- 2 years ago
Tldr, Help!!! Need a photographer in the Detroit area that can do a wedding reception this Saturday for <$700
My friend is having her wedding reception this Saturday – they had a small ceremony earlier and now’s the big party with family and friends. They booked an inexpensive photographer+second shooter some time ago to do family pictures ahead of the reception and then informal snaps during. Photography was not their #1 investment like I know it is for many, they just wanted some decent photos of everyone all dressed up.
Last week the photographer emailed trying to change the contract quite drastically (adding tons of fees, including paying more for the digital files). After some back and forth, the photographer cancelled on her.
She is now three days out from her party and has no idea what to do. She did find a photographer that can come, but there is no second shooter (not vital, but there’s a lot of people to wrangle for family pics in a pretty limited timeframe). Worse, she’s never photographed weddings or parties and few formal portraits. My friend is less than enthusiastic about this option, but she is frustrated and has no idea where to look, especially since she had set her budget ages ago.
Does anyone have any clue where she could look for a last minute booking? She’s outside of Detroit, MI and I’m pretty sure there won’t be many willing to travel for the price she can pay. If you know anyone personally, it would be amazing if you could message me with their info. Otherwise, is there some kind of photographer job posting site? Should she just hire the amateur one she found and hope they can manage?