Photographers: Sandals' website says I can't hire outside vendors!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:26 AM
I was hoping to hire an outside vendor for photography-I'd like more options, originality, etc. The Sandals website says outside vendors are strictly prohibited; is this true?? How can I get around this? Has anyone hired an outside photographer for their Sandals Ocho Rios Wedding?
I'd appreciate any feedback!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:42 AM
Posted 09 December 2008 - 01:51 AM
Is anyone taking this route? And if so how much is it costing you?
Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:09 PM
As for bringing in someone and pretending to be a family friend to get around the whole no outside vendor thing... this happened the day before my wedding, They were from the UK and brought someone over to get shots, They invited Jay and I over to watch the ceremony (we had the same location), well Beaches was not too happy... The outside vendor was cutting off the Beaches guy and telling the guests to look at him and not Beaches for particular pictures. Beaches ended up telling the other photog to sit down and let the ceremony finish or he was going to be "released" from the property. YIKES!!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:29 PM
I guess what I'm worried about is the fact that we are the only 2 people attending...so the photog would be our only "guest" lol
I definitely would want to hire a photog out of Jamaica, and then I guess I would pay their day pass. But I wouldn't want them to be "released" from the property!! Especially after paying them and for taking up their time. Sigh...I, (like you Amanda), wanted the more journalistic style as you said...photography is an art and you should be able to choose your artist!!
Thanks for your help!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:36 PM
I would search for photos on the forum from SOR brides. Check out wedding reviews and bride referals.
If you want something special, maybe you could hire a local photographer and do a day-shoot at the beach or at Dunn's River, etc. It could be a formal setting or something fun like a TTD or both. You might actually save some money since it wouldn't have to ba an all day thing and you could try for an off day (like Tuesday) when the photog might not be as busy as he or she would be on a Saturday.
Posted 09 December 2008 - 04:50 PM
I might even be able to get my FI to do a TTD session with me since he's an amateur photographer, and I guess we could try using the timer to get him in on some of them lol.
We could always have fun practicing before we get there!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:41 PM
On my wedding day, my wedding coordinator started to give me grief about the offsite photog and wouldn't allow him on the property, but he was able to call the manager and they let him and his assistant in with no other questions.
While I was lucky (since I was able to get "getting ready" shots, and have the photog with me for the wedding and my offsite reception), I also had to give up some things for that privilege as well. The pictures were pretty good (still not the journalistic ones I wanted, but pretty nice) but my wedding video is pretty hokey. The great thing is that they captured the entire wedding and reception and I will always have that.
He was pretty reasonable though and I was able to get my pictures (high res on a disc) and the video for a pretty affordable price. PM me if you'd like additional information on him.
I really like Erin's idea of hiring a photog for an offsite photoshoot. That's a great option!
Posted 09 December 2008 - 05:53 PM
I think the off site TTD is a good idea. or you might want to switch resorts if it's not too late.
Posted 10 December 2008 - 01:34 AM
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