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We are looking for certain pics and a certain style. We definitely prefer the candid shots as well. I guess there is a "look" we like and aren't sure if its taboo to show another photographers work to set a benchmark. It doesn't have to match 100% of course, just want to set expectations and make sure he feels comfortable with them. Is that wrong?
The photographer you've elected to go with doesn't have anything in their own portfolio that resembles the style you're looking for?

Regardless of any taboo, why not hire someone experienced in the style you're looking for. If your photographer doesn't have any examples in that style, then its entirely possible that they will be unable to reproduce that particular look for your wedding.

Expecting a photographer to produce something that is inconsistent with his/her previous work is a recipe for disappointment for either or both parties.

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Originally Posted by Nic Dragomire View Post
nah, i don't mind having my work passed around smile72.gif





j/k... again

LOL When I was reading this I though it was Jean-marcus!

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There is definitely something for everyone. I think you will be happily surprised to discover that there are a few professional photographers from Canada and the US who are based in Mexico - hence immediately cutting the cost of hiring them with the additional benifit of having a team member with cultural insight and knowledge of Spanish. Happy to help.

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Originally Posted by lilbit916 View Post
Hello All,

I am attempting to book a photographer but the prices seem insane. I know that photographers are expensive but exactly how expensive should it be. I am trying to keep in mind that he is including video coverage. Can anyone shed light on this issue?


Help!!
Check out Michael Saab Photography. His prices are reasonable and he does great work. Remember you want a good no great photographer since the pictures will capture memories that you will have forever..

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Hi. I'm new to this thread and really concerned with Photography. I am trying to find a photographer who's base rate is not too expensive so that adding travel might not be that difficult to swing. This is tricky, because I also want their work to be amazing!

 

So far on the forum, I've stumbled upon Kristina Hill Photography. Her work catches my eye and since she's based in New York, I can meet her first (I'm based in NJ). Another great thing is she has photographed a wedding at the resort I'm marrying at.

 

When I emailed her, she was nice and said she'd do the TTD session for free. I'm going to continue to shop around though.

 

Anyone else know of someone like this (cheaper rates but good quality?) I've also posted an ad on Craigslist.org and am hoping for the best!!!

 

Update : I've gotten a lot of great responses from Craigslist.org posting. May not be such a bad idea. Will keep you posted.

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Originally Posted by AprilLee View Post
Hi. I'm new to this thread and really concerned with Photography. I am trying to find a photographer who's base rate is not too expensive so that adding travel might not be that difficult to swing. This is tricky, because I also want their work to be amazing!

So far on the forum, I've stumbled upon Kristina Hill Photography. Her work catches my eye and since she's based in New York, I can meet her first (I'm based in NJ). Another great thing is she has photographed a wedding at the resort I'm marrying at.

When I emailed her, she was nice and said she'd do the TTD session for free. I'm going to continue to shop around though.

Anyone else know of someone like this (cheaper rates but good quality?) I've also posted an ad on Craigslist.org and am hoping for the best!!!
You can always try someone that lives where you're getting married.

I'm bringing my photographer down with me, but he's a friend of my fiance's(if he wasn't the photographer he'd be the best man) so we're only getting charged flight and hotel (about $700) and we're getting Engagement photos, our wedding, TTD and the AHR covered. There is no possible way we could beat that for pricing.

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Originally Posted by Evan Baines View Post
Regardless of any taboo, why not hire someone experienced in the style you're looking for. If your photographer doesn't have any examples in that style, then its entirely possible that they will be unable to reproduce that particular look for your wedding.

Expecting a photographer to produce something that is inconsistent with his/her previous work is a recipe for disappointment for either or both parties.
Not only all this, but some photographers work for years to develop their distinguished style, asking them to do anything other than what they do is no different than asking Van Gogh to paint like Picasso.


Evan, I see you're from Nashville - I can't place you to save my life but I know I've heard of you - do you do anything with Nashville State or the ASMP?

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But if you can someone good and also professional who already knows the locations and doesn't cost you anything in terms of travel expenses, why not consider going local first?
I did originally look at a couple of local photographers and their sessions started at approx $2200 to $2600 - this included 8 hours of coverage. I am bringing my own photographer in from Chicago for the same cost, and I'm getting my engagement session, the rehearsal dinner, the entire day of the wedding, plus my TTD session the day after. You simply can't beat that! Granted, this is a friend of mine, so I'm sure I'm getting better pricing than most, but it's still a fabulous deal; plus it's someone I know and can feel comfortable with, while still knowing I'm going to get amazing pictures.

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