Post # 1
I am trying to find a good photographer for our January 2012 wedding. These are my qualifications:
~Must be in the Mobile, AL area. Cannot afford to pay for travel expenses.
~Must charge UNDER $1200 for the entire package, whatever that package may be. Not looking for specific packages yet.
Does anyone have any recommendations for me? It would be SO helpful:)
Thanks. I am getting desperate.
Post # 3
You still have time, I wouldn’t get desperate yet, esp with a January Wedding. I would think during the off-season some professionals would be willing to drop their prices in order to stay busy.
I would find a few locals you like and email them, you may be suprised at how much they reduce their prices, January and February are usually a bust for wedding photography.
Also, don’t shop on price alone. You are leading one to believe that you don’t care what the package is as long as it meets your budget. Well anyone can reduce the scope into something that fits, but is it REALLY what you want. Will it offer the coverage you want and the items you want in the end?
Come up with a small wish list (reasonable) of things you need including hours of coverage,etc and propose that to the photographers you approach and get price quotes. Then you can negotiate from there.
Post # 4
@USER876: Thanks very much for the tips. We are on a very tight budget, so the initial prices are what I’m looking at right now. If it’s beyond budget, it won’t work. That’s why I am so set on price.