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Hire the Resort Photographer or Not....that is the question....


Hi all! I am new to this forum. My fiancee & I are getting married at Excellence Riviera Cancun in April 2012. I've been dealing with Nayeli & just received my wedding confirmation number. I am now starting to research the resort photographer. Anyone out there deal with Massimo Volpi from VIP Weddings? I really don't know what to about the photographer. Of course you feel you have to work with the resort's photographer because their services (well, some of them) are included in your wedding package. We choose the Excellence of Love Package. The services of my photographer include only the following:

- Shooting during the ceremony only

- (24) 5x 7 prints

If I want larger prints, digital files or a longer shooting session it's all additional. Astronomically additional. For instance, to get 1 digital file of 1 picture will cost me $ 15/pc. I don't know, that seems high, But it could be the going rate for all I know. 

I reached out to a few photographers that are not affiliated with the resort. They got back to me immediately, and were very easy to communicate with. Plus I was able to see their large portfolio's online so I know what I"m getting myself into. I didn't really have this experience with the resort photographer. 

Any advice out there ladies? I'm not trying to blow my budget on a photographer. But on the other hand I don't want terrible pictures. But on the other hand I think, the place is sooooo beautiful how could there be a bad picture?


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