| Originally Posted by Monica W |
ncarolinadaisy Hello, This is my first time posting to this thread. I am booked for Oct 29, 2010. Have you decided on a photographer? Are you using the resorts photog?
Welcome and congratulations Monica! I'm getting married on October 31, 2010, so we'll be there at the same time! All along I've had just a few things that really
matter to me -- the photographer being the most important. I have been a wreck over that choice... I've read reviews of everyone on the Best Destination Wedding forum, compared prices and aesthetics, etc. and narrowed it down to two...
Cost IS an issue, so for me it was between Juan Navarro (the resort's photog) and Alex Travino.
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I ended up going with Juan partially because of the deal included in the Excellence Silver wedding package (if you don't use him you lose that credit completely), and partially because I see things I like and don't like in all
of the photographers! What I don't like are the super staged family photographs. What I love are the fish-eye lens shots, sunset on the beach, candid shots, etc. I find examples of both on all of the Cancun photographer's websites, which didn't make the decision any easier! I plan to be very specific about the aesthetic I am interested in with Juan, and I am 100% certain that he'll exceed my expectations. I really think whomever you end up with - provided you communicate with them - will do an amazing job. Other points in Juan's favor -- he was a great online communicator, has access to the resort for free, so no worries about a day pass, and is familiar with the resort, so taking photos around the grounds will be easy (I want lots of different locations but only have him for a few hours!). Juan also gave me the best package deal with tons of prints, an album, 400+ retouched photos on DVD, etc. If money wasn't an issue, I might have gone with another photographer, but I think I'll be really happy with him.
Good luck, I'm curious to know who you end up with!