I received an email today that Melia Caribe Tropical is again charging a $1,000 copyright fee for outside photographers. Has anyone else run into this? I found out only because my photographer emailed me about it. It was confirmed by my WC this afternoon. Prior to signing my contract, I had asked about this fee (they had it in the past) and I was assured that I could use an outside vendor and that they no longer had a copyright fee. I wouldn't have signed a contract with them had they suggested that this fee might return. I'm actually considering breaking my current contract and moving my wedding because of this. I don't want any other "surprises" along the road.
Feeling pretty bummed about it all.