(Closed) Student / New Photographer Wanted for Wedding

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

You might get more luck posting in the Classifieds section of weddingbee, or maybe try posting in Craigslist or on the walls of a local college?  Good luck on your search!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out some area colleges with photography programs. Contact the department head, and have them put you into touch with some students they think would do a good job.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

@faitherfordandtom:

May I ask what your photography budget is? And is budget the only reason you are seeking a student photographer for your wedding, or are there reasons you are not listing (just curious)? 

Try posting your request in this group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/2201860019/

It is a FB page for SCAD students, alumni and professors. (Atlanta & Savannah… so make sure you mention its for Atlanta). 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@starfish0116:  +1 this would work too ! ! 

Fiance and I went for a collage friend that graduated in Photography and has a kick ass camera. Should be fun ! 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@karineh:  Well, as we all know…the camera doesn’t make the photographer. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Normally I’m highly against suggesting a student, but the OP says she fully aware and understands what she’s getting herself into. Just make sure you’ve seen your friends work and that you are okay with what she produces. I too graduated with a degree in photography and can tell you that the degree means nothing in terms of real life expereince shooting. (Not saying that to scare anyone, but back in college I too thought I was great when in reality I still had a LONG way to go). It’s not necesarily a bad thing, just important to keep extpectations reasonable.

FWIW, when I was in college our department head used to get emails all the time about this kind of stuff. When he did he’d select a few people he thought were up to the challenge and provide their contact into to the client. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@faitherfordandtom:  Oh I totally agree with you. I do have a question, one pro photogarpher to another, and please don’t take it wrong, as it’s not my intention. I’m just surprised that as a professional photographer you’d be willing the take the risk with a student? It’s just a highly unusual thing to hear another pro not interesting in hiring a pro for their own wedding. In my expereince with my interns that even those who have the best portfolios aren’t solid enough for a whole wedding. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@faitherfordandtom:  thank you for your advice but we are hiring our friend because we love his work. Thanks !

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@starfish0116:  thanks for your advice but we are hiring our friend because we love his work. Thanks !

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