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#1631 Sunshine2680

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    Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:02 AM


    Thank youuuu! I will be sure to check them out!
    Initially i was fine using Arrecife from the GBP - because I think their quality is good - but I think their packages are outrageous and they dont even include the reception!
    So ya- back to the drawing board.
    I have a photog picked for my TTD - i really want a local to do this - but as for the wedding day - its a matter of deciding to bring one from Calgary or pay for my TTD photog to book as a 'guest' at the resort. Ugh
     

    Originally Posted by KRama 

    Hi Sunshine, I brought my own photographer from Calgary, who is a very good friend of mine, and I got married at the same resort! Best decision ever. The photogs there are amazing but yes, they are pricey!

     

    Here's the link to Julie's blog: http://j2bailey.blogspot.com/

    My pics are in the June 2010 archive if you want to check them out.

     

    Another friend of mine, Carla, has done a number of destination weddings (they're her favorite!). Here's her website:http://www.shiphotog....com/index2.php

    Just about all her pics are of my friends! She gives you ALL the photos on a CD so you can do whatever you like with them.

     

    Hope that helps!



     



    #1632 KCB2011

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      Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:06 AM

      Hey Sunshine,

       

      We had already booked an outside photographer from the Dominican Republic before we got our engagment photos, but I think had we not already given our deposit we would have used the photog who did our engagment photos.  When I chatted with him about it, it sounded like he would basically charge the cost of his trip and charge very little for the actual photography.  He gave us a disc with all of our best photos from our e-session and included a copy of all the photos in high res for printing as well as lower res for email, fb etc.  He is based out of Banff/Canmore but was cheaper than most Calgary photogs I found and did an awesome job.  He made my FI feel totally comfortable and my FI is a full blown camera dodger!  Haha, he absolutely hates getting his pic taken and hates ALL photos of himself - he had a great time at the photo session and loved almost all of the photos.

       

      His name is Eric Daigle - www.ericdaigle.com - his email and contact info is on the site as well.  I can send you a couple of our e-pics if you want to get an idea of what he does.



      #1633 proti007

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        Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:12 AM

        Hey Sunshine! 

         

        We are also bringing our photographer/videographer to our wedding, albeit they are not from Calgary (we hired them from Los Angeles). Photography was hands-down the most important element for me, so when I began looking into who we were going to hire, geography was not really an issue - I just picked the team I liked the best (within the price range we were willing to spend, of course!). If you're interested, I'm using Floataway Studios (www.floatawaystudios.com).

         

        If you are set on hiring someone out of Calgary, I would definitely recommend White Dress Photography. They did our engagement session, and the pictures turned out wonderfully! You can see them here: http://whitedressblo...lies-e-session/

         

        Natalie
         

        Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 

        Hiya ladies - just wondering if any of you Calgary Brides (past/present/future) - are bringing your own photographer from Calgary?

        My resort is extremely restrictive with bringing an outside photographer in - either I have to use theirs or bring my own (aka they're a guest at my wedding)

        I'm starting to considering bringing my own as I think part of the photography experience for your wedding day is the photographer getting to know you as a couple - so they can figure out what kind of shots to do.
        Not only that - our engagement pictures didn't turn out very good - so if we bring our photog down from Calgary - we could probably incorporate some engagement shots when we arrive in Mexico
        Also - found out the resort photog wants like $2800 for only 160 photos!! I feel thats a bit of a rip off!  I haven't met with any Calgary photographers yet - but I'm betting for that amount of money I will get a lot more than 160 photos!



         



        #1634 Sunshine2680

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          Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:57 AM


          Thank you! I'll check out his website too!
           

          Originally Posted by KCB2011 

          Hey Sunshine,

           

          We had already booked an outside photographer from the Dominican Republic before we got our engagment photos, but I think had we not already given our deposit we would have used the photog who did our engagment photos.  When I chatted with him about it, it sounded like he would basically charge the cost of his trip and charge very little for the actual photography.  He gave us a disc with all of our best photos from our e-session and included a copy of all the photos in high res for printing as well as lower res for email, fb etc.  He is based out of Banff/Canmore but was cheaper than most Calgary photogs I found and did an awesome job.  He made my FI feel totally comfortable and my FI is a full blown camera dodger!  Haha, he absolutely hates getting his pic taken and hates ALL photos of himself - he had a great time at the photo session and loved almost all of the photos.

           

          His name is Eric Daigle - www.ericdaigle.com - his email and contact info is on the site as well.  I can send you a couple of our e-pics if you want to get an idea of what he does.



           



          #1635 Sunshine2680

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            Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:51 AM


            Thanks Natalie! Great pics! I'll defo consider them too!
            how did you even come upon the photog from LA?
             

            Originally Posted by proti007 

            Hey Sunshine! 

             

            We are also bringing our photographer/videographer to our wedding, albeit they are not from Calgary (we hired them from Los Angeles). Photography was hands-down the most important element for me, so when I began looking into who we were going to hire, geography was not really an issue - I just picked the team I liked the best (within the price range we were willing to spend, of course!). If you're interested, I'm using Floataway Studios (www.floatawaystudios.com).

             

            If you are set on hiring someone out of Calgary, I would definitely recommend White Dress Photography. They did our engagement session, and the pictures turned out wonderfully! You can see them here: http://whitedressblo...lies-e-session/

             

            Natalie
             



             



             



            #1636 proti007

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              Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:22 AM

              I follow A LOT of blogs out of Southern California (Green Wedding Shoes is a daily read; I would DEFINITELY check it out if you haven't already - www.greenweddingshoes.com). Before I even got engaged last year, I came across photos of Mary's that were featured, and a video of Scott's. I knew instantly that they would be our photo/video team. Originally we were planning on getting married in Calgary, and were going to fly them here, but things worked out even better when we decided to get married in Cabo, since it's only a short flight away (and MUCH more economical than flying the Floataway team to Calgary!). To fly in someone from Calgary would have cost 2-3x more than flying someone in from California (as it's much closer, so flights are cheaper). Also, I've found that because the photography industry in California is so saturated, we were able to get a top notch team for much less money than had we hired someone from Calgary (I find the photographers here are very, very overpriced for the style we were going for - ie. Buffy Goodman, OrangeGirl, etc). We are so, SO excited to work with them. Their work is amazing, and we know we won't be disappointed!
               

              Originally Posted by Sunshine2680 


              Thanks Natalie! Great pics! I'll defo consider them too!
              how did you even come upon the photog from LA?
               



               



               



              #1637 Sunshine2680

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                Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:32 AM

                Awesome! Glad it worked out so well!

                 

                Originally Posted by proti007 

                I follow A LOT of blogs out of Southern California (Green Wedding Shoes is a daily read; I would DEFINITELY check it out if you haven't already - www.greenweddingshoes.com). Before I even got engaged last year, I came across photos of Mary's that were featured, and a video of Scott's. I knew instantly that they would be our photo/video team. Originally we were planning on getting married in Calgary, and were going to fly them here, but things worked out even better when we decided to get married in Cabo, since it's only a short flight away (and MUCH more economical than flying the Floataway team to Calgary!). To fly in someone from Calgary would have cost 2-3x more than flying someone in from California (as it's much closer, so flights are cheaper). Also, I've found that because the photography industry in California is so saturated, we were able to get a top notch team for much less money than had we hired someone from Calgary (I find the photographers here are very, very overpriced for the style we were going for - ie. Buffy Goodman, OrangeGirl, etc). We are so, SO excited to work with them. Their work is amazing, and we know we won't be disappointed!
                 



                 



                 



                #1638 proti007

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                  Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:57 PM

                  Sandi where are you?! We know you're back, and are waiting with baited breath to hear all about your big day! Details ASAP!!!



                  #1639 proti007

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                    Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:46 PM

                    Good news ladies!!! After SEVEN looooooong months, I finally got the phone call I'd been waiting for today: My wedding dress has finally arrived! Woooooooohooooooooo! I went straight after work today to try it on, and am more in love than ever!!! It's going to need some pretty extensive alterations (yay bootcamp!!!!), but I'm so happy :) Hope everyone is doing well!



                    #1640 Sunshine2680

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                      Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:06 AM


                      Yay! So exciting for you! I haven't even started trying any on yet-- wanna lose weight first! ha ha
                      where did you buy from? whats it look like?
                       

                      Originally Posted by proti007 

                      Good news ladies!!! After SEVEN looooooong months, I finally got the phone call I'd been waiting for today: My wedding dress has finally arrived! Woooooooohooooooooo! I went straight after work today to try it on, and am more in love than ever!!! It's going to need some pretty extensive alterations (yay bootcamp!!!!), but I'm so happy :) Hope everyone is doing well!



                       






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