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#11 sebitasalejo

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    Posted 19 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

    I actually asked them for pricing info since my photographer wont be able to make it and they did not have packages designed with specific prices. The only thing they told me was that the minimum is 35 pictures @ $15 each. They would not say whether they are printed, in a digital format, or both. So, no clue about their cost. Any feedback anyone? Thank you :)
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    #12 anita78

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      Posted 21 January 2011 - 07:41 AM



      Originally Posted by sebitasalejo 

      I actually asked them for pricing info since my photographer wont be able to make it and they did not have packages designed with specific prices. The only thing they told me was that the minimum is 35 pictures @ $15 each. They would not say whether they are printed, in a digital format, or both. So, no clue about their cost. Any feedback anyone?
      Thank you :)


      WOW! 35x $15 that's  525 $   over 500 $ for 35 pictures..That's incredible! 
      pay the fee, and take an photographer from outside! 

      one example, I paid 1000 $ and I received over 500 photos on a DVD in high-resolution and Printed Pictures and a Wedding Book  



      #13 Flores

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        Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:26 AM

        I agree, it seems like they take great photos. However when I contacted them about prices they were very cryptic. They basically told me that they will tell me the package prices after they have taken the pictures. Ummmm no.....at that time I wont have a choice but to purchase them at a million bucks! It's ridiculous!



        #14 anita78

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          Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:31 PM



          Originally Posted by Flores 

          I agree, it seems like they take great photos. However when I contacted them about prices they were very cryptic. They basically told me that they will tell me the package prices after they have taken the pictures. Ummmm no.....at that time I wont have a choice but to purchase them at a million bucks! It's ridiculous!


          Flores , do not accept that!

          That's a incredible business policy. 

          Why do you not take a photograph from outside?

          Punta Cana has a lot of good photographers.

          Pay the fees and you know what you have :)

           



          #15 estephanie

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            Posted 31 January 2011 - 06:01 AM

            When I asked for prices they told me  the same , As I did not want to pay the fee , I hired their services and I can just recommend , they were very nice and helpful , The pictures were out of this world  , I loved their work  , They were worry If liked my pictures , asked me every minitu if i want to change some colors or if I want to modifed something on them , but I did not change nothing because the colors were pop and nice , the packages that they made for me they suit  my budget .

             

             

            Excellent work !!!

             



            #16 lesee

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              Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:29 PM

              Hi girls!

               

              I've recently been in touch with Arrecife and they emailed me their rates as being this:

               

              "Small: 25 pictures in a CD (during the ceremony only) $250 USD

              Medium: 35 pictures in a CD (during the ceremony only) $350 USD

              Big: 50 pictures in a CD (this package includes pictures taken in the room 30 minutes before the ceremony starts and pictures during the ceremony) $500 USD

              Also we have some optional services.

              Our price for each photo is US$ 10, we offer photos on CD or DVD. I will put a price list of our extra products,  yourself can make your approximate budget.

                   Wedding Album:

                    Sizes:    12 x 24                                                                                            Price: US$ 700.00

                                8 x 12                                                                                             Price:  US$ 500.00

                    Photo prints:

                    Sizes:    5 x 7                                                                                                             Price: US$ 10.00

                               4 x 6                                                                                                            Price: US$ 10.00

                               6 x 8                                                                                                             Price: US$ 10.00

                  8 x 12                                                                                                            Price: US$ 20.00

                12 x 18                                                                                                           Price: US$ 30.00


              Video services

              We have 3 options, please choose the one you prefer and accommodates better to your wishes and desires:

              ·       Recording in the room + ceremony (until signing of document): US$500


              ·       Recording in the room + ceremony + toast + cake cutting + beach: US$ 650


              ·       Recording in the room + ceremony + toast + cake cutting + beach + Reception: US$ 850"



              #17 sebitasalejo

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                Posted 22 February 2011 - 05:44 PM

                I don't know how this works with other resorts, but Arrecife has some deal with Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro where, no matter whether they work or not, they end up getting your money anyway.

                I did not like Jackie, the person sitting at the desk when you arrive at their office. She is somewhat polite and well mannered, which does not make up for her lack of listening skills and logic reasoning:

                A few months before the wedding I emailed one of the wedding coordinators to ask whether they would let my friend take my pictures. He is my best friend, a guest, and this was his wedding present to me. The coord. said as long as it was a hotel guest it would be fine.

                 

                Jackie said no. The only way they would waive the $500 fee for letting someone with a professional or semiprofessional camera take pictures at the ceremony is if I can show (with a passport or some other document) that this person is related to me by blood.

                 

                She actually said if they saw someone with a professional or semiprofessional camera there they would stop the ceremony and ask the person to put the camera away. She also said if I found the email my wedding coord. sent the most that could happen is she would get yelled at, but I would still have to pay. I had to ask my friend not to take his camera out (that was heartbreaking). At the end of the ceremony we were leaving and my friend took some pictures at the hotel lobby. Turns out someone from Arrecife was following us around and asked my friend to put the camera away. This lady said she knew he was at that hotel for the third time, which is far from true. When I told her he was there as my guest, he was rooming with my sister, he is my best friend and this would have been his weeding present, she said I should have said something. She allowed my friend to take pictures at the end when the ceremony, the most important piece, was already over.

                 

                I could have paid the $500 and be done with it, but I chose not to out of principle. don't think it is right for Arrecife to keep my money when they did no work at all.

                I just took my 10 pictures included in the package and called it a day.

                The photographer, willy, was very nice and courteous. The pictures themselves were OK. Nothing extraordinary.

                 

                I am just really hurt that their lack of communication actually ruined my special day and left me with no wedding pictures from my best friend. Booooo to Arrecife.  


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                #18 lesee

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                  Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:21 PM

                  Oh wow, I'm so sorry to hear that sebitasalejo but thank you so much for sharing your story. I have contacted them this evening to get a little reassurance from them that they will not be telling my sisters who fancy themselves photographers with their fancy SLR cameras - to put them away.

                   



                  I don't know how this works with other resorts, but Arrecife has some deal with Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro where, no matter whether they work or not, they end up getting your money anyway.

                  I did not like Jackie, the person sitting at the desk when you arrive at their office. She is somewhat polite and well mannered, which does not make up for her lack of listening skills and logic reasoning:

                  A few months before the wedding I emailed one of the wedding coordinators to ask whether they would let my friend take my pictures. He is my best friend, a guest, and this was his wedding present to me. The coord. said as long as it was a hotel guest it would be fine.

                   

                  Jackie said no. The only way they would waive the $500 fee for letting someone with a professional or semiprofessional camera take pictures at the ceremony is if I can show (with a passport or some other document) that this person is related to me by blood.

                   

                  She actually said if they saw someone with a professional or semiprofessional camera there they would stop the ceremony and ask the person to put the camera away. She also said if I found the email my wedding coord. sent the most that could happen is she would get yelled at, but I would still have to pay. I had to ask my friend not to take his camera out (that was heartbreaking). At the end of the ceremony we were leaving and my friend took some pictures at the hotel lobby. Turns out someone from Arrecife was following us around and asked my friend to put the camera away. This lady said she knew he was at that hotel for the third time, which is far from true. When I told her he was there as my guest, he was rooming with my sister, he is my best friend and this would have been his weeding present, she said I should have said something. She allowed my friend to take pictures at the end when the ceremony, the most important piece, was already over.

                   

                  I could have paid the $500 and be done with it, but I chose not to out of principle. don't think it is right for Arrecife to keep my money when they did no work at all.

                  I just took my 10 pictures included in the package and called it a day.

                  The photographer, willy, was very nice and courteous. The pictures themselves were OK. Nothing extraordinary.

                   

                  I am just really hurt that their lack of communication actually ruined my special day and left me with no wedding pictures from my best friend. Booooo to Arrecife.  





                  #19 JessicaJones123

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                    Posted 02 March 2011 - 07:18 AM

                    Im very sorry to hear those things of  them  but  Im  desagree =)  I  LOVE  ARRECIFE STUDIO`S  WEDDING PICTURES  !!!!  they  were a major part in the best day of our lives!  Willy  took   breath taking photos , they look so perfect and naturals  .  We were so impressed with their  professional, get fun work ethic. The photographs they  took were so perfect and lovely that is still takes our breath away when we look at them.  

                    Im so happy  with their work  and so lucky to choose them , to portrayed  our  wedding day in their pictures , my best friend  is getting married in April  , first she was thinking in take  one of the photographers out side but as soon as she looked at  my wedding pictures she felt in love .


                    About prices do not have to be scared for the minimum of 35 for US$ 500.00 ,   this is only the basic package then when they know the amount of pictures they took , they make very good package , for me was not expensive  , and I m not a millionare
                     

                    Good Luck  !!!



                    #20 sposa

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                      Posted 02 March 2011 - 09:43 AM

                      Hi,Jessica Jones123 where did you get married?

                      tell us a bit more about the prices they gave you when you had the pictures taken already,please.

                       

                       






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