i need a new photog.. so cal recs??

so my FBIL is supposed to be our photographer.. he is also in the wedding which already made things a little tricky, but it was ok..well.. now there have been some major family issues and im not sure if he will wind up being our photographer anymore.. im sure he would still do it, but because of things that have happened, i dont feel like he really will care about it, and i dont really want him to do it if hes not really "into it".. anyways.. just to cover my own behind, i want to look into other options incase more sh*t goes down and we need  a backup plan.. so any recommendations would be  great..i am in orange county, getting married at the grand tradition in fallbrook Oct 18th (less than 3 months away).. i would love someone affordable since we didnt really budget for a photographer (FBIL was free), and someone who really loves details! because I LOVE details :)


Thank you !! its really been bugging me because I dont want to get screwed at the last minute and the pictures are super important to me


 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 3:57 am
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d1rtymart1n1
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our photog is the best seriously - but not sure about avail and if she's in your budget.


www.klkphotography.com


we're paying close to $10K for the whole photog and videog package

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:10 am
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wow her stuff looks great.. but totally out of my budget... i may be clueless to pricing though since we were having ours done for free, just paying $600 for assistants.. but we were hoping for something more in the $2000 range lol.. is that even possible??

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:21 am
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I am using www.louispalos.com


They are a super friendly and talented married team- we just had our engagement session and felt so comfortable- they are affordable too! (Compared to other so cal photogs!)


- HMM :)

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:22 am
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totally possible!!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:23 am
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Sorrry to hear peanut! Things happen for a reason, maybe your FBIL would have done a bad job and you would have resented him! You are absolutely correct, photography is SUPER important!


TWO I highly recommend contacting are:


www.istudiophotography.com She's my cousin and affordable. She also just did Taboo's wedding from Black Eyed Peas.


or


If my cousin (above) doesn't do mine, Nataly is my next choice.


www.natalylemusblog.com


 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:24 am
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peanut, the two i posted are about $2000 or less! good luck!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:25 am
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ok cool.. im not really sure what to do at this point other than just research who might be available, because as of right now FBIL is still taking the pics, but the situation keeps getting worse... so i just need to know whats out there i guess, and who might be available last minute.. uggg.. its so irritating because from the beginning i wanted to hire someone other than FBIL because he is in the wedding and we would need someone else there too..and now this drama.. fortunately this is the only drama wedding related, but of course, the pics were/are the most important to me ...

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:47 am
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October is a really busy wedding month...so i would look for and book someone now if you can find someone in your price range...maybe let your FBIL know that you would just like him to be a groomsman and enjoy the day with the groom instead of taking pics....

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 4:55 am
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Second Louis Palos!! Love them!!!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:05 am
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Eric Powell epowell.com  he is really good and affordable

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:08 am
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www.jasonqtran.com


www.jasonqtran.wordpress.com


he did our wedding!


nice guy.. and pretty affordable too!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:15 am
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Kim Seidl 619-573-6569


http://www.kseidlphoto.com/blog


She did my wedding on May 18. She's great and affordable.


 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:32 am
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L--


check your PM...


 


 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:34 am
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try www.JenMayPhotography.com - She was amazing!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 5:45 am
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L--  check your PM again  =)

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 6:28 am
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Posted on July 30, 2008 at 7:57 am
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I did use April and absolutely loved her (I have a few PIB).  I checked her calendar and it looks like she may be booked on your day, but still check her out.  I did have a 2nd photog that April brought along, Matt, www.poetryinlight.com.  I loved his work too.  I recieved tons of compliments on all of my photos from both of them. 


Good luck!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 8:02 am
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Try Austin O'Brien. Friendly guy and affordable (we paid $1,500 for our package). I like his work because his pictures look, well...like pictures of people not overtly saturated. You can see his work on my bio photos. HTH!


www.aobrienphotos.com


 

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 9:03 am
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We used http://affinitybridal.com/


good luck!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 9:06 am
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We are using Digishots photography. they are located in Santa Clarita and I assume they will travel. I randomly found them while looking through a book of photos when we were venue shopping. I saved their info in my phone and when it was time to search for photogs I remembered them. Very Affordable! I love love love their style. you get 2 photogs and they have numerous packages to choose from. I feel like we "get" a lot for what we are paying. Many try to rip you off because they do not include the album  and then you have a huge expense later. Not so with digishots...you get a flush mount album and it is very nice.


I highly recommend them!

Posted on July 30, 2008 at 10:02 am
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