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#11 James Perez

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    Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:36 PM

    [QUOTE=Latinhunny33;512003]Thanks for the info!
    Hopefully, the forts aren't too far either since I would like pictures in front of El Morro, at least.[QUOTE]

    El Morro, and any of the old spanish colonial forts throughout Puerto Rico are US Federal parks. They require special permissions to take photographs there and unfortunately charge a fee also (~$50).

    Here's the contact info to the offices that manage these sites:

    Federal National Parks - Puerto Rico:
    787-729-6777
    787-729-6754

    Cheers,

    - James

    #12 jamisoncollette

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      Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:34 PM

      El Morro is right around the corner from El Convento. If you want to take pics outside there is no charge. There are still many walls and turrets you can have in the background as well as the ocean and cemetary. I totally recommend it. I actually just brought my dress and changed there. I also brought along a kite and we got some great shots on the lawn.
      If you aren't afraid of pigeons, las parque de palomas is down the street and could make for some artistic shots.

      Click the image to open in full size.

      #13 samanthag

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        Posted 28 August 2008 - 11:02 AM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by jamisoncollette
        El Morro is right around the corner from El Convento. If you want to take pics outside there is no charge. There are still many walls and turrets you can have in the background as well as the ocean and cemetary. I totally recommend it. I actually just brought my dress and changed there. I also brought along a kite and we got some great shots on the lawn.
        If you aren't afraid of pigeons, las parque de palomas is down the street and could make for some artistic shots.

        Click the image to open in full size.
        WoW I LUV your picture!!

        Fantastic idea!!!!!!
        Although I'm getting married at El Conquistador which is about 1 hour away from El Morro I would really like to have pictures taken at El Morro!
        I'm just trying to figure out what we can do.......
        We are getting married Saturday and not leaving San Juan until Tuesday so maybe we can take pictures Monday at El Morro
        Sorry just thinking out loud.....
        BTW, do you have pictures of your wedding in PR that you can share with us future PR brides? I'd love to see them!
        If you have already posted pics, where can I find them??
        Thanks in advance!

        #14 Latinhunny33

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          Posted 29 August 2008 - 08:54 AM

          Haven't chosen a DJ.
          We will be in PR during Sept so I hope to resolve some of the loose strings I have.

          We decided on El Convento because of price. Out of all the hotels in the area, it made sense cost wise for us. It's a beautiful hotel & I'm sure we'll get lots of great shots there.

          James, thanks for the number. I'll call & check if I will need a permit for shooting outside. Still want to have pictures taken at a couple other places so we wouldn't actually go into El Morro.

          JamisonCollette, I love the picture of you & your husband walking down an Old San Juan street. Beautiful.
          Where were you married?

          Sam, if you would like an extra photo shoot, check with your photog. I'm sure they could take you around SJ for a day before session. It will cost you extra but would be completely worth it, IMO.

          #15 jamisoncollette

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            Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:20 AM

            We were married at The Gallery Inn, which btw I would never recommend, on Norzaguray St. Since many of the streets are blue the picture will be easy to recreate. Our El Morro shots were taken by a friend several days after the wedding. The fort closes at 5:00 so no sunset pics unless you are outside. There is a small gift shop outside the gates with a restroom and also several turrets if you want to change there. I would suggest all your biggest guy friends stand in front of the opening to shield you :).

            #16 Latinhunny33

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              Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:30 AM

              I'm so glad you posted because we were VERY close to booking The Gallery Inn.
              In the end, Jan gave me some song about creating wedding packages for parties that would not have many guests staying at the hotel & I never heard from her again.
              Shame. I think her hotel is beautiful.

              We'll be doing our shots before the wedding. LOL
              We're non-traditional so it's not a big deal to us & I want to be able to enjoy the FULL reception time with my guests.
              We'll be shooting at Paseo La Princesa, Puerta de San Juan, El Morro & La Rogativa & maybe some shots in front of the Cathedral.
              Any other suggestions?
              I would love to see your pics if you don't mind sharing.

              #17 jamisoncollette

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                Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:42 AM

                I don't mind sharing but I have over 1000 pictures. Mods any ideas on the best way to post? Is the picgallery working yet? In the meantime, you can check out some of my other posts on PR, which I am unable to find the ones with pics right now as I am rusty!

                #18 Latinhunny33

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                  Posted 26 September 2008 - 09:54 AM

                  Where are the other PR Brides?
                  Just got back from our trip to the island & I feel like I got a lot accomplished.
                  I've picked out our cake.
                  Picked out our flowers & a band, as well.
                  And, although I met with many photographers I'm having a hard time choosing one.
                  It's the one item we've decided to splurge a bit on & it's hard making up my mind.
                  We also paid a visit to the Hotel & I LOVED it.
                  I will post some pictures as soon as I've uploaded them.

                  #19 samanthag

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                    Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:22 AM

                    AWWWWW...


                    I can't wait to see you PR photos!

                    #20 KEE LAC

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                      Posted 26 September 2008 - 01:12 PM

                      Any more info about PR?
                      Soon TO be MRS. Clark:[SIGPIC]




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