Madison
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How long did it take you to find a photographer?

Madison, on August 9, 2020 at 4:19 PM Posted in Planning 0 9
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Our wedding is in 9 months so I’m a little late to the game and I’m finding it incredibly difficult to find a photographer with the style & quality that I like that’s available on my date and in our price range! I’ve probably spent 10 hours in total AT LEAST scavenging through the internet trying to find someone! It’s like the only ones who are available are the people with super high price tags, i’m starting to get worried!

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Latest activity by Breann, on August 10, 2020 at 12:31 PM
  • Kristen
    Master November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Have you searched instagram or fbook? 9 months isn't bad I did mine 11 months before but you are now facing covid brides that are postponing.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I don’t remember but I know I spent at least a few weeks on it
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    We spent a while searching through portfolios online. Photography is super important to me for my wedding, and I spent weeks looking online. My fiance was the one that ultimately found the photographer we ended up hiring. Don't give up! Look on Google, Wedding Wire, The Knot, etc. Reach out to the ones that you like the portfolios of to find out if they have your date available, and maybe try to negotiate a little if the price is too high.
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  • VIP August 2020
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    We spent a lot of time looking through portfolios and we found one about 9 months out, but that was before COVID. Where are you getting married? Someone on here might have a recommendation.
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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
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    We hired our photographer somewhere around 14 months out I think. His packages were out of our budget, but I was just honest about our budget when I reached out and he offered to do six good instead of his usual 8 to get within our price range. Sometimes it’s worth asking, especially since the chance of filling a date gets less and less the closer you get- they may be willing to work with you. Good luck!
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  • T
    Dedicated February 2022
    Tiante ·
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    I just found 2 I’m interested in on thumbtack
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  • Nicole
    Super August 2020
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    Honestly now that covid brides have postponed their weddings, a lot of photographers have limited dates for next year. It does take time trying to research for any vendor really, so if you like someone, I would book right away. All my days off, I spent researching different vendors. I thought I was crazy at the time, but now I realize there's a lot of time that goes in to planning.

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I reached out a few photographers, but it wasn't until we met ours in person that we just knew she would be the right one for the job.

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  • Breann
    Devoted June 2020
    Breann ·
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    I tried Yelp and found my photographers who live one town over! I hadn't heard of them before but their work is lovely!

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