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How much are you planning on spending for Travel Costs for Photographers?

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#21 jthrasher

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    Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:05 AM

    Originally Posted by amyh
    I've actually been comparing this photog to other packages and, as I said previously, she gives you your money's worth, but I don't really need the RD shots not the day after. Honestly, I am looking for complete wedding coverage (10hrs) and the cd/dvd for prints, retouching... I think thats the main thing..

    what about an album? Are you interested in an album? are any prints included?

    What's the price she quoted you for that package?

    For me, even though the rehearsal dinner is included in my package, it's pretty much something I include for free because I enjoy doing it. If a couple wanted to trade the time I would normally shoot at the rehearsal for a day after shoot, I'd be open to that as well. That's all part of being flexible with my packages and making custom packages that really suit the clients needs.

    #22 amyh


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      Posted 26 February 2007 - 02:56 PM

      She offers a $500 credit towards an album. Prints are not included.. She quoted me $3600 plus trave and taxes.

      #23 Nrvsbride

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        Posted 26 February 2007 - 04:31 PM

        Amy I know some girls were mentioning to you that you should get Juan (b/c after all he is amazing) but unfortunately I booked him for your wedding day. LOL. I can tell you the rates he gave me for 2008 were:

        5 hours- $3,000
        7 hours- $4,000
        10 hours- $5,000

        The coffee table books are $2,200.

        Have you had any luck finding someone?

        #24 amyh


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          Posted 26 February 2007 - 05:13 PM

          I figured you would book Juan, Glenda! :)

          His pricing is more expensive than the photog I contacted. Actually, the full $5000 would cover her travel and package, but I'm not sure if we can afford that. I contacted her to try and omit the RD and day after shoot in order to save money, but she said she couldn't. So I'm still searching... If we can find someone for $3000 including travel, for the WD only, then I think I would jump on it...

          #25 ~Melissa~


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          Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:02 PM

          Kinda off topic
          BUT jthis thread got me thinking:

          that I should become a DW photographer. hehehe It would be sooo nice to be in the sun right now...except for dealing with those Bridezilla types. Maybe I'll stay content with accounting :P

          #26 amyh


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            Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:23 PM

            So I'm still thinking of flying in a photographer. Here's the deal, we are in the process of changing our venue. The reception will take place at the Mayan which is letter E on the map, we are planning on staying with our guests at the hotel next door D. Marina Vallarta - Puerto Vallarta Maps

            Would it be tacky to have our photog (and assistant) stay at the near by Flamingo(I) or Howard Johnson(G)?

            #27 *JillD*

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              Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:42 PM

              Amy, can I ask why you're changing venues? I noticed you wrote this somewhere else and was wondering.

              I think (and I may be wrong because I really don't know) that I would feel cheap making the photographer stay at a different resort, that is probably cheaper. Is it going to be a huge price difference? I would say if not, then I wouldn't, if you're going to save yourself $500, then maybe its worth thinking about. I guess my thought is would the photographer feel insulted that I didn't want to pay for them to stay at the same resort. Also, will you need to pay for a car for them or food? Is your resort AI? Will you have to pay for a day pass? I guess I would just consider everything.

              #28 amyh


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                Posted 04 March 2007 - 11:56 PM

                Hi Jilly,

                the main reason we are changing locations is because Dreams will only allow us to have the wedding till 11pm while the Mayan allows us till 2am! Also I love the set up at the Mayan, they include the chinese lanters, dance floor, they reserve the bar area with the couches (here is a link to some pics) http://bestdestinati...g.com/forum/t34

                While at Dreams, we needed to rent the dance floor, rent lounge furniture, bring in our own lighting. Also, an added plus, Marco the WC responds so quickly! Its a little pricer (for the reception) but I don't have to worry about having guests book there b/c its not an AI and they do not require me nor my guests to stay at the hotel. Therefore, I'm planning on getting group rates next door to the AI Melia..

                As for the photog.. I don't want to insult them, but most I've contacted bring in their own assistant, so thats travel costs times 2. I am also considering flying in 2 hair/make up stylist who will be doing the whole wedding party (9 BM), Mothers (2) and myself for the cost of travel/lodging- no extra charge. They are willing to do trials for my self (which you know, normally there is a charge) and touch ups during the wedding. I think its a great deal and it could be a great present to the wedding party.

                Well anyways, thats 4 ppl we would need to pay for travel/lodging and it would save me about $700 to have them stay near by. These hotels are nice, but they are not on the beach so of course the price is lower.
                Hotel Howard Johnson Hotel Nautilus Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
                Hotel Flamingo Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

                #29 *JillD*

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                  Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:05 AM

                  Amy the Mayan looks beautiful!!! I think its a great choice, especially if you have no time restriction and it sounds like a lot of stuff is included.

                  I can definetly understand why you want to try to save some money especially if there is 4 people you will have to consider. BTW the other two hotels look just as lovely.

                  My suggestion, maybe ask some of the photographers on this forum or maybe they will chime in, the only thing I would worry about is insulting them and that may just be me, worrying, hahaha! Maybe it happens all the time and they wouldn't think anything of it!

                  #30 amyh


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                    Posted 05 March 2007 - 12:07 AM

                    Thanks Jilly! I really hope they wouldn't feel insulted. I mean, I'm sure we'll have guests staying at these hotels to save money themselves!

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