Hi Stlucia bound,
Congrats and welcome on the St.Lucia's page!
I am so glad about Mikael! I received my pictures today, they were sent out form St.Lucia yesterday! Awesome! I do have 3 full CD of high resolution pictures! 1225 pictures total for my 5 hours package!
The service Mikael and Julie (his wife) are giving is amazing. I always had an answer-email within few hours, even on weekends.
Mikael did photograph before the ceremony (getting ready), the ceremony and the after ceremony-cocktail hour. We did not went with a trash the dress (we don't have that in our french culture) but I know he is doing that a lot! You can go on his website to see all his previous work.
A lot of brides getting married at Sandals do not choose the photographer provided because is it too expensive. If you ask Mikael, I am pretty sure he will bring you somewhere outside the resort so you do not have to worry about extra fees for Sandals. Write to him and Julie will tell you what is the best option. Good luck with the planning! Keep us updated on your decision!