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#1 katrinkit35

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    Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:01 AM

    If yes, how/why did you choose to do so?

    We are now looking for a photographer, but I am wondering if it is best to find someone in Cabo or fly someone in. What is your take on the matter?

    #2 Angel-in-Law

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      Posted 08 April 2010 - 01:42 AM

      Hi. I'm getting married on Grand Bahama Island (GBI) and I'm flying my photographer in from another island in the Bahamas. It ended up being less expensive than using a photographer from GBI and wayyy less than the one offered by my hotel. So the decision was right for me because I found a great photographer within my price range.

      I'd say definitely consider any good photographer in Cabo, but don't be afraid to look elsewhere in Mexico, back home, or anywhere else. You might find a good deal.

      Only cautionary note is that some places require photographers from outside of the country to pay an extra fee to do photography work in the country. Not sure that applies to Cabo? So do your research.

      #3 mlabbe

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        Posted 08 April 2010 - 02:40 AM

        We are flying our photographer in. The hotel we are using have assiciated photographers and if you choose to not go with them, you cannot choose another photog from the same city. Photography is really important to us, we wanted to have someone who fit our style taking our photos! In the end flying our photog in is the same cost as using the hotel's photog.

        #4 avong1228

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          Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:27 AM

          We are also flying a photographer in. We found it to be the cheapest and you have them the entire time they are there. There are also a ton of photographers that are fantastic but want to get into destination weddings that will come for just the cost of air and hotel. So many choices though as there are some great ones in Mexico as well but make sure you find out if your resort has an outside vendor fee or allows outside vendors.

          #5 dolfinluck

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            Posted 08 April 2010 - 09:33 AM

            When we were originally going to get married in Mexico I planned to use a photographer from there since their are so many great ones to choose from but when we switched to the DR I did not find anyone i was crazy about. Photography is really important to us so I found a great photographer near me. in the end for the amount of coverage we are getting it would of been the same price as using the hotel's photographer.

            #6 MarieSam

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              Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:21 AM

              We flew our photographers to our wedding and it was THE BEST decision we could have possibly made! Unfortunately, the photographers in our area -- the Riveria Maya -- were not in our price range for the type of photography and services we wanted. So we lucked up finding a pair who was willing to shoot our welcome dinner, wedding day and day-after session for costs of travel/accomodations only. This ended up being right in our price range and they were AMAZING photographers as well

              Here's my link to my post-wedding pics: http://bestdestinati....ography-46544/

              My best advice is to figure out whether it is cost efficient for you to fly your photographer out to your location and most importantly, if the photographer actually fits the needs and style you are looking for. Like the other gals have said, make sure your venue allows outside photogs to document your wedding because some don't or require some sort of fee to be paid.

              Good luck on whatever you eventually decide!

              #7 Jess

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                Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:39 AM

                We flew ours in! Same photographer as MarieSam actually :)

                totally worth it. When we factored in the cost of a local photographer vs. flying one down it was not much more money. I recommend it if you find someone you love!

                #8 Jess

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                  Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:40 AM

                  P.S Ours is a lot more than just travel costs now unfortunately though...MarieSam totally scored!! But she was worth every penny

                  #9 *Krista*

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                    Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:44 AM

                    I, too, am flying my photographer in. I'm from Canada, but I had an awesome photographer recommended to me from a friend who lives in Arkansas. She's from Louisiana and she does awesome work! I'm so excited to meet her and she's doing my welcome dinner, all wedding day and next day TTD for the price of hotel and airfare. It's waaaaay cheaper than most of the photographers in the Mayan Riviera, and she does awesome work! her blog is
                    Kaylynn Marie Photography

                    By the way MarieSam - I love your pics! Congratulations on a beautiful wedding!
                    July 10, 2010 ~ This was the day I married my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, and love... ~ Mrs. Allen

                    #10 MarieSam

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                      Posted 08 April 2010 - 11:57 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Jess
                      P.S Ours is a lot more than just travel costs now unfortunately though...MarieSam totally scored!! But she was worth every penny
                      We got so lucky Jess. And I've seen your AMAZIN pics, I think she was worth it too
                      I, too, am flying my photographer in. I'm from Canada, but I had an awesome photographer recommended to me from a friend who lives in Arkansas. She's from Louisiana and she does awesome work! I'm so excited to meet her and she's doing my welcome dinner, all wedding day and next day TTD for the price of hotel and airfare. It's waaaaay cheaper than most of the photographers in the Mayan Riviera, and she does awesome work! her blog is
                      Kaylynn Marie Photography

                      By the way MarieSam - I love your pics! Congratulations on a beautiful wedding!
                      Thanks Krista ~ your photographer looks fantastic. Can't wait to see your photos




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