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UKbride Member Request 15 Mar 2018

Getting married July this year my photographer emailed me this morning...

Getting married July this year my photographer emailed me this morning informing me that they won't be able to do the wedding photos as they are now ill, I've been looking at other photographers but they are way over my budget, I was thinking of asking a very good friend of mine to take some pictures with her camera and on my phone has anybody else done anything like this any input greatly received Xx

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Jody Pescud
Jody Pescud 16 Mar 2018

Have a ask at yr local collage x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Why don't you use some of the budget you had for the photographer to get really nice camera for someone to take pics. Or contact a local photography school and ask someone who wants to build their portfolio to do it for a small amount...

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Search for any budding young photograpjers who are studying at uni ect.
Can guarantee they'll take a lot of pride and care in their work. You'll get good photos and it'll help them build a portfolio. Plus if you give them a bit of payment, they'll be even more grateful and work to please. The money will help them, it's good experience for them plus you may find that they will look for best photo opportunities, churn out some cracking photos and be very attentive. Xx

Ramune Aleknauskaite
Ramune Aleknauskaite 16 Mar 2018

I just found photographer who's building up their portfolio and doing it way cheaper than anywhere else. Had a family photoshot to see her work and really happy with results

Vanessa clarke
Vanessa clarke 16 Mar 2018

Hi I have mine for while am getting ready, the ceremony and photos after then charges 60 per hour after that if that be in your budget I have got her for two hours extra total 370 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Look at eBay and gumtree or your local uni for student photographers, my sister found hers on eBay for about £150 for the day, as it’s good for her portfolio! She travelled half way down the country to do it and was fantastic! May be worth a look! Good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Hi, I don’t know where you’re based but I am a wedding photographer with very reasonable full day prices, or I am able to create a custom package for you. My website is www.wild-daIsy.co.uk

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

I'd keep looking around. Your wedding pictures are once in a life time and if they're rubbish you can never change that. Wedding photographers can be expensive but they're usually on their feet for hours on end with no break, not to mention the hours on end they spend selecting and editing the photos afterwards that lots of people don't realise goes on. Explain your situation to a few photographers and see if some of them are willing to do a special package for you

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

My sister did mine and did a great job, also our guests took loads of pics xx

Sarah Pollard
Sarah Pollard 16 Mar 2018

Use your friend & get in touch with a photography course & ask for recommendations from tutor for final year student ..... & get a combination of your friend's photos & photography student ..... Hopefully if one misses a special moment the other one will catch it !
Warm wishes xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

You can ak guests to download an app that combines all the photos people take on the day so you can have access to them all. Although I do think a photographer is the one thing to spend money on. You don't want to regret not having one!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Have you look at students? I've booked at student for £150 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

I had my cousin other half take pictures at my wedding he is a trained photographer but he never done wedding before but my photos came out great

Lisa Davey
Lisa Davey 16 Mar 2018

Hiya we aren't having a photographer we just dknt have the budget so we are asking a friend or family member also. We have a great camera they can use. We get married in June x

Josephine Parkinson
Josephine Parkinson 16 Mar 2018

You could ask about them coming for a shorter period of time, to get group photos and then use friends for the rest of the day.

Kayleigh E Alman
Kayleigh E Alman 16 Mar 2018

Where are you from? I know a few people who are trying to build a portfolio and do really good value packages x

Zena Hill
Zena Hill 16 Mar 2018

A friend with a good camera is taking ours. So will our friends on their phones. After all you rarely look at wedding photos again so,apart for a few good ones, you won’t need loads. Ask people you know when’s the last time they looked at their photos. Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

It's not just the taking of the photos. It's the light and angle and equipment and editing afterwards that make beautiful photos. I would find a way to afford a decent photographer one way or another. I think you'd regret it otherwise x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

My first wedding the photography cocked up the whole of my photographs! We turned to friends and family and asked them to send me their best shots! We had some amazing photos! & tbf where do they go? If you can be bothered you might put one up on s wall? But usually they sit in a folder hidden away? After my divorce mine went in the bin? This time round we’re hiring a guy who puts them onto a disc so we can choose what’s photos if any we want! He’s charging us £250!!

Claire Beaumont
Claire Beaumont 16 Mar 2018

Have you looked on Groupon and Wowcher? I have come across some great deals. Good luck x

Lynda Mcginlay
Lynda Mcginlay 16 Mar 2018

This happen to me also but the photographer did not give any reason with 6 weeks to my wedding...I searched local wedding photographers and started to call round them all I was lucky enough to get a lovely photographer that match our original price ..tbh I prefer her to the original 1 I had booked so maybe worth while calling and explaining what has happened

Angela Christie
Angela Christie 16 Mar 2018

don't forget groupon and wowcher, ask the venue if they can help

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Patrick Collins he may be able to help and doesn't cost the earth and amazing pics

Sarah Solway
Sarah Solway 16 Mar 2018

Keep looking. The cake will get eaten. The flowers will die but your photo will be with you forever. You’ll want good ones. My friend regretted going cheap xx

Kay Franklin
Kay Franklin 16 Mar 2018

Set up a wedding page and invite all your guests to join, they can put their pics on the page. That way you will have plenty to choose from, also we are putting disposable cameras on our tables for people to take at the reception and we will get them developed. So much cheaper too if you are on a budget x

Kay Franklin
Kay Franklin 16 Mar 2018

Where are you? X

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 16 Mar 2018

Doesn't your photographer have someone has a back up?? Incase they are unwell, everyone one i have spoken to, they have someone to call on in the instance they cannot do the wedding as planned.

Michelle Sprules
Michelle Sprules 16 Mar 2018

Try Chris Hennessy photography. He is on facebook. Depending on how much you want to spend. He doing my wedding in August. Price I am paying is £360

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

How much was your original photographer charging you?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

My niece took my wedding photos she done photography at collage I did not put any pressure on them being perfect. I gave a list of certain photos I wonted then gave her a free range 400 photos later I had loads to choose from plus had a photo booth it makes it more special that my niece done them good luck Hun xx

KT Limbo
KT Limbo 16 Mar 2018

Aww that’s awful. Maybe you could set up an account that all people from the day can put pictures on?? Also you could buy some selfie sticks and pop them on the tables? Also speak to the venue, they might be able to suggest some people? Xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Where are you based and what is your budget? I know two good photographers who may be able to help depending on where you are.

Emma Southon
Emma Southon 16 Mar 2018

Our photographer does national coverage for £750 Joshua Raikes Photography definitely worth a look he does fabulous pictures! X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Surely your photographer should find you a replacement at same price?

Rachael Lee
Rachael Lee 16 Mar 2018

Hi I’m a wedding photographer in Milton Keynes we travel anywhere in the uk and do not charge a per mile travel fee! Find us on ukbride or look at our website www.rhazellphotography.co.uk feel free to message me for a personalised quote! Prices start from £150

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 16 Mar 2018

Check your contract. There should be something about them providing an alternative, or at least something about what will happen if they are unable to attend.

Puala Brooks
Puala Brooks 16 Mar 2018

Groupon have some really good offers 😃 xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Mar 2018

My brother and niece took mine and are amazing they got picture's No one else could as they where there from setting up to finish

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 17 Mar 2018

Chris Saggers was offering discounts. Let me see if I can find the link. He is very good!

Charli Cumberpatch
Charli Cumberpatch 17 Mar 2018

A friend of mine approached a local college about photography students, met with some students to review their work and see what they were like and then gave them a small amount of money and the right to use the pics in their portfolios. Might be an idea?? That way your friend can enjoy the wedding.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Mar 2018

It’s only March...how on earth do they know they’re going to be ill in July? Unless it’s something very serious. Did you take out wedding insurance? This would cover this scenario.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 18 Mar 2018

Don't be so stupid.."don't" use a phone....get a other photographer

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