(Closed) Please Help I’m Broke! Photographer NJ

posted 10 years ago in New Jersey – North Central New Jersey
Post # 3
378 posts
Helper bee

Can you check at some of the art schools in the area and see if they have any students who need to add to their portfolio? They’re not professional but I would think that would be better than nothing! I did this with our engagement photos and all it cost me was a $50 Target gift card. All of the photos aren’t wonderful but I got some that are spectacular.

Post # 4
236 posts
Helper bee

I was going to suggest the same thing…depending on were you are in NJ, NYC and Philly both have some very talented photog students.

Post # 5
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately, I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a professional photographer for less than $2,000.  Especially if you want touch up on the pictures and prints.  I too, had a very difficult time finding a photographer that didn’t cost a fortune.  One suggestion, is to contact a local art school or college and see if a photography major or recent grad might be willing to shoot your wedding.  They may not be able to do the touch-ups or prints though….Good Luck!

Post # 6
10 posts

There is a NY photographer Aaron Almendral who is under $1000- I met with him- he seems really great- he wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but his work is really good.


 He works with another guy sometimes who I think is out of NJ who is even cheaper- I don’t know much about him.


 I heard about both on IndieBride

 Hope that helps!

Post # 7
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

  What part of Jersey are you in? I’m in so. Jersey and I have a person that is doing mine, 4 hrs for $400!  so Im SURE she would do one under 1,000 for 5 hrs. Im getting married in Dec (which is a slow time for them). email me at [email protected] and I can give you her info~

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