Post # 1
This is my first time posting, but I’m excited to get help from all the experienced bride-to-bes around here! Just wanted to ask around to see if anyone also from Los Angeles might have any suggestions or recommendations for great but affordable wedding photographers and videographers. Almost every website I’ve looked at has had a minimum starting price of $2500-$3500, and I’m starting to worry that everything here is in that price range, but I don’t think we could afford that. The pictures are important to us, but we really can’t break the budget on them. Ideally, we’d love to stay in the $1000-$2000 range, but of course if we can find someone great for even less, that would be amazing! 😉
We’d be more than happy to book an up-and-comer or a student that’s looking to build their portfolio. And we can definitely cut down on extras and just get the basics, as long as can get all the digital files and raw footage. I have a lot of wonderfully creative friends who can also help take pictures (I just don’t want to put them to work all day, but I still want to be covered for the big moments), and I know how to edit video myself so we don’t need a big editing package for the video.
Please send me a message if you’ve worked with someone great or have any recommendations! Thanks so much and I hope this can help other budget-conscious brides as well as budding artists that need someone to take a chance on them! 🙂
Post # 3
My photographer is great and I am paying under 1500. Her name is Madeline and her website is here.
Here is some of our photos that she did for our Engagement Shoot so you can see the quality
Post # 4
My wedding photographer is William Dick and he was AMAZING! It’s been a year since our wedding, so I’m not sure how his prices have changed, but we booked him for $1100 which included engagement pictures and another photo shoot session which we actually just did a couple of days ago – we decided to do an immediate family session for us and my family!
I don’t have any of our family shoot in a place where I feel comfortable to post the link on an open forum, but you can check out my e-pics and wedding pics at my bio here. Or feel free to search through the threads I’ve started on WB for pictures I’ve posted here! 🙂 Will’s website is here. If you want to see our family pics too, let me know and I’ll pm you the info for it! 🙂 If you contact him, tell him Teri and Anton sent you. 🙂
Post # 5
Our photographer’s prices are reasonable, and her pictures look great. I must add that we haven’t actually shot anything ourselves with her yet, but we are excited.
Let me know if you need any other recs; LA is sooo expensive!
Post # 6
Here is a company with great Yelp reviews that offers wedding photography and videography packages that start at $600 per wedding. They have two websites: http://www.cheapweddingvideography.com/ and http://www.dirtcheapweddingphotography.com/