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#3171 waybuloo

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    Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:17 AM

    Welcome back Swankster!!   Am really really relieved that you have said that about the photographer because the photos I had been sent were not very good!!

     

    How was DJ Bijan?

     

    Am going to PM you my email if thats ok so you can send me your photos & am going to have a look on FB....

     

    Hope to hear your review soon!x



    #3172 waybuloo

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      Posted 18 August 2010 - 11:38 AM

      WOW WOW WOW  I take it all back!!  Have just looked on the photographers new facebook page Arrecife Studios Mexico & the pictures are fantastic.....loads different from the example they sent me months ago!!

       

      So looks like we can stop panicking ladies.....right whats next to panic about!!....hahahaha



      #3173 swankster77

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        Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:03 AM



        Originally Posted by waybuloo 

        Welcome back Swankster!!   Am really really relieved that you have said that about the photographer because the photos I had been sent were not very good!!

         

        How was DJ Bijan?

         

        Am going to PM you my email if thats ok so you can send me your photos & am going to have a look on FB....

         

        Hope to hear your review soon!x

         

        DJ Bijan was awesome! I'm sooo glad we went with him. He played all the songs I wanted him to as well as a few last minute requests. Him and his wife were video taping us.. we had no idea why and then after we got back he sent a youtube link! Another friend of mine also video'd the wedding/reception and Bjian's didn't really compare... mainly because it seemed like he played the same footage over and over and dubbed in a song over the actual audio. Here is the link if you want to take a look:

        http://www.youtube.c...h?v=lSvSqxMyw0E



        #3174 abbie32

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          Posted 19 August 2010 - 04:10 AM

          I agree....he just posted new pics last night and I thought they were great! Does anyone have any pricing for him?? If you do, can you post it on here or PM me? Thanks! :-)



          #3175 sarah00

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            Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:52 AM

            Hi fellow brides!! I'm getting married at GBP in December.

            I was skeptical about using the photographers at the onsite photo company Arrecife Studio, but I am lucky enough to have family that live in Playa del Carmen. My family members have been beyond nice by going down to their offices and discussing the terms of photography they have WITH them.

            As far as I have been told and written down (so I don't forget any of the details, its getting a little hectic!!!), at the beginning of the year they fired their old photographers and hired two new ones Juan Jos© and Nestor Meneses. Both photographers are professional with photojournalistic styles. Yes they do some cheesy photos, but more so of the classy and beautiful ones , you can choose the ones you want according to the photography package you decide on. And if you are not happy they will go beyond to try and make your experience really great. They are currently working on their webpage but until then they have a Facebook page: Arrecife Studio Mexico NOT Arrecife Studio. and I have contacted their Wedding Photo&Video Coordinator and manager at the e-mail they have on the facebook page photomexico@arrecifestudio.com

            I was sent the following information: (I'm just copying and pasting, sry if it looks strange)

             

            *Welcome and general information from Arrecife Studio Photo Company
            *WEG Photo Schedule for your Wedding day
            *Arrecife WEG Wedding Packages
            *Some examples of our professional photographers work

            You download these files and it gives you ALL THE INFO.

             

            (WEG means Weddings Events & Groups) It specifies that Arrecife Studio has the exclusivity at the resort, which is understandable, the rest of my wedding I have to choose from the decorations, music, AND food from the hotel, why not the photography as well. I'm not at odds with the policy, I know for a fact many of the All-Inclusive hotels have the same policy. For example, at Barcel³ Maya close by they will NOT let outside photographers inside day pass OR fee.

             

            I'm seeing a lot of photographers posting on these GBP forums about their services which I think is unresponsible. They know the policies, why create problems for the brides??

            Even more upsetting to me is how the photographers knowing this will go even further to make the Bride pay for the $800 dollar fee and play stupid?? That fee is for the photographer and the PHOTOGRAPHER only to pay. As brides we have enough stress to deal with....

            I am very happy with the services they have given me, even being miles away, even though I've had help from my relatives with gathering information, I feel 100% better about how my pictures are going to turn out on my big day, and my wedding in general.

             

            I will let you guys know how my wedding turns out!! It is only a few months away, but I'm already getting extremely nervous and excited!!

             

            Hope this helps and good luck to everyone elses planning! =)



            #3176 kevnanna

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              Posted 19 August 2010 - 12:19 PM

              No offence intended, but every single one of your posts is about these guys, your starting to sound like your a vendor pretending to be a bride!

              again no offence intended!

               

              Originally Posted by sarah00 

              Hi fellow brides!! I'm getting married at GBP in December.

              I was skeptical about using the photographers at the onsite photo company Arrecife Studio, but I am lucky enough to have family that live in Playa del Carmen. My family members have been beyond nice by going down to their offices and discussing the terms of photography they have WITH them.

              As far as I have been told and written down (so I don't forget any of the details, its getting a little hectic!!!), at the beginning of the year they fired their old photographers and hired two new ones Juan Jos© and Nestor Meneses. Both photographers are professional with photojournalistic styles. Yes they do some cheesy photos, but more so of the classy and beautiful ones , you can choose the ones you want according to the photography package you decide on. And if you are not happy they will go beyond to try and make your experience really great. They are currently working on their webpage but until then they have a Facebook page: Arrecife Studio Mexico NOT Arrecife Studio. and I have contacted their Wedding Photo&Video Coordinator and manager at the e-mail they have on the facebook page photomexico@arrecifestudio.com

              I was sent the following information: (I'm just copying and pasting, sry if it looks strange)

               

              *Welcome and general information from Arrecife Studio Photo Company
              *WEG Photo Schedule for your Wedding day
              *Arrecife WEG Wedding Packages
              *Some examples of our professional photographers work

              You download these files and it gives you ALL THE INFO.

               

              (WEG means Weddings Events & Groups) It specifies that Arrecife Studio has the exclusivity at the resort, which is understandable, the rest of my wedding I have to choose from the decorations, music, AND food from the hotel, why not the photography as well. I'm not at odds with the policy, I know for a fact many of the All-Inclusive hotels have the same policy. For example, at Barcel³ Maya close by they will NOT let outside photographers inside day pass OR fee.

               

              I'm seeing a lot of photographers posting on these GBP forums about their services which I think is unresponsible. They know the policies, why create problems for the brides??

              Even more upsetting to me is how the photographers knowing this will go even further to make the Bride pay for the $800 dollar fee and play stupid?? That fee is for the photographer and the PHOTOGRAPHER only to pay. As brides we have enough stress to deal with....

              I am very happy with the services they have given me, even being miles away, even though I've had help from my relatives with gathering information, I feel 100% better about how my pictures are going to turn out on my big day, and my wedding in general.

               

              I will let you guys know how my wedding turns out!! It is only a few months away, but I'm already getting extremely nervous and excited!!

               

              Hope this helps and good luck to everyone elses planning! =)





              #3177 jennster_04

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                Posted 19 August 2010 - 05:28 PM

                Hey Girls!I just got back from getting married at Gran Bahia Principe Akumal ! Here is my facebook album for you girls too see

                  http://www.facebook....80&l=0475ebaa1a   If you have any questions about the akumal resort you can email me at jennster_04@hotmail.com
                Married August 10, 2010 at Gran Bahia Principe Akumal!!!

                #3178 waybuloo

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                  Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:47 AM

                  Kevnanna I was thinking the exact same thing...hahahaha!!  In fact I think a couple of the posts are definitely bogus profiles!! ;)

                   

                  Have any of you guys got pictures of cakes?x



                  #3179 waybuloo

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                    Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:53 AM

                    Jennster your photos are beautiful, you really make a beautiful bride....are you going to do a review?  & did you have a poolside reception?



                    #3180 Nan

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                      Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:31 AM

                      What a  gorgeous bride and your pics are beautiful! I would like to know if you had a pool reception to check what it´s like.


                      Nan and Erik forever!!!




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