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I have the same issue but after reading reviews of people with the same situation, I've booked a room for one night at my resort for the photographer. I was able to negotiate a lower price with the photographer so I was not paying "extra" out of pocket. If my "guest" just happens to be a photographer and not a "third-party" vendor, then it is allowed. But this was not at Beaches. Good luck with everything. For me the most important part of the wedding (other than marrying my love) was having great pictures to capture it all.

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Hi Karla- I did alot of research when it came to photographers. I am not using a videographer, so I really wanted someone to capture the mood in pictures. It depends on how many hours you want the photog, what pictures/albums you want etc. From the people I contacted-it ranged from $700 to $8,000. HUGE DIFFERence, right? The 3 ppl that I always got referred to were Sungold, Saab, and Stacy Clark. And I always heard great things about all of them. And all of them were so very prompt about getting back to me. I must have asked them a million and one questions!

Some of the photographers have packages with certain number of hours-and they would let you use 2 or so hours the day after for a TTD. HTH.
I did research on all of the same photographers including Brian Najedy - for the package I was looking for they all came out to be the same - Photography is huge to me so I'm willing to pay a lot. I'm going with Sungold - I was lucky enough to get Paula and Damian for my date but from what I've heard their affiliates (WPA) are also really good.

HockeyMom - when you talk to the photographers, ask them about their experiences working at Beaches - most of the resorts say they have that policy - you may have to pay for a guest day pass or a night stay at most, but my resort has that policy and all of the photographers I spoke to said thay have not had any difficulties getting on site.

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I have the same issue but after reading reviews of people with the same situation, I've booked a room for one night at my resort for the photographer. I was able to negotiate a lower price with the photographer so I was not paying "extra" out of pocket. If my "guest" just happens to be a photographer and not a "third-party" vendor, then it is allowed. But this was not at Beaches. Good luck with everything. For me the most important part of the wedding (other than marrying my love) was having great pictures to capture it all.
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HockeyMom - when you talk to the photographers, ask them about their experiences working at Beaches - most of the resorts say they have that policy - you may have to pay for a guest day pass or a night stay at most, but my resort has that policy and all of the photographers I spoke to said thay have not had any difficulties getting on site.
This is what I'm currently looking into. I do have a friend from high school who is now a photographer, and while she and I aren't close enough that I would have normally invited her to my wedding, I may end up doing just that and if my guest just happens to be a photographer then I guess I'm in luck :) I'm just waiting to talk to her about pricing and see if she's within my budget, lol. If anyone is interested her site is Best Friend Photography and Design and if you contact her, just let her know that Heather referred you :)

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I am using a photographer I found while in Negril. She is with Elite Upscale Weddings in Negril. The package that I chose was arougn $350 and it included a photo album and a check list of poses that I wanted.

 

Hopefully this helps

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I would be interested to see photos from the actual Beaches Negril resort photographers. Hockeymom... what a good suggestion to split photographer costs.... Any Late April Brides interestedhuh.gif April 24, 2010 is our date, I think it is a clever idea! bunny_4.gif

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honeesweetie4u - do you have a website or phone number for your photographer that you can share? I can't find anything through a google search=(

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Okay so my wedding went amazing! My photographer was outstanding, my planner was a "True Godsend". She was so patient with me and "Organized". We had flight issues, and every other castrophy you could think of with a large destination wedding. I dont want to sound like a commercial or anything. But I am definately their #1 fan!

 

She even threw in a "Wedding Sitter" for the 12 kids that attended free (but we did tip her well). I had never even heard of wedding sitters. They had toys and games for the kids. It was awsome.

 

The photographer I used was Catz Eye Photojournalisim the number in Jamaica is 876-452-3240 ,I think? > and The Stateside number is 314-610-0853. She has some work that she has done with Sun Golds Micha Earle. (I THINK she works solo because of the money the indies with Sun Gold actually recieve off the package is very minimal).

 

SHE CHARGED US $350 but she also has things you can order. Key rings, Tshirts ect. So in total, my complete order was $650 (we ordered Thank You cards with personalized pictures of us and different guest and some key rings. We also ordered gift bags for the day we arrived in Jamaica with our pictures on them <Elite and Catz Eye both worked on these>

 

My planners were Elite Upscale Weddings in Negril. My consultants were Jai, Beverly and Alecia. They give you 3 consultants for your event. They were great RESPONDED TO EVERY EMAIL, PHONE CALL AND PANIC ATTACK I HAD! 876-357-3372 or 618-223-0028. I can not express how well they coordinated things for our event. I guess that is the difference in using a smaller company. They were able to make concessions for things that really did not involve them. Like my sister and brother inlaws flight being postponed ,<Elite took care of it> No driver at the airport waiting for several of my guest <Alecia arranged a shuttle to get them in>, My fiance's delayed bags came in the morning of our photo shoot but could not be delivered until the next day. Jai the owner of Elite went back to Montego Bay and got the bags!

 

The decorations were much more than even I was expecting. I didnt really like the taste of my cake but it looked gorgeous lol. Food was great!

 

I am not sure of the Dj's name but he was really good and he had a singer with him. Anthony B. Total cost for Them was less than $400. Can you believe that! My ceremony started at 4 and was not over until after 9pm.

 

I had my Hair and Make up done by Queen Bee's Salon at Negril Escape. The ladies name is Debra and she was really good as well. Unfortunatly I dont have her number. But she was also a ref from my Elite Upscale Weddings.

 

Hopefully I have given some helpful info. Honestly, I was very nervous about using a planner I hadnt met. Especially with the horror stories I have witnessed! But my wedding turned out Perfect!!!

 

I will post my pictures as soon as I can.

 

If you have anyother questions let me know.

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I just spoke with Diana Campbell with digital memories collection. She quoted me $1200 for all photos (prewedding, wedding, reception) on a CD, a dvd and a TTD session. Wow! She didn't just send me price sheets, she called. What do you ladies think?

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