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#81 AfricanVenus

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    Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

    $15,000??!!? Like real currency, CAD or US? Wow, lol. I'd be laughing in their faces too. No offense to those who worked with them, but I don't think La Luna gets the point of destination weddings. They're supposed to be cheaper. That's more than the cost of most DWs in their entirety. I came across a few togs with outrageous prices myself. Some people just believe their own hype. While I believe in quality, I don't believe in overspending to get it. Even with a recession, that amount is ridiculous, lol.

     

    Originally Posted by mrsbruff2b 

    My first choice was too expensive (quoted 9k)

    My second choice was PERFECT.  They had such an amazing package for us and it was all under $3k!!  Great award winning quality.  I was ready to book.  Then they told me they weren't available.  I was devastated. 

    The third agreed to match the price, but I also discovered she was unavailable for our date. 

     

    Since then, we've approached a few other photographers from Toronto, many are just out of our range. I'm still on the hunt for quality, price and service but I am not willing to compromise because I KNOW that there are great photographers out there who are able to do it.

     

    I found La Luna on these forums and when I approached them , I LAUGHED out loud at the screen.  They quoted me $15k+ for the equivalent of the above package. LOL I found myself "settling" with their quality already, I was highly disappointed. Honestly, still laughing. XD

     

     



     


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    #82 MissFifi

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      Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

      First of all, congratulations!!!!

       

      I was really interested in Merrick Cousley's website and quality of pictures. Do you mind telling me what you thought of his work?



      #83 MissFifi

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        Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:39 PM

        (Sorry, I didn't quote the intial post)

         

        First of all, congratulations!!!!

         

        I was really interested in Merrick Cousley's website and quality of pictures. Do you mind telling me what you thought of his work?

         

        Originally Posted by JayKay 

        For us photography was important, but not to the point of spending a rediculous amount of money and be in debt over it.  We considered flying someone in, but that just wasn't in the budget.  We then starting looking at local photographers in jamaica and I think got quotes from every single one.  We ended up booking Merrick Cousley as his prices were great and his pictures are good.  For $1200 we are getting full day coverage and all our photos on a disc. 



         



        #84 DV Photography

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          Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

          I'm Jessica the owner/photographer at Dynamic Visions Photography. I am currently offering weddings FREE is travel is covered. Please visit my website for further information at www.dynamicvisions.ca

           

          Thank You,

           

          Jessica



          #85 Backy

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          Posted 25 June 2013 - 05:09 PM

          i still can't figure out how much i want to spend on photographer, this is frusatraing.. ><



          #86 Mrs Smith 2 Be

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            Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:20 PM

            I had NO clue what we were planning on spending on photos before we booked a photographer.  It was an area we just hadn't figured out yet.  I felt confident in who we chose & had a hard time comparing each one's work.  At first, I was thrown off that our photographer didn't give prints, just the digital copies.  After thinking about it though, I didn't necessarily want 300 5x7's.  Just check out each package carefully & see what they are offering



            #87 Icis

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            Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:39 PM

            My first choice was too expensive (quoted 9k) My second choice was PERFECT.  They had such an amazing package for us and it was all under $3k!!  Great award winning quality.  I was ready to book.  Then they told me they weren't available.  I was devastated.  The third agreed to match the price, but I also discovered she was unavailable for our date.  Since then, we've approached a few other photographers from Toronto, many are just out of our range. I'm still on the hunt for quality, price and service but I am not willing to compromise because I KNOW that there are great photographers out there who are able to do it. I found La Luna on these forums and when I approached them , I LAUGHED out loud at the screen.  They quoted me $15k+ for the equivalent of the above package. LOL I found myself "settling" with their quality already, I was highly disappointed. Honestly, still laughing. XD

            wow, that's outrageous pricing! We are allowing a large budget for the photos because we believe that our photos keeps our wedding memories. But 15K is just too much.

            #88 Mrs Smith 2 Be

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              Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:41 PM

              I agree, lcis, it was definitely an area I could feel it was worth it to splurge. 



              #89 pzl101

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                Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

                I think costs depends on where the photographer is based and what the package includes. (hours of coverage, TTD, CDs, actual prints, albums, online gallery, copyrights to the images etc)

                 

                Packages for NYC based photographers start around 5k so can you imagine flying them down and covering their travel costs on top of that???

                 

                Photography is the most important aspect for me so I'm definitely willing to splurge. I would like to support local businesses but from the brief research I've done on some island photographers, the styles don't quite match the look I want. 

                 

                I hate the fact some resorts charge a fee for bringing in an outside vendor ... do they charge you even if they are staying as a guest of the resort?



                #90 RNtoBe

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                  Posted 10 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

                  I brought my own photographer and she stayed at our resort. To avoid paying the outside vendor fee I put her down as a guest at the wedding.






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