(Closed) Seeking an affordable wedding photographer in Denver…

posted 10 years ago in Denver
Post # 3
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hi pixierae!  I’m a Denver bride too and our photographer is David Wegwart of Photocraftz (www.photocraftz.com).  He just did our engagement session and he’s great to work with (I can’t wait to see the photos, I’m dying to see how they turned out!!).  His base package is $1995, including an engagement shoot, but if you have already done an engagement shoot I bet he would work with you to knock a couple hundred dollars off that price.

Another photography company I talked to and really liked is Real Photography (realphotography.com) based in Colorado Springs.  They have a "mini package" of $1200 for 2.5 hours of photography and a $1900 package for unlimited coverage on the day.  You might be able to negociate for something in between those two options if you want.

Good luck, and I hope that helped!!

Post # 4
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception

I’ll be using Adam Welch. He’s a Denver based photographer who does photojournalistic style photos. I’ll let you know how things turn out!

Post # 5
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We’re using Sullivan Studios based out of Boulder, and Maureen is incredible!  She’s a lot of fun and her online gallery is amazing.  

Post # 7
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The photographer I wanted to hire was already booked for my date.  πŸ™  You might check him out for yours though.

Bryan Rupp is in Portland now, but he is originally from Colorado and is totally willing to travel.  His packages start at $1500 and all of them come with a full res CD with edited prints and like he says, "The pictures are yours, do whatever you want with them.  Wallpaper your bathroom if you want to."   πŸ˜€

Post # 8
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My best friend’s husband recently opened a photography business a couple of years ago and he did our wedding. The pictures came out great and he was awesome to work with. We got three discs with all the photos and the right to use them however we want. They moved to Colorado Springs a few months ago from Louisana due to the military. Check out their site for some pricing and photo galleries. I’m sure he will be more than willing to work with you to make sure you get what you want in a good price range.


Here are some of my favorite pics that he took: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157612938697711/

Post # 9
4 posts

Hi Pixierae. You may have seen my review on here by a photography company called Weddings by Tepper.  My husband and I were also looking for a photographer in that price range, but clearly I didn’t do enough research and I don’t want you to make the same mistake. I would definitely NOT recommend using them. After several months of looking for a photographer to fix our pictures, I came across some great people:

Chris Gentile is located up in Ft. Collins and travels to just about anywhere. He may have raised his prices a bit, but he’s within your range and does phenomenal work (plus, his price includes an all-day session, therefore you won’t feel rushed).

Real Photography is located in CO Springs, but it’s a husband and wife team, so you get two for the price of one.  They offer some cool extras, such as a photo booth (for free) and shooting your rehearsal dinner.  I think you can customize your package with them. I know a lot of Knotties used this, so you’ll need to book in advance. 

Laura Dombrowski is also an incredible, award-winning photographer. She’s probably a bit out of your price range, but you might be able to customize your package with her.  She’s the one who ended up fixing our pictures and I can’t say enough good things about her.

Anyway, hope that helps!


Post # 11
12 posts

I don’t know about Denver, but I live in the NY area and looked on Craigs list and found photographers that were just starting out and needed to get a portfolio started.  Good prices.

Post # 15
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have worked with many Denver photographers over the past three years and one definitely stands out from the rest.  Jason Long of JLong Photography is great to work with and takes amazing pictures!  His wedding rate is only $1500 & includes the engagement and wedding photography. I can’t wait for our engagement photo session.

If anyone is looking for a photographer, check out his site:


Post # 16
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a horrible experience with Cheryl Ungar, so you’re lucky you did not work with her.

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