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#1 amyh

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    Posted 24 February 2007 - 05:36 PM

    I am driving myself crazy!!! Ever since I joined this forum, I've seen so many great work, and my standards of photography have raised. I found a photographer who seems to be reasonable for the package she is offering. When I contacted a month later she raised her price by $600! It still seems reasonable BUT when I add travel costs, I don't know if we can afford her. I've searched and contacted other photographers, and yes they offer cheaper packages, but I keep comparing it to the package she offers and I think she offers so much for your money.

    I'm wondering how much you all are planning on spending for travel? How long did/are you planning on having your photog stay at the hotel?

    We're staying at Dreams PV, flying in from Los Angeles in July 2008. Any ideas of how much I should estimate??

    Thanks

    #2 NHPT

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      Posted 24 February 2007 - 05:57 PM

      i cant help ya out- we are using Juan Carlos Tapia who is local to Cabo. sorry!
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      #3 amyh

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        Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:21 PM

        Nicole- You are sooo lucky! I wish PV had a "Carlos"!!

        #4 *JillD*

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          Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:22 PM

          I can't help either, I got a local photographer.

          But if I had to estimate, probably 350-500 airfare depending where they're coming from (and I have no idea how expensive pv flights are) and then 2-3 nights, I would do 2, but I don't know if the resort has a minimum stay. approx. $200/night?

          my guess would be between $1000 & $1300, does that sound about right?

          #5 Nrvsbride

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            Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:36 PM

            Amy I wish I could help but I am also using Juan Carlos. I'm pretty sure it's expensive though. Have you contacted Leigh to see how much her prices are?

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            #6 MERRYME

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              Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:40 PM

              Have you thought about asking Juan Carlos if he want's to travel? PV is just a hop skip and a jump from Cabo. I just had to fly to Mexico City from Cabo and we had a stop in PV. I think round trip from Cabo the flight would have cost about $250-300 dls and there are some pretty cheap new airlines in Mexico that only fly domestically... Check it out!
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              #7 *JillD*

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                Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:47 PM

                When I first started looking I had contacted Juan about coming to cancun and that wasn't a problem for him, but we just didn't have that much money to spend.

                #8 MERRYME

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                  Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:50 PM

                  From Cabo to Cancun is definitely much more expensive to travel probably $6-800 dls. It is way on the other side of the continent.. plu sthere probably no direct flight so you have to go through Mexico city (this makes it more expensive)
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                  #9 MrsV-to-be

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                    Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:53 PM

                    I know what you are going through. Everyone's work that I love - FI thinks they are too expensive.
                    We are looking at bringing a photographer from home for our wedding at EDR (hopefully!). My Travel agent said it would be about $1000 for a flight and, at the EDR about $155/night. at EDR an outside photographer has to stay 3 nights now.

                    #10 LCBride2007

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                      Posted 24 February 2007 - 06:53 PM

                      in my photog hunt travel was either included in the package, or if it wasn't it was typically about $1000-1500 additional - there were a couple that did just say I'd pay for the actual cost of travel and 1 room for 2 nights or something, but it seemed most just asked for a flat fee of $1000-1500 on top of the package price. Like I said though, some just build it into the package price.

                      Juan was definitely willing to travel - so if you're interested in him, ask him how much it would cost!




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