That really sucks it would be so much!! I guess I got lucky with my 2 photographers. My first one agreed to do it just for the cost of her trip but once she got pregnant I had to find someone new! I finally found someone 3 months before, Vina, she did it for the cost of the trip and fees and taxes etc so I paid $1650 for her and she took 1200 photos in total (not sure how many I will get out of that) but she said I would get AT LEAST 400 edited photos all on disc. She did all the work herself, she paid for her hubby and he took a few photos ha ha hes not professional though but knows the basics lol
But arrecife is good!!! Very expensive though. What you might be able to do is see if ontop of the 180 edited photos if they will also give you all the raw images as well and maybe you can find someone to edit ones that you like that way if you want more you can.
Originally Posted by andrea2006
Yeah bringing in my own photographer isn't really an option since I am leaving in a month. When we decided on a destination wedding I had looked into the cost and it would be about $3200 just to fly the photographer and assistant in plus then the cost of there work. Once I saw some of arrecifes work I decided I would rather not spend the extra money to fly someone in. I just feel like arrecife knows the area so well they will do a great job. I know I would get more pictures per dollar if I flew someone in, but then it would be at least a few more $1000 dollars.
My question was more of realistically how many edited pictures do I really need. It seems most people get about 100 photos, so I just figure if I go with the basic package then add on reception coverage and a TTD I will end up buying a bunch of extra pictures and it will end up going to $3000 anyways...so maybe I would be better off with just getting a package.