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#41 mssannita

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    Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:25 PM

    Hello there.

    I reviewed your picture and it's beautiful.

    We are getting married September 22, 2012 and are really considering Arrecife. Did you do video also or just pics?

    Anything we should know? I went online and their website is under construction, which does not help much.

    Thank you so much.

    Here is my email: Mssannita@aol.com



    #42 inloveinkorea

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      Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:54 PM

      This sounds awful! What a shady business!!
       

      Originally Posted by Enrique 

      I recently had a wedding at Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana and the same thing that happened to sebitasalejo occurred to us.  They told us that it would be ok and not to worry about it, but when you show up it's a different story.  They tell you that you have to talk to the wedding people to deal with them in person. Even if you have it in writing via email that your guest can take pictures with a professional camera. They'll make you sign a paper that says they can charge you $500 if they feel that the pictures being taken are professional pictures. So in a sense it's all a very grey area that they control.  They even stopped someone in our party taking pictures in the middle of the ceremony. It was so annoying and frustrating.  I would not recommend dealing with arrecife.  Jackie was has a lower IQ than george bush. She wasn't helpful at all.  She portrayed herself as the manager of Arrecife and said that if they didn't take the pictures than we would get charged $500.  It's a total scam and they leave you with no choice but to use them.  You don't need things like this right before your wedding.  It's stressful enough and don't forget that this is a business to them.  When you show up to the hotel to do all the paperwork you don't have a choice anymore.  You're cornered!! We decided not to purchase any of their pictures as other people took plenty of pictures.  Plus, my brother and I saw what the photographer Willy was doing to the pictures and it's not brain science.  All he was doing was applying a preset setting on the pictures he took.  He was using the program lightroom from adobe. I know of it because I used it for a class I took during the summer for fun.  The same pictures they give you, you can do on your own with the same quality, but with a higher quantity at a WWWAAAYYYY Cheaper price.  



       


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      #43 Arrecife DR

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        Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:20 AM

        Dear Brides, if you are getting married at Bahia Principe (at the dominican republic) you can visit the following link:

         

        http://facebook.com/...BahiaPrincipeDo

         

        There you will find images, and can get more info about the in-house photography provider.

         

        Kind regards,

         

        Angela



        #44 Valerie2013

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          Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:48 AM

          Hi there....Having a wedding next year at Palma Real. So excited!!!! I'm thinking about hiring an onsite photographer Arrecife Studio. Have checked their work and the pictures are just amazing! But it is so hard to decide as there are so many photographers offering their services. Any advices? :-)



          #45 rudnwedding

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            Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

            We got married at the Paradisus Palma real in February 2012. Although the resort was not the best to work with and we had a horrible time planning it, we came down to realizing that the day is more important than all that stuff. The day came and we all had such an amazing time. The photos showed it as the photographer was amazing! I hate taking photos but Alvaro with Arrecife Studio was amazing! He made me comfortable and we didn't even know he was around as he took pictures we didn't even realize he was taking. They came out so wonderful and meaningful. I would recommend him and his company. I didn't care for the videographer as much but the photographer was beyond amazing! 100% recommend him and his staff! 



            #46 rudnwedding

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              Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:29 AM

              We just got married in February at the Paradisus Palma Real. The hotel wasn't that great with planning the wedding and the reservations for my guests was a nightmare as the hotel was overbooked. I can say that the best thing they did was get me an amazing photographer! I am very shy so taking pictures was scary for me. My husband and I felt so comfortable with Alvaro as he guided us to some amazing shots and also got some that we didn't even realize he was catching these moments. When we received everything which the pricing was amazing for what you get... actually beyond amazing!!!!  We just couldn't believe how beautiful it all turned out. I couldn't believe it was us. It looked like something out of a magazine. I would recommend him 100%. Not too sure if I cared for the videographer but the photographer was worth it!!!! Hope this helps...



              #47 erica12

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                Posted 28 March 2012 - 08:06 AM

                Can you post any pics? Do you have any recommendations of things you liked or didnt like there? I am getting married there next April!



                #48 VaniaBel

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                  Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

                  I just got married at the Paradisus Punta Cana Resort and the wedding coordinator Elizabeth was a Angel my wedding was in one word Perfect I had high expections and didn't have a lot of faith but I was so blessed and fortunate. The wedding was amazing and very beautiful I worked with a ARRECIFE STUDIO W E G Photographer named Mr.Joaquin Rodriguez and I was very impressed our pictures are unbelievable I can't thank Mr. Rodriguez enough he knew all the right poses and lighting. He went above and beyond and he stood in the background and got all the best shots. He also talked us through everything and we got the most spectacular pictures with our 3 year old son on the beach. Anyone looking for the best photographer see this man I can send you samples via email. Hope this helps any future brides. Best wishes to all...

                  #49 sosodj

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                    Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:56 AM

                    Hi Vanibal,

                     

                     Would you be able to send me some of your prictures, i'm really having a hard time about deciding on a photographer and i'm hearing some mixed reviews about ARRECIFE STUDIO. Would you mind sharing the pricing and what you got for it, i'm having a hard time trying to get pricing from them?

                     

                    thanks

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                    #50 MissyBee

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                      Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:13 AM

                      I also would love to see some examples of Arricife's work, as well as hear a past bride's experience. I am still unsure at this point, even after looking at their FB page. Would anyone be willing to provide a link to their photos?
                       






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