(Closed) Wedding Photographer for the Poor

posted 7 years ago in Florida Panhandle
Post # 3
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1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I recommend asking a photography student (maybe a yearbook photographer?) to photograph the wedding.  That’s what we are doing, and I know a lot of people that asked our college yearbook photographer to do their pictures.  Pictures aren’t my top priority, especially since Fiance and I plan on taking trash the dress pictures in about 6 months, when we can afford it!  🙂

Post # 4
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are using J Parker Photography. www.jparkerphotographyblog.net He was the best one we got quotes from. And one of the nicest!

Name Price of Pkg # of photogs hours DVD website
Jessica Newton $150 + 0.25/mi after 30 miles 1 4hr yes
Rachel Foster Photography 500 full yes
Josh Engelkens 750 1 full yes http://www.lightwriterimaging.com/
Jeff Parker 799 1 full yes
Carrie Penton 900 1 full yes http://www.cajode.com
Ken 995 1 full
Kim 1300 1 full yes
Dennis Calvert $1,500.00 2 yes http://www.denniscalvert.net
Tony Thagard 1500 1 4 yes tonythagard.com

I know the below is hard to read, but these are the quotes I got from my craiglist add. I said looking for a photographer for 4 or so hours (went with full day coverage for the small price difference). I have it in a google doc if you would prefer a real spreadsheet with some of the extras they offer. 

We are getting married in Navarre, FL: but some of these go from Destin to Mobile. 

Hope this helps!

 

 

Name  Price of Pkg # of photogs hours DVD website

Jessica Newton $150 + 0.25/mi after 30 miles 1 4hr yes

Renee Short 400 1 4 yes http://www.facebook.com/pages/R-Short-Photography/149303755133353

Ane Claire 450 1 maybe yes http://www.facebook.com/annaclairephotography

JJ Sephens 500 1 def 4 yes http://www.facebook.com/jameseliasstephens

Rachel Foster Photography 500 full yes

Jeff Parker 699 1 6 yes http://www.jparkerphotographyblog.net

Josh Engelkens 750 1 full yes http://www.lightwriterimaging.com/

Carrie Penton 900 1 full yes http://www.cajode.com

Dennis Calvert $1,500.00 2 yes http://www.denniscalvert.net

Tony Thagard 1500 1 4 yes tonythagard.com

Post # 5
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5273 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I found mine on craigslist – often times you will find up & coming photographers on craigslist, that havn’t built up their portfolio yet, but who have great tallent.

It is important to meet though, and if possible, have them do a few test shots so you can be sure that you like their style/look.

Post # 6
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23 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I asked two friends who are avid photographers (though not entirely professional). They are helping me as a gift. If this isn’t an option, I went to a wedding a year ago were my friend asked 8 of us that were close friends and had access to a SLR or DSLR (and one that was just a very good photographer even with a point and shoot) to take pictures.

Each of us was given a list of 8 to 10 shots were we “responsible” for. A lot of them overlapped. Some of them were serious shots like “First Kiss” or “Him seeing me for the first time” but some of them were “old people booging” and “me with a bottle of beer in my hand that I am trying to cleverly disguise.” Since we all like taking photographs and would have taken a bunch anyway, it wasn’t a big deal and didn’t feel like a burden. Besides the list, the only thing she really dictated was that during the ceremony, we sit is different areas. Most of us were from different groups of friends so it wasn’t a huge deal.  All of us actually had a really great time and really got into it, I took about 100 photos.

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