By playabride1, · 519 Views · 5 Comments
My husband and I booked Ivan for our wedding that took place in Playa del Carmen in 2014. Judging from the beautiful pictures on his blog we thought we had nothing to worry about as we thought they looked amazing.
We paid for 8 hours of wedding coverage and received only 400 pictures. The portraits with my husband and I were very weird, not natural poses but very POSED poses. He directs as exact as 'put your left arm up one inch, close your eyes, etc'. The end result was a lot of very awkward looking photos. Sadly we were only really excited about less than half of the photos. We asked Ivan if we could have the rest of the photos he took (there were MANY since he was always snapping away) and he told us that it would cost us a lot more money. That feels unfair to us. It would be no more additional work of him to just put them online for us.
To put it in perspective, we had an at home ceremony before our Mexican wedding and we had the photographer for 2 hours, and she produced 400 pictures of all of which were amazing and natural.
We feel like he probably does really well for a lot of weddings - but be warned, it might not turn out the way you expect.
We also waited about 7 months for our photos which is a LONG time. I think in hindsight I would have paid more money and gone with someone else.
Have a great Mexican wedding everyone, it really is a beautiful place to be married :)