(Closed) Oh shit! Am I in trouble?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

nope just keep trying! you have time to find one. if you are on a budget try a local college, photography students are always needing side jobs

 

Post # 4
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2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Just keep googling, looking on wedding websites, and yelp.  A lot of vendors said they aren’t booking really far in advance with how the economy is, so you should be able to find one.

Post # 5
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Girl- your wedding is 9 months away that is PLENTY of time. I don’t know who you’re talking to- but I have yet to come across a photographer I have talked to that is booked and I’m getting married a month after you.

Post # 6
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@flutterbi: you have a June date, they book up sooooooooooper doooooper fast!  I booked my photographer in April 2011 for April 2012 and she said she was already completely booked for June/July weekends in April of 2011!

I agree with PP who said look at college students- all great photographers were just learning at some point, a lot of people find gold mines in college students!

Post # 7
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

No.  PPl like to book early but you will be amazed how many cancellations happen in a yr.  Continue your search and get recommendations from fellow brides.  My photog is up-coming and I never doubted my decision to go w/ her than a more established photog.

Check out Yelp, weddingwire.com, projectwedding.com, Google wedding photographers for your area, etc.

I tried all the above and I found Nancy.  Soo happy I did because she’ll know handle all of our professional photos.

Post # 8
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2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m sure you can find a good photographer yet, but don’t wait any longer. Fiance and I booked our photographer in April, I think it was? And we were competing to get our date booked before someone else- we won 😉 And a lot of summer dates are booked, June is usually the quickest to go.

Also, although cancellations for your exact date aren’t super likely, you could ask the photographers to give you a call if the date does open up.

Post # 9
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1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@squeak35: That’s a good point! I hadn’t thought of cancellations! Maybe leave your # with those photographers incase people cancel/reschedule!

Post # 10
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394 posts
Helper bee

Where are you located? I can post on some photographer forums for availability in your area and can send you some sites to look at. Also what is your rough budget? (you can PM me this info if you’d like)

Post # 11
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14404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Noo, I thnk you’ve still got time.  I didnt book my photog until 4-5 months before my wedding and still had my choice of 3 of my top picks.

Post # 12
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I think you are okay, but June does book super fast.

You are in Chicago? What’s your budget?

Kara Schultz Storyteller is a Chicago photographer I love and she is SO sweet. If I were getting married in Chicago, that’s who I would use!

Post # 13
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36 posts
Newbee

sent you a message. 🙂

Post # 14
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Also- I found several photographers here on weddingbee who are fantastic but are trying to branch out into destination weddings (anything outside their immediate area) for a discounted rate- PM me if you want details.

Post # 15
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You’re fine. You’ve got time!

Post # 16
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2701 posts
Sugar bee

Keep looking and do lots of research! You’ll find someone I promise. Too late is like a week prior haha.

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