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Ugh... too many photographes to choose from, need recs

There are soooooo many photographers.  I can't choose. I've already contacted several.  I like the work of the following photographers:  Ricardo Serpa, Roy Llera, Haring, Maloman.Rodrigo Varela, and Munoz photography.

Here is what I want:
-Wedding Day
-Engagement
-Album

I'd like to spend around $4,000.

Need some recs that have the same style as the photographers I mentioned and are within my budget.  Is my budget unreasonable for what I'm looking for?

Re: Ugh... too many photographes to choose from, need recs

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    edited December 2011
    I dont know the style of those photog but I am going with Taken Photography.A few girls on here have nothing but rave reviews about Alcja ( the photog ).
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    edited December 2011
    We are using my FI's uncle - Edgar Estrada.  We're paying 1600 for our package (plus he's discounting a little) then the album is additional as well. 

    www.edgarestrada.com

    I'll post E-Pics after this weekend - we are going to Vizcaya in Miami for our session.  Let me know if you have any questions!  :)
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    edited December 2011
    My photog should be under $4,000 with 2 photographers, engagement pictures and an album. Lara Rios Photography
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    PattyJosePattyJose member
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    edited December 2011
    Alina M Photograpphy is really good and she is under $4K. I think she is even running a special that includes a lot of thing.

    Also try JP Soto Photography...their also really good!  GL!
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    edited December 2011
    Maloman was our first choice but $4000 will definitely not cut it :-/

    Sooo we went with Gregory Paul and I am so happy!!!!! He is extremely talented and has a very similar style. GL :)

    Let him know Cecilia recommended you if you contact him.
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    Rainbow17Rainbow17 member
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    edited December 2011
    Gregory Paul was not available on our date :(  So they recommended Jeff Kolondy... who is also not available on our date.  But Jeff recommended Roy Llera, who is a bit pricey.
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    edited December 2011
    oh no ... hmm check out David Acuna he was next on our list.
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    edited December 2011
    My rec is Taken Photography
    I have nothing but AMAZING things about her and her work, I am preeeetty sure you can get all that in for less than 4k, I think its 2,000 for an album, e-session, and wedding day

    http://www.taken-photography.com/investment

    you will love her

    HTH
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    Rainbow17Rainbow17 member
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    edited December 2011
    Taken is good, but I don't think its the style I'm going for.  I prefer styles like Haring and Maloman.
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    edited December 2011
    I love my photographer, Tracey Ann Jarrett:

    http://photonotions.net/

    Good luck!
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    FutureMrsFezzFutureMrsFezz member
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    edited December 2011
    Kallima Photography
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    danzigweddingdanzigwedding member
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     Aylin Marcello photography. She's in your price range. She does the pictures for the  Palms hotel. Have her send you a pdf of her work .LOVE!!
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    edited December 2011
    I would also look into Simply Captivating. I really love their work and their packages are in your budget I think. HTH! good luck!
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    edited December 2011
    Check out Tracey Ahrendt Photographic Artist,
    Definately within your budget.
    And FANTASTIC!!  You will definately not be disappointed
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    HeathirddHeathirdd member
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    edited December 2011
    Hi Nina,
       I would NOT use Otto Haring if I were you. I actually posted on the Knot asking about him a while ago...I also love his style but I have found him completely unreliable...

    Back in October of 2010 I contacted him & asked for a quote etc...he got back to me after about a week, I thought ok he may be busy no prob..then we set a time to talk on the phone (I just moved to the Philippines so its hard to "meet" vendors) Anyway, he was charming & seemed to understand what I wanted so I said, great let's book it, send me the contract. He did not. As we had moved in September I was crazy busy setting up our life in Asia & kind of forgot about it. About a month later I called him again, made sure my date was available and asked him to send the contract, he said he would. He did not. Then the holidays came, I got even BUSIER and come January 3rd I realized I still hadnt signed a contract (or seen one) so I emailed him asking if he sent it. He said he'd send when he got back to the office....he didnt, the next day I emailed again...he asked if we could speak on the phone...so I called. He then informed me that since I had not signed a contract in 2010 I would have to pay 2011 rates...which were $1000 more then he quoted me! Ummmm...the ONLY reason I didnt sign was his poor planning and crappy communication. After I pointed that out he said he "talked to his wife and they could offer me $300 off..." F that. I was totally offended and scared even if I did book him he'd be MIA for months with my pictures!!!

    I googled him and found a few stories brides have booked him then close to their date he cancelled on them because he booked someone who paid more (he even told one girl he was moving back abroad so couldnt do her wedding...she later found out he wasnt moving & had just cancelled her so he could raise his rate!!)

    Anyway, though he does do nice work, I wouldn't risk him.
    xh
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    HeathirddHeathirdd member
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    edited December 2011
    Also Nina I think we are looking for the same "style" --photojournalistic and amazing ;)

    I checked out Trevor Goldsmith...havent heard back about his price but his site is comperable to Maloman and "NOT"TO Haring... :)
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