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#1 jenleah

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    Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:17 AM

    I am getting married December 2, 2011 at Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana. Has anyone who has gotten married there recently brought their own photographer from where they live? If so, did you have any problems with them getting to the resort and getting to take the photos? They are staying at the resort with us over the entire weekend, so I figure it would be fine for us just to say they are family friends and they aren't getting paid for their work. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

     


    Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - December 2, 2011
    32 friends and family + bride and groom + Dreams Palm Beach = one amazing week and spectacular wedding!!


    #2 Train13

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      Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:09 AM

      I'm bringing in my own photographers as well.  They are also "family friends" staying for a few nights, so we are able to avoid an outside vendor fee. 

       

      I need to find out if there is a work visa requirement for them entering the country with their equipment?  We don't want to have any problems in customs. Getting in contact with the US Embassy is becoming a royal pain.

       

      Anyone fly down there own photographers?  Are there any specific requirements? Please help!

       

      Thanks,

      Shannon



      #3 jenleah

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        Posted 03 March 2011 - 05:52 PM


        I emailed Melani about it a while back and she said that it was fine that we were bringing our own photographer. She didn't say anything about requirements. I'd say as long as they don't advertise that they are paid photographers, there shouldn't be a problem.

         

        Originally Posted by Train13 

        I'm bringing in my own photographers as well.  They are also "family friends" staying for a few nights, so we are able to avoid an outside vendor fee. 

         

        I need to find out if there is a work visa requirement for them entering the country with their equipment?  We don't want to have any problems in customs. Getting in contact with the US Embassy is becoming a royal pain.

         

        Anyone fly down there own photographers?  Are there any specific requirements? Please help!

         

        Thanks,

        Shannon



         


        Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - December 2, 2011
        32 friends and family + bride and groom + Dreams Palm Beach = one amazing week and spectacular wedding!!


        #4 KatyaNova

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          Posted 14 March 2011 - 08:49 AM

          Hi Shannon & brides bringing your own photograhers - don't worry about getting any visas for them. Do let them know that they are allowed 2 camera bodies per person, but I doubt anyone will be bringing more that that. Also, give them an invitation to carry with them just in case. As long as they write on the customs card that they are traveling for 'pleasure' - they won't even be asked. Hope that helps! 

           

          Oh I can't wait for Dreams!! My fiancee and I will be living in Punta Cana as of this fall (2011) & shooting weddings, it's so exciting to be on the other side of things. Let me know if there is anything I can help with! 

           

          xx

          Katya Nova.



          #5 Train13

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            Posted 14 March 2011 - 10:16 AM

            Katya,

             

            Thank you so much for the information!!!  Life saver!



            #6 brendee2005

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              Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:00 PM

              I love your pictures Katya! I emailed you,.so hopefully you will.be my photographer for my wedding!




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