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#1 twixygrl

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    Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:23 PM

    Hello all! I am looking for a photographer, and fast! I would like to do a trial photo session while I am on my scouting trip at the end of this month. I am looking for a few recommendations in the $350-$450 per hour range. Trying my best to stay within the budget! I understand there are several fantastic photogs that chage much more with a very high minimum and their profiles make it tempting to splurge. But I am resisting! I am looking for the best in my price range...any thoughts??

    Thanks!
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    #2 JessicaM

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      Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:37 PM

      I just wrote this on another thread....oops. I used Gilda Badillo for $350/hr and she included a leather album with the photos and a CD. She did out engagement photos while we were in Cabo for our site visit.

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      #3 TATrisha

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      Posted 07 November 2007 - 03:46 PM

      How many hours are you thinking of hiring them for?

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      #4 twixygrl

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        Posted 07 November 2007 - 04:15 PM

        Quote:
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        How many hours are you thinking of hiring them for?
        I am thinking 4-6 hours on the day of the wedding and a trash the dress the following day.
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        #5 TATrisha

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        Posted 07 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

        Have you thought about flying in a photographer? If you are thinking 4-6 hours with the budget you listed above that is $1400-2700. Plus a trash the dress which would be around another $500.
        Personally I found an amazing photographer for well within that budget and that includes the cost to fly him in and have him stay for four nights.
        Would you consider doing that?

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        #6 Janet

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          Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:03 PM

          check out Bradley Fraser Cabo Wedding Photography, Los Cabos, Cabo San Lucas Photographers, Cabo Weddings

          #7 Maura

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          Posted 07 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

          we're considering gilda badillo and her a la carte package (per hour rate, which includes all your shots on cd --not just 100-200 per hour, but ALL of them! -- with the rights to them) is $350 an hour. if you want to PM me, i'll send you the rest of her rates list i just got from her yesterday. she's really been nice so far and answers quickly.

          (provided you dont have the same wedding date as me, haha) ;-)

          #8 twixygrl

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            Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:56 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by JANET1111
            Thank you for the recommendation. I sent him an email, from his online photos I can tell his style is inline with what we are looking for. I am looking foward to hearing back from him.
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            #9 michelle08

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              Posted 08 November 2007 - 02:39 AM

              I have Tomas Barron booked right now and have a $200 deposit down....he is charging me $300 per hour.

              I have been second guessing myself though and considering other options...I just got emails from both bradley fraser and gilda today....and it's $350...so it's reasonable!!!

              #10 twixygrl

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                Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:25 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by michelle08
                I have Tomas Barron booked right now and have a $200 deposit down....he is charging me $300 per hour.

                I have been second guessing myself though and considering other options...I just got emails from both bradley fraser and gilda today....and it's $350...so it's reasonable!!!
                Me too! I am working with Gilda and Bradley and D!no. It seems like they all have good work out there and are very responsive and in my price range. I am undecided on video at this point which seems very expensive. Although D!no will offer photo and video as a package which makes it slightly more reasonable. Bradley seems much more experienced. It is such a tough choice.

                I guess I am lucky because I am going to be doing a one hour session on my scouting trip so I have some photos for our engagement announcement, save the dates, website, and most importantly for the BDW forum!
                Twixygrl




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