~Finding a Photographer & Videographer~
- Last updated on April 8, 2009 at 5:27 am
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As far as photography goes, I had NO idea what to do. I knew the style I liked but I had no idea how to go about finding someone. A friend of Darolyn's (bridesmaid) is a photographer and I thought it might be cool if I could hire her. She's really nice and I would enjoy working with her, plus I love her style! She told me she's not comfortable doing weddings yet, but recommended a couple other photographers with similar styles. I put the names away and kind of forgot about them. My mom and I went to 2 bridal shows and I was overwhelmed with how many photography brochures I received. They all looked good but they either weren't what I was looking for, or they were too expensive. (I wanted to keep the photography under $2500) I then got a call from Darolyn telling me she had looked at one of her friend's recommendations and that she thought I would really like her portfolio. So I went to her website (Tammy ODell) and fell in love with her pictures. I arranged a meeting in Norman. (She lives in a small town south of Norman but was willing to drive to meet me.) Steve and I not only loved her style and her prices, we loved her personality! I think the package we ended up choosing is right around $2000. I can't wait to see the pictures! Go check her out--she's AMAZING, especially with outdoor shots.
For videography I thought I might just skip it. I figured we could always set up our camera on a tripod or something. But at one of the Bridal Fairs I came across an amazing company--Glorious Day Films. It's run by a wonderful husband and wife team and they're so unique. They shoot with old super 8 film, and the final product is a vintage-looking montage of wedding highlights with beautiful music in the background. The basic package we chose is costing just under $1,000--a price I was shocked at because it seems so inexpensive for all the work they do. (We did get a discount for being friends with them on facebook.) :) Take a look--it's breathtaking.