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  1. Hey @@samilein - Congrats on planning your destination wedding here in Punta Cana! We noticed you asked a question about photographer prices here on the island & thought we'd give a bit of insight. =) There are many amazing photographers here in PC & we all range in price and style. Photography usually starts around $1000 and ranges up to $8000 + depending on who and what kind of coverage you're looking at. Our best advice... find the photographer that best matches your own personal style and vision first. If you can see yourself in their photos, thats a great thing! Once you’ve found that.. the rest will most likely fall into place. =) All the best in your search! XO - r+m
  2. Hi @@kellymiller, Check out Caribbean Celebrations as well as Weddings by Mayte Marie. Caribbean Celebrations are a decor company & Mayte is a full on designer, wedding planner. All the best! XO - M
  3. Hi Ladies, I don't know if you know of us or not.. but we are Canadian wedding photographers from Vancouver. We live here 6 or so months out of the year October - May. There are so many options for amazing wedding photography right here in Punta Cana... my husband and I being one of them. We've shot at Grand Palladium as well... beautiful resort. & As a heads up... we were able to come onto the property to shoot the wedding with a one nights stay booked instead of the vendor fee. I don't know if the rules have changed since last year.. but something to look into with your coordinator for sure. It saved our couple about $200 having us booked into a room instead. All the best in your planning! If you have any specific questions as well about the ins and outs of having a dominican wedding, please feel free to ask. =) Enjoy the process! XOXO - Rob + Mel
  4. Hello to our fellow Canadians!! How excited you all must be to be planning and getting ready for your destination weddings! This forum is such an awesome resource on so many levels and we're happy you're here! Advice and tips from fellow brides & vendors is key to planning a flawless wedding! So if any of you have any planning questions, need advice, tips on wedding day details etc. - Please ask away! We'd love to help! My name is Mel & my husband Rob, are the artists behind ShoeBox Photography. We call Vancouver, BC home in the summers and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic home in the winters. We absolutely love our job and after countless Canadian and Destination weddings, we have a lot of insight into the process and planning of a seamless wedding day. So congrats to you all! Happy planning & If you want an insider opinion, please do not hesitate to ask us for our tips and tricks! We're happy to share!! XO r+m
  5. Awwww... thanks so much @@Moments That Matter!! That's so nice of you! We absolutely are living the dream. =) Couldn't be happier!! All the best to you all @ MTM!! XO - Rob + Mel
  6. @@Linda82 - Thank you love! We are also extremely busy... but we always make sure we take the time to connect with our prospective couples.. It's such an important aspect, there's no way we could let this part of it go! We are sooooo looking forward to being a part of your day! Can't wait! XO - Mel
  7. Hey Ladies, I can shed some light for you here.... At the NOW, if your bringing a vendor into the hotel for the wedding day only the $500 vendor fee will apply. Should you however be bringing a photographer / videographer etc. on property that is a part of your group and is staying at the hotel with you FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 DAYS ALL INCLUSIVE STAY.. then the vendor fee is waived. Hopefully that helps. =) - Mel
  8. @@Brinley Thanks so much!!!! That's so sweet of you! All the best! XO - Mel
  9. Can't wait to chat with you too @@LadyMaven! & Thanks so much for the shout out! XO - Mel
  10. Hi @@LauraFung, Of course! My pleasure. & Thank you. Our goal is to create timeless, natural images for our couples. We want you to love your photos today, in 10 years and in 50 years! & To become heirlooms for every generation of your family. Can't wait to talk to you more about your amazing wedding!! XO - Mel
  11. Hi @@mahileman - Thanks so much for the sweet words. Can't wait to chat with you more about your big day!! XO - Mel
  12. @@LauraFung Hi Laura! We are free that date! & I'd love to chat with you more. Emailing you with more info shortly. Mel
  13. Who wants a present?!! Why you ask!? Because we love to give! In case you didn't know, Rob and I shoot locally in Punta Cana from November - June every year and this year we wanted to do a little something extra for our lovely destination couples... Present + Future! (If you’ve booked with us already… do not fret! You can join in the fun too!) READ ON to check out what we're doing! The prizes: Our signature romance session with digital download of all your edited images ($450 value) A party session with you and your entire guest list! Up to 2 hours of photography capturing you and your entire party of guests hanging out and partying it up with you either at your resort or on your group excursion. + a digital download of all your edited images. ($450 value) Our signature custom designed luxe wedding album ($680 value) How to win: 1 entry can be earned for each of the following methods with up to 5 entries per person: Post your favourite ShoeBox Photography photo on Instagram from www.shoeboxphotography.ca/blog (screenshot) with the following tag @shoeboxphoto and the hashtag #shoeboxphotopcgiveaway + share to your Facebook & Twitter page from Instagram Post the official giveaway image (The image at the top of this post) on Instagram (screenshot) with the following tag @shoeboxphoto and the hashtag #shoeboxphotopcgiveaway + share to your Facebook & Twitter page from Instagram Post about this giveaway on Facebook, include the link to this post on BDW.com or the post on our blog: http://www.shoeboxphotography.ca/punta-cana-giveaway/ and share. Pin your favourite ShoeBox Photography image from www.shoeboxphotography.ca/blog to Pinterest with the following link added: www.shoeboxphotography.ca/punta-cana-giveaway Post about us on bestdestinationwedding.com under the ‘Destination weddings in dominican republic’ forum. Either create a new topic about us or post in an existing topic and say a few kind words about our photography! & Please be sure to include the link to our blog - www.shoeboxphotography.ca/blog *IMPORTANT* After you’ve posted to Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest or here on BDW.com, leave a comment on this post letting us know how many entries you’ve earned. You’ll then be entered into the random draw for your chance to win one of our 3 awesome prizes! Fine Print: Giveaway opening date: July 15th, 2014. Giveaway closing date: Midnight (PST) September 15th, 2014. Winners will be chosen by a randomized electronic draw within 2 weeks from the giveaway closing date and posted. Winners will also receive a notification email notifying them of their prize. All entries will first be verified before being entered into the draw. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for any other service or product offered by ShoeBox Photography. Your event in Punta Cana must fall between the following dates of: November 1st 2014 & June 15th 2015. Prize must be claimed and used between the following dates of: November 1st 2014 & June 15th 2015. You must be a follower of our page (like us) www.facebook.com/ShoeBoxPhotography.ca You must be a follower on Instagram - @shoeboxphoto Any additional expenses associated with claiming your prize are not included. (Resort passes, excursion tickets etc.)
  14. Hi Ladies! Congrats everyone on choosing the NOW. It's such a beautiful resort! I see a lot of you mentioning the topic of using the resort photographers vs an off site photographer. First and foremost, you have to LOVE LOVE LOVE your photographer!! I can't stress this enough. Your wedding images & videography (if you're doing that) are truly the 1 honest heirloom you'll have from your day. No matter who it is, make sure you absolutely adore what they do! If you'd like to see a full wedding there from us, head here: {http://www.shoeboxph...ing-emily-matt/} along with their romance session on the Now beach: {http://www.shoeboxphotography.ca/punta-cana-sunrise-engagement-session-emily-matt/} Also... we understand that the NOW has a pretty steep fee for using outside vendors so we offer to split this fee with you. Enjoy! & Happy planning beauties! & If you have any questions - photography related or not, give me a shout. I'm happy to help. XO Mel
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