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#11 chicklet

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    Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:16 PM

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    Originally Posted by carrieandjoe
    Hi everyone!

    I reserved the Head Photographer (Michael) at Riu Ocho Rios for my March 23rd wedding date. After talking to other people, I'm thinking he's a bit expensive for what he's offering.

    Pictures - $870 for 2 hours and 45 minutes (includes 6 prints and 70 pics on CD).

    DVD/Videographer - $435 for 2 hours

    I've been told that $1,305 is a bit much for only having someone taking pictures or taping for only 2-3 hours and that these are more typical to prices of someone there all day.

    Any thoughts on this? Has anyone used other photographers in town that would be better? I appreciate any help on this!!!
    Just curious why the cost of your video was so much?? I am having a video done and was only charged 330. Is there different people that do the video's like the photography is done??

    #12 divadivine25

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      Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:28 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by chicklet
      Just curious why the cost of your video was so much?? I am having a video done and was only charged 330. Is there different people that do the video's like the photography is done??
      How long do you have the videographer? Im really only interested in filming the ceremony.

      I also booked an outside photographer since pics are extremely important. We havent decided on a package yet, but these are the two we are considering

      PACKAGE #3
      UP TO 5 HOURS ON LOCATION
      PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT CD & DELIVERY
      PHOTO SLIDESHOW
      $1595us

      PACKAGE #4
      UP TO 10 HOURS ON LOCATION (CAN BE SPLIT OVER 2 DAYS)
      PHOTOGRAPHY, ALL IMAGES HIGH RESOLUTION EDITED ON A COPY RIGHT FREE CD & DELIVERY
      PHOTO SLIDESHOW
      $2100us


      #13 chicklet

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        Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:58 AM

        ahhh thanks...that could be the reason why mine is cheaper. I'm just doing ceremony too

        #14 klopez

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          Posted 05 January 2009 - 12:13 PM

          i am also just video taping the ceremony for $330 US.

          #15 tmemise

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            Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:34 PM

            I agree that Michael is expensive and i'm trying to stay within budget. Did anyone just use chris or one of the assitants and if so how did the pics turn out? I'm doing the free package so $180 for 45min,xtra time is $100 for an hour.

            #16 Soon2beWed09

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              Posted 14 January 2009 - 06:16 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by tmemise
              I agree that Michael is expensive and i'm trying to stay within budget. Did anyone just use chris or one of the assitants and if so how did the pics turn out? I'm doing the free package so $180 for 45min,xtra time is $100 for an hour.
              so is his assistant cheaper?

              #17 bsullivan2

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                Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:21 PM

                I wanted to bump this thread. I seem to be in the same situation. FI and I were discussing photo options yesterday and were having a hard time with how much Michael is going to cost. Photos are important to us, but we are not willing to spend an inflated amount of money for them. Because not only do we have to pay for the CD but we will have to pay to have them printed once we return home!

                We are having troubles deciding on how many photos we would like to have. Can any past brides give me an idea of what is a good number to have on CD. Is 30 pictures enough or should I look at having more?

                #18 bsullivan2

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                  Posted 01 March 2009 - 12:54 PM

                  Also, I am wondering how we can get the low resolution pictures. I have looked through many posts, and it seems like some of you have picked a package that includes like 30-50 high resolution pictures and then you get a couple hundred on a a CD in low resolution. I have read through the price list and either I am completly missing the low resolution portion or it is just not in there. Any help is greatly appreciated!!! You ladies are so great, I do not know what I would have done with out you!

                  #19 chicklet

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                    Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:06 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by tmemise
                    I agree that Michael is expensive and i'm trying to stay within budget. Did anyone just use chris or one of the assitants and if so how did the pics turn out? I'm doing the free package so $180 for 45min,xtra time is $100 for an hour.
                    I did not originally book a package with Michael himself. I had booked the cheaper package with one of his assistants. When he showed up at my wedding, I asked him why i was soo lucky to have him do my photo's. His response was that if there are not many weddings requesting his services specifically that day and he is available then he will do some of the weddings. Hope this helps :)

                    #20 latricej919

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                      Posted 17 March 2009 - 11:10 AM

                      I am looking into an outside photographer. The one I wanted was booked and some of these US DW photographers are ridiculously expensive.....So now I am researching local Jamaican photographers....Any suggestions, PM me.
                      Soon To Be: Mrs. Ham




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