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#2291 cougs

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    Posted 13 February 2009 - 02:08 PM

    ooooh canadabride ... i really like michael maurus's work and his prices are VERY reasonable (seems a little cheaper than momentsthatmatter) and i like that you can choose whether or not to include prints. momentsthatmatter doesn't include prints (though they now have an option for an art book of your photos for additional cost) ... i weighed that against having one photographer vs. two. i decided having two would be important since we'll likely miss the entire cocktail hour while taking photos, and i'd love some pics of my guests enjoying it and the mariachi trio that will be performing. since there's two, they have agreed to split up for a bit to accomplish that. also, since it's a man and a woman, it's more likely my fiance will be comfortable with one of them!

    other photographers in the area that people have used or hired are claudia rodriguez (and people from her team like citlalli), martha roque, and cecilia dumas. kat had great pics done by jeremy gilliam (i think he's outta texas). there is a TON of photographer debate within the pages of the dreams threads. good luck!

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      Posted 13 February 2009 - 04:46 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by mummergirl
      ooooh canadabride ... i really like michael maurus's work and his prices are VERY reasonable (seems a little cheaper than momentsthatmatter) and i like that you can choose whether or not to include prints. momentsthatmatter doesn't include prints (though they now have an option for an art book of your photos for additional cost) ... i weighed that against having one photographer vs. two. i decided having two would be important since we'll likely miss the entire cocktail hour while taking photos, and i'd love some pics of my guests enjoying it and the mariachi trio that will be performing. since there's two, they have agreed to split up for a bit to accomplish that. also, since it's a man and a woman, it's more likely my fiance will be comfortable with one of them!

      other photographers in the area that people have used or hired are claudia rodriguez (and people from her team like citlalli), martha roque, and cecilia dumas. kat had great pics done by jeremy gilliam (i think he's outta texas). there is a TON of photographer debate within the pages of the dreams threads. good luck!
      I was just on his Website (Michael Maurus) and I didn't see any prices....Did he e-mail you?
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      #2293 CanadaBride

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        Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

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        I was just on his Website (Michael Maurus) and I didn't see any prices....Did he e-mail you?
        This is the link to his price lists..

        http://cancun-weddin....ollections.pdf

        It is so hard to decide.. but I think for the prices.. moments that matter, and Michael Maurus have very reasonable costs.. I just want the most pics possible..

        Moments that matter emailed me this:

        Full Package includes:

        - Full day coverage from getting ready in the morning to your final events of the evening. A complete wedding story!!


        Bride and Groom Preparation

        Ceremony

        Candids

        Group/Family Pictures

        Bride/Groom pictures

        Details: Flowers/Candles/Resort

        Reception

        First Dance

        Cake cutting

        Party Pictures

        - 2 photographers
        - Approximately 1000 full resolution digital photos on DVD!!!


        - 3 month Online slideshow to share with family and friends


        - Digital enhancing of every picture. Color correction, B&W, Sepia and custom artistic effects (see website)
        - Slideshow DVD of your pictures with music (Professional laser inscribed DVD's)
        - Extra Enhancements! (Special requests for customized digital effects)



        *** No hidden fees ***


        $2000.00



        Half Day Package includes:
        - Half day coverage up to 5 hours.


        Ceremony

        Candids

        Group/Family Pictures

        Bride/Groom pictures

        Details: Flowers/Candles/Resort

        - 2 photographers
        - approximately 500 full resolution digital photos on DVD
        - Digital enhancing of every picture. Color correction, B&W, Sepia and custom artistic effects (see website)
        - slideshow DVD of your pictures with music (Professional laser inscribed DVD's)



        $1300.00






        Intimate Small Wedding Shoot
        - 2 to 3 hours of your wedding day. Customized to your needs! Ideal for a small wedding under 10 people.

        - approximately 250 full resolution digital photos on DVD


        - Digital enhancing of every picture. Color correction, B&W, Sepia and custom artistic effects (see website)
        - slideshow DVD of your pictures with music (Professional laser inscribed DVD's)




        $800.00






        Fine-Art Photographic Albums:




        We have always admired the high quality of fine-art tabletop books of great photography. These custom designed CORNERSTONEâ„¢ Albums are a perfect addition to showcase your wedding story on a two-page spread.





        Available sizes:

        5x5 inch *** $495 ***Album start with 20 pages and approx 70 images.

        Note: add 4 pages for $50


        Leather cover $50


        9x9 inch *** $645 ***Album start with 20 pages and approx 70 images.


        Note: add 4 pages for $50

        Leather cover $75

        10x15 inch *** $795 ***Album start with 20 pages and approx 100 images.

        Note: add 4 pages for $75




        Leather cover $50 to $100 (depending on the size and number of pages)





        Online Album option: 3 month online album to share with family and friends with the purchase of any Fine-Art Photographic Album. *** $99





        Your album will take approximately one week for us to design. Image selection is mostly based on our own creative vision. We include photos from every portion of your day in order to encapsulate your entire wedding story into the album. Ultimately, if you like our photographic style and the sample albums online, you can expect much the same look and feel in your Cornerstone album.




        Once design is complete, the album will take 2-3 weeks to be printed and delivered to your home.







        Our Cornerstone Album covers are personalized for YOU! Leather is also an option that can be added for $50 to $100, depending on your album size. Leather covers are beautiful but are not customizable to include photos or text.





        We do welcome your input as to what you would like in your album, but this option will cause a delay on the delivery of your album. These special requests normally can not be made until you receive your photo package from us in the mail. If you choose to go this route, we cannot begin designing your album until you have reviewed your package. This will significantly affect the delivery time of your album. We ask that you keep special requests to a minimal, as this does create alot of overhead for us. You can be assured we will include all your favorites if you want to wait for your package, or you can leave it up to us. Either way, we will delivery you an album that you will be very happy with.




        Prints

        We do not supply prints with our packages. A typical Full Day Package has over 1000 full resolution images supplied for you. The cost of printing out all pictures and shipping those to you from Mexico is not economical and would cause our package prices to be much higher. We suggest you have only the prints developed that you want to display and use a good quality printer. Our packages come with instructions on how to develop your pictures for best image results. This allows us to offer you the best possible value for you money.






        Other services:





        Engagement Shoot
        - 2 to 3 hours of you and your fiance. Popular settings include 5th Avenue Playa Del Carmen and Tulum Ruins/Beach!


        In Combination with Full day package, $400


        Otherwise, $800.



        Trash the Dress
        - 2 to 3 hours "trashing" your dress after the wedding. Some popular shots are: laying together on the beach, kissing in the water, jumping in the pool, etc.

        In Combination with Full day package, $400


        Otherwise, $800.






        Girls Day Out
        - 2 to 3 hours of you and your bridesmaids having fun in the sun. Fun group shots of you and the girls on the beach, in the water, or whatever you choose!


        In Combination with Full day package, $400


        Otherwise, $800.



        Extra Laser Inscribed DVD's

        - Can be pre-ordered for $50 each

        Please be sure to check with your resort about their fees and policies associated to external service providers. Our services will require you to pay for our entrance onto the resort property.

        Please note: All prices are in USD (including tax)


        SORRY FOR THE LONG POST!!

        #2294 CanadaBride

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          Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

          Sorry I can't get either the PDF or the word doc for Michael to upload.. so if you want a copy I can email you?

          #2295 SIMBASIM

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            Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:33 PM

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            Originally Posted by mc5363
            Does any previous brides have input on photographers in Cancun? I am having an awful time trying to decide. Help!!
            There is already plently of information on this subject on the forum either search or look at wedding reviews.

            #2296 Hartyt509

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              Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:28 PM

              I know it will be on here but i've searched for ages and can't find it lol who are people using to transport them from the airport to the hotel and how long does it take?

              I've managed to get transfers with my package but my MOH let her husband book it (idiot!) and he's not even booked a connecting flight from our local airport to london so defo no transport from the airport lol

              I'm wondering if its possible and not expensive to do it in a taxi or arrange something else - she'll either be on her own or with her friend. If she's on her own i'm going to meet the plane no way am I letting her travel on her own when she's already done 12 hours. FI has been warned lol

              #2297 cancunbride

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                Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

                I am a little paranoid also with taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel considering all the stuff that's going on in Mexico right now.

                If anyone knows whether Dreams offers transportation for pick up I would love to have any contact information..

                #2298 Hartyt509

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                  Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:45 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by cancunbride
                  I am a little paranoid also with taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel considering all the stuff that's going on in Mexico right now.

                  If anyone knows whether Dreams offers transportation for pick up I would love to have any contact information..
                  Nope but I did find a company that would do it and it wasn't that expensive

                  #2299 Kat81

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                    Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:52 PM

                    I used this site

                    Cancun Airport Transfers | Unbeatable Rates For Cancun Private Transfer

                    They picked us up in a Lincoln SUV. The guy was super nice and it was a private transfer just the two of us. Went straight to the hotel and he gave us a lot of history of things as we went. I would totally use them again! And they picked us up at the hotel on time and got us to the airport quick.

                    #2300 PaulaV

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                      Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:02 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by cancunbride
                      I am a little paranoid also with taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel considering all the stuff that's going on in Mexico right now.

                      If anyone knows whether Dreams offers transportation for pick up I would love to have any contact information..
                      Dreams does not offer transportation, but there is pleanty shuttles outside the airport and the ride is not very far.

                      My TA, Tammy (Host) arranged mine for us and it was a great service. I don't remember their name, sorry. We shared the ride to the hotel with some otehr folks, but the trip to Playa for our honeymoon was just us. Very affordable.




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