| Originally Posted by MrsC-to-Be |
Hi there! Wow yes Our is 1pm at the Palace.
I see you're looking for someone to share a photographer? do you already have one picked out? we're not sure we're looking to do that- but let me know the details/costs and I'll see
any word on how the barcelo photographers are?
| Originally Posted by nmurch |
i've heard poor things about the 'foto carribe' which is the hotel photographers... if you want to book an outside photographer you need to purchase them 1roomx2 nights... thats the only way that the hotel allows external photographers...
not sure if anyone has mentioned this site yet Unofficial Barcelo Maya - Index
Yes, I am looking for someone to share with. I am kind of looking at someone from my area, but haven't made any decisions yet. Was also thinking of using Sascha Gluck, but if I can bring someone whose work I like as much or more for the same cost then I would prefer to do that. I'm not sure how sharing would work out with us though MrsC, since our ceremonies are only an hour apart.
I have checked out the Unnoficial Barcelo Maya Forum, actually I have a post on there too about sharing a photog! There have been reviews and comments on there and in this forum about Foto Caribbean (or Photo Caribbean) and a lot of them haven't been flattering. There was one bride whose photos they lost and then tried to pass off stills from the video as the pictures!
I can't say there haven't been good reviews because there are some, but I find personally, strictly my own taste, that most of their work looks amateur and cheesy and not worth what they charge for it. I have relatives with nice cameras who could take the same photo quality for way less money.
I also don't appreciate that Barcelo makes you pay either a $300 outside vendor fee or a one or two night stay for a local professional photographer to come in. They do hundreds of weddings a year, you'd think they would offer a better photography option for such an important event.
Sorry, that was a bit of a rant!