Wedding Questions


November 05, 2017 9:35:36 am

Posted in Charleston, SC, USA
Emptyprofileicon Rhonda Martinez Wedding date: May 01, 2011 Charleston, SC, USA


I have contacted quite a few photographers and am having no luck staying within our budget (around $1500.00). We only need five or so hours of coverage and just want the rights to pictures (we don't need an album or wall portraits, etc..) I prefer photojournalist style photos. Any suggestions?


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Emptyprofileicon Cynthia and Edward Wedding date: May 01, 2009

August 11, 2010 5:12:03 pm

Josie Marton is fantastic!


Emptyprofileicon jaclyn wick Wedding date: March 30, 2010 Folly Beach, SC, USA

August 11, 2010 5:27:32 pm

Chi Pritchard is wonderful


Emptyprofileicon Amanda and Chris Wedding date: May 16, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 11, 2010 5:29:21 pm

Tillman Branch Photography is amazing! They custom designed a package for us, exactly what you're looking for! We just wanted the rights to the pics, and they did that. Just gave us the cd. I highly recommend them


Emptyprofileicon Anonymous Wedding date: May 15, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 11, 2010 5:36:37 pm

We had redshutter studio - They were a little more expensive, but so worth it! Wonderful pictures & credit for all the photos. Very lovely couple!


174175 Anna Scott Wedding date: May 22, 2010 Highlands, NC, USA

August 11, 2010 6:33:29 pm

Christa harder. I cannot recommend her highly enough.



August 11, 2010 6:37:47 pm

Dave Rister does a great job


Emptyprofileicon Jessica and Tripp Wedding date: October 16, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 11, 2010 6:38:41 pm

Shannon Michele Photograpy is very reasonable and does photojournalistic photography. We are using her in October


74499 L Huneycutt Wedding date: September 09, 2007

August 11, 2010 7:14:29 pm

I would love to talk with you about your wedding photography. We can work within your budget. Check our galleries and contact me by phone or email if you feel our style is what your looking for. All the best,

Laura (


Emptyprofileicon Vicki Bachman Wedding date: July 11, 2009

August 11, 2010 7:16:20 pm

Have you tried Richard Bell photography? He does amazing pictures.I brought one up from Atlanta before I knew about him but many I know use them.


Emptyprofileicon Jay Maxwell

August 11, 2010 7:18:15 pm

Randy Spencer 572-7687 should be in your budget. Also, try Sea Star Arts at 324-7974 or AMy Prikazsky at 861-5254 or Photography by Terry 875-4034. We work with many great photographers each weekend, and I think (hope) that these would be in your budget.
Best of luck,
Jay Maxwell


156950 Jessica Sharp Wedding date: March 20, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 11, 2010 7:25:02 pm

We used Jim Gund Photography...sounds like what you are looking for!


Emptyprofileicon Lauren Fitzhugh Wedding date: June 26, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 11, 2010 7:50:50 pm

Yes! Priscilla Thomas


89755 Stephen Steinbach Miami, FL, USA

August 11, 2010 9:31:38 pm


There are a lot of Photographers out there, but choosing one will be difficult when budget is the priority... However, IF your date is available and you like our style, I can come up with something right in that range. Please check out my website at or give me a call at 800-431-8577. I'd be happy to discuss your plans and options. --Stephen


Emptyprofileicon Christy Eubanks Wedding date: November 12, 2010

August 12, 2010 5:38:50 am

A lot of the photographers mentioned are great but they are over $1500. I am getting married in November and I talked to most of them and have seen their work.

I was able to find a great photographer who has a very customizable package and is in Charleston - Dana Fletcher


177291 Lauren Smith Wedding date: May 25, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 12, 2010 6:21:19 am

Most of the better wedding photographers will not give up THE rights to the wedding photos. The rule of thumb....YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!However, with the economy as it is, you may still be able to find one to stay within your budget.


Emptyprofileicon Ashley Dewitt Wedding date: October 17, 2009 Charleston, SC, USA

August 12, 2010 6:43:59 am

We used Project Duo. They're out of ATL, but on of the girl's brothers live in Charleston so they don't charge an extra out of town fee. I end up with really amazing pictures (6 hours and a CD of the high res images) for $1800! Really, really great pictures (And I'm a graphic designer who works with photographers on a regular basis. It was really important for me to have good photos and I was prepaired for it to be my "splurge". I found these guys and ended up not having to splurge on what I really wanted!)


Emptyprofileicon Christian Laurenzano Wedding date: September 07, 2008 Charleston, SC, USA

August 12, 2010 10:59:28 am

I got married in Charleston two years ago and the guys that did our photos were fantastic. It's Charleston Wedding Company (Paul Cheney) and their style fits what you seem to be looking for. Their phone is 843.475.3896. Our budget was very similar to yours, and they worked with us to stay well within it. Tell Paul that Christian and Catalina recommended them! Good luck.


Emptyprofileicon Amanda and Chris Wedding date: May 16, 2010 Charleston, SC, USA

August 12, 2010 11:19:08 am

Tillman Branch worked within our budget, and did 6 hrs with a cd and rights for $1250. We ended up adding a second photog and 2 more hrs, but even that only came to $1800. Definitely contact them. Their website has packages, but I contacted them directly, because none of them fit what I was looking for. Tell them the Czartosieski's sent you!


148242 Angela Beckhart Wedding date: July 10, 2011 Charleston, SC, USA

August 13, 2010 7:08:36 am

We used Chi with Chi Photography out of Charleston and she worked well with our budget. We got all photo's on a disc and photo rights as well for 1250.00. I couldn't have been happier with the way all of my pictures turned out. Ours was a last minute wedding and she was great to work with on such short notice. Her website is Good Luck!!!


131531 Delain Moyers Wedding date: October 17, 2009 Charleston, SC, USA

August 13, 2010 7:24:55 am

Give Crystal Lee Photography a call. Crystal photographed my wedding and is absolutely fabulous!!! She is no doubt the best and so affordable. We had her and her assistant, Chris, for unlimited coverage the day of the wedding and were given a disc of all the photos and a release giving us all rights to the photos. She also did a bridal session for me earlier that day at a different location. We drug her and Chris around all day and she was so sweet and fun, they had me laughing all day, and the photos are fantastic!!! Check her out...


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