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#1 PrecisePlans

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    Posted 20 February 2008 - 01:58 PM

    I know this has been previously discussed, but I just got an updated email, YESTERDAY, from Michael with these words in red:

    Due to many missunderstandings so far :

    Please note that no other professional photographer or videographer (neither from Jamaica nor any other part in the world) is allowed to work on the property due to the contract I have with RIU as a seperate company - every violation of this issue is not permitted and the outside photographers/videographers can & will be removed from the wedding site after identified. The hotel and the PHOTOSHOP are monitoring that closely together and some outside photographers/ videographers have already been removed. Pictures have been taken of them so that they are known as Professionals already



    Has his contracts always stated this. I hope this isn't a new clause, because I may be using a photographer who is a close friend for the wedding.

    #2 foxytv

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      Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:18 PM

      Ew ... that really sucks.

      Has anyone already gotten an outside photog booked?

      That would be a reason to steer away from that resort IMHO -- if I wanted a certain type of photography. I am surprised the resort allows that much pull from a photographer.

      #3 BrittneyD

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        Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:21 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by foxytv
        Ew ... that really sucks.

        Has anyone already gotten an outside photog booked?

        That would be a reason to steer away from that resort IMHO -- if I wanted a certain type of photography. I am surprised the resort allows that much pull from a photographer.

        A lot of us are bringing our own photographer. Michael told me it was going to be $150 to break the "contract", but my TA is going to get that waived.
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        #4 PrecisePlans

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          Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:27 PM

          See, Michael didn't mention anything about an outside photographer fee. He just simply said that it was not allowed. I'm worried.

          #5 JamaicaBride08

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            Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:37 PM

            I just had family/friends take pictures and the morning of our wedding, Michael's PhotoShop called to ask if we need services. I said that we were just having family and friends take pictures (which I had confirmed ok by Chandlyn via email). Then, the woman got kind of rude, threatening that it can't be any professionals or they will be removed. After all this, she then asked if she was speaking to the actual bride to confirm this. I have a feeling that it's more threats than action. When we were having our dinner at Mammee, he came up and w/out asking starting taking a few pics, putting us in these random poses. He then gave us his card to stop by and look/buy the pics, which we had no interest in doing. Whatever you do, I would have it confirmed via email by Chandlyn or Michael so there are no misunderstandings when you get down there. You don't need any stress on you day! Good luck!

            #6 starchild

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              Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:44 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by JamaicaBride08
              When we were having our dinner at Mammee, he came up and w/out asking starting taking a few pics, putting us in these random poses. He then gave us his card to stop by and look/buy the pics, which we had no interest in doing.
              They do that when you're just hanging on the beach so I can imagine that they really get you at a wedding!

              #7 PrecisePlans

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                Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:48 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by JamaicaBride08
                Then, the woman got kind of rude, threatening that it can't be any professionals or they will be removed. After all this, she then asked if she was speaking to the actual bride to confirm this. I have a feeling that it's more threats than action.
                What about if your photographer is your guest. Can they "remove" them from your wedding? This issue is stressing me out!!

                #8 JamaicaBride08

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                  Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:52 PM

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                  Originally Posted by md_ocr
                  What about if your photographer is your guest. Can they "remove" them from your wedding? This issue is stressing me out!!
                  I don't think that they can "remove" them if they are a guest staying at the resort or a professional within your family/friends. I'm guessing that is why pouchie didn't have any issues since her photographer stayed there for several days. Don't worry, just confirm with Chandlyn (and bring a copy of the confirmation with you) so you don't have to worry.

                  #9 jajajaja

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                    Posted 20 February 2008 - 03:56 PM

                    I so would not do business with that resort because of that clause. It's so bitchy written too.

                    Are you paying them or they doing it as a favor or gift?
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                    #10 Agape Gems

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                      Posted 20 February 2008 - 04:23 PM

                      This is so insane! I have already booked and paid a photographer! They are going to see a real bridezilla if they try to say I can't use her! And an even worse mob-zilla!!
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