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Wedding is a year away and every photographer is booked?!

Ok, maybe not every photographer, but it sure seems like it.

I have e-mailed 9 photographers in the past day, 4 of which I've already heard back from and are booked! (not to mention the 4 or so other photographers I've e-mailed in the past few weeks who are already booked). I seriously give up.

Rant over.
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    edited December 2011
    Who have you already contacted? Also, what price range are you looking to stay within?
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    megandjaymegandjay member
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    edited December 2011

    That sucks!!!

    I could recommend mine, Katie Hall, I though her pictures were good, although I was upset that she arrived 30 mins late.

    http://www.katiehallphoto.com/

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    RoyalOrientRoyalOrient member
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    edited December 2011
    Your wedding date must be very popular if photographers are getting booked 1 year in advance. Sometimes it's a obscure date or a popular holiday weekend. Not sure what your style or budget is but I have a few faves I'd recommend.

    Visual-Obsession- CT, two photographers, modern edgy
    Lisa Rigby- MA, one photographer, photojournalist, creative
    Tyra Bleek - MA, one photographer, vintage style
    The Feds- MA, two photographers/hubby-wife team, photojournalist, creative
    Avenna Studio - MA, two photographers/brothers, modern artistic
    Kristen Spencer - R.I, two photographers, fasion editorial, edgy
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    edited December 2011
    Try Kelly Dillon - light, airy, etheral photos.
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    edited December 2011
    I suggest our photog- hes well priced and talented- Joshua Behan. There is a link in my siggy.

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    edited December 2011
    I love our photographers- Novella photography. They did our epics and will be doing the wedding.
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    njlfrednjlfred member
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    edited December 2011
    Try David Barnes - he was great to work with and we love our wedding photos.
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    edited December 2011

    Our date is 9/17. I know September is popular, but my thinking was that everyone was booking up the weekend before mine (9/10/11) and I wouldn't have a problem. Guess not!

    The booked photographers are: Joseph Prezioso, Kelly Dillon, Molly Bergeron, Melissa DeShamps, Strut, Rachel Kate...the list goes on. I still have 5 photographers I'm waiting to hear back from. So I guess not all is lost.


    We are trying to keep our budget at or under $4k. And thanks for the recs, I will look into them.

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_massachusetts-boston_wedding-year-away-photographer-booked?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:89Discussion:4bbea0ea-08d9-4183-97e5-2ef7b2f931dePost:0c417514-e5bb-4ada-8cea-bcc0e3318bfa">Re: Wedding is a year away and every photographer is booked?!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Try Kelly Dillon - light, airy, etheral photos.
    Posted by mckridings[/QUOTE]

    I loved her stuff and I contacted her but she's booked!!
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry Emily - she's great. Perhaps she could recommend someone for you?
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    edited December 2011
    we used john loconte and highly rec him! www.johnlophoto.com
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    edited December 2011
    Ours is Kjeld Mahoney photographer - we loove them! They are a husband/wife team based in Scituate but don't charge travel fees to Boston.  http://www.kjeldm.com/
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    edited December 2011

    We worked with Kate at k. Photographie for our RD photos. She did an awesome job. Definitely would recommend her for wedding photos since I've kept up with her blog since my wedding and I'm always impressed with her wedding posts.

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    edited December 2011
    We are working with Bharat from Bharat Parmar Photography.  He is wonderful, we just did our e-pics with him earlier this month.  He did the wedding of FI's best man and we just fell in love with his work. (A mix of photojournalistic and classic photography.) We are paying $4000, but he has packages that are less, and does a la carte items as well to fit your budget.  He's super friendly and so easy to work with.
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    thedivaonethedivaone member
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    edited December 2011
    I am working with Peter and Kate Paradise.  Their online portfolios are mostly portraiture but they've done weddings for my friends and they are excellent and super easy to work with.  Also, they have this way of capturing YOU when they're shooting.  Check out www.peterparadise.net and www.kateparadise,net

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    edited December 2011
    We are using Bharat Parmar- have heard many great reviews! Good Luck
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    edited December 2011
    We used Scott Zuehlke and I highly recommend him! 
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    edited December 2011
    I second john loconte!  great to work with and definitely reasonably priced!!!
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    edited December 2011
    have you looked into AMW Photos? They are a great young team and their pictures are amazing
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    edited December 2011
    Grazier Photography - grazierphotography.com
    Nancy Gould Photography - nancygould.com
    Eric Laurits - ericlaurits.com 
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    edited December 2011
    Have you looked at Kory Johnson? He did our wedding with and engagement session included. He was very reasonable and totally fun to have around. He came early while we got our hair done and didn't leave until we left the reception.

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    edited December 2011
    We used Scott Metzger for our wedding and loved his work.  You can check out the slideshow and our album proof (links below his review in my bio).

    http://www.metzgerstudios.com

    Another photographer I used was Rachel Hadiashar at mergeweddings.com.  She did my b-pics and also some e-pics (see e-pics in bio, there's also some by Scott there).  She took a hiatus from weddings this past year to travel, but I think she's back and booking.   Here's her website:

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    edited December 2011
    I posted an ad on craigslist this morning looking for a photographer for my south shore wedding. I got 45 responses. Just today.

    FI is a photographer, so some of them he automatically discarded based on their portfolios as not worth the money for the level of skill they possess, but we narrowed the list down to 5 or 6 of them.....all who know how to actually change the settings on their cameras for indoor/outdoor exposures and all for under $1500.


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    edited December 2011
    Tara Renaud of www.freshfacephotos.com AMAZING!!!!!!
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    jkeprosjkepros member
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    edited December 2011
    We used Dan Nystedt (www.nystedtphotography.com) for our wedding and Shannon Sorensen (www.shannonsorensenphotography.com) for our post-wedding brunch and Rock the Frock.  We love both of them & would highly recommend either (more complete reviews in my bio).  They are both well within your budget.  Dan takes more fun/candid shots ("photojournalistic" as people say), and Shannon takes very romantic pics, playing with lighting & poses. 

    Check them out!  :)
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    edited December 2011
    My three daughters all got married in the past 3 years.  I would recommend each of their photographers. (they all used different ones)

    Keith Berry (berryphotos.com)
    Black Thumb Studio (formerly Jeff Turner Photography) blackthumbstudio.com
    John LaConte - Johnlophoto.com

    Thought all 3 of them did a fantastic job.  If I had to pick a favorite it would be Jeff Turner (Black Thumb Studio).  He and his assitant George are incredible to work with!   Good luck!
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    edited December 2011
    I have to second Jeff Turner at Black Thumb Studio. I just got married at the end of August and Jeff was INCREDIBLE. I am in love with my photos and Jeff was so great to work with. It's the little things that set him apart, He took the time to learn and remember everyone in my bridal party's names - all 15 of them, plus our parents!! I can't recommend him enough. Good luck! 
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    edited December 2011
    Someone mentioned Nancy Gould (love her work).  I'll throw in my rec from up here in NH - A Photographic Memory!  2 shooters, multiple packages and good prices, friendly people.  Photos in my sig link.  Good luck!

    http://www.apmnh.com/
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    kellylynnrkellylynnr member
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    edited December 2011
    Try Nicole Chaput -- her work is amazing.  She is a friend of ours and is doing our wedding on 9/24/11, she also recently photographed our friends' wedding on 9/5/10.  she has a portfolio on our site.  she and her assistant get all of the photos you would expect, plus some amazing candids as well as artistic photos.  i highly recommend!



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