(Closed) Where did YOU find your wedding photographer?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

A friend of mine did makeup for a wedding long before we were even engaged, and posted a picture with a link on her Facebook. I checked the photographer out, loved the photos, and bookmarked her. She was the very first vendor I met and booked, haha.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Craigslist

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

google

Post # 20
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Helper bee

Word of mouth. I’ve only hired anyone that’s recommended by real people I know!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

A few weeks before Fiance proposed, we went to his (bare with me..) co-worker’s daughter’s photography show.  She was finishing up college and this was her senior show.  I loved her photographs and after Fiance proposed, we decided to hire her to do our engagement pics and see how we liked them.  She only had a few photographs on her website from previous weddings she had done.

We loved our e-pics and hired her for our wedding.  Her dad (FI’s coworker) told him that she didn’t have a lot of pics on her website because the way it was set up made it difficult to add pictures so Fiance offered to design her a new website (he’s a computer programmer/web deginer/game designer).  So now our wedding photography is free, in trade for a new web site! LOL

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

I did a lot of background research sifting through weddingwire and theknot, but the photogs I ended up actually meeting with were primarily recommended by friends.  The photog we ended up with I actually found on Wedding Bee through one of the blogger bees’ recaps!  I did not have a particular theme, just a particular stye/aspects that I liked.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

There’s a wedding blog for the state that I live in. I just looked through photo set after photo set of engagements and weddings, then I contacted the ones that I liked. I feel like it was a great idea because newer photographers are always submitting to get more exposure and they usually charge less than ones who are featured in advertisements. For engagements, bridals, all day wedding coverage + a photo book and a canvas print I’m paying a little over $900 and I’m pretty sure she charges way more now. I tried just googling and going to bridal shows but they were all way out of my budget, I’m super excited about our photographer!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I saw a flyer with a photo that just caught my eye at a bridal salon when I was dress shopping. We looked up their portfolio and even though we probably went through a dozen more photographer websites, none had photos that stood out the same way. Our photographer was the only one we met in person and we went with him. We couldn’t be happier with our pictures!

 

 

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

weddingwire.com, other people’s pictures (friends), local bridal magazine, local wedding show!  That’s how I found the majority of my vendors anyway.  I actually saw mine on FB because she took wedding photos of an acquaintance.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did NUMEROUS searches online. I searched Weddings at the venue to see what pictures came up and then looked at the photographers I liked. I also did searches for photographers around the area. I actually don’t even remember how I wound up finding our photographer…that’s how many searches I had done!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Twin Oaks Garden House

I googled the area that Im getting married at. Also saw that she had done a couple at my venue. She worked with my budget and included a free engagement which was a plus.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am getting married in a chapel that has TONS of stained glass. When photographed correctly it is stunning, so I googled weddings at my venues and looked at who did a good job and whose style I liked best. I would not haved hired someone who never shot there before.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Old friends I’ve known for ages. 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We haven’t signed them yet, but are going to do the contract on Friday, so my fingers are still crossed.

They were shooting a family friend’s wedding. Their other daughter had been VERY dissapointed with her “style me pretty” photographer so they did a ton of research before the second daughter’s wedding. 

I never would have found them online – they aren’t really into the whole “get it blogged” thing, though they have a lovely website and online presence. They rarely update their blog, it doesn’t seem to be a priorty to them. At all. And I’m on board with that. 

I was really lucky actually, I had been struggling before the reccomendation to find someone who wasn’t going to oversaturate/overprocess/over-cute the pictures.

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