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Recommendations for Photographer and DJ in Bristol/South West
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Old 31-08-2011, 10:48 PM
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Default Recommendations for Photographer and DJ in Bristol/South West

As the title says really; can anyone recommend a good wedding photographer or DJ? It would be nice to have a personal recommendation from someone who has used their services and been happy with them, to give us some peace of mind.

Budget for photographer is 600 max (happy with just a high-res CD with printing rights as we can get an album made up ourselves), not sure about DJ as I don't know what the going rate is so we haven't set a budget yet.

NB: I am looking for recommendations from people who have had experience of the photographer/DJ, not from photographers/DJs touting for business. Sorry if that sounds a little blunt, but I'm sure other forum users will understand where I'm coming from!!

Many thanks!
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Old 31-08-2011, 10:53 PM
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I've not got married yet but I have had a few quotes from a few DJ's

They range from about 100 to 350. My wedding coordinator at my venue said that about 180-200 is an average/the going rate for a dj for the evening.
Lots can do light shows/smoke etc Others are more basic. kinda depends what you are looking for and how big a space you have to play to.

As for photographers there are loads around the area - depends on your style that you want and how long you want them. Mine are a little over your budget. I am happy with them now but obviously I haven't had any photos taken yet so can't really comment on their work. They are very friendly though!
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Get intouch with our photographer - Adrian Spencer @ he is based in New Mills (Not far from Manchester) but he travels. Maybe he could do you a good deal?? Worth a try huni, no harm in asking. He is a fabulous photographer x
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Old 31-08-2011, 11:55 PM
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We used and she was lovely. I think she only started a year or so ago so we got her really cheap as we booked her when she was just starting out. All we wanted was the photos on DVD as well, but she did a free pre-wedding shoot with us (when I was pregnant so I loved having some photos) and sent us free prints, and then sent us free prints with the wedding DVD too.

Really can't praise her enough, would say I did ask my maid of honour (never backwards in coming forward) to get people in line for group shots as I was worried Maya was too polite for my rabble, but love her pics - have attached a couple.


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Old 02-09-2011, 1:47 PM
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We used Classique Photgraphy in Long Ashton. Lots of our guests thought he was great because he was very down to earth and put people at ease. The photographs were excellent, a good mix of formal ones plus more natural ones taken as people went about enjoying the day.
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