(Closed) My photography search is driving me mad (vent)

posted 10 years ago in Seattle
Post # 3
3 posts

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
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

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 # 6
4 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

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:

Kip Beelman

Jeramie Shoda

Carly Bish

Jaquilyn Shumate

Julie Harmsen


…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 # 9
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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.

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