(Closed) Photography on a budget doesn't have to be horrible.

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

They did a great job! We also used an inexpensive photographer ($1000 for 6 hours and 2 photographers) and absolutely love our photos and get compliments on them all the time.

Just a couple pictures I love:

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

The budget for our entire wedding was $5000, so we couldn’t afford to spend the bulk of that on a photographer. We contacted the photography department at the cal university and foundseveral students interested in photographing our wedding. We chose one who had not done any weddings before, but whose work we were impressed with. We paid her $300. We knew we were taking a chance, but it was worth it to us to give her the opportunity to build her portfolio. If the pictures turned out horribly, we still got married, which is all that really matters. We were happy with her photos and we had a friend who surprised us by also showing up with his camera and serving as a second photographer. We were blessed with two photographers with different styles for only $300!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

futuremrsvezina :  I’m totally with you on that. I was reading the thread where someone spent about $3000 on photography (if I remember correctly) and people were saying how in big cities, that’s on the lower end of what you could expect to pay. I was in awe! 

My wedding scenario was a little different, as we only needed photography for a couple hours, but we got the most amazing photos for a few hundred dollars. I used Thumbtack to explain exactly what I needed and got so many reasonable quotes from photographers with great portfolios. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our photos and still get so many compliments on them. 

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Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

All those pics look great to me. Our photographer is $550 for half day or $1000 for the whole day, we chose whole day and have seen her portfolio and love all of it. She is only in the biz 3 years when we signed up with her and she said she will be increasing her prices in year 4 or 5. That fee only includes the photography and editing, amd all picks on a USB drive, no prints or books as we plan on doing it ourselves after the wedding.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

futuremrsvezina :  Yup! We will have the same! I like it better  this way.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

futuremrsvezina :  

Congrats! Everything looks beautiful and I’m always so envious when Brides spend a reasonable amount of money on their weddings. 

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