Post # 1
i am at my wits end having met with so many wedding photographers in NY/NJ…. the ones i really love are (of course) already booked, and the rest are just ok. does anyone else feel like some of these photographers are definitely not worth what they are charging? my fiance still doesn’t understand how for $5k all we get are 8 hours of service and negatives on a disc (if we even get that at all!)
anyhow- can anyone recommend any really good NY/NJ wedding photographers under $8k? especially if you know anyone who edits/touches up ALL of your photos (not just the ones you put into an album).
Post # 3
My photographer is awesome. She is WAY under 8,000, but great quality. All her packages include 2 photographers w/all day coverage. Her personality is great, and she did one of my professor’s weddings and she absolutely loved danielle.
Check her out: daniellehopkins.com (i dunno how to link sorry)
She doesn’t edit all of your prints though. I don’t know if you’ll be able to find anyone who does. Good Luck!
Post # 4
Yun Gen Yang. He’s in your budget…
He’s super cool, he shot our wedding! http://nameidea.blogspot.com/2008/11/sung-and-chuck-wedding.html
Post # 5
i highly recommend Danny Weiss
His packages start at $4,400 and i think i paid around $6k and got 8 hours + associate photog + an album + all negatives +engagement shoot + some other stuff. great deal!
Post # 6
Definitely check out Steve Planck at Blue Sky Photography he’s based in the Hudson Valley but travels too.
Post # 7
I used danloh.com and he is in your budget but the one that "got away" was jamesferrara.com. He captures such amazing moments and his albums are insane. Dan is in the city and came recommended by Jimi and Jimi is in Cornwall, NY.
Jimi actually recommended the same person as MissCamera too.
Post # 8
we used Dave Cross http://www.davecrossphotography.com/
We got two photographers for 8 hours plus an assistant, engagement session, photo album, 2 parent albums Dave is super laid back personality wise, but really on the ball when he takes pics. We really liked him! He is well under $8K – I think we got everything above for $5K-$6K.
Given that we had 2300 pics, I doubt he will touch them all up, but haven’t asked…
Post # 9
Jose Reyes – http://www.josereyesphotography.com – is awesome and affordable. His personality, his pricing, and his portfolio were a perfect match for us!
Post # 10
I would recommend Dante Williams – http://www.dantewilliams.com