(Closed) Photographers and Bands/DJs in NJ/Philly area on a budget

posted 6 years ago in New Jersey – South Jersey
Post # 2
1253 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’m using Bonnie Wireback as my photographer. I think her packages were around $2k, although she very nicely worked with our smaller budget to put together an affordable package for us. Plus she’s super charming and funny. I highly recommend her!


Post # 3
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

What is your wedding date? I am also April 2017 in the Philly area (4/22)! We are using Bob Morgan Entertainment (we went to undergrad with one of their DJs and cannot WAIT to have him be at our wedding!) and for our photographer Kasey Ivan Photography. I have a bunch of affordable photographers that I could PM you since we just booked ours in the last month!

Post # 5
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I got married last June in Bucks County, PA. We used 4 Most Sound as our DJ. They were great, I definitely recommend them.

We used Daniel Fugaciu Photography as our photographer. Our budget was the same as yours around 2K but I didn’t want to skimp on photography. His website says his packages start a bit higher than 2K but we contacted him and he was willing to create a package within our budget. We got 1 photographer (just him), 7 hours of coverage and all of our images on a USB stick. We LOVED our photography and I would absolutely recommend him. By the way, I don’t think his website does him jusitice.

Post # 6
1065 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think $2K is not on a budget for DJ.  My DJ was only $650 for 5 hours when I had my local reception in August 2015 in central NJ.  He doubled as the MC.  He had special lights and kept our guests on the dancefloor all night.  He’s on thumbtack.com.  Really good reviews.  I’m not sure if he’ll go to the Philly area since he’s from Brooklyn.  Here’s his website: http://djbyrdproductions.com/.  I think $2K is also a good price for a photographer.  We used DH’s friend that does wedding photography, but he gave us a really discounted price of $800 for 5 hours of photography and all digital prints.  I don’t think he was that great, so I won’t be recommending him, but I’m sure the recs from the other bees are great!   

Post # 8
3080 posts
Sugar bee

http://www.bvtlive.com You probably won’t find a band for that budget, but can find live entertainment, fusion sound/DJ, just a DJ etc. We’ve used them for your family music needs for years.

Post # 9
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Highly recommend Alexa Nahas http://www.alexanahas.com/ for your photographer. She’s fairly inexpensive and wonderful to work with. Made my entire party feel comfortable, even though DH and I are both super unphotogenic. Starting wedding package is $2,500, which is insane considering she was rated one of the best event photographers in Philly.

Post # 10
58 posts
Worker bee

I would absolutely recommend Meghan Santana of Chicka Artistica Photography as your photographer! She was great. She’s young, and is only charging around $1500-1700, but she was awesome!



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