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How to find inexpensive wedding photographer?

I'm not looking for a professional, just someone who has had experience in portraits and knows their way around their own camera. Is there an easy way to advertise for this? I've thought about advertising at local colleges in like their art department where there might be photography students who need the experence and wouldn't be too expensive. Advertising at a grocery store or a gas station seems a little tacky. I've been on websites like flickr and photoreflect.com but the few promising photographers I've seen have not gotten back to me. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

Asked By: rm_kellogg - 7/31/2007
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Be careful here. The photos are what you have left after the party is over and the flowers are wilted and the cake is gone, the dress packed away. You might get lucky, and get a college student with a lot of talent and knowledge. Just having talent doesn't equal getting good wedding images, though. Weddings aren't... More
Answered By: Ara57 - 8/1/2007
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put an ad out on craigslist.org or just look for one there
Answered By: ImaYam - 7/31/2007
 
weddings are hard work and easy to mess up, students wont have a shot list, the skill or equipment to pull it off, or the know how to charge and wont know the hidden costs , techniques etc straight answer you will get what you pay for, sorry a
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Answered By: antoni m - 7/31/2007
 
Look in your phone book for people in your area. Do you really want some college kid taking your pictures and being at your wedding. Get a real photographer. Shop around and get a good price. at leats they will be insured and hopefully act professional as wedding photography is much more than walking around taking... More
Answered By: Chief - 7/31/2007
 
Those are some great starting ideas. Photographers are EXPENSIVE. I am a wedding Deejay , so I see alot of ways that people can be creative... More
Answered By: c_leoo - 7/31/2007
 
The bargain wedding photographers here in the phoenix area start at $2000 to show up .. prints are extra... More
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Answered By: fhotoace - 7/31/2007
 
Remember you get what you paid for. If you just want snapshots of your wedding then just go buy a bunch of disposable cameras and let your guest snap away. But if want something nice and professional then you need more than just some kid who is taking a photography class. Remember you are looking for someone with... More
Answered By: MikeyD - 7/31/2007
 
Someone you know or some THEY know that LOVES photography. That's what I used to do on the weekends---just for a little extra money. (BUT, I had an 'eye' for composition)
Answered By: bettyboop - 7/31/2007
 
Yes, if you're more concerned with the cost, I would post fliers on college campuses or in their newspapers. Many students would love the opportunity, but don't get upset if the quality is not what you expected. Ask to see a book if you decide to use a student... More
Answered By: wrtrchk - 7/31/2007
 
Hey, where are looking, what state... i can help you out..email me enuelvr@yahoo.com
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Answered By: Enuel V - 8/3/2007
 
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