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#1981 kitkat863

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    Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:43 AM


    I have Pilar as my WC. I didn't really have to do much, I just asked. I am not using the resort photographer and I am not having a band play during the ceremony (I think that is what they changed in the package instead of having a DJ.) Who is your WC...it seems that Ana doesn't let any switching but so far with Pilar I haven't had any issues. Good Luck!! :)
     

    Originally Posted by JIACwed 

    Just wondering if you have Ana or Pillar as your WC?  I too am bringing my own photographer but was told I could not substitute for anything. Did you have to do a lot of negotiating to get the DJ?
     



     



     



    #1982 all the love

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      Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:47 AM


      I got Ana to agree to give us an extra hour of video since we weren't using the judge or minister, but with an extra $100 fee, which is about what an hour of video SHOULD be worth, rather than the $400 they charge. She did tell me it was a 'special circumstance' and that they are not allowed to make swaps, but she seems to tell that to almost everyone. I've heard from previous brides that it is sometimes easier to get her to agree to the swap once you are down there, but it sure makes planning ahead of time difficult.
       

      Originally Posted by kitkat863 


      I have Pilar as my WC. I didn't really have to do much, I just asked. I am not using the resort photographer and I am not having a band play during the ceremony (I think that is what they changed in the package instead of having a DJ.) Who is your WC...it seems that Ana doesn't let any switching but so far with Pilar I haven't had any issues. Good Luck!! :)
       



       



       



      #1983 kthun

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        Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

        It seems like Pilar has more pull. I wish I would have gotten her! For those of you bringing photogs, are you paying for their stay plus a fee? I'm struggling with finding a great option for pics

        #1984 kitkat863

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          Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:17 AM

          We aren't techically bringing a photographer, I booked Gonzalo Nunez. He has been absolutely fantastic! We will have him included in our count for dinner and I think we just have to pay $50 for a day pass for him. I struggled finding someone who was in our budget but Gonzalo not only has great photographs but he is also had the best package for the price that I could find. I haven't had my wedding yet but so far he has been nothing but great! Good luck!

           

          Originally Posted by kthun 

          It seems like Pilar has more pull. I wish I would have gotten her! For those of you bringing photogs, are you paying for their stay plus a fee? I'm struggling with finding a great option for pics


           



          #1985 KatieJ

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            Posted 27 October 2011 - 11:46 AM


            Did Ana tell you that all you had to do was pay a day pass?? Bcause i was under the impression from her that i had to pay the 350 for the photographer????
             

            Originally Posted by kitkat863 

            We aren't techically bringing a photographer, I booked Gonzalo Nunez. He has been absolutely fantastic! We will have him included in our count for dinner and I think we just have to pay $50 for a day pass for him. I struggled finding someone who was in our budget but Gonzalo not only has great photographs but he is also had the best package for the price that I could find. I haven't had my wedding yet but so far he has been nothing but great! Good luck!

             



             



             



            #1986 JIACwed

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              Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

              Ana told me that the outside photographer would have to pay the day pass which I believe is $65. Most photographers bring an assistant too so that would double the cost. When I asked about swapping out my photographer for live music or something Ana told me no swapping was allowed but she offered to give me a free guest pass for the photographer. Not much of a swap if you ask me. I need to figure out how to negotiate with her though....



              #1987 kitkat863

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                Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:35 AM


                I believe Pilar told me that all I would have to do is pay the day pass, which is $50 or $65...I can't remember the exact number but I know that it wasn't anywhere near $350. Maybe once you are done there and face to face with Ana it might be easier to negogiate some things. Good Luck!

                Originally Posted by KatieJ 


                Did Ana tell you that all you had to do was pay a day pass?? Bcause i was under the impression from her that i had to pay the 350 for the photographer????
                 



                 



                 



                #1988 jmac

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                  Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:31 AM

                  Hi All

                   

                  I have Pilar as my WC as well and she told me the same thing - it was just a day pass for the photographer. Ive been looking around to see what is in my budget for photos etc vs using the resort photographers. Its quite expensive from what I have found so far - but am struggling with what to do since pics are pretty much the only thing Im really concerned about.

                   

                  It sounds like most people aren't using the resort photographers. Any particular reason why? I checked out their work - it looks ok but it definitely didn't blow me away :)



                  #1989 all the love

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                    Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:04 PM


                    The reason we chose not to use the resort photographer was because we have photographers from home we have worked with and love and they are coming down with us for the week. We have 'donated' our photos from the resort to some friends of ours who will do a photo shoot with the resort photographer and they will get all their prints which are included in the package.  If we hadn't brought photographers from home, we would have used the resort photographer ourselves.
                     

                    Originally Posted by jmac 

                    Hi All

                     

                    I have Pilar as my WC as well and she told me the same thing - it was just a day pass for the photographer. Ive been looking around to see what is in my budget for photos etc vs using the resort photographers. Its quite expensive from what I have found so far - but am struggling with what to do since pics are pretty much the only thing Im really concerned about.

                     

                    It sounds like most people aren't using the resort photographers. Any particular reason why? I checked out their work - it looks ok but it definitely didn't blow me away :)



                     



                    #1990 JIACwed

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                      Posted 29 October 2011 - 06:35 AM

                      I have done a lot of online research for photographers in the mayan riviera area and they don't come cheap. Prices range from about $2000 for 6 hrs to $5000. With a TTD added to the 6 hrs about  $2600- 6000. The reason I didn't like the resort photographer was I felt the pictures kind of fell flat and weren't overly creative. They look nice at first glance but once I started looking at other wedding photographer photos I then realized they weren't nearly as good. Some of the photographers whose prices were most reasonable include: Sascha Gluck, Dean Sanderson, Fine Art Studio and Ivan Luckie (a little more). Good luck!






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