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    Need a Photographer!

    We are t rying to save some money on our wedding by hiring a cheaper photographer. Any ideas? Our wedding will take place in the Northwest WA.

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    Maybe you can find an APUGer and/or a friend who will do it cheap. I just shot one for a friend for $200, plus $150 (AUD - near enough to USD) for a d****al video incorporating some of the photos. That, I think, is very, very cheap. When you look at the hours involved, for that price it is a labour of love. Personally, we paid around $900 AUD for our wedding photographer, and got to keep the negs, and were delighted with the results, and even that is very, very cheap. Good luck.

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    I offer a film based service. My price starts at $1,250,000 plus expenses, which covers the basic turning up fee and the first 12 snaps. Additional films shot are $500,000 each, and I usually recommend 5 of these because they don't all come out; in fact, to be honest very few do. It's difficult to get good staff these days. Prints are of course extra, most people dispense with these because by the time Les has printed them the protagonists, sorry couple have divorced. You get to keep the negatives.
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    I'm out of the running. Dave Miller's fees are cheap compared to what I would charge for shooting a wedding! :>)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roccky54 View Post
    We are t rying to save some money on our wedding by hiring a cheaper photographer. Any ideas? Our wedding will take place in the Northwest WA.
    some of the best wedding photographs i have seen
    were done with this photographer

    i'd fly out west to do it for you but it would cost more than the photographer
    i mentioned by-link.

    good luck and best of luck with your wedding!

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    jnanian has the right idea. Seriously. Just invite a whole bunch of wedding photographers to your wedding as guests. Leave out the disposable cameras and hilarity ensues.

    I attended a photographer's wedding one time. He thought he was being really artistic when he set up a "self-portrait station." Camera on a tripod, lighting and a long cable release. He made one strategic error. He set it up the night before the wedding. Some folks (who shall for the sake of career and reputation shall remain unnamed) did a whole bunch of nude self portraits.
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    Is there a photography store in your area that you do business with?If you trust their judgement,ask them to recommend a good photographer.Someone who has a good portfolio and is reasonably priced.There are a number of folks around here who do weddings and charge around $500.00 plus film etc.I've seen their work and it's nice.

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    My favorite response to this poster is over on the LF forum. Scroll down to #4--

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...ad.php?t=35144

    It seems to be some sort of scam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccky54 View Post
    We are t rying to save some money on our wedding by hiring a cheaper photographer. Any ideas? Our wedding will take place in the Northwest WA.
    Give the folks at Glazers http://www.glazerscamera.com/ a call. They have a fairly large base of active pros and should be able to give you some leads.

    Good luck.

    Bob
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    No offense if this is actually legit, but it smacks of what's become known as the Nigerian Wedding Scam - see here for a good description.

    Basically a cheque-cashing scam - they "hire" you, overpay a deposit, and ask for a refund of the difference (usually by wire service or bank transfer) before the original cheque actually clears. When it bounces, you're out of luck.

    It's been noticed for a while on the photo.net wedding forum.
    i can't wait to take a picture of my thumb with this beautiful camera.

    - phirehouse, after buying a camera in the classifieds

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