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Will I ever find a decent photographer in Jamaica within my budget?

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#1 FLgator

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    Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:25 PM

    I am starting to get worried that we are not going to find a photographer (and by we I mean me, b/c he could really care less) or that I am going to have to settle for a less than mediocre one. We have a really tight budget, but photography is really important to me. I have found out that there are very few decent photographers in Jamaica (correct me if I am wrong please), and those that seem reputable are outrageous. Am I absolutely crazy to think I can find a decent photog for 3 hours of coverage for a 30 people group for less than $1,000 in Ocho Rios? I have tried Sungold and they are booked, and our next best option is Brian Nejedly whos work is nice but just not my vision. I guess I just need to lower my standards to match our budget Any ideas Thanks in advance.

    #2 Jacilynda

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      Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:13 PM

      Is there anywhere else you could save some money and go w/out and get a photog? I think that photography is an area that shouldn't have a tight budget at all and should be a place to splurge... its what you get ot keep w/ you forever. I believe that I have one of the cheapest photographers in RM and I'm having photography for 2 hours and ttd session the next day and its about $1200. I think I only got her because my wedding is a whole year away.

      #3 ehegwer

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        Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:18 PM

        I think it is possible.

        You might want to ask other brides in the area who are getting married on the day before or day after to 'share' a photographer.

        Alternatively, you may want to ask some traveling wedding photographers if they are booked for your weekend and if they would do it for airfaire, hotel, and a small fee.

        Feel free to PM me if you have any other specific questions.

        #4 ~*petals*~

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          Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:22 PM

          There are a few more Jamaican photographer suggestions in this thread:

          I think that was a good suggestion to see about sharing a photog with another bride who will be there the same week as you..

          I attached a price list I got from one JA photographer, and Misha Earle is a Jamaican photographer on this board.



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          #5 2bebridejamaica

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            Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:56 PM

            I'm using Misha for my TTD session. I'm getting married at Beaches and you are not allowed outside vendors so I am stuck with who they have. We are going to CSA still in Negril and then during our HM part I will be doing my session with Misha. So far she has been super great and I feel confident in her work. Hope this helps.

            #6 FLgator

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              Posted 06 August 2008 - 05:30 PM

              Thanks for the advice. We really have no where else in the budget to take from and put towards photography. I will see about finding another bride to share with.


              #7 bellalucefoto

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                Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:09 AM

                Congrats on your upcoming wedding! We are currently offering our photography for travel fee only, so just let me know if you would like to discuss your wedding in more detail!

                Best wishes,

                #8 jayreilly

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                  Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:05 AM

                  michael saab is a good friend and a great guy, based in mo-bay but i think he is a bit more than $1000, but maybe not.


                  #9 FLgator

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                    Posted 20 August 2008 - 06:04 AM

                    Originally Posted by jayreilly
                    michael saab is a good friend and a great guy, based in mo-bay but i think he is a bit more than $1000, but maybe not.

                    Yeah, his work is great, but unfortunately he charges $2200 for 3 hours.

                    #10 jennifernoel1

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                    Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

                    wow that's a lot im sure you can get someone from your home town to come in.

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