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#1 Mark Romine

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    Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:31 PM

    Anyone hear ever shoot at the Grand Riviera Princess in Riviera Maya? Anything out of the ordinary or unusual about the resort or staff that would be helpful to know as a photographer? Photographer to photographer type stuff. We just booked a Nov '10 wedding there and I've never shoot there. From photos on their site it looks pretty straight forward but none the less I thought I would ask.

    Thanks,
    mark

    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:38 PM

      I was there in November and had no issues as long as you are staying at the resort. No problems whatsoever.

      #3 Mark Romine

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        Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:42 PM

        Yeah, we will be staying there.

        Anything cool within 15-30 minutes driving time that has a real local flavor? Ruins, local shops, abandoned anything? I'm not super big on the resort look but we may be relegated to staying on the resort premises.

        Thx

        #4 TATrisha

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        Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

        Hi Mark! I too was there in November.
        The resort is really nice and has a LOT of photo opportunities. The resort is huge though. It takes awhile to walk from one end to the other. So having an assistant will definitely be a good thing.
        As for offsite locations, that's going to be tougher within the driving range that you posted. 15-20 minutes will get you to Playa Del Carmen... which is awesome. However depending on what time of day you go it'd be crowded.

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        #5 Mark Romine

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          Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:23 PM

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          However depending on what time of day you go it'd be crowded.
          What about local native shops, cantinas etc. things that are real Mexico?

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          Posted 05 March 2010 - 02:11 PM

          LOL. Good luck!
          If you travel further, then you'll definitely find that. It's where I recommend my brides do TTD sessions... but it's a good hour away.
          The area near Playa is just too commercialized. I do know there are some ruins near there that are not restricted like the ones in Tulum. However, I could not tell you where they are.

          How far in advance will you be flying out there? You could do some exploring up and down the coast and you'll probably find what you're looking for.

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          #7 Mark Romine

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            Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:01 PM

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            How far in advance will you be flying out there? You could do some exploring up and down the coast and you'll probably find what you're looking for.
            The day before at about noon so we will have some time in the afternoon. Just hoping to get some real Mexico instead of the resort look.

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            Posted 05 March 2010 - 04:38 PM

            Well, when you get there, head straight to the beach. Going north, so you'll turn right, I know there were some huts with people selling stuff. You'll have to walk a little ways though, so make sure it's okay with your B&G.
            But the bright colors from the ladie's hut on the beach would be beautiful in photos.

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            #9 GroomsArePeopleToo

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              Posted 12 April 2010 - 12:45 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Mark Romine
              Anyone hear ever shoot at the Grand Riviera Princess in Riviera Maya? Anything out of the ordinary or unusual about the resort or staff that would be helpful to know as a photographer? Photographer to photographer type stuff. We just booked a Nov '10 wedding there and I've never shoot there. From photos on their site it looks pretty straight forward but none the less I thought I would ask.

              Thanks,
              mark
              Mark,

              I think I recognize you from the DWF forum. Anyway I hope you got the info you needed. If I can be of any help just give me a call. I am headed down this week, also my inlaws have a place down there so I am familiar with the area.

              #10 Mark Romine

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                Posted 12 April 2010 - 09:14 AM

                Hey Andrew:

                Thanks for the offer! Yes, I'm a DWF member although I don't spend much time there anymore my membership is still active for at least a few more months.

                When we get closer to the date I may have a few more comments for you.

                Thanks again for the offer.

                mark

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                Mark,

                I think I recognize you from the DWF forum. Anyway I hope you got the info you needed. If I can be of any help just give me a call. I am headed down this week, also my inlaws have a place down there so I am familiar with the area.





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