Help! Wedding Photography for $1000 possible?
May 28, 2009 5:15 pm at 5:15 pm #76511
Can anyone suggest a wedding photographer that they have experience with that would be able to work within my wedding photography budget of $1000? My wedding is in October and I’ve been casually and now frantically searching since January. Coverage is most important to us. We could forgo print packages and wedding albums.
I’ve met some nice people. But, looking at some of the suggestions here on Columbus Underground under a search for wedding photographers, you can really tell the difference between the $600 Craigslist photographer and the $2000+ suggestions here at CU.
Is there a happy medium somewhere to be found? I feel like I’m out of reach for a quality photographer and I’m overpaying for a budget photographer.
Help!!!!!May 28, 2009 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #275552
PM me if you like my work :)May 28, 2009 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #275553
yes there is and if you struggle I have many contacts I would be glad to share. Pm if need beMay 28, 2009 7:28 pm at 7:28 pm #275554
I just sent you a PM with a few names of people. I was going to just post them here but I am not sure of their prices so I just sent it PM. Good luckMay 28, 2009 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #275555
This guy did ours and we were really happy:
I don’t remember the price but I am pretty sure it was under $1000.00 His office is actually in our old store space too!May 28, 2009 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #275556May 28, 2009 9:51 pm at 9:51 pm #275557
He has done all of the photo hunts on CU and taken pictures at a variety of events and places around town and posted them here.May 29, 2009 1:33 am at 1:33 am #275558
Thanks for your responses! There are some great options for us to look into!May 29, 2009 2:11 am at 2:11 am #275559
When I got married in December, we used Joseph L. Harris whose work can be seen here. We were really happy with all of the photos, and had a great time working with him. He and his assistant were both really courteous and professional. We got both the conventional shots, as well as some unconventional shots that we really love.May 29, 2009 2:12 am at 2:12 am #275560
When I got married in December, we used Joseph L. Harris whose work can be seen here. We were really happy with all of the photos, and had a great time working with him. He and his assistant were both really courteous and professional. We got both the conventional shots, as well as some unconventional shots that we really love. We went fairly minimal with our photo package, and paid around 700 for everything (his hourly rate, prep meetings, and the prints).May 29, 2009 3:20 pm at 3:20 pm #275561
It is a very good question. I’ve already sent B some info from this thread. Thanks to all who’ve contributed.May 29, 2009 4:17 pm at 4:17 pm #275562
I don’t know what his going rate is these days, but Chris Keels is one of the best wedding photographers in the city. I’m sure he’s willing to work with different budgets.
EDIT: It looks like it’s not just my opinion –according to his site, he was named best Wedding Photographer in Columbus by Columbus MonthlyMay 29, 2009 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #275563
kitoba wrote >>
I don’t know what his going rate is these days,
It actually says on his website that he starts at $3500.May 29, 2009 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #275564
Thanks for all the information everyone. I’m trying to work my way through it right now. Such a great help. Let’s hope something works out (fingers crossed).May 29, 2009 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #275565
Sent you a PM, wed09!
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