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Photographers

Hi guys! We are getting married next April in New Orleans, and I am working on nailing down a photographer. My mom is having a hard time justifying a price (we are looking at 2 right now - one is about $2900 with an assistant and a proof book, the other is quoting $3600+ with an assistant and 2 glossy coffee table books). We are probably needing about 8 hours of coverage.

Does anyone know a good quality photographer in the area that might run a little bit cheaper? Basically, I'm trying to see if this is even possible. Good photography is important to me, but I'd like to appease my mother if possible.

Thanks!

Re: Photographers

  • edited December 2011
    We used Matt Foster and absolutely loved him. We also looked into Eau Photo and Sam Gregory. I think they were all around $2,000.
  • edited December 2011
    Have you checked out Photography by Louis?  http://www.photobylouis.com/8-)/index.cfm They were originally recommended to us by a photographer-friend, and we wound up booking him.  We were definitely pleased with his prices.  He's done a few friends' weddings--seems like a really nice guy.  Might be something looking into!!  :)  Good luck!
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  • wmh6wmh6 member
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    edited December 2011
    We are using Dark Roux Photography for our June 4th wedding.  They are a husband and wife team with affordable prices.  We absolutely loved our engagement photos and had so much fun with them during our session.  You should check them out!
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  • edited December 2011
    we are also  using Dark Roux and definately recommend them, but our wedding is next April 21st and i know they are super busy in April but its worth a Shot! Also some friends of ours are booking Belle Amour and there work looks beautiful, just some suggestions!
  • burnsie36burnsie36 member
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    edited December 2011
    My photographer is Brenda Sison.  She is awesome and very reasonable.  She also has a package where you can get a flush mount album.  Also a second photographer.  What I liked about her is that she doesnt have a time limited.  She is there from the time you tell her to start until you leave your reception.  You should definitely check her out.  brendasisonphotography.com

  • Kate504Kate504 member
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    edited December 2011
    Micheal Caswell I was in a wedding that used them

    We are using Stacy Marks, but his pricing is about the same.
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  • amyj54amyj54 member
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    edited December 2011
    I got married last month and we used Babs Evangelista.  She was absolutely wonderful!  She has such a great personality and super creative.  I was leery about finding a photog as I planned everything from California.  If you book Babs you will be carefree, I promise!  I was on a tight budget as well and she created a package that worked PERFECTLY and then some.  I can't say enough good things about her - she and the pictures she took truly made our wedding day special!  
  • KtinagrlKtinagrl member
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    edited December 2011
    try www.madtightphotography.com

    husband/wife team so two for the price of one!

    more photos on blog http://madtightphotography.blogspot.com/
  • edited December 2011
    Matthew Foster! I paid about $2300 for 8 hours, 4x6 proofs of all the pictures (we ended up with about 800) and he was great. Albums cost extra but he has a lot of options! You're welcome to look at our pictures, the website is 


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