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#1 laura&james

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    Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:47 PM

    Has anyone ever worked with Marbelle, Nancy Nelson or Wedding Photographs Hawaii? I am almost certain that Precious Maui Weddings (Deanne Nakamura) will be planning my February 2010 nuptials. According to Deanne, these are the photographers we may choose from.

    I read a some very old posts on this forum about Nancy Nelson...the couple didn't feel that her work really stood out. Based on the websites of their work, Marbelle appears the most impressive.

    Any thoughts? Thank you so much ladies!

    #2 Amanda81

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      Posted 02 August 2009 - 07:26 PM

      I'm also using Deanne from Precious Maui Weddings for my October 2010 wedding. I've looked throught the different photographers web sites and I like Marbelle the best. When I was doing my research everyone was saying to choose a photographer that has a bunch of photo's from the same wedding. Anyone can have a few great shots but a good photographer will get many great shots. The Marbelle website had many photo's for several different weddings and they all looked good. So that's how I decided to go with Marbelle.

      #3 Mialonghorn

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        Posted 05 August 2009 - 07:01 AM

        I haven't heard of them but I didn't end up choosing who my wc recommended...I decided to do my own research and found someone from another island.

        #4 litl_april

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          Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:53 PM

          We just got married in June, and although we didn't use them for photography (we brought in our own photographer), we did use Marbelle for video. We purchased an unedited video and the quality turned out great. I did some editing to it myself, and for our AHR everyone raved about how great it was! Good Luck in your selection!

          #5 laura&james

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            Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

            Thank you for your help everyone! I asked Deanne (Precious Maui Weddings) to check on Marbelle's availability for my 2/10/10 wedding. Marbelle's blog contains some gorgeous shots and it seems like they would be fun to work with.

            #6 Lisa09

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              Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:14 AM

              Hi Laura -

              Sorry to post here, it would not let me reply on the private message. Due to financial reason with some of our family and friends, a little tough to ask people without jobs to fly to Maui ): we are having the ceremony here and going to Maui for our honeymoon. But there was a couple other people on previous threads that had good luck w/Precious Maui Weddings. Let's just say in this economy I don't think anyone wants a bad review so I think she'll be great. Good Luck, Happy Planning.


              #7 just4susan

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                Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:11 AM

                Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't heard of any of those photographers. I have been looking for a local Maui photographer myself for a wedding in Wailea and have found the average cost to be around $2,500 for only an Art Book (or photo album) that includes 75-100 images (no 3x5 or 8x10 or rights to images included) for 3 hours of coverage. For $2,500 I can get a lot more (pictures, hours of coverage, and a second photographer) with a photographer here in the state I live in (CA.). I wonder if flying out a photographer while costing more in the end (due to paid airfare and other travel expenses for photographers out of my pocket) might be more worth it due to how much more I'll get back.

                If you are looking for a photographer in Maui, how do the prices and wedding photo packages seem to you? Seems they charge more and give back less.

                If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them.

                Thank you!!


                #8 PaddleAddict

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                  Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:48 AM

                  Susan, check out Joanna Tano on the island of Maui. She just did my wedding and was more reasonable than some of the others. We paid around $2,300 for five hours of coverage and 300 digital files (with the rights to publish). We also got a small print credit with her. She was the sweetest thing, and had such a wonderful eye. I wish I would have hired her for longer so we could have taken more photos. They turned out beautiful. Check them out here: Maui Wedding | Fairmont Kea Lani :: Jackie & Jeffrey joannatano.com

                  #9 azulskies

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                    Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:44 AM

                    Jackie, your pictures are beautiful!

                    I also am going to use Joanna Tano and I'm pretty excited about it! I found that her prices were pretty reasonable and her portfolio was definitely my style. I'm only using her for 3 hours unfortunately b/c we're having a luau reception. It's $1500 for the 3 hours, 150 images on DVD, online proofing gallery & $75 print credit.


                    #10 just4susan

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                      Posted 23 October 2009 - 05:14 PM

                      Hi Jackie, thanks for sharing your lovely photos! I booked my photographer (Amity) last week and am getting the following for $3,500 in Maui: 1 photographer, 5 hours of coverage, 8x10 art book, all images on a dvd with rights to reproduce, and posting of pictures online. I was able to negotiate the price down slightly. Amity was actually the most reasonably priced (with palatable sample portfolios) off a list of preferred vendors from the Grand Wailea. If she is consistent in her approach, I think (and hope) she will be worth it!

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