| Originally Posted by Morgan685 |
Tina - I did the package that did the ceremony and afterward. I got the 68photo package (or something like that) and it was around $500.00. David will shoot a few before you come down, then the whole ceremony, then after. He assured my mom that he would not stop until we got all the shots we wanted. I know if I asked him to do longer - he would have...our session was probably 1 hour and 20 total. When we did our alone photos he got shots that he wanted, I wanted - then asked if there were any more I wanted, etc. We were pretty hot and over taking pictures - so 30 minutes alone was PLENTY! He is so cute...he does not speak very good english - but enough to understand him. He made us do a couple of REALLY cheezy things that I didn't like - but If you are specific he will do whatever you want. My pictures came in jpeg format on a CD. I have blown many up - and my mother in law, mom and sister made copies of the CD at the resort before they left. They have the kodak centers in the gift shops and its cheaper to make copies there than in the states. The resort also blows your pictures up for your album...I did not like all the ones that they chose, so when I got home I blew up my own to replace in my album. They will turn out fine in jpeg. format - don't worry!!!
Buying your own camera to take your own pictures was a fine idea - they will turn out great. Its impossible to not get good pictures because it is so beautiful there....and the lighting is perfect. We had everyone taking pictures at the dinner, etc. They all turned out beautiful!
David wants to break out on his own - because he said he does not get enough business at the resort. I'm sure if you tipped him he would stay as long as you want him to, etc. I told him I requested him - and he was surprised...I don't think the resort tells him how heavily requested he is.
If you send me your E-mail I can send you a few pictures that he took - I don't really know how to work this forum haha!
Let me know if you have any more questions! Also, I wanted to highlight for everyone that we had our dinner on the terrace at the arrifices restaurant! It was very yummy...and we had our own area and staff - it was GREAT! They block off the area and don't let anyone else out there. They set up our cake pretty...put out our place cards, etc. So I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone...also - since they do the fogo de chao style food - its fun for everyone!!!!
What is the largest size you or your party have blown up from the jpegs? It sounds like they are more than sufficient to work with. If I could get the raw format, I was also going to do some creative things with them but I am sure I wouldn't do it to many. I think I probably should go for numbers so I make sure I get what I want.
How did you let him know what kind of photos you wanted? I am putting a bunch of samples in a document and bring him a printed example (HA!, some of them are his! HAHAHA!!)
Eureaka, I started asking for him several months ago. They told me back then they put in a request to the photography department. I didn't find out for sure that I had been assigned David till a couple weeks ago.
Nina, I wasn't expecting it to be that miserable but I have heard from my boss that just went and several other people that have been there this time of year to move it inside. I think we will probably do that but I am not going to make the final decision until we are there. Tracy even stated that her cake started melting and her wedding was over a month ago. If we get inside and decide after the dancing begins it isn't very exciting, we may just take our ipod outside and find a spot by a pool to party down! HA!! We are taking our laptop and Bose Ipod docking station with us.
Wow, the days are flying by now. I hope that once we get there, time slows down a little bit so we can really enjoy ourselves and feel like we had a little bit of a vacation.