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#1 m&d2011

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    Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:32 AM

    Hi...

    I got quotes from two photographers in Cabo, including Juan Carlos. And their prices are soooooo high.

    Did anyone feel the same way? Is anyone bringing a photographer from home? Around here (CT) their rates are much lower and I'm starting to wonder if it would be cheaper to bring a photographer from here even if I have to pay for flight/hotel for like 3 days for him....

    But them I thought: will he know the best spots for pics? Or it doesnt make a difference...

    Thanks for any help

    #2 Kelly C

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      Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:38 AM

      I am bringing my own. I'm not staying at Dreams though. It was cheaper it bring him for 6 nights with us and pay his fee, than to book one down there. I figure we will have pics on everything. He says we should have between 8-10 thousand shots. I can't wait. I dont have to bring a camera.

      He is doing some research from here and said he would do some scouting when we get there.
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      #3 Carolyn

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        Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:41 AM

        I'm bringing my photographer from NY. It's cheaper for me and I love his work. Granted I'm getting married in Cancun not Cabo but I firgured I would post.

        #4 resehop

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          Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:43 AM

          That is what I am hoping to do with my photography. I think it is smarter to bring your own because then you have so many more to decide from because you can take one from anywhere. My suggestion would be to weigh your options :) ask photographers and get quotes! Good luck

          #5 Maura

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          Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:49 AM

          im getting married in cabo in 3 weeks and hired bradley fraser as my photographer. he has been wonderful to work with thus far, and obviously i will review his services when i return from my honeymoon august 17th, but for me i think we got a great deal. we hired bradley at the rate of $350/hour which includes all of our images on CD at no extra cost. i love bradley's work, he is very true to the photojournalism style which is what i wanted. we are paying just under $2000 to have him for 5 hours, which in my opinion is plenty because it will cover getting ready pics, pre ceremony family pics, ceremony, post ceremony bride & groom pics alone & some with family, and then our cocktail and part of the reception before people start getting trashed. i think bradley is more than reasonably priced.

          now if you want to fly a photog in so you can get unlimited coverage of your entire wedding day and probably a TTD out of it too, i would say flying in a photog is not a bad idea. BUT... with the cost of airline tickets right now and then having to pay for their hotel room on top of that... the price can easily add up to what you would pay a local photographer.

          #6 Kelly C

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            Posted 20 July 2008 - 11:36 AM

            For everything we are paying $2500. Which I'm very excited about.
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            #7 tvt

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              Posted 20 July 2008 - 12:12 PM

              we are flying in our own photog. after getting quotes from local people, we found it was much more cost effective to fly in our own photographer. we ended up getting SOOO much more with a Minnesota photographer, than we would have gotten with a PV photog.

              #8 leahmariess

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                Posted 20 July 2008 - 03:13 PM

                I recommend bringing your own of course! When I travel I offer the wedding day coverage plus a TTD session is included. Sometimes you won't get that for people already there...plus they like to charge a loooooooot. get quotes for sure, your options are endless.
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                #9 Nic Dragomire

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                  Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:24 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by dsantos_07
                  Hi...

                  I got quotes from two photographers in Cabo, including Juan Carlos. And their prices are soooooo high.

                  Did anyone feel the same way? Is anyone bringing a photographer from home? Around here (CT) their rates are much lower and I'm starting to wonder if it would be cheaper to bring a photographer from here even if I have to pay for flight/hotel for like 3 days for him....

                  But them I thought: will he know the best spots for pics? Or it doesnt make a difference...

                  Thanks for any help
                  It depends how important photography is to you?

                  #10 O'Driscoll Photography

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                    Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:05 AM

                    Another thing to consider is that if you fly somebody in, you can have your photographer do an engagement session. This will help you to get to know your photographer, which will help you both to be more comfortable with each other, resulting in better images.

                    Tod




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