| Originally Posted by beach2009 |
Simistar got married at SMB in December and I believe she had the resort photog cover her reception. Here's the link to her review. She's great and I'm sure she'll answer any questions about the resort photog.
I'm just seeing this thread for the first time!
We hired an outside photographer as well, but b/c we had the resort photog included in our package and SMB wouldn't do a substition, we had him shoot our reception.
(* by the way, I think SMB DOES do subsitutions now! I know of one BDW bride who's getting married at SMB who said they agreed to give her a violinist (I think) instead of using the resort photog...)
Anywaaay, as Kits55 said, it would likely be one of Juan's associates that does your pics...I think Juan would probably only do it if you were getting a full day of coverage or some such...I think if you're just getting an hour or two, you'd get an associate.
| Originally Posted by Kits55 |
His associate took some OK pictures but nothing special. We had him shooting our event inside and he used a flash for every single picture.
I think the name of the one who shot our reception was...Edward...? I know I wrote his name in my review (link above) but can't think of it right
Anyway, as I said in my review, his pictures weren't the same quality as some of the top photogs on this forum, but they were pretty good! We were actually quite impressed with them. And he definitely didn't use a flash all the time!
Assuming it was NOT Edward that Kits55 got, I'd suggest requesting for him to be your photog if you choose to use the resort photog at Secrets Maroma...
Of course, if it WAS Edward that Kits55 got...then maybe he's very inconsistent:-)
And, of course, if anyone wants to see more of Edward's pics (Juan's associate), pls PM me! I'll send you the link to our photoshare site that has about 160 pics he took so you can get an idea...
Oh, and yes, absolutely agree with Kits55...if GREAT pics are a priority for you...hire an outside photog...you'll just get better photos in general:-)