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Who is the Best Photographer in the Cancun/Riviera Maya Area? PLEASE HELP!

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#171 maoparker

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    Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

    William is an amazing photographer & his prices and customer service are impeccable. We are so lucky to have stumbled upon him on this site. We couldn't have asked for better photos or a better person to be part of our wedding. When we saw the photos he took we were literally breathless. Everything he did that day made the day so extra special. From the getting ready shots, the ceremony, the reception and the trash the dress session were beyond anything we could have dreamed of. He told the story the of our day perfectly and even our friends and family that weren't there are able to feel like they were. We would hire William over and over. 


    Our slideshow - http://williamsanche...ows/margo.mike/


    If you have any questions about William please let me know! 



    #172 kmmathes

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      Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

      Has anyone used Ivan Luckie?? That's who we've narrowed it down to after looking at some sites, but some reviews (good or bad) would be super helpful!

      #173 MAintheHammer

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        Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

        ClaudiaPhoto (Claudia Rodriguez).

        Had her shoot our wedding at the Azul Beach in Nov 2012 -- no regrets.

        Great pics! Loved her.

        #174 acd8809

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          Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

          Originally Posted by yquezada8 

          Hi Ladies,  I wanted to post my review on William Sanchez on this thread just in case any of you are considering him. Also Congratulations to all of you and enjoy all the planning. I was married in GPR on 5/5/2012 and it was truly an amazing day!


          I was married the Gran Porto Real in Playa del Carmen, Mexico on 5/5/2012. My husband and I hired William Sanchez to photograph our big day and I very much regret our decision to hire him. After the wedding and receiving his full payment he stopped replying to ALL of our emails and pretty much disappeared. Fast forward 3 months after the wedding William had not even sent us a slideshow with highlights.


          Originally my husband and I wanted to hire Ivan Luckie but unfortunately he was booked so he actually recommended William Sanchez to us. Since this was the case we reached out to Ivan for help. Once Ivan followed up with him William sent us a slideshow with highlights from our wedding that HE chose. He didn't even bother to check with us which pictures we wanted to include in our own highlights and didn't mention anything is his email as to why he ignored our emails and phone calls for 3 months. Anyways at this point we were just happy to hear from him and that he wasn't stealing our money. In his email 2 months ago when he sent us our highlights he also promised to send us the downloadable links and the rest of our pictures shortly. We NEVER heard from him again. It's been 5 MONTHS since we married and I still do not have my pictures. Ivan Luckie is trying to help us reach him again but apparently William is in Argentina now and unreachable - how convenient for him. I have no idea what do at this point or if I can take legal action against him. 


          I would like to warn you all. DO NOT HIRE WILLIAM SANCHEZ. He has ruined such special memories for my husband and I. Who knows if we will EVER see our pictures. I will post a follow up soon but please stay away.


          Also I would like to note that our contract stated that pictures would take up to 70 days - Well he is 80 days late with no explanation.

          Thanks for the heads up -- this is the kind of information that brides need to hear, also -- not just the good reviews!  I am looking for a photographer right now, and will make a note of his name so I stay away...



          #175 acd8809

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            Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

            Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that Tony Ruesg (Juan Navarro Photographers) is available for my wedding on May 17, 2013.  His prices are so reasonable! I just emailed him to see if he still has that date open.  I was not going to do a TTD at a cenote, but after looking at all the beautiful photos of cenotes, I just can't resist booking a TTD session afterwards!


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            #176 Scarma

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              Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

              Originally Posted by louloizides 

              My wife and I just used Octavio Montes (info -a-


              On a side note - the hotel originally tried to get us to use their photographer and threatened to charge us an extra fee if we brought our own. But when I pushed to see the guy's portfolio they gave us a website that looked like it was put together in 20 min using a template and the pictures weren't very good. I wouldn't be surprised if it was someone's cousin. Based on that experience, I would always try to go outside the hotel for a photographer.

              Thank you for the information, this is my kinda of budget!!! 

              #177 claruickie

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              Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:52 AM

              Originally Posted by acd8809 

              Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that Tony Ruesg (Juan Navarro Photographers) is available for my wedding on May 17, 2013.  His prices are so reasonable! I just emailed him to see if he still has that date open.  I was not going to do a TTD at a cenote, but after looking at all the beautiful photos of cenotes, I just can't resist booking a TTD session afterwards!


              Amanda   acd8809@yahoo.com




              Oh me cant believe I am having 2nd and 3rd thoughts now with 17 weeks to go ........




              Can any bride that got married at Bahia Principe in Mexico let me know if they booked a Mexican photographer to do their wedding photos how much the Bahia Principe charged for a day pass.  


              After seeing what local Photographers packages are and the costs I am thinking about getting local photographer rather than Arrecife  . . .


              Many thanks in advance, cant believe we are swithering at this late stage 





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                Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

                Your instincts are "bang-on" Kirstin........if photography is important to you, you'll be Much Happier hiring a professional in the field who has the knowledge, experience, equipment, motivation + understanding of what it takes to deliver your amazing wedding story in photos.


                There are numerous professional photographers available in the Mayan Riviera - all of whom will produce results you'll cherish for not only your lifetime, but for generations to come :)


                The key is to find one within your budget, whose art resonates with you and touches your heart. That's the One for you !!!


                Wishing you all the best with your research and decisions! and that your Wedding celebration is everything you Dream of - Cheers :)







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                #179 Scarma

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                  Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

                  Does anyone have pictures or know alot about Mayan Ceremony with dancers?? Pamela Van made me fall in love with the concept. I would like some pictures! 

                  #180 happilyeveraftr

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                    Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

                    Hi new brides,


                    I just recently got married in Playa Del Carmen Feb 2013 and after a lot of researching I booked Jaimie Glez as my photographer. He is newer for wedding photography in Mexico but he is a very talented photography. I highly recommend him. Him and his wife take the photo's and they are a great team to work with. Jaimie has an eye for great picture taking and we just reviewed our preview pictures for our wedding and the pictures turned out stunning. If anyone would like to see pictures send me your email address and I will send you some.


                    I know how important pictures are on your wedding day and as a recent married bride I am more then happy with the pictures Jaimie took. I think he will start being in high demand as soon as word of mouth spreads around I know being a bride from Canada it was very hard to choose a wedding photographer in Mexico and I thought of flying in my own but my expectations were met with booking Jaimie Glez. Please check out his website and for all you Canadian and USA brides out there he is worth booking he is truly a talented photographer and very easy going. I had lots of fun taking pictures on my wedding day because he is very humble but also very professional. I think sometimes we make decisions because some photographers mass advertise but its some that get over looked because they are not advertised everywhere and that's the great thing about this forum because I know as a bride stressing out for my big wedding day this forum helped a lot. Everyone who has seen our wedding photo's so far have all said that our photo's look like they should be in a magazine and if you are looking for someone who will make your wedding pictures elegant, modern and romantic book Jaimie! You won't regret it. http://jaimeglez.com...ng-photography/

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