Hello everyone, I am newly engaged and beginning my planning!!! We just got engaged a week ago in Cozumel, and have decide to get married in Tulum. I have noticed many of you are bringing a photographer with you. The photographs are a top priority for me as well, has any one found a wonderful local photographer. Furthermore, does anyone have and idea of a reasonable budget. I am trying to decide if I need to hire a wedding planner, or if I cold pull it off myself. I am so excited to have found this site, I have already gathered so much information. This will save me a lot of time. Congrats ladies!!!!
Posted 16 August 2010 - 10:01 AM
Oh, I also will need a mariachi band, and possible a fire show at the reception. Any suggestions??
Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:47 AM
Im with ya there - we are currently looking at Sasha Gluck or Elizabeth Medina as I'm not too taken with the resort photographer and that is my main priority too.
Mariachi bands from our resort (Moon Palace) are £450 USD for 45 minutes! Sounds like a lot to me???
Posted 18 August 2010 - 12:34 PM
There are a lot of wonderful photographers on the vendor links here... I'm personally foregoing the extras on the wedding decorations from the resort and bringing my own to spend that money on a photographer to capture the "mood" of the whole day. I'm hoping to spend $1500 or so for the whole package which I would hope includes a TTD... I am having a smaller affair, so I dont think I need countless hours w/ the photog. I dont think the resort photogs are able to get that same feel at least from all the pix i have seen b/c they might not have the same type of equipment the outside photogs do... I think if you get married at most of the resorts that are big on weddings, you will get the WC included. How much attention you get prior is proabbly a point of contention for most people, but it seems like it all ends up well in the end.
Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:29 PM
finding photographer in this forum is easy, you can search or you can to to the wedding vendor link on the top of this page, there are a variety of them and you can choose by investment and style, and your choose will depend on how important the photographer is for you, just have in mind that in 20 years, you won't remember any detail of your wedding if you do not have great pictures
Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:44 AM
Agree with Ivan!
In the process of being listed on the photographers page as well. Had no clue this site existed!! Another place you can look for a photographer is WPJA.com They are an association for wedding photojournalists and can actually search by "destination photographers". They list their starting prices and their websites.
Hope this helps!!
(Maria Angela Photography)
Posted 13 September 2010 - 10:47 AM
I have Del Sol ==> Booked http://delsolphotography.com/blog/ for my wedding on February, 18th. They are the first vendor I booked, The Day after I booked the hotel.
There work has been seen in magazine around the world and have been voted one of the top ten destination wedding photographers in the world. They are a little pricey, but they take â€œQualityâ€ to a new level by there unparalleled ability to capture photo journalism.
If you love the Del Sol style, but would prefer a more economical choice. Matt, Owner of Del Sol is started another company under the Del Sol umbrella called La Luna.
Their website is located HERE -> http://www.lalunaphotographers.com/
You should take a look; I believe some of the pictures posted on the website are of Best Destination Wedding Brides.
Posted 13 September 2010 - 11:06 AM
I'm getting married in Tulum and I'm using Jillian Mitchell for my photographer. This was the most important thing to me and you really just have to search and search different photographers and see what styles you like and what will also fit within your budget. Always ask a photographer you are interested in if you can see a full wedding slideshow they have done that includes everything.
Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:50 PM
There are many resources available on BDW that can help you with all your needs. The Tulum area as well as the Riviera Maya are very wedding friendly and I'm sure you will have no trouble finding great vendors for your event. Don't forget to check out photo slide shows of different weddings in the area to give you great ideas. Good luck with the search!
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