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Hi everyone. I am new to this board, I have watched the forums, but I am shy so don't post much. Anyways, I need help finding a photographer. My wedding is in walnut creek, and I would like a photgoraphy package that includes 8 hours of time, plus all images on disc for around $1000. Is it possible?? I have checked craigslist but all I have come accross was the old "bait and switch" ...any ideas??

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 7:47 am
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abattyref
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Give my photographer a look-see. He's based in Berkeley but drove out to Walnut Creek for my wedding. There are pro pics from my wedding in my bio.


www.shu-tterbug.com


Good luck.

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 7:49 am
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hey batty, can i ask why you only gave him 4 stars?? not 5?

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 7:56 am
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wow, his package for my needs: $1900

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 8:49 am
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is that good or bad? 

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 8:58 am
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its $900 out of  budget

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 9:01 am
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hmmm....i don't know that you'll find anybody [professional] who's not just a beginner for less than that...i.e. craigslist....what did you mean by "bait and switch" by the way?

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 9:03 am
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they say their price is one thing, then when I start talking to them, suddenly its WAY out of budget


 


does anyone know of a photog that comes close?

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 9:05 am
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iheartogers, I live in NH which seems to be cheaper than CA. I had been looking for the same things in my package coverage and the cheapest I was able to find was $1500. But, the photographer was the one place I wouldn't cut back so we went with 1500, could you possibly DIY for something else to increase your flower budget??


Good Luck!

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 10:03 am
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Have you checked out any local photography or art schools? They sometimes have photography students looking to build their portfolio that will do it for cheap. You can look at samples of their work to find out if you like their style - or if they are any good! :)  Good Luck!

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 10:05 am
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i think it also depends on how important photography is to you....if you're okay with a student or beginner, you will pay much less than for a seasoned photographer....so what are you looking for?  something "traditional" or more artistic, photojournalistic style?

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 10:33 am
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Oooh, sorry, his prices went up a lot since last year. Have you been emailing photographers asking if they'd be willing to work within or near your budget? You might think about re-evaluating your requirements too to stay in your budget.


Another one to check out would be a friend of mine.


http://www.photographybykrista.blogspot.com/


She lives in SoCal, but if you like her style, maybe send her an email and see if she'd be willing to travel and work with your budget. I can't make any promises though. Her base price for a wedding is $750, and I'm often her associate photographer. ;-)


Jess, I gave him 4 stars simply because he was good, but he didn't wow me. He was very professional, friendly and awesome to work with, and when we met and discussed what photos I wanted I explained how I wanted a lot of artistic photos with cool angles, etc. He said he was totally cool with that. But, he didn't get a lot of photos that I wanted... like me with my sibblings. Me with my immediate family. DH with his immediate family, etc. When I tried to send him a list of this kind of stuff before the wedding, he sent me a long email explaining how a "list" compromises his artistic style, blah blah blah. I was fine with it at the time because I was in that I-refuse-to-stress-about-stuff-I-can't-control mode. But, in hindsight, I've learned that I shouldn't have been so quick to go with him simply because he was more than willing to work with my budget. And I could have afforded someone a little higher quality. Alas... that will have to be for my next wedding in 9 years. ;-)

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 10:55 am
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YIKES PHOTOGRAPY IS DEAR! we are paying $500 for 5hrs cover! but the photographer is a friend of family! and is giving us a great price and pack.... i am in oz so i cant recomend anyone! good luck! keep looking! maybe you wil find someone! cheap does not always mean tacky! i had a photographer booked and the price was $1800 for the basic pack!!! and then i was told no way go with rex! he will do you a great deal!

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
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jenmayphotography.com - she negotiated with me and we just ordered the CD of images and she cut her package in half. She is in LA.


-Leann


leann@budgetdesignerflorals.com

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 3:36 pm
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I know that weddings in Utah are seriously low budget. And unfortunately thier photographers suffer the consequences. You can check into any of S.L.C. wedding sites to see if any photographers could fit your needs and possibly include travel. There might be a slight chance...

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 4:41 pm
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did you see the post names "new photographer" that I posted, contact her..maybe she can help?

Posted on September 23, 2008 at 4:44 pm

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