(Closed) Recommendations for SoCal photographer with package for $3000 or under?

posted 4 years ago in Los Angeles
Post # 2
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’m in the LA area and my fiance and I personally loved two photographers but ended up going with Joey Ikemoto who has 2-3 packages that are $3100 and below. His blog on the website is a great place to look at weddings he and his associate photographers have shot and it’s really nice being able to see “real pictures” versus all the retouched ones. He is the master photographer but since he trains his associate photographers and they only work for him and use all his up to date equipment, there is a lot of consistency throughout their photography.  If you would like to see their detailed packages, feel free to PM me with your email and I can take pics for you. He is in Torrance.  http://www.joeyikemoto.com

http://www.linandjirsa.com are also great photographers but their style is very different! Their style is heavily photo journalistic and fine art/fashion inspired. Their photos seem a lot more heavily edited as well.They are based more in the OC area. I don’t have much info on their packages

Post # 3
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

LA is a pretty dominant videography/photography market. There are more photographers and videographers than you can imagine. You can find people who are building their portfolio with amazing talent/skill to shoot for under $1000.

We’re paying only $500 and getting married in Malibu. 

Post # 5
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh goodness you’re gonna have lots of choices. To be honest I’m not sure of prices exactly but Aubree Lynn Photography is amazing, she’s based in San Diego but travels. AMAZING PHOTOS!

Post # 8
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

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kaelasoul:  Whoa, share those secret contacts asap! We’re on a super tight budget and honestly, we’re totally down for having someone with less experience to help them out with their portfolio building. 

Post # 9
12 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

Nicole Chow Photography


When I contacted her last year, she had two packages under $3000. She’s fairly new, but does great work. She will also travel up to NorCal for her clients.

Post # 14
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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GreenGables :  Not sure if you’re still looking, but my photographer is fantastic and for a whole day with one photog, it’s $2k. (we had a huge wedding so we went with 2 photogs for 9+ hours and it was still only $3500.) http://www.studiosequoia.com/ Kelley, the main photographer, is freaking amazing. She kept everything moving smoothly, was absolutely sweet, and put her whole damn heart into it. If you can swing the extra $$ to have her second come, he is amazing as well and together it seemed like they were everywhere at once. They got shots that would have made zero sense in the moment, but post-wedding I heard stories about things I missed and suddenly there were those stories played out in our photos. It was uncanny. 

Post # 15
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Commenting to follow on this thread. We’re likely going with a photographer we found via Thumbtack for around 2K, but still undecided as of yet. It’s a great resource to specify budget and get quick results for your event!

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