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#11 michelle6114

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    Posted 18 May 2009 - 05:02 PM

    My 11yr old will be there. I was aware of the Sandals/Beaches name, but I had no idea there were other family resorts. I wish I had seen this board back then!

    #12 drbrainfreeze

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      Posted 18 May 2009 - 08:49 PM

      Well, I am sure that your 11 year old is going to have a fabulous time and you are going to be beautiful!! I would go with whatever you are most comfortable with. If you can do it, bring a photog on the resort for at least a night.

      #13 Un-Bride

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        Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:11 PM

        I don't understand why so many resorts that do so many weddings have this policy about outside photography! It is so frustrating. You would think that they would provide better photography if they are not going to allow you to pick your own. We almost book at a resort that didn't allow outside photography and were going to bring them in as a guest, but then we figured they probably know all the local photographers anyways.

        #14 hockeymom97

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          Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:07 PM

          If I had to do it over again I think I would reconsider choosing Beaches just for the "no outside vendor rule" alone. I agree with what others have said - if they are going to require that you use their photographer, then they need to provide a high quality professional. And while the 3 night stay is better than nothing, I think a one night stay or even a day pass should suffice.
          Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

          #15 BN Fotografia

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            Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

            I think both un-bride and hockeymom97 have an excellent points about the resorts at least offering viable options for photographers and working with the best vendors that are available, rather than just the ones they have always worked with, regardless of quality.

            I am based in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico and many clients here have been complaining about the same problem.... to the extent where hotels have lost business and decided to change their policies. At this stage, there are only a couple of hotels in the area that charge for bringing an outside photographer. I realize that the regions are different, but individual brides (the consumers) have a voice, especially if one voice becomes many voices.

            As a side note - I did some photo documentary work in Jamaica several years ago. It's a beautiful country with great and friendly people. I would love to go back sometime.

            Best regards.
            Happy to help.

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            Originally Posted by Un-Bride
            I don't understand why so many resorts that do so many weddings have this policy about outside photography! It is so frustrating. You would think that they would provide better photography if they are not going to allow you to pick your own. We almost book at a resort that didn't allow outside photography and were going to bring them in as a guest, but then we figured they probably know all the local photographers anyways.


            #16 goldengirl

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              Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:03 PM

              I would suggest Michael Saab. Look at his web site. He is a great photographer. He just did a wedding for my son last month and the pictures were wonderful. his website is:
              Jamaica Wedding Photographer, Montego Bay Wedding Photographer, Negril Wedding Photographer, Ocho Rios Wedding Photographer

              #17 goldengirl

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                Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:55 PM

                Contact Michael Saab. He is great!!! Check out his website

                #18 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:09 PM

                  Michelle-

                  I am staying at Beaches Turks and Caicos and have hired Tropical Imaging for before the wedding to take all the pictures I want to capture. They will be taking us off property to their secret spots and all.

                  Also our friends got married there 5 years ago and they used the beaches photographer and their pics came out amazing! They caught all the moments they wanted and more!And had a great experience!

                  I particularly love pictures and wanted some on the beaches etc so Im happy with Tropical imaging and I am also happy with the Beaches photographers for the ceremony etc!

                  As for sneaking some one in thats nearly impossible. No large cameras are allowed etc. As this was my first option to have them stay as a guest etc etc. But they can not use flashes, shadow hiders,etc. And it ends up being wicked expensive.

                  Im sure their are other photographers in Boscobel you can hire to go off property for before or after your ceremony to take pictures you can treasure and then use the Beaches photographer for your ceremony and reception. Im not meeting my photographers from tropical imaging until the day of. Also Beaches/Sandals do offer a full refund if you decide not to go with them. But Im in the same boat you are and I think it is going to be perfect especially after seeing our friends pictures.

                  Good Luck!

                  #19 *Meagan*

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                    Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:46 PM

                    Hey Michelle! I just found this review from another Beaches Boscobel bride/ Thought I would post it here for ya!

                    "Pictures - A+ - Our photographer at the resort did a fantastic job, I am so happy with our photos & we were so lucky to have a beautiful sunset in the background! I would recommend ordering photos on the cd...b/c then they can be downloaded & used however you wish...expensive but totally worth it...pictures/memories last a lifetime!
                    Reception - A+ - We had the reception on the sky terrace which also overlooked the sea...they decorated with luminaries & set out the name tags & other favors/decorations I had brought along. We had a steel drum band play for 2-3 hours and it was so much fun...once everyone set foot on the dance floor they didn't leave! The food was amazing...we had appleton rum shrimp, caesar salad & jamaican jerk chicken...for dessert we had our wedding cake & the lovers pineapple baked alaska (definitely recommend as this was everyone's favorite)!!! We also had a separate appetizer table (to my surprise) that was set up before dinner was served which was really nice, especially for the kids! Following the reception we moved the party to the piano bar to continue the celebration! When we returned to our room we were surprised with champagne, chocolate covered treats & our bed decorated with tropical flowers!
                    Beaches Boscobel may be the more expensive option...but well worth it...especially if you have family & friends of all ages attending!
                    know and I will just post the pictures!"

                    hope that helps a little!

                    #20 *Meagan*

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                      Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:15 PM

                      TA Maureen. I was told yah of course they can take pictures at the wedding etc. But in no way are large cameras, shadow hiders, flash, any photo accessories are allowed. Do you know anything about this?




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