(Closed) Recommendation and Expectations for Boston Area Photographers

posted 7 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

we are using Jen Ing (jeningphotography.com).  she is wonderful to work with, photojournalistic style, and very reasonable.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hey Jen!

I just got married in Groton two weeks ago! I know it’s a long shot but are you getting married at Gibbet Hill by any chance?

Photography has been my [new!]husband’s #1 hobby for the past year and a half and he works with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for retouching. Great candid shots are definitely his personal style. He wants to get into wedding/engagement photography and is working on compiling his portfolio online, which will probably be done within the next couple of weeks. If you are interested in seeing his work (since you are wanting two photographers on hand) let me know!

 Edit: Hopefully this post wasn’t too pimpy for you! Wink

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This might be too personal, but would you mind posting your budget?  I *highly* recommend my wedding photographer Ashley O’Dell (she’s in Boston), but I have a feeling you might consider her to be over your budget.  Also, we only hired her for 7 hours — not the full day.  Her photos are ah-mazing, and I decided to choose quality over quantity.  I figure in 7 hours we’ll probably get at least 700 gorgeous pictures, so full-day coverage was not a necessity for us.  Also, she generally shoots with a second shooter, although our wedding is in Maine, and she won’t be bringing her second shooter on the trip…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Atlantic Beach Club

My Sister used Michael Sparks Keegan, he was awesoem and had much better pricing than others in the area. He is part of a husband/wife team and they give you copyright of the photos, which is cheaper for printing. They were awesome and people are always commenting on my sister’s photos. pm me if you want more info.!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@EDINA – I got married at Gibbet Hill too!!!

We used Mark Alcarez of Arc Weddings.  He was awesome.  I was so so happy with his work and also with his level of professionalism and his attitude.  I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.  We had an evening wedding as well and a first look.  I got 9 hours (with two photographers) for $1200 which included a 4×6 of all the photos and the digital copies on CD’s.  My wedding was offseason in March so in season pricing will be a little higher.. but I’m sure still reasonable.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re using Kelly Prizel, who’s based in New Haven CT.  We absolutely love her work AND her as a person, so we’re thrilled.  It was also way better for us financially to pay to bring her up (a travel fee) to Boston, then to book with a Boston photog.  We booked in 2009, so she’s raised her prices (she’s a hot ticket these days!), but I think she’s still darn affordable.  We adore her, and highly recommend her based upon her awesomeness as a person and the e-pics we had done by her.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Moose Yay! You’re the first fellow Gibbet Hill bee I’ve encountered. That place is amazing!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@Edina… I know! I have been looking for a Gibbet Hill Buddy.  We were so happy with them.  A friend of the family had been married there about 5 years ago and as soon as I mentioned going to look my father was allllll about it, he kept saying “That was the best wedding food I ever ate.. let’s definitely have it there!”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Jen It will be so beautiful. I’m not sure who you are working with there (we worked with Carolyn) but the entire staff there is wonderful. I’d love to post some pics of our outdoor ceremony, but I have posted a pre-wedding rant or two about MIL (c’mon who hasn’t) and I’m paranoid of somehow being exposed haha. Maybe I can get those threads deleted and post away! 🙂 I’ll send you his portfolio link when it is ready. Feel free to PM with more Gibbet Hill questions!

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used Erica Ferrone for my wedding last year and was thrilled with our pictures!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just went to a wedding at Gibbet Hill and it was gorgeous!  I hear you- most photogs up here go in the 4K range.  i am using Channing Johnson- I just love his photography, and figured it was worth it to splurge on photos..http://www.channingjohnsonblog.com/

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My wedding photographer would be approximately in your budget – Lisa Rigby! She’s AMAZING. We did our engagement photos with her, she’s super personable, really knows her stuff, and is a real up-and-comer. Her website is http://www.lisarigbyphotography.com. I’m also a photographer, and have really researched her second shooters that she sometimes works with – they are really kick ass.

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