wesjor17 - first off, I get married the DAY BEFORE you!!! we leave in 3 weeks
Second, I am bringing my own photographer too. I'm paying for her trip and she is covering the whole day and giving me up to 800 edited photos on disc. Way more worth it even though the onsite photographers are really good, they have a really really high price with it ha ha. I've heard mixed things about bringing one down, I heard one person got arrested for working without a visa, I heard many people have done it without any problems at all... When you arrive in Cancun, going through customs you have to press a button that randomly selects people to go through their bags :s.. sooo im hoping my photographer isn't that lucky one but she is bringing her hubby so he will take some of her equipment and she'll take some some it doesn't seem to obvious that she is a photographer going to shoot something.
Hopefully everything works out!
Note; The manager of arrecife somehow got the idea that i was bringing my own when I told him i wasnt needing their photo services lol he told me they are not permitted (outside photographers) but if i did want to that i had to email him their full name, business name, website, dates of travel and she had to stay the same length of time as bride and groom ha ha sooo i think they will let you if you provide all that info, I am still just not saying anything and sticking with my i have lots of "friends and family taking pictures"
Originally Posted by wesjor17
Hi Everyone! i've been reading for sometime - i've looked into getting one of my friends that is a photographer to come down to do the pictures. i know a few of you have done this - have you run into any problems with this? i can pay for someones trip to come to mexico and take pictures for our whole day and its a 1/4 of the price of the resort photographers! Any advice!
PS i leave in 3.5 weeks Married Nov 3, 2011 at Tulum