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Has anyone booked their Photographer into their hotel?

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Our hotel charges a $300 fee for "outside" vendor (photography).  We are thinking about booking a room for our Photographer for the day of our wedding that way they are a "guest" with a fancy camera.  That way we avoid the fee and I'd rather put the money towards a room for my photog than give it to the hotel for nothing!

 

Has anyone had any experience with this?  Does it work?  Any idea where I would book this?  The hotel does not have "availabilities" on the website right now but I am told closer to the date they will.

 

Any information would help!!!

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Ours does the same with the outside vendor fee and since I want my WHOLE wedding photographed (getting ready - reception + trash the dress) - photography packages are pretty expensive.  We decided to bring our own photographer -  we are paying for his trip and he is giving us a huge discount PLUS we will have rights to ALL of our pictures and have our photographer for as long as we want.  It has actually turned out to be cheaper than hiring someone there - I have seen brides sharing photographers too (splitting their trip) - just an idea :)

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Some resorts have a minimum hotel stay to be considered a "guest" I believe.  I know my resort charges $1000 for outside vendors, and in order for them to be considered a guest they need to have a minimum of 3 nights stay.

 

We are bringing our own photographer because like MissClarke74 I want the complete wedding day coverage and TTD session.  My photographer won't charge us a fee, I just need to pay for her and an assistant's airfare and room.  I will be paying for 3 nights, but they are staying on the resort for 7 so they are getting a mini vacation out of the deal...lol... so it ends up cheaper for me and they practically get a free vacation. 

 

I have heard of brides sharing a photographer as well... so that might be an idea for you...

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Thanks ladies, we went ahead and booked our photographer, we are just going to suck up the $300.... now $400 vendor fee (Because of her assistant) as it is still cheaper than paying for the 3 nights.  we are getting up there in photography but I really like her work. I sort of wish nowI had checked out bringing a photog from home since the cost is working out to the same if not more now... oh well! Happy with our decision, just maybe not all the extra costs!!!!

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I booked Katya Nova katyanovablog.com  she is AMAZING  I made a list of 5 options and emailed it to FI at work one day, we both LOVED katyas work and she works with her own FI so you get two photographers which I LOVE!!!!! Let me know who you decide!!!!!

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Congrats!! Her work looks amazing!!! I'm tossed between booking her, Michael Weiler, HDC Photography or Michael Steingard....Decisions, decisions! My plan is to decide this wknd..lol :)

 

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