Just thought I would post my review of HDC Photgraphy here for any of you Destination Brides looking for a photographer in DR!
When deciding on a photographer for my destination wedding in Punta Cana, I researched HDC Photography, and found it amazing that there were no negative reviews. Now I understand why!! These photographers are not only professional, but incredibly easy to deal with. From the first email I sent off to Arnaud, I was VERY quickly responded to (within an hour in most cases) and when planning a destination wedding, waiting to hear back from emails can be frustrating sometimes. Not with HDC. I never once had to wait days for replies from them, and all of my questions were ALWAYS answered promptly.
The day of my wedding was so hectic I didn't even think for a moment to worry about whether or not the photographer would show up! Haha! I walked down the aisle and Charlie was there snapping away. I honestly didn't even notice him there until the ceremony was over. He managed to get the greatest pictures without even being noticed! Haha! After the ceremony, he introduced himself and gave us enough time to chat with our guests and have a celebratory toast before heading off to the beach for photos. We booked the smallest package of photos which was a 3 hour session and he utilized every moment of that time. He was creative with poses and was open to suggestions for photos that I requested, and made us all look fantastic. At the end of our session, he told us that Arnaud would meet us the NEXT DAY at noon in the lobby of our hotel so we could view our photos. In less than 24-hours!!!
We arrived at the lobby just before 12 the next day, and at 12:15, Charlie came rushing into the lobby. He informed us that Arnaud was tied up with another customer and he would be arriving in a half hour. I found that quite respectable; he was running late and sent one of his photographers to let us know so we wouldn't be waiting and wondering where the heck he was! When Arnaud did arrive, we sat down and went through our entire disc of photos (362 of them!!!!) and they were all fantastic! I was so happy with them that it's going to be hard to choose which ones to frame! Hahaha!
I must say, upon reading other reviews from brides who have used HDC for their wedding photography, I can wholeheartedly agree 100%, that if you book HDC Photography for your destination wedding, you will not be disappointed! A fantastic group of people to work with, and a phenomenal finished product at a price you cannot beat! I HIGHLY recommend them to ANYone! And just so you know, they are not only Tropical destination wedding photographers, Arnaud told me that they've traveled to Canada twice and to other places as well, and apparently they only charge a small travel fee! Still less expensive than most local photographers! Worth checking into!