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How Do I Find a Photographer??

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#1 truelove4life

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    Posted 15 October 2009 - 09:44 PM

    I am frantically trying to plan and get things organized for my wedding ... even though it isn't until July BUT I realize that things, like photographers, book up fast. How do I find a photographer OR is ok to go with the photographer at the resort, which at this time is more than likely going to be the Melia Cayo Santa Maria. HELP!!

    #2 VaraderoBride

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      Posted 15 October 2009 - 10:10 PM

      I've decided to bring my own photographer! It can get expensive, but this photographer's work is my favourite and he also wasn't as expensive as some other photographers.

      What I am trying to do is see if anyone is having a wedding around the same date, to see if they would like to split the travel costs with me and hire the same photographer. No one so far, but I've just started my search and am new to this website! You can do the same by posting your wedding date & request on this forum.

      From most people I've spoken with who have brought their own photomgrapher, they've said it was worth every penny. Others who haven't have regretted it.

      I clicked on all the side banners for photographers...you can get rates from all of them and a lot of their work is really good!

      Good luck!

      #3 Melidell

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        Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:08 AM

        I'm bringing my own photographer too. I think it's the right call because the pics are so important. I would shop around to get an idea of the prices- search online, on facebook and on the forum here to see who others have used, then just start emailing around to see how you like them, if they're available for your date and if they're within your budget. The way I look at it, flying my photographer down is expensive, but when I looked at how much it would cost me to book her for a wedding here in Canada I'm actually getting a deal. Once you have someone in mind you can always see if you can find anyone to share with you! Sharing with other brides is actually pretty cool- it gives you the chance to meet and chat with someone who's getting married in the same place at the same time- for me that was the best part of the whole process! Good luck with your search- you're starting nice and early so you should have no trouble.
        Loving married life!

        #4 mycubanstore

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          Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:22 AM

          Bring your own photographer and ask him to bring backups, Cuba is a really nice destination however you need to be prepare since it not easy to find many things specially technology related (digital cameras accesories).
          Thank you,

          Alexis Martin
          I'm a vendor: We sell Mexican wedding shirts and other destination wedding items.

          #5 krayzeekitty

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            Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:05 AM

            We also decided to bring our own photographer. Wishing you all the best

            Looking to share photographer week of January 16, 2010 Holguin, Cuba

            #6 staceyg

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              Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:16 AM

              We're also bringing our own photographer. I agree with VaraderoBride and Melidell - just start searching the forum, online, facebook etc and I'm sure before you know it you will have found the perfect photographer for your wedding! Good luck in your search! :-)
              Looking to share a Photographer...
              We will be in Varadero, Cuba the end of April 2010 and are getting married at the Iberostar Varadero on April 27th. If there are any brides interested in sharing a photographer PM me!!


              #7 MrsAiello2b

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                Posted 17 October 2009 - 12:43 PM

                I think it's worth the extra money to bring your own photographer. When you look at the pictures from a resort photographer and a professional, there really is no comparison. I guess it really depends on how important your pictures are to you (which I would think they're very important to every bride) and the types of pictures you want. I found my photographer through 2 other amazing brides on this site. I just saw their signature looking to share a photographer, and responded. Now i'm looking forward to meeting both of them and having some drinks on the beach!

                #8 ~Angela~

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                  Posted 17 October 2009 - 12:51 PM

                  Like many people, I am also bringing my own photographer. I knew from day 1 that I wanted her to be our photographer so I just asked if she would come, we worked out a price, and now she is coming to Cabo with us in July!

                  Look around at various websites and see if you can find a style you love. It doesn't hurt to contact them about pricing for coming with you. Also, if you decide to go with the resort photographer, I'd contact them and ask who they use and find out if they have a website that you can check out.

                  Good luck!

                  #9 truelove4life

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                    Posted 20 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

                    Thanks everyone! It sounds like bringing a photographer is the way to go ... since the pictures are SOOO important!! I am just starting to shop around now. I was in touch with one that had a great rate but unfortunately she is already booked for the whole month of July. I would love to share a photographer with someone but I think I am about the only person getting married in July in Cuba.

                    #10 Barrierunner

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                      Posted 06 November 2009 - 04:43 PM

                      Hi truelove4life, I'm getting married in Cuba in July 2010. We are looking to be there around the third week in July. I'm also in the same boat as you and looking for a photographer that is reasonably priced. :)

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