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#1401 SunBride

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    Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:44 AM

    Congratulations! I'm sure you will make a beautiful pregnant bride! And it will make your wedding day that much more special.

    #1402 ERnurse

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      Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:20 AM

      Hey so I've read a lot of mixed reviews on the makeup application that they offer in dreams... has any bride on here had the makeup applied and was 100% happy with it?

      My other question is that I know before it seemed like they offered the speakers and microphone for free for the ceremony... and only charged if you wanted the speakers for your reception.... are they now charging to have speakers and mic for the ceremony too how much?

      #1403 ERnurse

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        Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:36 AM

        I forgot to mention one favor.... I know a lot of brides will be having their weddings soon and I know that you girls have other things on your mind during your actual wedding (like enjoying yourselves!) but it would be a HUGE favor to all the brides that are considering to have resort photogs.. to maybe get a couple of names especially the really good one and ones that really suck from the brides that are using the resort photogs in future!
        I know I have seen at least 3 brides on this forum that had amazing pics taken by resort photogs and 2 were recent, but there were some brides that stated in their review that the pics were AWEFUL..
        So far we have one name provided to us by BC Bride2be his name was Philimino sp?
        And Amesharps photographer was pretty awesome too... we don;t have a name but he wore a headband the entire time...

        and Tremendous thanx in advance to all the brides that can get some more info for us

        #1404 rachelannmartin

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          Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

          OMG! That is sooooo awesome!
          Hi Girls!!!!

          I have been on but haven't posted in a while. Congrats to Lulu!

          I just found out that I will be having an unexpected guest at the wedding. We just found out we're pregnant, so I guess I will have a (little or mabe rather large) baby bump in my wedding dress!


          #1405 Blkatz

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            Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:23 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ashjanbro
            Hi Girls!!!!

            I have been on but haven't posted in a while. Congrats to Lulu!

            I just found out that I will be having an unexpected guest at the wedding. We just found out we're pregnant, so I guess I will have a (little or mabe rather large) baby bump in my wedding dress!

            That is so exciting! Congratulations!!!

            #1406 neen

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              Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:43 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by ashjanbro
              Hi Girls!!!!

              I have been on but haven't posted in a while. Congrats to Lulu!

              I just found out that I will be having an unexpected guest at the wedding. We just found out we're pregnant, so I guess I will have a (little or mabe rather large) baby bump in my wedding dress!
              CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is so exciting...and now you'll have a baby glow on top of your wedding day glow so I know you'll look absolutely amazing on your day (little bump or not!)

              #1407 SunBride

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                Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:56 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by ERnurse
                Hey so I've read a lot of mixed reviews on the makeup application that they offer in dreams... has any bride on here had the makeup applied and was 100% happy with it?

                My other question is that I know before it seemed like they offered the speakers and microphone for free for the ceremony... and only charged if you wanted the speakers for your reception.... are they now charging to have speakers and mic for the ceremony too
                I forgot to mention one favor.... I know a lot of brides will be having their weddings soon and I know that you girls have other things on your mind during your actual wedding (like enjoying yourselves!) but it would be a HUGE favor to all the brides that are considering to have resort photogs.. to maybe get a couple of names especially the really good one and ones that really suck from the brides that are using the resort photogs in future!
                I know I have seen at least 3 brides on this forum that had amazing pics taken by resort photogs and 2 were recent, but there were some brides that stated in their review that the pics were AWEFUL..
                So far we have one name provided to us by BC Bride2be his name was Philimino sp?
                And Amesharps photographer was pretty awesome too... we don;t have a name but he wore a headband the entire time...

                and Tremendous thanx in advance to all the brides that can get some more info for us
                That is a good point, it would be usefull if people wrote in their reviews their photographer's name. But something else to keep in mind is that some brides are happy with a certain photographer and tell you they love their photos, and somebody else using the exact same photographer and same photos won't be happy. It's such a thing of personal opionion. Seeing as their seems to be so many mixed opinions on the subject, if I were you I would focus on the photos brides have posted and decide for yourself if you think they are good rather than how that bride feels about her photos. This is why it's so so important that brides who use the resort photographer post their photos, seeing as unlike with other photographers, there is no other way to see his work (i.e. website, talking to brides from other resort etc).

                #1408 ERnurse

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                  Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:35 PM

                  Sunbride I totally agree with you about the type of photos a bride likes is a matter of personal opinion, but we actually have so many brides that have used the resort photographers and have posted their pics on-line but didn't know what the photographers name was... and there is no way to track that person down just by knowing what their pics look like.
                  I guess I'm writing so much about this because for the past month I've just been so stressed about trying to decide if I should just use the resort photog or hire someone outside.... we are on such a limited budget but pictures of our wedding are definately one of the most important things because 20 years down the road that's what you'll be looking back on..... why can't this stuff just be easy..

                  #1409 ERnurse

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                    Posted 10 February 2009 - 03:38 PM

                    That reminds me... I contacted the resort photographer to send some samples of their work... this is what he gave me

                    Wedding photo

                    hope this helps a little

                    #1410 SunBride

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                      Posted 10 February 2009 - 07:13 PM

                      In my opinion (and this is totally my opinion) most of the pictures I have seen of the resort photographer are pretty much the same, regardless of which actual photographer was used.

                      The second thing is that you may not have control over which photographer you get, it may depend on who is working that day. You could try to get a specific one but it may not work.

                      I still agree it's a good idea to get more info about the different resort photographer's (know the difference between them and associate people's photos with a specific photographer) but I guess what I am trying to say is that if you are not totally happy with the other photos that other people have posted, it's probably best to book an outside photographer rather than hope you get one of the better resort ones and risk being disappointed. But if you are happy with what you see of the other brides photos, than stick to them!

                      It is a hard decision though, I totally understand that.

                      Keep in mind that you will have to pay 350$ or whatever it is for the CD with the photographer (plus more for the actual photos if you are using the Wedding in Paradise Package). So if you can manage about 1000$ instead of 350$, you can get one of the cheaper local photographers. Cecelia Dumas is one of the ones that comes to mind that does really nice work but only charges 1000$ for 2 hours including CD.

                      Alternatively, how about printing out a bunch of inspiration photos to show the photographer. Also, have a friend in charge of photography but making sure that the photographer gets all the group shots that you wanted, and ask them to try to have a critical eye of the poses (for example, I remember Callie mentioning that the photographer always made them look down at him and it gave them a double chin!). I personally would tell him to take the group shots closer-up, as I notice he always takes the group shots from farther away, and I personally think it looks so much nicer if it's a shot that is like from the waist upwards (when possible). And tell him to take several of each group, because you often notice that there are people looking away or blinking in the resort photographer's photos. If you do a bunch of stuff like that it might help ensure you are happy with the resort photographer's results.




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