I understand your concern about photography budget, but you might consider trying to up your minimum spend to that $2500 price. Everything else fades away, but the photos last forever! I was the same way when considering a photographer, thinking that there were many things I didn't need, but those were some of the pictures that turned out really good and I am SO VERY GLAD that I have. Be sure to ask about the touch-up work they do after the fact to make you look your very best. I would strongly recommend www.clarkberryphotography.com out of Columbia, but they are definitely in the upper range on price. Their tel # is 803 996 5982. You can always call and ask, though, and perhaps they can do something for you if they are not already booked for your date.
Try Lea Dales. She was great to work with and will probably put together a package that meets your needs. www.leadales.com
Try Trisha. Her phone number is 843-926-0536.
We had our wedding 2 years ago, and she did all the pictures on our ceremony and reception. And she did give us the pictures on CD, so I have all of them and I printed out what I liked.
We have package prices from $1300 and up. My son lives in N Charleston so we're there often and would love to talk with you if you'd like. We have galleries on our website www.AkiPhotography.com and on our Facebook page by the same name. You could message us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a good remainder of the week.
Check out Reese Moore!
Hey I am getting married in the area and my photographer is AMAZING! www.tillmanbranch.com; however, they are a little pricey but if you are looking for someone newer and more affordable I would recommend Amy Prikazsky, www.amyprikazskyphotography.com. Her prices are EXTREMELY affordable and another REALLY cheap photographer is Brooke Brooks at http://www.brookebrooksphotography.com/. Hope this is helpful!
I went thru the same thing you did when i was looking for a photographer! I was stressed out thinking how can i afford this? This cant be all there is to offer. Well i was right, i came accross this guy that will be doing my wedding in October and has already done our engagement pictures. He is decently priced and willing to work with you! here is his information....http://blakelewisphotography.zenfolio.com/
His packages start out at 650.00. I hope this helps and he is great at what he does!
I don't know what you've come to as a final decision, but this is a one time thing and getting a cheap deal won't matter in the long run like having something you are proud of! Check out my site... My prices are in the middle of your range of replies, and I have that date available.
Check out Juiet Elizabeth. She is absolutely the best! She does most photojournalism photos but will do pretty much anything you like. She has just the best eye. I haven't met a better photographer and was very pleased with my photos and with working with her.
I've just started to plan my wedding (also in May 2012) and I thought the same thing about prices. I agree that the pictures last forever so I'm trying to find just the right package for us. Our wedding will be very small as well so I can really understand your concerns.
A really good photogropher that I'm considering is chrisandcami.com. They are a little pricey but they will work with you to develop your own package. Another that I've found on this site actually was www.bentstudio.com. Another really good one that will work with you.
We got married last year and went with Chi Photography of Charleston. The main reason was she allowed us to put together a package we like. We'll within our budget of 1,500.00. Pictures turned out great!!! http://www.chiphotographyofcharleston.com
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