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#1801 jennifer8913

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Originally Posted by daniellemboone 

I'm with the other girls.  It's not a matter of being "angry" as such, it's just the principle of the matter.  If they want to implement a new policy, fine, but it isn't fair to those of us brides who already have deposits/full payments paid for a photographer.  IF we had wanted the resort photographer, we would have booked them, but for whatever reason, whether it be cost or personal photography style preference, we decided to go elsewhere for photography services.  

I personally couldn't justify spending $550 to only receive 50 pictures!  I thought that was OUT TO LUNCH.  The package I have purchased from an outside vendor is a mere $100 more than that for 300 pictures!  I also preferred the outside photographers style to that of the resort photographer.  As a budding photographer myself, photography was important to me, so I found a photographer that I felt was more fitting to my personal needs.  

THAT being said, I received an email from WBA Photo this morning (the resort photographer) showcasing their work.  It still doesn't say ANYTHING about this new policy, but I predict that email is coming soon.  Did anyone else receive an email from WBA?


I received the email from them yesterday. And I agree with you 100%. We shouldn't even have to justify our choice of photographer, ask any bride and the most important thing in a wedding is your pictures, your memories.


"ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


#1802 chrisdeluca

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    Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

    Wow I can't believe this, just a money grab!!!

    I am also bringing photographers down with me but they are also our guests...wonder what they have to say about that!



    #1803 lovely6000

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      Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:00 PM

      I just emailed Luisa trying to understand how they could change a policy when we have already signed a contract that states nothing of the sort. I hope with all of us emailing they will realize how ridiculous they are being. Fingers crossed...WBA is too expensive for me.

      #1804 Byoksana

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        Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

        We just received a response so I thought I would update you all. Good news for those with photographers traveling with them:

         

         

        "Regarding your question, as your photographer is part of your wedding and is staying in Now Larimar he is allowed in  the resort.
         
        Should you have any quesitons, or comments, please feel free to contact us."



        #1805 Byoksana

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          Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

          Hi everyone!! I wrote a review for my wedding with pictures, but they made me put it in the review section, check it out! http://www.bestdesti...larimar/reviews Overall our wedding at Now was perfect!! Our 45 guests all loved the wedding and the resort, it was great!! :) If you need any more info, don't hesitate to ask! ;)

          Did you have your reception at the quiet pool by the fountain area or the relaxing pool on the far side of the resort away from the beach? We're trying to decide which pool is best for us. Thanks!!

          #1806 jennifer8913

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          Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:27 AM

          Originally Posted by Byoksana 

          We just received a response so I thought I would update you all. Good news for those with photographers traveling with them:

           

           

          "Regarding your question, as your photographer is part of your wedding and is staying in Now Larimar he is allowed in  the resort.
           
          Should you have any quesitons, or comments, please feel free to contact us."


          Thats great news! I still haven't heard from Luisa and I am getting very impatient. Thinking about getting my Travel Agent involved and a lawyer at this point. I do not have a contract with the resort photographer and I will not be forced to use them!


          "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

          Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


          #1807 daniellemboone

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            Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:08 AM

            That IS great news for those of you girls bringing your own photographer.  
            I'm hoping that news will be good for those of use hiring from in Dominican as well.  
            *fingers crossed* 

             

            Originally Posted by Byoksana View Post

            We just received a response so I thought I would update you all. Good news for those with photographers traveling with them:

             

             

            "Regarding your question, as your photographer is part of your wedding and is staying in Now Larimar he is allowed in  the resort.
             
            Should you have any quesitons, or comments, please feel free to contact us."



            #1808 Carrol1121

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              Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:21 AM

              Hello Ladies, sorry for the late response!! I did call NOW Larimar and spoke with Luisa. I expressed to her my concerns and she told me that she is aware that many brides are upset and has communicated this to management. She is waiting for management to get back to her regarding this issue, so for right now she recommends for us to give her some time until she hears back from management. I just asked her to tell management about the number of brides that are upset....I truly think this can be changed...after all I did sign a contract in November 2012, four months prior to this policy change. 



              #1809 jennifer8913

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              Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

              Originally Posted by Carrol1121 

              Hello Ladies, sorry for the late response!! I did call NOW Larimar and spoke with Luisa. I expressed to her my concerns and she told me that she is aware that many brides are upset and has communicated this to management. She is waiting for management to get back to her regarding this issue, so for right now she recommends for us to give her some time until she hears back from management. I just asked her to tell management about the number of brides that are upset....I truly think this can be changed...after all I did sign a contract in November 2012, four months prior to this policy change. 


              Thanks for calling Carrol! Luisa did call me today but I was working and unable to answer, but did leave a voicemail that she received all my emails.


              "ever thine ever mine ever ours"~ Ludwig von Beethoven, and more famously by Mr. Big!

              Now Larimar 8/9/13; I married my best friend! 29 of my closest friends and family celebrated with us! Couldn't have wished for anything better :)


              #1810 SusanMike2013

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                Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

                Originally Posted by Carrol1121 

                Hello Ladies, sorry for the late response!! I did call NOW Larimar and spoke with Luisa. I expressed to her my concerns and she told me that she is aware that many brides are upset and has communicated this to management. She is waiting for management to get back to her regarding this issue, so for right now she recommends for us to give her some time until she hears back from management. I just asked her to tell management about the number of brides that are upset....I truly think this can be changed...after all I did sign a contract in November 2012, four months prior to this policy change. 

                Thank you very much Carrol.


                I signed my contract back in April/May 2012.. I also went through everything sent to me and no where does it state policys can change without notice.. prices can and wedding packages can.

                I even have my wedding spreadsheets done and confirmed with the wedding dept stating my outside photographer, thererfore legally they can not deny this.
                So fingers crossed it does not come to that sort of situation ;-)






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