Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Follow the Bride- Episode 4

What to do when you have little money but want amazing photography?

I think I found every photographers website in my area and emailed all of them just in case they had a price within our budget. Absolutely NO ONE did. One too many zeros were always attached and I just knew in reality we couldn't afford it. So I put dreamland aside and tried to come up with a compromise with Matt, my husband-to-be. I've heard some success stories with hiring novice photographers but I was a little weary as we posted our add on an online classifieds web tool. It was actually fun getting the emails back. A lot of them totally disregarded our very clear budget and continued to bombared our inbox with outrageous prices, but some of them were legitimte, just not our style. As we narrowed down the list, deleting the ineligables along the way, we happened upon a photographer named David Peacock. It turns out he was a professional branching out into the world of wedding photography. We struck up a conversation and it worked out perfectly. In mid October Matt and I travelled to my Maid of Honour's home (which is a gorgeous berry farm) and had fun with engagement photos!

Here are a few of our favourites.

So don't hesitate to take a risk and see who might be willing to scratch your back if you scratch theirs.