with 2.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just a heads up, I contacted about 10 not realizing that by me contacting them it meant (to them) that I was interested in booking them.  A lot of those photographers emailed me back many many times asking why I wasn’t booking them or if I was going to, etc.

I can’t imagine 82 photographers..

You were honestly interestedin all 82 of them??

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Haha your post made me smile.  I actually only contacted 1-  we met him at a bridal fair and my Fiance really liked him, so I just went with it.

Good luck!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I e-mailed probably about 15-20. None of them had any pricing info on their websites, so it’s sort of hard to pick a photographer without knowing the cost. So most of them were excluded right away after getting their package information. Some just didn’t include the things we wanted, some were too expensive, etc. After I got all the e-mails back, I narrowed it down to two photographers to talk with more. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Emailed maybe…5? 10 tops? asking for prices if they didn’t already have on the website… Met with only 2. Didn’t jive with the personality of the first, so made an appointment with another. I think we may have had a third appointment that we cancelled because we knew we were picking #2 after our meeting…and for all other vendors we only met with one. After looking at their work online we knew that we liked them, met them in person to confirm, and booked immediately.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MeiFrancis:  82 photographer emails plus the follow-up correspondence?

🙂

But for real, I’m impressed with your commitment! I think I contacted 2 photographers before deciding on mine.

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I already knew before I was engaged who I would hire as my photographer.  He was the photographer at my FI’s cousin’s wedding and after her wedding, we kept in contact through FB.  Everytime he uploaded new photos I was more convinced that I had to have him as my wedding photographer.  

Post # 30
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Wow!!! Less than 10 probably for me. 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d say I emailed 8-10 and met with 5 or so. Meeting with 5 was a lot because they all tend to get jumbled together. Of course, once we met with our photographer we knew she was the one for us and that made it easier. Our florist recommended you meet with 3 of every vendor- even if the first one you meet with is amazing, meet with 2 others. It’s all so exhausting.

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