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Help!!!! wedding through the MANY photographer websites!!!!!

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#11 nathanielthompsonphoto

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    Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:15 PM

    Originally Posted by blckrevpower
    I've realized by using this forum that photogs are VERY expensive! So much more than I actually thought. So we have to re-arrange our budget. most of the packages I've come across offer at least 5 hours of coverage for about $1800-2000. For 8-10 hours, you may end up paying about $2500-4000 for a really good photog.
    I'm hooked on Nathaniel Thompson's photos, but I'm not going to be able to afford him, so I'm still looking.
    Many of the brides on this forum used AMAZING photogs and their pics look very professional as though they should be in a bridal magazine. I know I want that look for my wedding, so I'm just gonna have to bite the bullet and spend the money.
    Thanks for the kind words! I hope you find what you're look for!

    #12 ronsoliman

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      Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:24 AM

      "ronsoliman - that would be great of you to send some pics!!!!! Thank you! I'm assuming you must travel to do your photography?"

      You will be surprise how my destination wedding packages are.

      #13 fbaranik

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        Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:40 PM


        As professional photographer in Maui I would like to help you how to make choosing process little more easier.

        Hire an Island photographer, they know the location (in case of rain they will know another great spot for pictures), minister (every minister have their own style), they know how to shout in a sun and you will have great sunset pictures because they did it so many times, and they never gonna be a late.

        Mainland wedding are different from Maui weddings. Maui beach wedding takes only few hours instead of full day wedding on a mainland.

        Since you have a small budget you should hire photographer directly and not using any wedding coordination services (every coordinator have a add on fees - they have to make a profit too).

        Talk to your photographers directly, tell them your budget and what you are looking for.

        Read a reviews on internet (google got great tools).

        And I'm sure that you can find a great photographer on Maui to fit in your budget.


        #14 jennifersyble

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          Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

          Check out this Wedding Channel site for Hawaii Photographer reviews from real brides. I found it helpful plus it gives you the websites of the photographer's as well. There's so many options for Maui, we still haven't chosen our photographer yet but our wedding is in August 2011. http://local.wedding...ategoryCode=PHO 


          #15 pinklilikoi

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            Posted 20 January 2011 - 01:25 PM

            I totally understand wanting to keep a tight budget on a photographer. In my humble opinion, this is one area that I think if you skim on price you get what you pay for. I've heard numerous horror stories from friends and friends of friends who tried to find a cheap photographer and cried afterwards because their photos didn't turn out as nice as they had hoped. Be prepared to pay upwards of $1k for great photography. I would think you could negotiate a 1 hour shoot with a reputable photographer on the island?


            We decided after much debate to spend the money and bring in a fantastic photographer from O'ahu - Frank Amodo www.amodophoto.com. He did my sister's wedding and several friends, and they're breathtaking moments captured on film.


            best of luck and congratulations on your upcoming May wedding!

            #16 mauibridegirl

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              Posted 31 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

              Photography is so expensive in Hawaii period I think.  I'm from Oregon and they are far less here than Hawaii.

              We went with Stephanie Sheveland.  She's reasonable and talented.  Easy choice!  I will say though, there are sooooo many talented photogs in Maui.  It's a really tough choice.  I guess it just depends on what your priorities are in your budget.

              #17 sshimhiding

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                Posted 03 April 2011 - 02:32 AM

                I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but I just came across your question and thought I could help. I was on this forum looking to tell the world about my 50% discount on wedding photography in exchange for use on my website, and you looked you might be interested. I provide a second professional photographer free of charge (who's work you can also see) to give you peace of mind. The photos on my website were taken back when I use to be a second shooter / assistant at weddings, and I have my own unique style that I would like the opportunity to shoot now that I am running the show. Faking a wedding to do that is out of the question- so I came up with this win-win situation for everyone. Check out my site anyway, and it could be a solution! http://www.waileaphotography.com is my homepage there, but if you want to get directly to the part about the special click on this one: http://www.waileapho...es-3/weddings-2


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                #18 orchid12

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                  Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:22 PM

                  yeah, checking out real reviews from brides and grooms is a great way of finding a reputable photographer online.  Here are some good websites I'd recommend.






                  Best luck finding a good photographer for your wedding!

                  #19 cherylming

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                    Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:01 AM

                    Hi, Thank you for your post.


                     Could you please tell me more about Deanne and Marbelle? I am interested in Marbelle so if Deanne can get us a better deal then it's very convincing....


                    Also, which resort/hotel did you stay on? 

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