Post # 1
HI! I’m looking for a really good inexpensive photographer around Lancaster, PA. The ones that I haev found are totally outrageously priced and notwhere near my budget. Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions. We are to the point of having disposable camera to the guests to use and just do our pictures that way and that isn’t what I wanted.
Post # 3
Summermom, have you tried calling the photographers you liked and asked if they have assistants who might be willing to take your wedding on at a reduced fee? You could also try putting a flier up in the local university’s photography department to see if any photography students might be interested in photographing your wedding.
Not to shoot down your idea, but I think you might find that the disposable camera option isn’t really a money-saver — you have to pay to have them developed, and most of the photos you get from them aren’t very good quality, especially if the photos are taken indoors. A friend of mine did the disposable camera thing, and was happy her guests had fun snapping pictures, but most of them didn’t turn out at all — she said the whole thing was a big waste of money. You might have better luck at an outdoor wedding though.
Post # 4
This is a little late, but I agree that disposable camera are a waste of money. You can search online for photographers on Wedding Wire and Google and then, if their prices match your budget, ask them if they can travel. Most photographers are willing to travel an hour or more. If you can, though, don’t settle because you will regret it. Find a photographer that will give you the type of photos that you want. Also, you can try to see about getting a smaller package to save money and then maybe adding things on later.
Post # 5
An aquaintance recommended this woman. I think she is reasonably priced…She has it listed on website and also gives you the cd and right to print pictures on your own (will save $$$ in long run when you are printing 5 by 7’s for grandma and auntie).
I ended up booking a local photographer, not her.