Hello! I am getting married at the Luxury Akumal resort April 6th, 2016. My fiancé and I have previously stayed at this resort and loved it, so when we got engaged, we knew we were returning here for the wedding. We are choosing the Akumal Beach for our wedding location.
I was wondering what are other people's experiences with the Tropic One photographers that are on-site. Per our documentation we just received today to discuss our wedding add-ons and details, it states that NO other photographers are allowed on-site. So I am curious to hear from some RECENT brides on this topic.
Please and thank you.
I got married there on Nov 11.
The photographer did a wonderful job with the photos, although we did feel a little rushed (although that turned out OK, it was 30 degrees and by the end we were all sweaty and ready to be finished anyways!). The part we didn't like was the hard sell at our meeting to choose our photos. We had to sit through their pitch on the discount and freebies they would give us if we bought all 102 photos that they had edited for us. We politely told them that we already knew we didn't want all 102 and would like to go through them first before talking about adding to our package, but then we had to sit through the same sales pitch from his "supervisor" despite being completely uninterested.
We ended up getting the included 15 pictures and booking an extra hour with 30 pictures for $400 USD before the wedding and stuck to our 45 included photos. They turned out fantastic, though! Additional photos were $15 each, and they had all sorts of other offerings (photo books, slideshows etc).
The Akumal site has been painted since the pictures in this thread were taken (and it was repainted on Nov 10th because I threw a crying fit because it looked terrible and the paint was peeling off), it now looks like this
(Don't know why the photo wouldn't attach!)