(Closed) I just e-mailed 82 photographers…

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow! That’s a huge number. I contacted 2!

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@FarleyNish: I did the same as you in terms of vender selection!

82 is a massive number!!!

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

5 lol

Post # 50
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We contacted one photographer. I looked at two (Our photographer & one other candidate) but we went with our photographer since she has taken family photos of my husband & his family since he was a very young child and I like them better.

Post # 51
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Damn girl! Thats a lot of photographers! So far I’ve contacted 8-10. Hopefully I love one of them!

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow!! I hope you find a great photographer. I contacted 6, met with 2. We had a great connection with a young husband/wife team and we’re meeting with them on Thursday to sign the contract. 

Post # 53
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve met with one, have an appointment set up with another, and emailed at least 10 different ones. I bet I looked up over 50 photography websites!

Post # 54
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@canthugallcats:  no kidding! Totally unprofessional! That sounds pretty needy! If I get an inquiry and send out info and never hear back I assume 1. You can’t afford me or 2. You weren’t that in to me. I only want the clients who really want me. If they really want me, they will answer back. No advantage in being a stalker!! What are you going to do? Pester someone in to hiring you haha!

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Day-um, girl. 82!

I think I’ve looked at maybe 20 websites of photographers in my entire state, and there wasn’t much else out there! I’ll probably end up contacting four or five of my favorites.

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I contacted about 6 or 7, our engagement is only 5.5 months long, and we are getting married in June, a very popular wedding month.  I was more or less looking to see who was even available, so if my favorite was booked, I could keep moving onto the next backup and book them right away, before someone else nabbed them up!  And yes, a lot of them were already booked for that day.

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I probably contacted 15 and met with 3.  Photography is very important!

Post # 58
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow.  That was a lot of extra work you did…

I contacted 10-15, met with 3, and selected one within two weeks…

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I hope you like all of those photographers. You don’t want just anyone taking your photos for your wedding…

Post # 60
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yikes! Good luck with your search!

 

As I recommended to someone else earlier this evening on another post, maybe check out some up-and-coming photogs. I have a family friend who has his own photography business and is looking to build his wedding portfolio. They are based in NJ, but I would *THINK* they’d be more than willing to travel (and also be more budget friendly than amany other qoutes you might receive).

 

Their company is called “Lou Monica Photography”. Worth checking out. We would have used them ourselves but we booked our photog 2 years out and we are getting married 4 hours away …mini Destination Wedding 🙂

 

Best of luck!

Post # 61
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Just 1.

And yikes…you’re gonna hate your inbox 😉

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