he's new and on FB with a photo album of his work..now, he's NOT SAAB or Marcia (yet)..but he's good with lots of potential. frankly, i went with my gut on this one and with an incredible recommendation from another jamaica bride...who has a wealth of photos from her big day on her FB page... if you're interested, i'll be happy to ask her if i can share her contact info with you and you can chat with her like i did.
i found him by scouring FB pages and checking our several makeup artists in Jamaica...his pics kept coming up so i contacted the bride who was in the photo and she was SUPER excited to recommend him...said he made her day even that more special and that he was such a respectful and eager young man. here's a few of his pics.
fellow, BDW.com brides, my issue with photos is...THEY ARE SOOOOOOO EXPENSIVE! and maybe if i wasn't feeling like iberostar is nickel and diming us...i'd spend the money of a photographer but, i'd much rather save where i can..have nice pics to document the day and keep it moving. i simply can't justify the pricing..its funny because last year Saab wasn't nearly as high as they are now...AND even Jamaica Wedding Photogs were cheaper..i don't know if 2011 is the year of the wedding and so most of these photographers have gone up.
i will tell you, i found several photographers including Alain Hottat (who is an AMAZING photographer and on FB too) and he was like $1000 for 250 photos (his quote was for coverage of the entire wedding including: preparation, ceremony, after ceremony portraits of couple, family & friends, reception.) he promised fully edited photos on CD and camera ready files for reproduction as well as access to an online gallery for family and friends. some of alain's photos are below...
the thing is, i simply couldn't beat Roan's pricing and his eagerness which says alot. he's incredibly responsive (which is a BONUS because most folks in Jamaica are on "island time") and willing to work with me. i'll be able to tell him what i'm looking for...create a vision for him while he builds his portfolio...we've chatted several times on FB and he's really a nice young man. like, i said, i'm hopeful that he'll blow up one day and be among Jamaica's 'sought after' photographers... he's definitely worth a look...here's one more pic from roan's FB album.