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DMV Area Affordable Photographer Recommendations?

Rachel, on March 23, 2011 at 9:34 PM Posted in Planning 0 23
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I'm looking at a possible photographer my sister knows who is new to the area and has a good eye. I hoped she would be a good deal, but I'm not sure. Her most basic package is $1100 for 4 hours and a CD of high res 100 images (not enough). The next two I'm considering are $1700 for 6 hours and a CD of 200 images that are also uploaded online, and $2100 for 8 hours, 350 images on CD and uploaded and some prints. I'm not interested in extras like e-sessions or albums anyway. For comparison, does anyone else know good and affordable photographers in the DC area? I'm in Alexandria. There are a lot of photographers in the area, but it's hard to sort through them and review the ones that are good but affordable and don't charge $3000 plus for basic packages.

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Latest activity by Lauren, on February 19, 2019 at 8:35 PM
  • Mrs. Henri
    Devoted November 2011
    Mrs. Henri ·
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    Hey!! My photographer is Vince Hunter. He's located in the DC area and is awesome. He is very personable and only does quality work. His website is: http://vincenthunter.com Hope it works out for you!!

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  • Justine
    Master August 2011
    Justine ·
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    I'm using Amanda Gilley with AKG Photography. Jaemi used her and her photos are gorgeous, at least two other brides here are scheduled to use her this year.

    www.AKGfoto.com

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  • Kristen
    Expert May 2011
    Kristen ·
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    Nilo Burke- Still Impressions Photography

    She is super sweet and very affordable! I think we are paying $750 for all day, unlimited coverage and all rights to reprint and on DVD. Plus an album with however many pics

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  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·
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    My son used L Hewitt Photography, whose rates start at $2,400. The preview photos are absolutely gorgeous!

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  • Matt Potvin
    September 2020
    Matt Potvin ·
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    Umm me? ha ha You're just at the end of the off season, so you might be able to get a discount. I will say that the packages you're being offered is kind of strange. I don't get into the whole you get this many images, etc. You get what I got!

    Drop me a line if you want to discuss further for pricing info, etc. ****@**********.***

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  • April
    Dedicated June 2011
    April ·
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    We're using http://torrephotography.com/ He was the most reasonable with great reviews that we could find. It's a bonus that he lives right around the corner from us & our engagement photo session=freeSmiley smile We just did the basic $800 package & will buy albums a little later after the wedding & vacation.

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  • elizabeth
    VIP October 2012
    elizabeth ·
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    Http://delaluzphotos.com/index2.php#/home/

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  • Shannon S.
    Master March 2011
    Shannon S. ·
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    I used Girard Images. They're a husband-wife team, and I found out about them because the wife works with one of my BMs. Sample photo attached. We just had them come for the ceremony and a few portraits afterwards, which I think came out to about $300.


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  • Cindi Shantz
    September 2020
    Cindi Shantz ·
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    You can find a photographer who will offer all the digital images in a digital only package. We have one! Check us out at http://www.ciscophotography.com and click on the pricing list to see our packages.

    Best of luck!

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2010
    Samantha ·
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    I used Amy @ Forever in A Flash Photography. She was great, she lives in Baltimore, MD and she will work with all prices. I receievd over 1000 pictures edited! Love her


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  • Maggie Winters
    September 2020
    Maggie Winters ·
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    If you're still looking, I offer very affordable packages!

    2011 Rates:

    $1050 for 6 hours of photography, DVD of unlimited images (high resolution), and online proof gallery where friends and family can log in and download any photos they want!

    Additional packages, including Ultimate Bridal Package, available also on my website.

    Thanks and good luck!

    Maggie

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  • Rachel
    Savvy April 2012
    Rachel ·
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    Thanks everyone!

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  • Jane Jennings
    September 2020
    Jane Jennings ·
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    Hi Rachel-

    I actually represent several photographers in the DC area- many of which are far below the standard $3200 that doesn't include an album!

    Please get in touch if you need any additional help. My wedding photography matching services are free and very thorough!

    Terry

    *****@***************.***

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  • Jaemi C. fka Jaemi S. :-)
    Master October 2010
    Jaemi C. fka Jaemi S. :-) ·
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    Like @justine said I used Amanda Gilley. I loved her!! She has done all my photography (I heart you too Matt!)

    http://www.akgfoto.com/f956449112




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  • A
    Devoted May 2011
    Ashley ·
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    Check out my photographer www.dhtphotography.com

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  • Leah
    Beginner September 2011
    Leah ·
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    I'm using fotobymomo.com. He did a great job on our engagement photos. Check him out!

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  • John Mitchell
    September 2020
    John Mitchell ·
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    Check out our portfolio at www.jcalibre.com

    We have a basic wedding package for $750 up to five hours, online proofing, and a complimentary proofing book.

    Our next basic package is $1200 with a two hour studio engagement shoot, up to eight hours of coverage for your wedding, online proofing, and a memory book of up to 50 images.

    If you are interested in more please contact us at *********@*****.***

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  • Jenni Combs
    September 2020
    Jenni Combs ·
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    My hourly rate is $250 and the digital negatives of all images are $300.

    You can see more info at www.forever-yesterday.com

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  • Matt and Kathy Angel
    September 2020
    Matt and Kathy Angel ·
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    Rachel -

    We're located in the DC area!

    www.MathyShootsPeople.com - Check us out!

    With Mathy - you get two professional photographers ALL DAY. Sun up into the wee hours (if you're the partying kind!). We provide 600-800 fully edited high res images on a thumb drive with rights to reprint. We're also running a special taking $300 off our fee for brides who book by the end of April! Smiley smile

    Let your sister know we'd LOVE to shoot her big day!




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  • Whitney Sutton
    September 2020
    Whitney Sutton ·
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    Hey Rachel,

    I have some packages listed on my website. I am in NC but also travel. Take a look and see if anything helps for ideas. I also customize packages.

    Whitney

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