Wedding Photogapher in Youngstown?
March 18, 2006 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know a good photographer who can shoot a wedding in Youngstown, Ohio?

I have been put on this by my sister who is getting married in Youngstown, Saturday May 20. I want someone who shoots in a more candid, journalistic style, but is also willing to do some of the traditional set-up group shots. I haven't been happy with what I've seen searching wedding photographer sites on the web. Most of what is available seems to be really bad or really bad and Hallmarkish too. Oh, and here is the clincher: we would like to find someone who'll do it for $1000 (with some flexibility) and be willing to part with the digital files after making an album. Cleveland is close enough so a photographer could travel from there. Any guidance would be appreciated. Thanks!
posted by philmas to Society & Culture (8 answers total)
Please email me at the address in my profile. My friend Elizabeth is a wonderful photojournalist based in Cleveland with extensive wedding experience as well. She'll be happy to do it for that price.
posted by By The Grace of God at 11:23 AM on March 18, 2006

Best answer: Heh, I should just post her info here as it's on her portfolio website,

Elizabeth Russell


check out the museum, places and photos section in particular. I will drop her an email under my real name, linking to this post, so she'll know I referred you if you decide she's the shutterbug for you.
posted by By The Grace of God at 12:09 PM on March 18, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks very much By The Grace of God, I have sent your friend Elizabeth an email and hope that she is available. I am amazed at the plethora of things that you can ask and get results on AskMeFi! Thanks again.
posted by philmas at 12:45 PM on March 18, 2006

WAIT! Not so fast. Don't go anywhere, folks.

Does anyone know a good photographer who can shoot a wedding in Media, PA? (On September 30)

We need someone who will be willing to release all .RAW files to us. This rules out most traditional wedding photographers.
posted by dmd at 5:45 PM on March 18, 2006

philmas, if you're still looking, I'll talk to my sister in law. Her cousin is getting married around that time (if not the same day!) in Youngstown, and she might be able to scrounge out some leads for you.
posted by mewithoutyou at 6:51 PM on March 18, 2006

Response by poster: mewithoutyou, I should know by tomorrow if I need some additional leads. Thanks very much for the offer.
posted by philmas at 5:24 PM on March 19, 2006

No problem (unless of course your sister is marrying my sister in law's cousin, in which case it would probably be pointless to ask, and which would be both funny "haha" and funny "hmm")!
posted by mewithoutyou at 6:31 PM on March 20, 2006

Response by poster: mewithoutyou, My sister, Sarah Mason, is marrying Mike Siminic in Youngstown on May 20th. Ring any bells?

I'm still not absolutely certain about having a photographer so if you have any more names that would be good.
posted by philmas at 6:47 PM on March 20, 2006

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