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Photographer Recs

Hi,  We are looking for a photographer in or around the Charleston area.  Looking to spend around $2k give or take total on photography (obviously less is better!).  I really love the style of Jeremy Harwell  but I know we could never afford him.  Any suggestions?  Thanks!

Re: Photographer Recs

  • We had Jenna-Marie Photography for my daughter's wedding.  She is fabulous to work with, very talented and very affordable.   I would check her out....I promise you, you will not be disappointed!!
    http://www.jennamariephotoblog.com/
  • Actually alot of the photographers know each other, some have apprentices.  If you really like Jeremy Harwell, I would call or email and say "My budget can't afford you, but I love your style...would you be willing to recommend anyone?"  That's how I shortened my list of photographers.
    My only other rec would be to stay away from Amy Prikazsky, I ended up being disappointed. :-(
    Best of luck with your search!!
  • You never know you can't afford them until you ask!  I made that mistake and assumed that Richard Bell Photography was out of my budget but I later saw their prices and was totally wrong!  Some will do custom packages to meet your budget also so it never hurts to ask!  I don't know what kind of style you want, but Chi Photography is great and of course Richard Bell Photography!
  • edited November 2012
    We are using Nick Milak, he's awesome, and I'm sure he'd be able to work with you on price!

    http://www.nickmilak.com

    ...whoops had the website wrong :)

  • We are using Chi Photography  http://www.chiphotographyofcharleston.com .

      We looked at CVI photography and a little out of our budget.  I think there are quite a few photographers in the area that are priced extremely high for what they offer.  I found that just paying a higher amount didn't always mean you were going to get great photos.  Good Luck!!
  • Thanks guys!  I have been looking at some of these and will email them.  Right now I think my favorite that is available is Jolie Connor, she is a bit more expensive but I love her photos.  Has anyone worked with her?
  • I'm using Jennings King Photography. She's so sweet. She trained with Riverland & Juliet elizabeth so has that awesome photojournalistic style. She customized a package for me so it would fit my budget.

    Www.jenningskingphotography.com
  • Hello. I used Sea Island Studios. Wendy is absolutely amazing. She gave us a great deal on a package that included an engagement shoot and guest sign in album, which I LOVE! Ask her to show you one. People still talk about how much they loved her personality and her photography style. I recommend her to everyone I know! She helped me with so many things and made my wedding day PERFECT! Her website is http://www.seaislandstudios.com. Good luck and congratulations!
  • I would check out Gillian Ellis Photography www.gillianellis.com. She has very reasonable rates and is super friendly and easy to work with. She gave us our photos only a week after our wedding. 
  • Thanks guys!  I think we are going to go with Eric Boneske, http://ericboneskephotography.com/

    he can work in our budget and so far Ilike his stuff.  Does any one have any information about him or know someone that has used him before?  We haven't signed a contract yet but I think we may by the end of the weekend.  Thanks again everybody!
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