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Old 06-03-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Fairfax
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Default Looking for affordable wedding photographer.

Hi,

I am planning a wedding and is looking for a reasonably-priced wedding photographer. I am wondering where should we look? I 've tried craigslist but haven't been very successful so far either the rate they are charging is too high or the quality of photos look really bad.

Any thoughts about where to search for local photographer is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Matt
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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Aside from the photographer references, try calling an art school/college Photography Dept or college art/photography departments and see if there's anyone there (staff or students) who do this kind of work. You can still take a look at their references, portfolios, and web sites. Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:34 PM
 
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Here is someone I know socially whose prices are quite reasonable. I think her portfolio speaks for itself. http://www.denisebeattyphotography.com
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:28 PM
 
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well someone once told me that it's better to spend the money on a more expensive wedding photgrapher because it's usually the more expensive ones that are the best. I know for the husband it doesn't really matter, but the wedding is a pretty big deal for the wife, for some reason women consider their wedding day one of the most important days of their lives, go figure.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Sterling(Lowes Island)
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Feel free to check our website : Washington DC, Virginia Best Wedding Photography , Maryland , Axente Productions We're new to the area and we're willing to lower our starting price to get our name out there. Let me know what's affordable to you or if you have any questions. Thanks for looking.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
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Go to the Canon POTN forums, they have a services needed section:
Classifieds: Services Needed - Canon Digital Photography Forums

Join the forum and post an ad saying you're looking for a photog in the area. You'll get a whole bunch of responses, and several of them are great. I've been a member on that site for a few years now (photography is a hobby of mine), and it's an excellent resource with some incredible photographers. We chose our wedding photographer on there, but you should look through all the portfolios to find the style you want.
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Old 08-05-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Default Affordable Wedding Photographer

Go to My Bridal Pix My Bridal Pix and you can post a bid for wedding photography services. Available photographers will bid on your job posting securely through the site.
You can also make your own pro quality wedding albums and save even more!

Good luck and congratulations!
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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As someone who just went through the expenses of a wedding I have a word of advise. Do whatever you can and purchase whatever services you can under the guise that it ISNT for a wedding.

When providers see the words wedding, they get cartoonish dollar bill signs for pupils and charge you double. If possible tell the photographer this is a private shoot for a party you are throwing and include all the same aspects as what a wedding photographer would do, but just dont call it a wedding :P
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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I'm guessing the wedding has already come and gone since this thread is more than three years old
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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tysonsengineer, are congratulations in order?
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