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Help! Getting married in 2 months and still no photographer PLUS on a budget!

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Hello brides,

 

I'm new to the forum and have been searching for photographers within my price range. I absolutely love all the recommended photographers such as Bradley Frasier and Gilda, however, I'm only looking for a photographer for 2 hours to cover the ceremony and pictures before the reception (a couple of my friends have invested in professional cameras and are bringing them to take pictures during reception).

 

My budget is $250-$300 an hour. Any brides out there have experience with other photographers that may be starting out that are good options?

 

Thank you in advance!

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you're looking to pay someone $500-600 total for your wedding pics?  smile105.gif

 

you want to risk it? 

 

when you are paying a photog, it is not just for the hours that they are at your wedding, shooting, but also all the time spent on post production....

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Yeah, I am quickly realizing that my budget is unrealistic. I don't know where I got it in my head that pictures come cheap! I've since increased my budget to around $1000 so I'm hoping I can find someone that is available for 2-3 hours.   

 

One major mistake I've made in planning was assuming that there will be a line of photographers available, but most of the good ones are booked way in advance, as they should be.

 

Advice to brides just starting out, there are only a handful of "really good" photographers in Cabo so book early!!! 

 

 

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Okay just an update, I was able to book Bradley Frasier!!! I'm so exicted! Can't wait. He's who I wanted at the beginning so after more discussion and teeth pulling to increase our budget with my FI, we booked him cheer2.gif

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This photographer looks AMAZING! When I have been searching, I did not come across his website. Will positively look into him for my wedding on May 2011. Hope you love your pics on your special day cheesy.gif

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How much did you budge on your budget? My budget is $1,000 as yours was in the beginning.  Am I being unrealistic???
 

Originally Posted by PresidenteCaboBride View Post

Okay just an update, I was able to book Bradley Frasier!!! I'm so exicted! Can't wait. He's who I wanted at the beginning so after more discussion and teeth pulling to increase our budget with my FI, we booked him cheer2.gif



 

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DRPrincesa~ i dont mean to be a downer but i do think its not quite on par with what most quality photographers request.

 

one thing to think about, you dont HAVE to use a photog based in mexico. many phtographers from the US who are starting up will travel to shoot DW's, some for just the cost of the airfare and hotel stay, some for more. we do have a ton of photographers who are vendors here on BDW and i personally know quite a few of them who have done this when they were starting up. there are quite a few who LOVE to shoot DW's!

 

good luck!

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Not being a downer at all! I thank you for your honesty.  I'm not doing TTD so I figured I would need someone for 3-4 hours max. I was considering using the photographer at the Majestic Colonial.  Bringing someone down would mean their travel but also the $300 resort fee.  I guess it is still something to look into.  I will def reconsider. Thanks again.  wink.gif
 

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DRPrincesa~ i dont mean to be a downer but i do think its not quite on par with what most quality photographers request.

 

one thing to think about, you dont HAVE to use a photog based in mexico. many phtographers from the US who are starting up will travel to shoot DW's, some for just the cost of the airfare and hotel stay, some for more. we do have a ton of photographers who are vendors here on BDW and i personally know quite a few of them who have done this when they were starting up. there are quite a few who LOVE to shoot DW's!

 

good luck!



 

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