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#1 js212

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    Posted 09 December 2008 - 07:05 AM

    So here's a local (NY) photog whose work I totally love, but cannot afford to have travel with me to Cabo for my wedding...

    Her vision is EXACTLY how I'd like my wedding pictures to look - I especially lovelovelooooove the way she uses light/contrast and different/unconventional angles to capture the perfect moments in fun ways.

    IMO, her pics are fun yet sentimental, whimsical yet serious, alive yet captive. Am I making any sense? =P Ok, so I'm a little obsessed... =S

    My question is, when you look at her pictures from the below website and blog (and I warn you, beware of getting sucked in, esp. with the music she has on there) whose work in Cabo does hers remind you of the most?

    I'm looking for a Cabo photographer who shares a similar vision/style as mine, and was curious what you ladies (and gentlemen) thought?

    Brace yourselves, here it is <3: Heather Waraksa Photography
    ~ Julie Song ~

    #2 Ana

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    Posted 09 December 2008 - 10:48 AM

    wow her pictures are incredible!! and unfortunatley I haven't seen anyone in Cabo that does similar photography. I think photographers are artists, and no two artists are the same. Everyone has their own unique style, which makes their photography beautiful.

    I am using Juan Carlos Tapia for my photos in Cabo. I've seen alot of his work and I think that its really beautiful. Here is his site: http://juancarlostapia.com/

    Also just search around, lots of girls on the forum have gotten married in Cabo and many have incredible photos :)

    #3 js212

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      Posted 09 December 2008 - 11:30 AM

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      wow her pictures are incredible!! and unfortunatley I haven't seen anyone in Cabo that does similar photography. I think photographers are artists, and no two artists are the same. Everyone has their own unique style, which makes their photography beautiful.

      I am using Juan Carlos Tapia for my photos in Cabo. I've seen alot of his work and I think that its really beautiful. Here is his site: Juan Carlos Tapia Photography

      Also just search around, lots of girls on the forum have gotten married in Cabo and many have incredible photos :)
      Hi Ana! I totally agree with you. Every photographer has his/her own style, and I actually find Juan and many Cabo artists to have unique and beaaauuutiful work too. I get lost in their websites and this forum perusing their work as well. haha! =S I know nothing about professional photography, yet I totally love looking at pictures and analyzing shots! I was just wondering if there were any other "hidden" talents in Cabo that are not discussed as much or I may have overlooked, but someone else may know of... And also just to see if anyone got a similar kind of feeling from any Cabo photographer (I actually have a few in mind myself, but wanted to gather other people's opinions as well and get some fresh perspectives). I heard that many photographers work with you to "customize" pictures to your taste, but still incorporate their own artistry, so that would definitely be a plus for me as well. Ah, to find the perfect match...
      ~ Julie Song ~

      #4 Dana10

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        Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:38 PM

        Wow Heather does take beautiful photographs! I am also using Juan Carlos to do my wedding photos and everything I have seen from him is amazing (It was love at first sight for me! lol) he seems to be pretty affordable too compared to some of the photographers. Leigh Miller has a similar look to Heathers but I know she is also very pricy...

        leighmillerphotography.com/
        Best of luck, I hope you find what you are looking for!

        OoO Ana, I am excited to see your photos from Juan come April!

        #5 MarieSam

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          Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:43 PM

          You're right her work is beautiful ~ and I totally empathize with you when you say you get caught up looking at all your photography options. I swear in the past year I have spent more time looking at wedding photography than I've probably spent sleeping, lol. It is totally addicting and I am now convinced that being a destination wedding photographer has got to be the best job in the world!!

          Looking at Heather's work sorta reminded me of my own photographer, Stephanie Williams out of So Cal. Here's a link to her website, which she currently revamped and so it's not totally done yet. But her blog is also something to check out if you're interested ~ she's got a similar knack of capturing emotion and "the moment" with her own unique style, and she's really savvy when it comes to using natural light and the elements. Stephanie Williams - Photographer - Weddings, Portraits, Destination - Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Worldwide

          Hope this helps

          #6 rodent

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            Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:53 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Dana10
            Wow Heather does take beautiful photographs! I am also using Juan Carlos to do my wedding photos and everything I have seen from him is amazing (It was love at first sight for me! lol) he seems to be pretty affordable too compared to some of the photographers. Leigh Miller has a similar look to Heathers but I know she is also very pricy...

            leighmillerphotography.com/
            Best of luck, I hope you find what you are looking for!

            OoO Ana, I am excited to see your photos from Juan come April!
            this site also made me think of Leigh

            I LOVE this style of photography. I haven't seen someone in cabo with this style. there are some amazing photographers there, but I can't think of any that shoot like this.

            could you fly out someone less expensive with a similar style? if someone is looking to get into doing DWs, their price is often lower.
            some will even do it for the cost of travel.

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              Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:54 PM

              BTW, i'm adding this blog to my google reader to keep up with what she is doing. I'm so inspired!!!

              #8 Mango Deck

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                Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:39 PM

                Wow... You're totally right.

                I've worked with Tomas Barron tomasbarron.com He's got really nice photos just as good as Juan Carlos' or Manuel Burgoin.

                Cheers

                #9 js212

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                  Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:30 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Dana10
                  Wow Heather does take beautiful photographs! I am also using Juan Carlos to do my wedding photos and everything I have seen from him is amazing (It was love at first sight for me! lol) he seems to be pretty affordable too compared to some of the photographers. Leigh Miller has a similar look to Heathers but I know she is also very pricy...

                  leighmillerphotography.com/
                  Best of luck, I hope you find what you are looking for!

                  OoO Ana, I am excited to see your photos from Juan come April!
                  yes! i looove leigh's work as well! you're right. very similar...


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                  Originally Posted by MarieSam
                  You're right her work is beautiful ~ and I totally empathize with you when you say you get caught up looking at all your photography options. I swear in the past year I have spent more time looking at wedding photography than I've probably spent sleeping, lol. It is totally addicting and I am now convinced that being a destination wedding photographer has got to be the best job in the world!!
                  this site also made me think of Leigh

                  I LOVE this style of photography. I haven't seen someone in cabo with this style. there are some amazing photographers there, but I can't think of any that shoot like this.

                  could you fly out someone less expensive with a similar style? if someone is looking to get into doing DWs, their price is often lower.
                  some will even do it for the cost of travel.
                  I know...I love the style so much too. That's a wonderful idea about finding "newer" DW photographers. Still doing my research to find someone out there..........

                  I'm so glad you find it so inspiring too! =D
                  ~ Julie Song ~

                  #10 MarieSam

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                    Posted 11 December 2008 - 07:16 AM

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                    Stephanie's work is similar too! So much emotion captured. Love it. I think I'll contact her to inquire about DW's. =) Thanks Marie!
                    So glad you saw the similarities too I'll let her know you'll be contacting her ~ I know she LOVES doing DW weddings. We're taking her to our 6/26/09 wedding in Akumal, Mexico and she'll be covering our Welcome Fiesta, entire wedding day, and doing a TTD session with us. We're also taking engagement pics in early 2009, so I'll post once I get em back. Her past clients have had nothing but great things to say and her second shooter is her husband, so they make an awesome team!! Good luck and I hope it all works out




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