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#11 jenanmag

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    Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:31 AM

    I keep getting emails from Michael how I can only use their services. Can your family take pictures? And if a family member is a photographer, do you even have to tell the resort?

    #12 Mich

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      Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

      I wouldn't tell them anything. Especially because its a family member and not a "professional". I would only let Michael know that his services are not required.
      There is no way that they could tell a guest that has paid to be at the hotel that they can't take pics of the wedding that they are attending.

      If I could afford to pay for a photographer to stay at the hotel, then I wouldn't be as concerned. But I think if they're just coming to the hotel for the day to take pics, is where there could be more of an issue.

      #13 JUSTUSTWO

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        Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:53 AM

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        Originally Posted by Mich
        Every pic I've seen of past brides they have all look truly amazing. But, we all have our personal vision, and when I pay for a service, I expect that I will have that vision fulfilled.

        I agree that we all should write a letter to the HO expressing our extreme frustration and disappointment in this policy. This may not help the '08 brides but may make a difference to the '09 brides and beyond.

        **JUSTUSTWO** May I ask which photographer you are using?
        I know Michael's work is great, but like you said, we all have a different vision. Also, I wanted to make sure that for the $ I'm spending, I want my pictures to be exactly what I want. That being said, after going back & forth as to what I should do, thats when I contacted my photographer. I will PM you her info.

        I thought that bringing in a photographer wouldn't be affordable, but I found that as long as you're honest about what you can afford, you'll definitely be able to find someone who is willing to work with you & make it happen!

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        Originally Posted by DLyteful
        I think this is a great idea and I would be willing to do it.

        I'm not using Michael and I'm not paying a fee (I've decided), so we will see how things go. My favorit cousin is a photographer,and she is amazing. She is going to be taking my pictures.
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        Originally Posted by Heidi
        I agree; great idea and I'm in! :)

        I'm bringing in a photographer. Michael's style just isn't what I was going for. But I COMPLETELY think his more recent work is MUCH better than what he had emailed me as samples over a year ago.
        Davina & Heidi, I think that anything that we do now will benefit us & future brides. I think the more names we have on 1 letter, the better. At least they will see that this is an issue & policy that needs to be addressed & revised. So, how shall we do this? I sent 2 emails to the Wedding Sales Coordinator, who used to be Carolina. I received an auto response from Valeria Mungu­a, Wedding Sales Coordinator of Jamaica just saying that I should receive a reply within 24 hours, which ofcourse, I haven't. I also sent an email to Chandlyn for clarification on the policy but have yet to hear from her either. I don't know where else to turn at this point.

        #14 Bride010101

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          Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:06 AM

          I would be interested in being included in a letter as well. I'm a Jan 2009 bride and will be bringing my own photographer. :)

          #15 RiuBride2b

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            Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:39 AM

            Hi Ladies,

            I am bringing my own photographer as well. Me and Heidi happen to be using the same photographer (I hope you don't mind me sharing that info). I am down for whatever needs to be done for a change. Just let me know what I need to do!!!

            #16 JUSTUSTWO

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              Posted 23 February 2008 - 01:43 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by RiuBride2b
              Hi Ladies,

              I am bringing my own photographer as well. Me and Heidi happen to be using the same photographer (I hope you don't mind me sharing that info). I am down for whatever needs to be done for a change. Just let me know what I need to do!!!
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by naga0066
              I would be interested in being included in a letter as well. I'm a Jan 2009 bride and will be bringing my own photographer. :)
              Anyone have any suggestions as to how we should organize this? Should I start a new thread to assess everyone's interest in doing a group letter, basically a petition?

              #17 Mich

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                Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:02 AM

                Yes, I was going to say a petition. I'm sure we could do it electronically and send it to both the HO and even to Chandlyn.

                #18 rodent

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                  Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:08 AM

                  I would get the other Rui brides involved, not just ROR. Maybe some of the local WCs & photographers have an idea of what would be the most effective way.

                  #19 jean-marcus

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                    Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:31 AM

                    theres really no easy way around it on this decision.. you have to really break down your budget and figure out what is most important. sticking to your budget or scrimping on parts of the budget in order to get a photographer there that you will be happy with OR to stick to the budget and get the photos from the resrort (which arent going to be bad just not as many) maybe you can find some photographers in the area who arent at the resort you can hire for an in between thing.. :)

                    #20 RiuBride2b

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                      Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:32 PM

                      I agree with the petition. I sent another email to Carolina regarding this issue and she still has not gotten back to me, which is unusual. She was always pretty quick when it came to responding.




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