(Closed) Photographer help!

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You won fair and square and if you create a relationship with her by usimg the prize and she is the one you truly want just ask her if she could create a package within your budget. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Go for the free engagement shoot! She may be willing to cut off some hours for your in order to fit in your budget

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Stephefanie:  Definitely don’t pass up the shoot! Not only is it a great opportunity, you get another chance to make sure you really like this photographer. 

Based on what you said, it sounds like you know that your ideal photographer is going to be more than your budget. Definitely talk to this photographer about that… She may be willing to give you a discount on a package that already includes an engagement shoot, since you won one, or to work out a payment plan schedule for you. Either way… I advise you not to settle for lower quality photography. You can cut your budget elsewhere….at the end of the day, the food will have been eaten and forgotten, the flowers will be wilted…and the only thing you’ll have to remember it all by is those photos. You deserve the best you can get. I bet you can find a way to make it work!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Stephefanie:  

You don’t owe her anything. You won a raffle, if she asks about booking with her for the wedding just be honest and tell her you can’t afford her services. You won’t hurt her feelings, at least not if she’s a good person.

Gosh, that sounds mean. I meant all of that in a nice way.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Maybe you could tell her about your budget and maybe she could come up with a package for you? Personally, I think Photography is one of the most important things for the wedding and if you really love her work then you should try to work something out with her.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have the shoot. If she’s double your budget I doubt she’ll have anything in your price range. It can’t hurt to ask but if she can’t , she can’t. Give her good referrals to other friends getting engaged who can afford her services. That’s a great way to give back to her. Give her images good exposure if she gives you the right to put them on Facebook etc. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

To be honest, most photographers are required to donate those prizes to wedding shows. We know they aren’t going to end up in bookings. I’ve only done two wedding shows ever and at one they forgot to draw my prize. It was awesome haha!:) 

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