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april/may 2012 punta cana brides - anyone?

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#1 summafool1

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    Posted 16 January 2011 - 06:37 AM

    any one have a photographer yet? I was thinking photophil (i know its early but better than too late! :) ) -- i heard if u share him its cheaper? anyone interested...still waiting to talk to him but just seeing if any of u guys booked a photographer yet and who u were thinking of booking!



    #2 DPBBride2012

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      Posted 02 March 2011 - 10:24 AM

      HI Summafool


      We are getting married at Dreams Palm Beach in Punta Cana hopefully May 4th 2012 ( waiting on confirmed date) . We do not have a photographer yet and I would love to use Photophil as well, but I am not sure if flying someone in is in the budget . I also heard of sharing him and the costs, which would make it much easier. Have you worked anything out yet? What date will your wedding be and which resort?


      Congrats !!!


      #3 soon2bmrspierce

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        Posted 03 March 2011 - 07:16 AM

        We are getting married at Dreams Punta Cana on April 27th 2012...I must of missed the thread about photophil.I got to read up on him.I was thinking of going with hdc.Their prices seem reasonable & I've read good things about them.They want a $200 depositif you want to reserve but don't know which package you want yet.

        #4 spaterson

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          Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:10 AM

          We are getting married May 18th at Excellence PC. I haven't found a photographer yet but I'd love to share if anyone else is around that time.

          #5 Ashmagoo

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            Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:38 PM

            Hi Summafool, I am VERY interested in using photophil as well I just love his pictures!


            My only problem is that I haven't booked a date yet (still trying to choose between resorts as I just got engaged a few days ago) and I read on the Dreams Palm Beach Brides facebook page  that they no longer accept photographers from off the resort. Have you heard anything about this? My two top choices were DPB and the Majestic Elegance, but if DPB doesn't allow outside photographers and the ME costs so much for a private reception, I feel like I almost need to start at the beginning in finding a resort. Any suggestions?

            #6 AcutieRN

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              Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:55 PM

              Hi girls!

              I am looking at a mid April date, possibly around April 16th or 17th 2012.  I am actually so in love with Phil's work that I would be willing to plan my date around his availabilty.  Word on the forum is that he is down there a lot so it usually works out that he is there when you are needing him.  That does make me nervous about Dreams saying no outside photogs as I am planning on being married at the new NOW Larimar, which is owned by the same company as Dreams.Would he be able to stay as a guest at the resort and take our photos?  If anyone has any confirmation on this new policy I would love to know about it!  Also I would be up for sharing Photophil time! Has anyone tried to contact him for pricing, availability?  I have emailed him a couple times and haven't heard back...

              Thanks and congrats to everyone.

              #7 hatfiehm

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                Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

                Hi Ladies! we havent chosen a date or resort yet but we are looking at the 3rd or 4th week of April in Punta Cana.  I havent even thought about a photographer though.. I will keep an eye on this thread!


                #8 Ashmagoo

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                  Posted 07 April 2011 - 06:28 PM

                  Hi Acutie,


                  Just thought I'd update you, Dreams has scrapped that rule about outside photographers and also lifted the day pass fee they used to charge, so you should be okay if you wanted to use Photophil! I have also not heard back from him, but spoke with someone that worked in his office. Apparently he is out of the office and will respond when he's back. The person said that he will be in the Dominican next year on April 28th (not sure how long before and after), and my wedding is on April 30th so I'm hoping to hear back from him soon! Good luck and let me know if you secure a date!

                  #9 AcutieRN

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                    Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:41 AM


                    Thanks for the info! I actually heard back from Phil last night through email.  He was very informative and said that he usually will be in the DR 2 weeks out of every month during high season which includes April and May.  He did say to call him after tomorrow and he will be back in the country to chat about his services.  He seems to think he will be there the last two weeks of April next year! Yeah! Let me know if you hear anything.  Have you booked at a resort yet?

                    #10 swojdyla

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                      Posted 09 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

                      Hey AcutieRN, I was looking at the NOW resort in punta cana. I'm just scared to commit without any reviews to go off of. Have you been to Punta cana? Do you know anything about the NOW resorts? Thanks!! Best of luck it looks amazing!!!

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