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#1 Aimes

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    Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:21 AM

    Good Morning,

    I am wondering where people have been going to look for a photographer for their destination wedding? Magazines? Websites? Purely from recommendations? Blogs?

    I feel that the photos of our wedding day are going to be really important to help me to keep the memories alive.

    Can anyone suggest where I should start looking? And where have you found particularly useful?

    Thank you so much,

    #2 lisa_k

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      Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:26 AM

      Have you chosen your wedding location yet? I think that your coordinator should help you with this. That's how we chose our photographer. Our coordinator gave us 3 recommendations, then we checked out each of their websites and set up phone calls to ask questions. We also read any reviews that we could find, mostly on this site. Then we just went with our gut :-)

      #3 nsimpson

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        Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:27 AM

        I think it will also have a lot to do with where you are getting married. Once you've decided that, then your options will present themselves...right now, you might spend too much time finding someone that isn't even in the area you're getting married at. Good luck.
        Love is a wonderful thing!
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        #4 TATrisha


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        Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:27 PM

        Honestly, I selected my photographer from this website! I felt like I knew his style and personality more because he would post, and I trusted him more because of that.
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        #5 alkoch

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          Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:34 PM

          I got mine from a recommendation from a co-worker at an Art Gallery. She is currently living in Bloomington IL. I love her we just did our engagement pics with her she is amazing. Let me know if you want her info.

          Here is the link with some of my e-pics:

          And here is her blog:
          Britten Traughber Photography

          #6 chellmm5

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            Posted 12 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

            I used Judd Sather from Minneapolis. Highly recommend him. We also used Ben Pancoast for our engagement pics. He can in to Chicago for our photos. Great prices for pancoast and you get all the rights to your pics. Both do amazing work.

            #7 debbmach

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              Posted 14 December 2009 - 03:41 AM

              I chose mine mainly from reading the reviews on this forum and then looking up their prices. I ultimately chose the one that was within my budget, had a portforlio that I liked (one of the fellow BDW's send me her wedding pics from the photographer I chose so that I could see her work and I really like them) and that responded the quickest via email. Hope this helps!

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              #8 SandalGirl

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                Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:09 AM

                I googled both photogs in the mayan, and here in Vancouver. I chose one that just fit with me and my fiance. I'm crazy about his work. I chose the one that worked with our budget and just 'felt right'.
                March 4, 2010 ~ Mayan Riviera, Mexico

                #9 jk1101

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                  Posted 16 December 2009 - 10:49 AM

                  Once I chose my island/resort - I used google and then this website to narrow it down. I knew what my budget was, but photography has a lot to do with taste. I looked at a million wedding pictures from a lot of photographers to see whose style I liked best. They do get booked up fast so I definitely recommend starting early.

                  #10 GracieBebe

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                    Posted 16 December 2009 - 04:04 PM

                    Our wedding coordinator recommended ours and he was rated #1 on theknot.com so we figured he was very good.
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