Budget for Pics? Or not?
Posted 10 September 2008 - 11:31 PM
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:04 AM
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Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:51 AM
I have sent a few emails back and forth with Sol and she has said that you can't get any quality pictures in the Mayan for less than $2,000.
My fiancee thinks the price is outrageous but wants me to be happy.
We are also paying for the entire wedding ourselves - Dreams Ultimate package, staying for 2 weeks, we have 40 guests and will have to pay extra for the additional 20.
I'm glad you chose to get the photographer and I might now too. I think the pictures are very important and I wasn't impressed at all with the resort photographers pictures.
Posted 11 September 2008 - 08:55 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:31 AM
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:32 AM
I started off just hoping to get good pictures from our guests. I'm so glad I didn't stick with that plan.
Then I thought I'd pay the $600 for the resort photographer & just hope they were decent. Luckily I found some info on them to see pictures in advance. they are not good at all.
so my 3rd step was to book erick rodriguez for 2 1/2 hours for $1000. I think I would have been very happy with the pics, but we wouldn't have a lot of them with just 2 1/2 hours.
I ended up meeting kristie on this site not long before my wedding. It was pretty impulsive for me (i'm not impulsive) but I totally changed my photography plans & hired her.
so instead of 2 1/2 hours we had 3 days of pictures. I can not describe how much my pictures mean to me.
also, with the digital negatives I can do so much with the pics. it's not just one album of prints. I'm currently working on photobooks for our family for Christmas. When we were home recently I brought each mom & grandma a 5x7 metallic print. They loved it. I've mailed my mom some prints & she carries them all over with her.
I love pictures so I am so glad I allowed myself to go over budget on photography. other than that, we kept everything in budget (or below). can you cut back anywhere else? I did cheap invites, cheap dress, DIY for just about everything...
I do think 10 years from now the pictures will mean even more. I still look at kid pictures from 25 years ago all the time. if my grandparents had wedding pictures, I'd love looking through them. unfortunately back then they didn't take so many pictures. I only have one of my grandma in her dress. but, could you imagine how cool it would be to see an entire album?
Posted 11 September 2008 - 09:45 AM
I mean, the dress is important, but when people ask about your wedding are you gonna pull out your wedding dress that cost thousands, or your photo album
pictures are worth a thousand words, and good pictures are worth a million.
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