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Reasonable photographer???

When I look up "reasonably priced" photographers in LA, I end up w/ $3000.  Call me crazy, but that is not reasonable.  Especially for limited coverage and only digital copyrights.  What I have found for my budget of 1200 is 2 hours of coverage, grainy, poor quality, and bad shots.  This has been the most stressful part of my wedding planning process.  Has anyone found anyone who is decent and reasonable?

Re: Reasonable photographer???

  • Check out these photogs. Both of them have packages in your budget.

    www.georgenathanphotography.com

    www.angelgphotography.com

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  • Laura Laing (<-- clicky) is a former LA knottie and does great work.  She's photographed several knotties weddings, e-pics, baby pics, and family photos.
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  • Check out Nataly Lemus, we highly recommend her. She did our wedding a couple of years back but since then she has photographed friends and family weddings and her work is beautiful. Her prices are still very affordable . www.natalylemus.com
  • I'm using Green Photography. They're a husband and wife team who are incredibly professional and I LOVE their work. I was able to look at several complete wedding albums to see what they're capable of (be wary when a photographer's portfolio only has a handful of select shots from each wedding). I love, love their work, and they were the least expensive for what I needed. Here's their website:


    I also looked at both Laura Laing and Nataly Lemus. Laura is wonderfully talented and super sweet, but she's slightly more expensive. However, if you need engagement photos as well (ours were taken by a friend) she might actually be the most affordable option for you.

    Nataly seems incredibly talented as well, but after a couple of low key emails back and forth she never wrote back. After reading her Yelp reviews I saw that she's flat out refused to work with people for whatever reason. I'm super easy going, so I'm not sure how I could have offended her, but I decided I didn't want to worry about walking on eggshells to keep my photographer happy and never checked in again to see if she had received my last email. It took her several days to respond to my first email when I initially contacted her, so I already had red flags going off before this. The reviewers on Yelp who she's actually worked with seem to really love her, so maybe she had stuff going on and that's why I never heard from her.
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  • Corbin Kell, www.corbinkell.cc, is who I used; pretty decently priced
  • Look up Bwilson photagraphy , you can find her on facebook. she is awesome and she is doing my wedding and she did my engagement photos. she is very reasonable !
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_california-los-angeles_reasonable-photographer?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:68Discussion:0945e73f-96cb-4e71-91c4-32e03d0e3ba9Post:7959cfcb-59e4-4181-b3dc-28803c81d299">Re: Reasonable photographer???</a>:
    [QUOTE]Check out Nataly Lemus, we highly recommend her. She did our wedding a couple of years back but since then she has photographed friends and family weddings and her work is beautiful. Her prices are still very affordable . <a href="http://www.natalylemus.com" rel="nofollow">www.natalylemus.com</a>
    Posted by imlovingit[/QUOTE]
    I agree! I didn't end up choosing her (I splurged on photography since it was so important to me) but for $1600 (that was her price when I met her a few months ago) you get 8 hours of photography from 2 photographers (her and her husband, Art) and high-res digital files. Her compositions are standard, but she is clearly experienced and her photos overall are quite beautiful. And she and her husband seemed so sweet when I met with them!
  • We haven't settled on one yet, but we were looking at Karen Leah Photography, Photography with Heart, and Fretzin Photography (so far)...basically, we got some photographer info from a bridal show at the Pasadena Hilton we went to in November-there were a bunch of reasonably priced photographers there. I googled it and here's the link to the show: http://hostmaster.bridalshowplace.net/ (the photographer listings might be on here).
  • We are using Cortney Granger. Can't remember her business site but try http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cortney-Granger-Photography/142167042500990#!/pages/Cortney-Granger-Photography/142167042500990?sk=info . She does amazing work and her prices are cheaper than anyone else I have found! She did a few friends weddings and she is so creative with her work! I can't wait for her to do our wedding!  [email protected]
  • Try www.tepetepe.com - they are all about great quality photos for a low rate. Plus, they are fun to work with.
  • [email protected] he is a fashion and I mean high fashion photog who does weddings.  His stuff is crazy beautiful
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_california-los-angeles_reasonable-photographer?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:68Discussion:0945e73f-96cb-4e71-91c4-32e03d0e3ba9Post:af47d5b9-0ef4-41d4-9b4e-fdb7053673cc">Reasonable photographer???</a>:
    [QUOTE]When I look up "reasonably priced" photographers in LA, I end up w/ $3000.  Call me crazy, but that is not reasonable.  Especially for limited coverage and only digital copyrights.  What I have found for my budget of 1200 is 2 hours of coverage, grainy, poor quality, and bad shots.  This has been the most stressful part of my wedding planning process.  Has anyone found anyone who is decent and reasonable?
    Posted by alesiak12[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    Hello!</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;"> </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">My name is Skyla and I am a wedding photographer.</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! I would love to provide your photographey services!</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">I have been a photographer for six years and have photographed numerous weddings. I use all professional, top of the line gear and editing software. Having just recently got married and been involved in the wedding industry, I understand the importance of having someone you can trust to capture your wedding day! I strive to always give my clients the best experience possible along with striking images that will last a lifetime.</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">For your special day, I would be able to provide you with wedding coverage, a DVD of high resolution images (with full printing rights), and an online gallery at the rate of $200 per hour for a 2012 wedding.  I also offer everything from signing canvases to photo booths at varying costs. </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">If this sounds of interest to you, I would love to hear from you. You can reach me by email at [email protected]</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;"><div>You can view my website at <a style="color:#1155cc;" href="http://skylawalton.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">skylawaltonphoto.com</a></div><div>
    </div></div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">Again, congratulations! Best of luck!</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">
    </div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">Kind Regards,</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;">Skyla</div><div style="color:#222222;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969);">[email protected]</div></div>
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