Wednesday, 26 January 2011

cheap and brilliant wedding photographers do exist

I know. I can't quite believe it either. After being dropped by our wedding photographer friend (thank god, I have calmed down a little now) I didn't know what to do. So I asked Twitter and blogged about it.

And a miracle occurred - the power of crowds and the brilliance of total strangers meant that we got not just one recommendation for photographers, but several. All of them great and reasonably priced and genuinely concerned and helpful. It was humbling, and I can't believe our luck.

After much deliberation we made a decision. It was not an easy choice - as I say - all of the people that found us were great. And after making such a personal appeal, the replies I received were in the same vein - so it was really hard to turn down those who so kindly offered their services and help. I felt bad for doing so, even though we could only pick one person.

I have lots of thank yous to make. Firstly, the retweeters and blog readers who helped spread the word. @Mission2Wed @Cloggins, @Convo_pieces @becca_clare, @VSChinaHire, @knotsandkisses - I hope I've got everyone here, but if I haven't, please message me or leave a comment and I will add you in.

And then, to the photographers who responded. Let me just say right now that if you are looking for a good (nay, great) and reasonably-priced wedding photographer then you need to call these people. On my limited dealings with them, I can also say that these people are willing to go the extra mile and offer personal service. In short - they give a damn:

And special thanks to the super-stylish Marie Man (you may also know her as @Marnova) for answering lots of questions. And the brilliant Hannah Dornford-May for doing the same.

(Really hoping I haven't missed anyone off. I had to write this post twice due to a crash perfectly timed for the exact moment I pressed 'publish'. If I have, please message me to say. I promise it wasn't intentional!)

One of the above is our wedding photographer - but I'm not going to say who just yet. As I may have mentioned - they are all amazing. I would hate for you to just visit the one link... Go and check them out, and tell your friends.

Thank you, internet, for being so bloody amazing. Hopefully normal service, and blog-posting regularity, can now resume!


  1. Yay, I'm so happy for you.

    I bloody love the internet!

  2. I am so impressed! Will pass on all of those details to my sister-in-law, who is getting married later this year. It's so refreshing to know that photographers exist who aren't trying to make you pay for their downtime throughout the wedding off-season!

  3. Oooh - do any of them cover Kent do you know? We've only just started looking but I was pretty shocked how much some charge - and for cheesy bend-the-bride-backwards shots too!

  4. this could not be better timed as my post today was about how i can't afford anything and feel like everyone is ripping me off

    thank you!

  5. So glad you found someone... yes the internet can be lovely can't it? (It was tweeting that helped me find my wedding venue!) Glad to have been of help x

  6. Aww thanks very much for mentioning me on here and i'm very glad you got sorted! Hope your wedding goes amazingly xx

  7. Twitter is such a big help these days..glad you got some recommendations!

    I wanted to invite you to Check out Runway Rundown, this week RR is featuring Wedding Week with awesome designer dresses as a little inspiration to women who are looking for the perfect fit for them!

  8. Brilliant news, so glad you found someone.