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#1 amdecker

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    Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:25 PM

    I'm a little freaked right now because Vanessa Vargas just cancelled her photography service with me.
    Luckily I was given plenty of warning and the cancellation is understandable, but I'm just not sure what to do now. She has recommended a fellow photog. that can replace her but I'm not familiar this person (nor am I quite sure what this person's name is). Has anyone ever used this person before?

    Luzma Foto

    I don't know enough Spanish to know what it says.

    Or she will give me a refund and I can look for someone else, I'm just not sure who. In total, I was only paying $1100 for 2 hrs plus TTD session. I really don't want to spend any more than that. Any suggestions?

    #2 Jojo

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      Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:48 PM

      Oh no..that's terrible news. If I were you, I'd look for someone else.

      I've heard good reviews on the following Photographer on this forum:

      Canadian coupleWedding Photographer Mexico , Cancun , Playa Del Carmen , Mayan Riviera
      Lidya SolemidtHome Lidya Solemidt Photographer
      Claudia RodriguezClaudia Rodriguez, Photographer, Cancun & Riviera Maya
      Sol Tamargo photographyhttp://bestdestinati...com/forum/t4276
      Tam's photoTamm's Photos - Wedding Photography Intro

      Good luck.

      #3 poohshek

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        Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:50 PM

        You still have time to find a replacement and it will all work out in the end. Good luck!

        #4 MarieSam

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          Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:11 PM

          You should also check with Cecilia Dumas, I think her prices are comparible, if not cheaper and she does great work from what I've seen. Good thing is your day is not till Sept. so you've got plenty of time!

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:22 PM

            If you are getting the same price for the alternate I would keep him. I haven't heard of him but i like his work.

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Jojo
            Oh no..that's terrible news. If I were you, I'd look for someone else.

            I've heard good reviews on the following Photographer on this forum:

            Canadian coupleWedding Photographer Mexico , Cancun , Playa Del Carmen , Mayan Riviera
            Lidya SolemidtHome Lidya Solemidt Photographer
            Claudia RodriguezClaudia Rodriguez, Photographer, Cancun & Riviera Maya
            Sol Tamargo photographyhttp://bestdestinati...com/forum/t4276
            Tam's photoTamm's Photos - Wedding Photography Intro

            Good luck.
            I'm not sure on the price for Moments that matter or tams photo, but for 2 hours and TTD you won't get for under $110 from Claudio or Sol Tamargo. I was going to use Lidya Solemidt and her fee was $1480 for 2 hours and TTD. We are using Humberto Castilla, and I really like his work. He sets a package for each bride he works w/ on her needs. He is charging us $800 for 3 hours, TTD, an album, and a cd w/ all of the photos. Included is a $100 travel fee down to akumal. If your interested i can email you his portfolio and contact info.

            #6 kgeen

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              Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by amdecker
              I'm a little freaked right now because Vanessa Vargas just cancelled her photography service with me.
              Luckily I was given plenty of warning and the cancellation is understandable, but I'm just not sure what to do now. She has recommended a fellow photog. that can replace her but I'm not familiar this person (nor am I quite sure what this person's name is). Has anyone ever used this person before?

              Luzma Foto

              I don't know enough Spanish to know what it says.

              Or she will give me a refund and I can look for someone else, I'm just not sure who. In total, I was only paying $1100 for 2 hrs plus TTD session. I really don't want to spend any more than that. Any suggestions?
              Well after shopping for a photographer and looking at most of the packages that I would be interested in after doing the exchange the pictures would have cost more then our trip. So I knew a pro photographer so what I did is pay for the photographers trip to mexico. We gave him the option of going for the week or 3 days. It turned out that 3 days is the same as a week vacation, so we asked him if he'd like to bring his family it would be fine with us but he would foot the bill for his wife and daughter. It worked out well and his whole family has a great cheep vacation at a beautiful resort.

              I 'm sure the pictures of the photographers are breath taking it's just I couldn't pay 3000 for pictures for 6 hours....this way I have Alex for the whole day and night. Amazling I did talk my fiancee into paying the price if it came down to it! Ha Ha.

              You have lots of time to figure something out!
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              #7 HotTamale

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                Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

                Oh girl...I feel your pain. For your budget that you have I would suggest Cecilia Dumas.

                #8 dinogomez.com

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                  Posted 02 February 2009 - 06:15 PM

                  Too bad! But you have plenty of time! Good luck with your search!

                  #9 TATrisha

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                  Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:28 PM

                  I would choose someone else.
                  I also would still consider flying in a photographer and having them stay at your resort. It always sounds expensive... but really it's not. You are paying $1100 for 2 hours plus TTD. A flight and three night stay at your hotel for one person is only $1192. Now... yes, it is slightly more. However, then that photographer could also do your wedding coverage, group activities, AND the TTD photos. You would have WAY more coverage, and buying the disc of all the edited photos will probably be a lot cheaper than the resort photographer offers (I honestly don't know the Moon Palace prices, so I can't 100% gaurantee that).
                  So, what I would recommend, is contacting some US photographers that you like. Inquire about destination weddings. I know there are a ton (a lot on this board even) who will do destination weddings simply for the cost of the trip (again, around $1200). You just need to ask! :)

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                  #10 amdecker

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                    Posted 03 February 2009 - 11:44 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Jacilynda
                    We are using Humberto Castilla, and I really like his work. He sets a package for each bride he works w/ on her needs. He is charging us $800 for 3 hours, TTD, an album, and a cd w/ all of the photos. Included is a $100 travel fee down to akumal. If your interested i can email you his portfolio and contact info.
                    Wow! That is a great deal. I would love to get the contact info from you. I'll PM you my email. Thanks!




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