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#131 Nikki&James

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    Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:15 PM

    I am sooo confused now as who to use for Dreams Cancun wedding....

    #132 ~Keira~

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      Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:12 PM

      We used Cancun Studios for our wedding. They're based in Cancun and I couldn't have asked for a nicer photographer.

      You should look into them. The prices are good, friendly as can be and they're pictures are really pretty.

      Just a suggestion. Good luck on your hunt!
      ~Keira~**formerly KLee147**


      #133 carolina24

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        Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:20 PM

        Originally Posted by Nikki&James
        I am sooo confused now as who to use for Dreams Cancun wedding....
        we're using the photog included in the package and we also want to do a TTD. We're deciding b/t him and Cecilia Dumas for the TTD b/c their prices are comparable.

        #134 AshleyBrendan

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          Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

          (Please see my link to our photos below)

          I just returned from my wedding at the Grand Riviera Princess on November 18, 2009. We used Dennis and an assistant from BlueLensCaribe as our photographers. As you can see earlier in this thread, I was a little thrown off by other brides not knowing who they were. I was a little skeptical, but for the great deal offered and the gut feeling I had, I took the chance and booked him for our wedding.

          We e-mailed back and forth before the wedding and ended up setting up to meet at 1 pm on the Monday before the wedding. I was so nervous not knowing anything. He came at 1pm sharp in the lobby, full of energy and was so much fun. I was soo happy just on first impression!!! He is italian, but has been living in Mexico for several years. We discussed some of the things we would like and discussed having him bring an assistant for no extra charge. Brendan and I weren't sure at first becuase it would mean purchasing another day pass from the hotel, but we decided that it would be so much better with 2. We are soo happy we made that choice!!!

          We arranged for him to arrive at the girls room at 2:00 pm on Wednesday. He and his assistant Jack (i think) arrived again right on time. They took hundreds of photos of us getting ready and out side the room. They were so funny. If we weren't smiling enough, he would make a funny laugh that would get you laughing. They had so many good ideas and were so professional.

          Then he headed to the boys room. From what I hear, he was the exact same. Everyone loved it!!

          They were all over the ceremoney and also took some candid photos of us during our vows, first kiss, signing... and being fingerprintted.. lol yes fingerprintted lol

          Now on to the beach shots which were FABULOUS!!! We couldn't have asked for better photos. They got everyone together for us for the group shot, so that we didn't have to worry about it. Then they sent everyone away and they had sooo many great ideas and lenses and oh.. it was just so much fun!! He took probably 800 photos just on the beach, its been so hard to just choose a few favourites.

          We then went to the lounge they were having our cocktail hour and Dennis came to me and said that some of the pictures of the groups on the beach didn't turn out as well because someone was squinting. So, we retook some of the group shots which I am so happy about and then we also have the beach ones on our CD for 900.

          We then went outside around 4:45 for sunset photos and lobby photos. Again, such creativity and so much fun. He played with different lenses and got some amazing shots. We want to do it all over again. lol

          We then sent them to the beach for our beach reception party for the first dance shots and then their time was up. We invited them to stay for dinner anyway because we had extra space and they agreed and stayed and ate! lol They took some nice photos of us on the beach and then when dinner was over they took pictures of us cutting the cake even though they were off duty. That was so nice of them to do. We then told them they could go although, I am sure that if I asked they would have stayed later!!

          So we made a plan for Dennis to return on Friday morning at 11:00 am to go over the photos and so we could pay him. He again arrived right on time and to my surprise with a big MAC computer with all the photos and CDs (as well as a cordless debit/credit machine). He also made a DVD slideshow with all the pictures which was so amazing it made us cry lol. He asked us if we wanted to pay extra for 200 5 x 6 prints and 3 copies of the DVD and we said yes. He was soo good we were already going to pay him more because I did want to pay so cheap when he did such an amazing job in the first place. He said that he would get everything to us that night by 8:00 pm. I thought that was a little crazy, but what do you know.... the conceirge brought them to my door at 7:30 pm.

          I will recommend BlueLensCaribe to any and every bride getting married in the caribbean. They are creative, phenominal, outgoing, professional... i could keep going and going.

          I think that the bad comments about them need to be deleted as they are not getting the credit they so very much deserve. Feel free to message me if you have any questions!!

          Please see my link below... I hope this helps you change your mind!!

          Picasa Web Albums - Ashley - Our Wedding

          #135 Simistar

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            Posted 25 November 2009 - 10:26 PM

            Originally Posted by AshleyBrendan

            Please see my link below... I hope this helps you change your mind!!

            Awww... you two look so happy and like you're having such a good time!

            #136 lalanyc

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              Posted 01 December 2009 - 07:34 PM

              Originally Posted by ipodgirl
              I would like to recommend my destination photographer - Sergio. He covered Matt & Sol of Del Sol's wedding too, so you know he's really good!!

              Wedding Photographer Arizona Wedding Photographers Arizona Photography
              SERGIO'S BLOG

              In 2008 he covered my Cancun wedding day (no hour limits) for $6,250. I am not sure what his current prices are but you can always email him and ask.
              wow this guys looks awesome! too bad he's based in Arizona (?).

              #137 *kellis*

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                Posted 03 December 2009 - 04:19 AM

                Wow so this thread completely helped me put photographer's package pricing into perspective. I am completely in love with a photographer's work, his pictures are amazing. I have wanted to use him since before FI and I were engaged. But his packages start at $2000 and I guess I had a bit of sticker shock(been happening a lot since I started planning) but now this helps me not feel so bad for spending so much. Pictures are really important to us.
                (Formerly "Future Mrs. Kt Ellis")

                I love being a wife!

                #138 Sweetpea_Mtl

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                  Posted 04 December 2009 - 09:43 PM

                  Sticker shock is right! Especillay if photos are really important to you as they are to me.
                  Future Mrs Kt Ellis, who's your propective photographer?

                  #139 Princess402

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                    Posted 04 December 2009 - 10:51 PM

                    Originally Posted by Nikki&James
                    I am sooo confused now as who to use for Dreams Cancun wedding....
                    Have you thought about bringing in a photographer from outside of Mexico? Sometimes when you crunch the numbers this is a surprisingly reasonable option in terms of price for the service and photos that you get!

                    #140 nbills511

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                      Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:36 PM

                      Does anyone having a pricing list for Del Sol? I really love their work....and have read on here that they are pricey...but I can't find rates anywhere.


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