Post # 1
Hello! I’m looking for a San Francisco/Bay Area/Sonoma/Napa Photographer in the $3-5K range. I favor “dreamy,” “vintage,” “soft focus” photography akin to the famous likes of Jose Villa, Max Wanger, Elizabeth Messina, and Tec Petaja. I’m getting super frustrated. Everyone I find is either out of my price range or located in Southern California. Help! Please!
Post # 3
They are a husband/wife team. They are my photographers, they are amazing people and amazing photographers, and their prices are super awesome too!! They were voted “best of” in our area.
Also, http://aliciacrossonphotography.com/index2.php#!/HOME is really good. She was my other choice, but I couldn’t afford her.
I hope you find what you are looking for!
Post # 4
I’m not sure if she’s soft-focus, but Lydia Daniller is in your price range and is very well regarded:
Post # 5
We’re using Jordan Tabak. Can’t wait to have him shoot our wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 6
@Miss Sweet Pea: Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll check them out!
Post # 7
@mavideniz: thanks! I’ll check her out!
Post # 8
Thanks to everyone for your help! I checked out all the suggested photographers and none of them had that “dreamy,” “vintage,” “soft focus” effect that I lust for in the likes of Jose Villa, Max Wanger, Elizabeth Messina, and Tec Petaja. Any other Bay Area suggestions?
Post # 9
Stout Photography or Sharon Hoyt Photography. I think that Denise Bovee (she came up to Northern California for a wedding in the past) might have that softer look that you like. You can always ask if someone will travel and it might still be in your price range. Good luck!
Post # 10
These people shot my friend’s wedding as a team a few years back:
http://www.ladavisphotography.com/ and http://lovenotes.tammynguyenle.com/
Good luck! We ended up blowing our budget out of the water on photography because I was so unhappy with the cheaper selection. BUT, it was soooo worth it. I loooove our photos. Think about spending 2-3x as much, if it’s super important to you, then maybe it’s worth it.
Post # 11
@digablebeatz: We will be using Hayley Anne Photography, she has a very vintage dreamy feel to her photos and we got a package well within our budget! Check her out. I’m so excited for the wedding!