| Originally Posted by big3n09 |
For the those of you that have already booked DJ/Band what was required to book them a deposit or anything? I want to book the music and photographer first then the rest should be easy.
Hi Big3n09! Hope you're dong well. Our photographer is Christine Schaeffer at Digital Photography. Her Web site is amazingweddings.net. We're taking her as well as her assistant with us from Maryland and they're covering our entire weekend in JA. Her work is excellent and her price is reasonable. She did give us a break since we're also using her for our reception in Virginia. You can view her work online but I recommend you see it in person if you have time. The print and album qualities are one of the best Iâ€™ve seen. She took our engagement pics few weeks ago. She's so fun to work with. She kept us smiling all the time. She is wonderful. We really look forward to working with her on our wedding weekend in JA as well as the reception in VA.
Before we booked Christine, we talked to Scott, another great photographer! His Web site is Nyla Photography, destination wedding photographer, New York wedding. He did a wedding at MDC in April of this year. The pictures are amazing...they're posted on his blog @ - Journal. Check them out (They're towards the bottom of the page). Of all the photographers we have talked to, Scott has by far the BEST customer service. He's sooo nice! He answered all of our questions in great detail by attaching pictures and giving examples. We didn't go with him as we were looking for two photographers....and his price for that was a little bit over our budget since we have a tight budget. But even after we informed him we weren't going with him, he offered his help to answer any questions weâ€™ll have while looking for another photographer. We took him up on his offer and asked him a lot of questions. He gave us great tips and advises and warned us about some of the things we need to be cautious about when hiring a photographer. He has also started doing videography recently. His style is very unique. He has a different Web site for that, which is www.nylastudios.com.
Another good photographer that we talked to was Shane Carpenter Shane Carpenter Wedding Photography. He takes good pictures and also has good customer service. He wasn't in our price range as well but was willing to help with any questions we might have in the future.
Our band is Front Page band. We reserved them through Moon Dance and there is no deposit requirement. Weâ€™ll be paying Moon Dance along with the rest of the wedding costs before we arrive or when we arrive in JA.
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.