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#31 olsontco

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    Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:04 PM

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    Hi Teri -

    My ceremony will be at 4, as well. Originally I was told it would be at 5 but I guess because of the whole daylight thing, it's better to have it at 4. With that, around what time did your reception start? I'm a little concerned that with the time being pushed back, the entire wedding will be done with by 8:30 (1/2 hour for cocktail and reception lasting 3 hours). How did your time line work out??

    Also, was your dance floor the one that the resort provides? It looks a little small, how did you guys feel about it?

    thx!!
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    Honestly the timing ended up perfectly. The ceremony actually started a little late. We took pictures and then the guests began the cocktail hour - probably around 4:30-45. I ended up having the cocktail reception at the beach at the same location as the reception. I just thought it would be an easier transition and maybe a way to extend the reception. That was perfect. I'm pretty sure we didn't start dinner until around 6:00 or 6:15. Our reception was over at 10. They extended it a bit because we pleaded with the dj and the Royal staff. The timing was perfect and I was actually ready for the reception to be over. The dance floor looked small at the beginning, but really it was perfect. It always felt like there were tons of people on the dance floor and I didn't notice it one bit. That was just one area I didn't want to spurge on... so, I didn't and it ended up great!
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    #32 olsontco

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      Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:07 PM

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      Well it really looks like you had a great time - beautiful pictures! I was wondering if Samuel had some shots of the lounge you could share.
      HI Raffaele... I was so dissapointed, but I don't think he did get any photos of the lounge area. However, some of my family and friends did. I will try and post those soon. Thanks again for everything... everyone loved the lounge area.... it was my favorite part of the reception for me.
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      #33 mykidsmomtx

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        Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:59 PM

        We are getting ready to book with Samuel Luna. I just want to be sure there haven't been problems getting prints once back in the States. I love that he gives a DVD of all the pics & doesn't make us choose.

        I just want to be sure when we try to get our prints, the stores don't think the photos are copywritten. Has anyone had any problems getting prints?

        Thank you!!

        #34 svetayasofiya

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          Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:56 PM

          Hey guys- just wanted to let you know that Samuel shot our wedding on the 18th. He was awesome to work with, very professional and kind. I just wish there was more time to get to know him better! We don't have our pics yet but as soon as we do I'll share. I would definitely book him. Fantastic guy and his portfolio speaks for himself! All my guests really liked him a lot.

          #35 jesmcan

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            Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

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            Hey guys- just wanted to let you know that Samuel shot our wedding on the 18th. He was awesome to work with, very professional and kind. I just wish there was more time to get to know him better! We don't have our pics yet but as soon as we do I'll share. I would definitely book him. Fantastic guy and his portfolio speaks for himself! All my guests really liked him a lot.
            Thats awsome thanks, can't wait to see the pictures!
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            #36 svetayasofiya

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              Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:57 AM

              I finally got my pictures from Samuel last week. We are very pleased. We paid for the basic package of 5 hrs and got over 703 pictures (60 of which he digitally enhanced in his own artistic way). All our pictures are availble on his website (although not the friendliest to navigate). He sent us two DVD's with copies of our pictures via Fedex overnight. As I already said in my previous post he was great to work with, extremely professional but personable also. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting non-traditional wedding photos. My only complaint is we had to wait 8 weeks to see our pictures, lol

              Here is a small slideshow of 15 of my favourites:

              Picasa Web Albums - Christina - Wedding Febru...

              #37 missbliss85

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                Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:38 PM

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                Originally Posted by svetayasofiya
                I finally got my pictures from Samuel last week. We are very pleased. We paid for the basic package of 5 hrs and got over 703 pictures (60 of which he digitally enhanced in his own artistic way). All our pictures are availble on his website (although not the friendliest to navigate). He sent us two DVD's with copies of our pictures via Fedex overnight. As I already said in my previous post he was great to work with, extremely professional but personable also. I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting non-traditional wedding photos. My only complaint is we had to wait 8 weeks to see our pictures, lol

                Here is a small slideshow of 15 of my favourites:

                Picasa Web Albums - Christina - Wedding Febru...

                Your photos look lovely! I just got married last Thursday and had Samuel do our photography, and judging from the couple of pictures he showed me before he left, the pictures will be great!

                I did mention to him that a number of brides on this forum were beginning to book with him, and he seemed really happy to hear that his name is getting out there more.

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                #38 jesmcan

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                  Posted 26 April 2010 - 05:52 PM

                  The pictures look beautiful! I am really excited to have him do our wedding. MissBliss I can't wait to see yours!
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                  #39 jesmcan

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                    Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:38 PM

                    Hi Ladies,

                     

                           I featured a wedding by Samuel Luna today on my blog from the Dreams Riviera Maya the pics are amazing, I can't wait to have him for our wedding. if anyone is on the fence he is awesome

                     

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                    this bride is gorgeous


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                    #40 NicoRuskies

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                      Posted 26 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

                      Hola! We used Samuel Luna for our wedding on May 28th 2010. It was a great decision that we are still very happy we made. Smauel was very responsive with the whole booking process and during the wedding was professional and extremely nice. You could tell that he has an eye for photography and knew what shots would look the best. He was great at letting us know small changes in our posing to make the best photo. My whole family loved meeting him as well. The only complaint that I have is that we have still not received a disc with all of our pictures and our online gallery is still not fully uploaded!!! It is coming up on three months since the wedding date and we are getting frustrated (well mostly me). We have our getting ready and ceremony pictures online but no reception or wedding party/couple shots. The frustrating thing is that as soon as we started e-mailing after the wedding, the responses took a lot longer....like a week rather than a couple hours later. It makes me feel like we have been forgotten or that our photos don't mean much to him, which he assure me wasn't the case. I would still suggest booking with him but know that it may take a while getting or even seeing your pictures. We were disappointed as the deadline was about two months ago and we missed out on sharing our professional photos with the family at our at home reception. As of now, we are waiting on an e-mail as to why the gallery didn't fully upload....it was said that all our pictures would be up by last weekend. My husband keeps on telling me, "it's ok love, at least have amazing pictures so far and know he is doing the proper editing". So hard to be patient after waiting three months and knowing that he is shooting more weddings without finishing the photos of brides who have been waiting months of photos!! I guess this is what happens when more brides find out how great he is and start booking him. Good luck everyone!






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