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#21 canadiangirl

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    Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:01 AM


    leave it to you to start a brawl on your big day hun lol lol maybe i should go to your wedding lol

    Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

    I considered doing the "guest" day pass and just say they are friend with fancy cameras but I don't think it is worth the risk of them getting kicked out on my wedding day LOL

    don't want to be stressed out so if I know everythings covered at least I'm safe!



     


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    #22 Vancouver Bride

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      Posted 24 August 2011 - 12:35 AM



      Originally Posted by Fired Up B2B 

      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 :)

       



      Hi Fired UP B2B:

       

      I have been considering Steingard, HDC, as well as looking for local photographers in Vancouver. This realy is a difficult decision for us, but BDW has been invaluable in it all! :) How did you go making your photog decision?

       

       



      #23 Fired Up B2B

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        Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:58 PM

        Hi Vancouver Bride :)

         

        I decided on HDC & am SO excited to have them be a huge part of our day!! I kept reviewing pics from all the photographers I had in the 'mix' and in the end I loved HDC's the best...they also have great reviews, great customer service & the prices seem good too :)

         

        Hope this helps!

         

         



        #24 MNtoMX

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          Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:58 AM



          Hi Tori! We will be getting married the same weekend :) We will be at the Majestic Elegance but having our wedding ceremony and reception at the Jellyfish on 2/3. I would like to have just a couple of hours of photography at the resort. I talked to Phil Steingard and he said that they allow him to take pictures there with no fee because he stays there all the time. I am interested in evaluating all options. Do you have price list for Katya? I asked ME for clarification on if we needed to pay the $300 fee to have a photographer for only a few hours and they said yes, for any amount of time

          Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

          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!!!



           



          #25 torilynnsmith

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            Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:43 PM

            I don't have a price list for Katya unfortunately but if you send her an email she should be able to help you out.  We worked with her to create our own package to suit our needs which was great!!!

            She is moving to Punta Cana this month and will be living on the beach.  We will be doing our TTD session on her beach as we do not want to have to pay the $400 TWICE ($300 for her and $90 for Rob).  If you are just looking for beach pictures I would suggest talking to her as you could get shots done just down the beach where she is OR I am sure she would know other great spots you could go!!! She is so so sweet and easy to work with, definitely shoot her an email and explain the situation I am sure she'd be happy to offer a few solutions.  I have heard amazing things about photo phil both on here and on facebook but his work is just not my style so we decided to suck up the extra charge and get the pictures we wanted.  Afterall they last a lifetime!
             

            Originally Posted by MNtoMX 



            Hi Tori! We will be getting married the same weekend :) We will be at the Majestic Elegance but having our wedding ceremony and reception at the Jellyfish on 2/3. I would like to have just a couple of hours of photography at the resort. I talked to Phil Steingard and he said that they allow him to take pictures there with no fee because he stays there all the time. I am interested in evaluating all options. Do you have price list for Katya? I asked ME for clarification on if we needed to pay the $300 fee to have a photographer for only a few hours and they said yes, for any amount of time



             



             



            #26 MNtoMX

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              Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:44 PM


              Phil isn't really our style either, which is why I want to search all options! Although he does do great work, we are just looking for a little different. I will email Katya. I wouldn't mind doing all our pictures at the Jellyfish but I really don't want the seagrass in the background and I would like some shots without the boats in the background that are in the water there. I will send her an email. Thanks!

               

               

              Originally Posted by MNtoMX 



              Hi Tori! We will be getting married the same weekend :) We will be at the Majestic Elegance but having our wedding ceremony and reception at the Jellyfish on 2/3. I would like to have just a couple of hours of photography at the resort. I talked to Phil Steingard and he said that they allow him to take pictures there with no fee because he stays there all the time. I am interested in evaluating all options. Do you have price list for Katya? I asked ME for clarification on if we needed to pay the $300 fee to have a photographer for only a few hours and they said yes, for any amount of time



               



               



              Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

              I don't have a price list for Katya unfortunately but if you send her an email she should be able to help you out.  We worked with her to create our own package to suit our needs which was great!!!

              She is moving to Punta Cana this month and will be living on the beach.  We will be doing our TTD session on her beach as we do not want to have to pay the $400 TWICE ($300 for her and $90 for Rob).  If you are just looking for beach pictures I would suggest talking to her as you could get shots done just down the beach where she is OR I am sure she would know other great spots you could go!!! She is so so sweet and easy to work with, definitely shoot her an email and explain the situation I am sure she'd be happy to offer a few solutions.  I have heard amazing things about photo phil both on here and on facebook but his work is just not my style so we decided to suck up the extra charge and get the pictures we wanted.  Afterall they last a lifetime!
               



               



               



              #27 torilynnsmith

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                Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:57 PM


                The nice thing about Katya living down there is that if you explain your day and what you'd like for pictures I bet she could scout out areas near by where you could avoid the boats and seagrass etc.  She has been a great help to me!!!!! 

                 

                Good luck!

                Originally Posted by MNtoMX 


                Phil isn't really our style either, which is why I want to search all options! Although he does do great work, we are just looking for a little different. I will email Katya. I wouldn't mind doing all our pictures at the Jellyfish but I really don't want the seagrass in the background and I would like some shots without the boats in the background that are in the water there. I will send her an email. Thanks!

                 

                 



                 





                 



                 



                #28 LalaJ

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                  Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:10 AM


                  I'm getting married at The Hard Rock Hotel and HDC is the photography vendor that they provide. After seeing their website and reading reviews, I am very happy with them.
                   

                  Originally Posted by Fired Up B2B 

                  Hi Vancouver Bride :)

                   

                  I decided on HDC & am SO excited to have them be a huge part of our day!! I kept reviewing pics from all the photographers I had in the 'mix' and in the end I loved HDC's the best...they also have great reviews, great customer service & the prices seem good too :)

                   

                  Hope this helps!

                   

                   



                   


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                  #29 ncruz06

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                    Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:34 AM

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