- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
I’m needing a bit of advice! In the past couple years I have really gotten into photography, and have even started my own little business. (link removed per Weddingbee’s self-promotion policy) I am very passionate about it…and want to have the most perfect photographer for my own wedding day.
Fiance is very skeptical about spending a lot of money, and I’m trying to convince him not to be cheap..that it’s worth it.. but he’s convinced that we can find a good photographer for a decent amount of money; without spending a fortune.
There is a woman in my town who takes beautiful pictures from what I can see.. some of my friends have had their family pictures taken with her, but she doesn’t have a website or even a facebook page. I added her to facebook to see a bit of her work.. she takes pictures of her own children constantly.. and I really like the work she does of her own family. I’ve only seen two wedding sessions that she has done…one from her very first wedding a few years ago which weren’t that impressive, and another of a wedding from this past summer..which were very nice.
When emailing photographers to inquire about packages and prices I emailed her as well, and she said that although she has been slowing down with her photography lately, she still does weddings. She charges $130 an hour and we would receive a disc of edited photos ..approximately 300 pictures of our day.
All of the other photographers that I emailed had base prices of about 2,500…but I’m liking the creativity of a lot of them better. I’m not sure what to do. I’d like to get one booked as soon as possible, as one of the photographers told me that things are booking up for 2012 already. … which is crazy!
I just don’t want to be disappointed with my photos..considering how picky I am with them and how they’re the only thing that last beyond the wedding day…that and being married to my love of course!
I guess what I’m wondering is…should I go for the first photographer even though I haven’t seen much of her work or should I go for a more expensive photographer even though it’s stretching the budget a bit? On a side note , I was at a bridal show the other day and won the grand prize…$500.00 off the price of my wedding gown!! I was so excited and jokingly told Fiance that since my gown was cheaper now…maybe we could spend more on the photos. He laughed of course…but doesn’t really want to do this if it’s not necessary.
Any advice out there ? Maybe even from some fellow photographers?