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#291 kate.com

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    Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:15 PM

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    I'm looking at Elizabeth and Michelle, but also a bunch of others that are not associated with the resort. I think that Elizabeth and Michelle both do great work, but I'm sort of afraid of working with them... After looking at all of the photos it seems that they got a little too comfortable with the resort, and that the same pictures are taken over and over but with different brides and grooms. Photography is the most important thing for me (aside from the saying "yes" part with friends and family!) and so I want it to be perfect. I think that there's a quality that comes with looking at things with a fresh set of eyes - I want to be sure that I'm getting the best $ / quality ration possible. And they're not cheap either, so I just want to be sure.

    Any bride / bride-to-be here went with an outside photographer?
    I went with an outside photographer. You can do this but they have a few rules: 1) they want an outside photographer that has never been to PF before. 2) the photographer is supposed to give permission to use the pics on their website without credit to their name. If anyone asks who took the pics, they'll give credit... they just aren't putting any names on. 3) It cost us $250 I think. I can't remember, but it cost $

    So for us it cost us quite a bit more to fly our photographer in, she wasn't cheaper for sure... but it was worth it!
    There are quite a few photographers out there that you could end up saving money with as well. If you need help let me know! I love photography!

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      Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:17 PM

      Oh and Mel's right, policy can change so make sure to check with Lindsay and Adam about photography policies:)

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        Posted 03 November 2009 - 01:59 AM

        Has anyone worked with Blaire Osborne? I've only heard of Adam and Lindsey - but got an email from Blaire. Just wondering.......

        Thanks!

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          Posted 03 November 2009 - 04:34 AM

          Yes, Blaire was emailing me first then put me in touch with Adam and Lindsay.
          -Jessica

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            Posted 03 November 2009 - 11:33 AM

            Blaire is Lindsay's new assistant. She started this spring/summer sometime and sounds like she is really nice and on top of everything:) I am so glad Lindsay found someone to help take some of the load off while maintaining the high level of customer service PF is known for!

            #296 shreets

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              Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:51 AM

              Thanks ladies. I emailed Blaire last week, and haven't heard from her since. I'll probably send her another email sometime later this week.

              Jessica - when are you doing your site visit? where are you staying?

              I'm debating the site visit. Kate - you mentioned you didn't do a site visit and everything looks like it turned out perfectly.

              My biggest issue at the moment - is figuring out how to ask extended family / friends if they'll be able to come so early. The wedding wouldn't be for another yearish......I guess this is where the save the date's come in handy.

              #297 mlabbe

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                Posted 04 November 2009 - 04:05 AM

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                Oh and Mel's right, policy can change so make sure to check with Lindsay and Adam about photography policies:)
                The policy is in the contract, and it hasn't changed! My passion is photography so I'm really picky, but regardless I just know though that in the end it will be fine no matter who I go with. No need to be a bridezilla over it! I would be happy with Elizabeth, but she's hasn't replied yet as to whether she is available. Has anyone else found that she is not quick to reply?

                I was also wondering if anyone else is having difficulties getting Adam to stick to his deadline? I feel that I have to keep asking for things way after he said I'd have them by.

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                  Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:44 PM

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                  The policy is in the contract, and it hasn't changed! My passion is photography so I'm really picky, but regardless I just know though that in the end it will be fine no matter who I go with. No need to be a bridezilla over it! I would be happy with Elizabeth, but she's hasn't replied yet as to whether she is available. Has anyone else found that she is not quick to reply?

                  I was also wondering if anyone else is having difficulties getting Adam to stick to his deadline? I feel that I have to keep asking for things way after he said I'd have them by.
                  I am sure that Lindsay will check into the photog availability for you if you use one of their photogs. They do not have a photographer named Elizabeth... so I don't know if you were contacting my photog? She was an outside photog I brought in.
                  Their photographers are Michelle Turner (Other kate used her and she is great) and beth Loydd and some Franco guy. Again, Lindsay will set it up for you if you use one of them.

                  Adam and Lindsay/Blaire just re-opened a week-and-a-half ago so they might be busy. Send another email and I am sure they'll get back to you promptly. Remember that email is a good tool- but not perfect. Especially when their are fielding 300+ emails per day. If I didn't hear, I would probably send another email after 48 hours:) That's just me.

                  Oh and I didn't do a sight visit and it turned out beautiful- I feel so lucky to have found Playa Fiesta for sure.

                  #299 Mel&B

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                    Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:01 PM

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                    My biggest issue at the moment - is figuring out how to ask extended family / friends if they'll be able to come so early. The wedding wouldn't be for another yearish......I guess this is where the save the date's come in handy.
                    I just flat out asked them. :) You can enlist your mom or another family member too. Some people committed right away, and those were the people that ended of booking right away. Some people were a little more hesitant, but honest in the fact that they weren't sure. They ended up staying at another hotel for fewer night. Then, there was some people that we didn't even know would come totally surprised us and booked at PF.

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by mlabbe
                    The policy is in the contract, and it hasn't changed! My passion is photography so I'm really picky, but regardless I just know though that in the end it will be fine no matter who I go with. No need to be a bridezilla over it! I would be happy with Elizabeth, but she's hasn't replied yet as to whether she is available. Has anyone else found that she is not quick to reply?

                    I was also wondering if anyone else is having difficulties getting Adam to stick to his deadline? I feel that I have to keep asking for things way after he said I'd have them by.
                    Everyone has their one thing that they care a lot about. Don't feel bad about it! I think photographers are a little slow via email in general. When you think about their day to day schedule, it makes sense. They spend a lot more time taking pics, editing, traveling, etc than they do at their computers answering email. I think it's just the nature as the beast. As for Adam, he does sometimes take longer than Lindsay via email, but he's really great. Hang in there. :)

                    #300 Mel&B

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                      Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:03 PM

                      I just read my last post. Sorry for all of my spelling grammar errors. Maybe I should have another cup of coffee!




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