Post # 1
I’m new here and well I really have no one to vent to so here it is.So yea we are having a planned elopement, probably on the beach, whichs rocks but I am sick of searching for a photography that is in our budget and is actually good. A little back ground on me, I am a film student who is actually working as an photographer(I’m a bit of a Multi-Media Jack of all Trades), so saying I am picky is a bit of understatement. Besides marring my best friend, photography is like one of the most important things about our wedding.I just want someone who doesn’t need major post production to create a good image. Arrrrg, This is just hopeless, I mean it’s not like I have a crazy low ball budget. We were planning on spending around $1000 for like 3 hours….I donno I guess I am just all funed out after looking at what feels like 100s of sites. It sucks because we are going up to Seattle(which is were we are getting married) in a few weeks to meet with venders and I don’t even have anything set up yet…Blah I probably just need a break…..
Post # 3
I’m definitely no photography expert – I’m a Coordinator. I really only know the photogs that I recommend based on my interactions with them, their interactions/performance with my clients, and on the end-results… And, I’m sure you’ve looked at about a million websites and all is blurring together (as you mentioned). But I would definitely suggest having a phone conversation with either Michael at LucidCaptures.com or Jenna & John at jfkstudios.com… I’ve never met photogs like them, that are not only amazing to work with no matter the occasion, but also deliver photography that is amazing without all the post-wedding muss and fuss. They are true PROS and it sounds like you want someone that knows what’s good when they are in action… camera in hand!
Hope that helps… There are great pros out there – you’ll come across a good fit!
Post # 4
Sorry you’re search is frustrating. I don’t know the Seattle market but your budget per hour is good. But you’re getting married on a really popular day and most photographers don’t want to book less than a full day (and pay) wedding this far in advance. Don’t give up. My advice is to keep a list of the photographers you love and check in from time to time. One of them may be willing to work with you as it gets closer to your date.
Post # 5
Not sure if this will help, but I used this website to find our photographer. I liked it because it was easy to sift through photographers by price and then get a quick look at notable photographs they’ve taken. A photojournalist will probably not spend a lot of time post-producing images. Good luck.
Post # 6
I’m a budding photographer, and so was very picky about what I wanted from my photographer as well. I must have looked at 50 or more photgraphers.
A couple local (Seattle) photographers I love:
…and I’ll throw myself in the mix too. I’m just starting out, if you’re willing to take a chance on someone new (some people aren’t, which is TOTALLY understandable).
Please send me a message if you have questions about the photographers/want to get in touch. 🙂
Post # 7
I LOVED our photographer. Her prices have gone up (a lot) since we booked her but she may be willing to work something out. (we paid close to your budget).
Here is our blog post!
Post # 8
Haha, actually her 3 hour package is actually below your budget.
She is so sweet and our pics are sweome,
Post # 9
I personally love Kali Lu Photo in the Seattle area. Kali’s amazing–shoots film a lot, too, just for fun and you can see her raw talent. She doesn’t do a crazy amount of post production work on her photos because she doesn’t need to. Her website is http://www.kaliluphoto.com.
Post # 10
YOu should also consider Jovana from http://www.photographybyjovana.com. She is very reasonably priced.
Post # 11
Yay! I found a photographer! Thanks for everyones help!