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Claudia versus Citali

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#11 bba2009

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    Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:19 PM

    Ok, now I'm feeling a little slighted. I'm getting married April 2009 and Claudia quoted me 2800 for 5 hours! I booked her but now wonder if I should say something..Any recommendations on how to handle this?

    #12 pepper55

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      Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:29 PM

      I just spoke to Claudia's assistant, who told me that if they price-up the packages for weddings at any Karisma properties. So the price list that quotes $2200 for 5 hours is for non-Karisma. They have to pay a commission to work at the property so its passed over to us... Guess no matter what way you slice it, Karisma gets their $500 outside vendor fee!

      I think I'm going to book with Claudia anyway, all of her staff's work looks amazing. Claudia isn't available for my date, but I hope that Citlalli is...

      #13 jlj1176

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        Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:06 PM

        I booked Claudia for my June 25, 2009 wedding. I chose the 5 hour package at $2250. I am getting married at the Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar which charges a $300 fee for using an outside vendor. I have requested a contract from Claudia but have not heard back (I already paid the deposit). Does anyone know how she normally works? Is an email confirmation enough or should I press for a contract?

        #14 *JillD*

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          Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

          she usually sends you a contract by email

          #15 ericaandsy

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            Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:12 PM

            Originally Posted by manders757
            When I 1st got the prices Carla sent me the 2008 prices then 3 days later sent new prices and appoligized for sending me the wrong prices.... they are such a big difference. I cant justify spending that much when I saw the other prices first... am I crazy?
            same thing happened to me!! that's a huge price diff. so no you are not crazy!! not sure if we are going to be able to afford them anymore, and I was so excited when she first sent me the price list!!

            #16 Blkatz

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              Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

              Jlj-Claudia will send you the contract closer to your wedding date-mine is May 2 and she told me not to worry about it and we will talk in the next year.

              #17 BandE2008

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                Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:08 PM

                I think you cant feel ripped off
                EVERYTHING goes up yearly
                the resorts costs, etc.
                it is sort of par for the course that the photographers costs will go up also.

                I know it feels like a lot, but when I started planning EDR's walkway was $50
                now I am paying $250 ..... for a piece of wood.
                but you kinda have to expect it.

                If it is something important to you, you just have to pay for it.

                IMO Claudias prices, even at the new raised price are still VERY reasonable compared to other photos such as Del Sol etc.

                #18 Blkatz

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                  Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

                  I totally agree with you BandE2008...inflation sucks! Look at airplane tickets-a year ago tickets to cancun were under $500-now it is close to $900

                  #19 zorlack76

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                    Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:24 PM

                    Its amazing that everything little thing goes up big in price, yet my salary hasnt increased at all. Hmm...wierd.

                    #20 BandE2008

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                      Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:29 PM

                      SOOOO TRUE!

                      I was thinking that about a week ago
                      I was like I can afford cas, you just do it you make it work
                      and then I was like
                      MY salary has not increased!

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