Post # 1
I have a few questions about photography:
1. Has anyone used Wedding Bug (http://www.weddingbug.com/) for your wedding photos or known anyone who did? What did you think of the photos? Were you happy with them?
2. Can anyone recommend a talented but affordable wedding photographer in the Northern VA/DC area?
We’re working with a limited photography budget ($1500 or less, ideally) since we decided to splurge on really awesome, artistic videography. We were thinking of using Wedding Bug since they offer 6 hours of coverage for $745 (!), but now I’m getting a little nervous because I want us to love our wedding photos. While we can’t increase our photography budget, I would definintely be willing to do something like have a professional photographer, but for less time (e.g., only the ceremony and early part of the reception).
Any thoughts/advice/recommendations are much appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
I don’t have any information on weddingbug, and am not knowledgeable on anyone that is talented in the $1500 range, BUT…I did want to chime in and say that having been married for a year, I haven’t yet watched my wedding video. But I’ve looked at my wedding pictures 1 million times and they’re hanging all over my house.
It sounds like you’ve made up your mind, but I just wanted to throw in my two cents, just in case it meant anything.
Sorry I couldn’t be of more help! I’m sure some other local bees will have some suggestions.
Post # 4
I’m from the DC area but getting married in Richmond. I would suggest looking at local wedding blogs (United with Love is a good one) and getting photographer names from there. I also think quality photography is more important that videography.
Post # 5
Thanks, ladies! I appreciate the thoughts, and I will definitely check out the local blogs. I used to not care at all about videography and really don’t like the typical wedding video where it’s basically just the day on film. And I’ve always wanted an amazing wedding photographer. But I fell in love with the work of Mackenzie and Philip at Inkspot Crow Films — check them out at http://www.inkspotcrow.com/ if you want. I think this video will be something we will cherish forever. That said, I’m still hoping to find a solid photographer, just maybe fewer hours of coverage because I definitely do want some unique, professional photos from our day!
Post # 6
There are a few companies out there that operate on this business model. If it sounds to good to be true, that’s because it is. You’re not going to get a talented professional who is sub $2000. Sorry to say that, but it’s true. Will you regret it? Hard to say, depends on what your expecations are.
Your cinema choice seems pretty solid, why not ask them for recommendations on photographers?