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#1 natalielynngregoire

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    Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:25 AM

    My name is Natalie and I am from Minneapolis MN. My wedding is June 18th in San Diego. The wedding and dinner is taking place on a catamaran but we need to find a photographer! I only need the photographer for 5 hours (3 hours on the boat 2 hours before) and we need to keep it under $1200. Any suggestions would be GREAT!

    Thank you!

    #2 JuliaR

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      Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:19 AM

      Under $1200 will be a challenge in SD. The area is VERY expensive cost of living so most photogs start at about $5000.

      The BEST in the area are:

      The Image is Found
      Tamara Lackey
      Jessica Claire
      Jennifer Dery is great and may be more reasonable price wise. (tell her I sent you)
      Bebb Studios: Jen Bebb

      #3 TATrisha

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      Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:24 AM

      I personally love Melissa Koehler, but she starts higher than that. But great pictures are worth it.
      http://www.melissako...hotography.com/

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      #4 beachbunni307

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        Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:08 PM

        My photographer is Trent at ProImage Weddings Photography | San Luis Obispo Wedding Photographers | Central Coast Portraits | Paso Robles| Los Angeles | San Francisco. He is based out of San Luis Obispo, up north...but is traveling to San Diego for my wedding. He's more $$ than you want to spend, but he's fantastic. The likelihood if finding a good photographer for only $1200 is not very good...especially based out of san diego. Another one you might want to try Faye Chapman at Faye's Captured Moments, based out of Orange County. She was our second choice...and I know from experience that she's willing to work with you. If you're willing to have someone take the shots and hand you a CD and nothing more, than that might help you get the price down.

        #5 TATrisha

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        Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:33 PM

        Just a thought, but did you think about maybe bringing a photographer with you?

        I just quickly did some pricing and it looks like to fly two people down to San Diego from Minneapolis and stay in a hotel would be anywhere from $700-$1,000.

        Perhaps you could talk to some local photographers and see if they'd be willing to lower their costs for a beach wedding? And then maybe you could also do some day after photographs on the beach the next day? Or at the farris wheel or something fun!!

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        #6 Nora

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          Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:18 PM

          The plus here is that you're date is a Friday and not a Saturday since I guarantee most great photogs are already booked for Saturday but may not be Friday and may be willing to work with you on price. I love Stephanie Williams Photography but I think she starts around $4K A photographer that I've personally shot with and recommend is Erika Earl. You can check her out at www.erikaearl.com

          #7 LadyTrunck

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            Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:26 PM

            A good friend had these photographers do her wedding and they were great! Super nice, and the photos came out beautifully.

            La Vida Creations Photography - Creative wedding and portrait photography - San Diego and SoCal
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            #8 nicole.gia

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              Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:53 AM

              I live in San Diego and am friends with a few photographers.

              Check out....

              Marisa Holmes Photography
              Marisa Holmes Photographer Blog

              Flutterglass Photography: Jenna is Amazing and she is right in your price range. :)
              flutter glass PHOTOGRAPHY: San Diego Wedding, Portrait, and Concert Photography by Jenna Kageyama

              Let her know Nicole from Artful Affairs sent you!

              Cheers!

              #9 steponmyknee

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                Posted 12 April 2010 - 10:02 AM

                Sara Gillespie from Gillespie Photo is doing my wedding. She photographed my sister's wedding in 1995, and the photos were gorgeous! Gillespie Photography - San Diego Wedding & Portrait Photographers

                #10 jplovesme

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                  Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:30 PM

                  I'm from San Diego and did my research for local photographers for our engagement photos (we're using Del Sol Photography for Mexico).

                  But as far as San Diego goes, there are
                  1. Boucher Photography (GORGEOUS work): Bouch©r :: The Wedding Blog San Diego Wedding & Boudoir Studio
                  2. Nicole Caldwell (she's doing our engagement photos!) Nicole Caldwell Laguna Beach Wedding Photographer, Boudoir Photographer Orange County Maternity
                  3. The Image is Found: the image is found . photo blog Such a fun couple of photographers from north San Diego.
                  4. Melissa McClure: Melissa McClure - Destination And Southern California Wedding Photographer --> gorgeous photos, great prices (we almost chose to fly her out to Mexico. I don't know if Melissa starts lower than $1200 for a full wedding day, but her assistant does the same high quality work and starts lower. check out their sites!

                  I talked to Jessica Claire, cuz I love her work, and her info is in one of the replies above. Very sought after!

                  Do more research of the local photographers in SD before flying out someone from your area. You may find someone with decent pricing here.




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