Post # 1
Our wedding is creeping up on us (May – Delray Beach, FL) and we’re having a really tough time finding the perfect photographer. Could be partly b/c of our budget (under 2k, preferrably closer to $1,500) for 8 hours of coverage.
Friends of friends who do photography on the side have been recommeded, but I am nervous about hiring someone we (or our friends) have a personal relationship with. I originally wanted to spend less on photography but since we are not doing video they’re kinda important.
Best scenerio would be a local professional (with full time experience and a nice portfolio) who would put together an album for us as well as give us the best photos on a CD/DVD, possibly 2 photographers (one to take photos during the cocktail hour while we are taking photos with the bridal party)… I know that sounds high maintence, but honestly, we are really laid back and looking for someone fun 😉
Does anyone recommend a photographer in the south florida area (local so we can meet with before hand), that they have booked and really loved? Any suggestions would be great…
Post # 3
We used Kristen Wynn (www.kristenwynnphotography.com) She’s based out of Central Florida but travels state wide (I think without a fee) and I’ve seen some South Florida shoots on her blog. She’s definitely within your price range and we loved working with her. Let me know if you have any questions.
Post # 4
@LpCutiPie: Thanks! Did she bring an assistant or another photographer with her? Did she put together a profressional album and if so was it included in the price?
Post # 5
We opted out of an album but I do know she offers packages that include them. We also didn’t need a second shooter so I’m not sure how exactly she handles that but I’m pretty sure she has a few other photographers she works with on a regular basis that she could include if that is what’s best for your needs. We did a first look and had a time gap between our (private) ceremony and reception so we were able to get our family photos at that time. Our wedding wasn’t exactly along the traditional lines and Kristen rolled with the punches very well. She realized we forgot one shot that was very important to me about 30 minutes after she left (we didn’t require her to stay the entire time- we used her for about 6 hours of coverage) and she turned around and came back to get these shots. They’re definitely some of my favorites. We had a lot of fun with her and loved her personality.
Post # 6
We used Cathy Heinz who is around that price range. We also really liked 13:13 Photography and Vitalic Photography but they might be out of your price range.
I am really happy that we pushed for 2 photographers and for the full 8 hours.
Post # 7
@caszos: Thank you! I’ve heard good things about 13:13… Maybe I’ll get a quote from them too 🙂
Post # 8
I am a South Florida wedding photographer! Take a look at my portfolio on my website, and if you are interested, shoot me an e-mail at [email protected].
Facebook: Completely Captivating Photography
I’d love to chat with you!
Post # 9
Try Ivan Apfel. He’s my daughter’s photographer.
Post # 10
Try Courtney I LOVE her she is doing my wedding on 5/29/11 but she did my engagement shoot and boudoir photos. She is very very reasonable and listens. She is in Boca. Private message me for more details.