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#1 Arcticpinkprincess

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    Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

    Does anyone know of any photographers that will shoot you big day if you only pay for the travel costs?

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:30 PM

      a lot of them will...go ahead and find ones you love and email them your offer...you'd be surprised how many say yes

      #3 Kits55

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      Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:33 AM

      I came across a photog last year out of CA that had a special for 2009 brides. If they paid for four nights for herself and her husband (also her assistant) she would give each bride her entire $7,000 package for free!! I thought it was a great deal and wanted to use her but DH didn't like her work as much as the photog we chose. Her name is Sarah Maren and she has a great personality! I don't know if she is still having the special but it doesn't hurt to try!

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      #4 MarieSam

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        Posted 05 August 2009 - 06:43 AM

        I agree with Jess -- start sending out email inquiries to photogs whose work you love, remember it must be LOVE, lol.

        Also keep watch for BDW photography vendors on here who will periodically offer contests that include free services with their travel/lodging fees being paid. Their have been some super lucky members who won these contests and ended up with AMAZING pics!!

        I actually lucked out and got my photographer for costs only (engagement pics, welcome dinner, wedding day, and day-after session included) ~ no way in a million years would I have ever thought I could get such a GREAT deal. So believe me, it always helps to ask around and inquire. The worst they could say is no, but all you need is one yes and good contract to go with it

        Good luck, and let us know how it goes!

        #5 Arcticpinkprincess

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          Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:45 AM

          Thanks for the helpful info ladies. I will keep you up to date on how things go.

          #6 Danielle77

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            Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:06 PM

            really..there are photogs that will do this I am going to have to do some more looking, the ones I have looked at so far wanted lodging and still chared like $5,000 for their package.

            #7 Love3

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              Posted 06 August 2009 - 01:39 PM

              ya really I couldn't find any that would shoot for free. Wish I did. I found this one brod will leave name out she wanted me to pay for her and her asst plus a ridiculous package, not achance. Good luck finding one. hope it works out for you and you get what you are looking for

              #8 Princess402

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                Posted 06 August 2009 - 03:41 PM

                Originally Posted by Danielle77
                really..there are photogs that will do this I am going to have to do some more looking, the ones I have looked at so far wanted lodging and still chared like $5,000 for their package.
                I have done a bit of searching for photogs myself and while it seems like although there are some photogs that do this, I did not come across many! However, I agree with other posters that it doesn't hurt to ask. The main reason that photogs will do your wedding for a reduced fee, or for travel fees only, is because it's a portfolio builder. Most often they may have a lot of photography experience but are looking to break into the destination wedding market. If you can find a photographer that you really like but they just happen to not have much destination wedding experience, you might be able to get yourself a great deal! It is hard though, and a bit of a risk, because from what I understand destination weddings can be an entirely different animal from a regular wedding to shoot (in terms of lighting, elements, etc.), so you have to make sure that whoever you choose is up to the challenge!

                #9 NyBeachBride

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                  Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:19 PM

                  I am interested as well if anyone finds one...

                  #10 ebredhawk

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                    Posted 07 August 2009 - 10:57 AM

                    i found that i had a lot of offers like this when i went to a local bridal expo. photographers would come up to me, i'd tell them that i was having a DW and they'd freak. there are times if a photographer is trying to build up their portfoloio in a particular area (DW, boudoir, etc.) that they will offer discounted packages or special deals. like some of the other girls said above, it can't hurt to search around and ask! good luck with your search!

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