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#801 Janet1480

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    Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:43 AM


    no questions....GO FOR IT!!! I think you also have an advantage because he is trying to build his portfolio he will take a lot more pics and try to be as creative as possible. Sounds like you have a sweet deal! :)
     

    Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann 

    So i email the photographer...this is what i wrote:

     

    Hi Robert,So i have a couple questions for you regarding doing our destination wedding. i know we had discussed if we pay for your trip that you would do the photos at no cost and that you would be willing to pay for your wife to also come. is this still the case? i think i remember you mentioning (but could be wrong) that your wife is a photographer as well, am i right?if this is the case are you willing to take pictures on more than just the wedding day? i also really want to do a trash the dress session (i am still undecided if we do it on the resort or at a water fall or in the city) and was hoping to maybe get a few pic throughout the week.what do you think?Krysta

     

     

    And this was his response:

     

    Hi,

    Yes of course I would, I would say we could the wedding day complete, a trash the dress shoot (one afternoon), a couples shoot informal(another afternoon) and yes my wife can do candid shots during the wedding while I will be more focused, and also I have underwater capable equipment so we could do a snorkling / underwater themed shoot as well, and incorperate into the trash the dress shoot

     

     

    I think i should just pull the trigger......ahhh so nervous!



     


    Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


    #802 Janet1480

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      Posted 28 September 2011 - 11:44 AM


      Thats unfortunate but i am a strong beleive that everything happens for a reason. :) Just role with the punches and make the best of it, its out of your control and i'm sure your guests will understand as well.

       

      Be thankful you have time on your side!

       



      Sorry ladies but I need to vent!!  I received a call from TA this afternoon and Sunquest has cancelled our flight to Mexico on April 20 without much explanation.  The flight was fully booked (I could understand if it wasn't) and all my guests have paid their deposits.  We were given two options: change to the week prior or get a complete refund and start all over again.  I have opted to leave a week earlier so now I'm waiting to hear back from the WC to see if my new date is available.  I'm so glad that I didn't have a bunch of stuff printed already with the old date.  At least they cancelled it early enough that it won't cause many problems and still gives everyone enough time to change their plans, but I'm still MAD!



       


      Married my soul mate and best friend on October 25th 2011 at Paradisus Punta Cana


      #803 JayKay

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      Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:03 PM

      I'm sorry to hear this.  When we were first booking our wedding we got quotes from a few companies including sunquest, air canada, and transat.  Sunquest was definetly the cheapest but my TA had worked with them before and had nothing good to say about them.  She said they had cancelled a brides flight the week before her wedding for no apparent reason and she had to scramble to find other flights for that wedding group.  We decided we would pay an extra hundred dollars to not work with sunquest, and in the end transat ended up matching sunquests price.  Its just so darn frustrating!

       

      Originally Posted by janette34 

      Sorry ladies but I need to vent!!  I received a call from TA this afternoon and Sunquest has cancelled our flight to Mexico on April 20 without much explanation.  The flight was fully booked (I could understand if it wasn't) and all my guests have paid their deposits.  We were given two options: change to the week prior or get a complete refund and start all over again.  I have opted to leave a week earlier so now I'm waiting to hear back from the WC to see if my new date is available.  I'm so glad that I didn't have a bunch of stuff printed already with the old date.  At least they cancelled it early enough that it won't cause many problems and still gives everyone enough time to change their plans, but I'm still MAD!



       



      #804 Camy47

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        Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:12 PM

        PULL THE TRIGGER!!! I checked out the website and his work looks good! In fact, if I didn't already pay a deposit for a local photographer I would have seen if he could do mine! :)

         

        2 photographers at the wedding, an informal shoot, a TTD AND underwater...that's amazing for $1500!!! As long as you like the pictures you have seen and you like his style....I don't think you can go wrong.
         

        Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann 

        So i email the photographer...this is what i wrote:

         

        Hi Robert,So i have a couple questions for you regarding doing our destination wedding. i know we had discussed if we pay for your trip that you would do the photos at no cost and that you would be willing to pay for your wife to also come. is this still the case? i think i remember you mentioning (but could be wrong) that your wife is a photographer as well, am i right?if this is the case are you willing to take pictures on more than just the wedding day? i also really want to do a trash the dress session (i am still undecided if we do it on the resort or at a water fall or in the city) and was hoping to maybe get a few pic throughout the week.what do you think?Krysta

         

         

        And this was his response:

         

        Hi,

        Yes of course I would, I would say we could the wedding day complete, a trash the dress shoot (one afternoon), a couples shoot informal(another afternoon) and yes my wife can do candid shots during the wedding while I will be more focused, and also I have underwater capable equipment so we could do a snorkling / underwater themed shoot as well, and incorperate into the trash the dress shoot

         

         

        I think i should just pull the trigger......ahhh so nervous!



         



        #805 kat2012

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          Posted 28 September 2011 - 12:39 PM


          I would do it without thinking twice!!! It sounds like an awesome deal for 1500$!!!
           

          Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann 

          So i email the photographer...this is what i wrote:

           

          Hi Robert,So i have a couple questions for you regarding doing our destination wedding. i know we had discussed if we pay for your trip that you would do the photos at no cost and that you would be willing to pay for your wife to also come. is this still the case? i think i remember you mentioning (but could be wrong) that your wife is a photographer as well, am i right?if this is the case are you willing to take pictures on more than just the wedding day? i also really want to do a trash the dress session (i am still undecided if we do it on the resort or at a water fall or in the city) and was hoping to maybe get a few pic throughout the week.what do you think?Krysta

           

           

          And this was his response:

           

          Hi,

          Yes of course I would, I would say we could the wedding day complete, a trash the dress shoot (one afternoon), a couples shoot informal(another afternoon) and yes my wife can do candid shots during the wedding while I will be more focused, and also I have underwater capable equipment so we could do a snorkling / underwater themed shoot as well, and incorperate into the trash the dress shoot

           

           

          I think i should just pull the trigger......ahhh so nervous!



           



          #806 bride6262

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            Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

            Thank you soo much ladies!! you have put my worry at ease!!! I did do an engagement shoot with him and some were just ok but some were great!! I am going to do it!!

             

             

            These are a few of our engagement pics he did:

             

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            #807 Laurelyn

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              Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

              That is horriable!!!  we have also booked with sunquest and I booked it for a certain week so they better not change it on me but from the looks of things  they have changed my flights to realy crappy ones were we land at like 3am and going home we leave at 5am sooo not the flights I had orginally booked.

               

              Originally Posted by janette34 

              Sorry ladies but I need to vent!!  I received a call from TA this afternoon and Sunquest has cancelled our flight to Mexico on April 20 without much explanation.  The flight was fully booked (I could understand if it wasn't) and all my guests have paid their deposits.  We were given two options: change to the week prior or get a complete refund and start all over again.  I have opted to leave a week earlier so now I'm waiting to hear back from the WC to see if my new date is available.  I'm so glad that I didn't have a bunch of stuff printed already with the old date.  At least they cancelled it early enough that it won't cause many problems and still gives everyone enough time to change their plans, but I'm still MAD!



               



              #808 Laurelyn

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                Posted 28 September 2011 - 01:57 PM

                Oh for anyone curious Beyond the Rack just refunded all 4 dresses back on to my credit card and refunded the shipping.  Which is awesome since they must of realized that they were at fault.  Looks like I'm back to shopping online but only ordering one of an item and not 4!!



                #809 beachbum21

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                  Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:29 PM


                  I too was super confused and didn't know what to do. I wasn't thrilled with any of the work by locals, and love, love, love the work of a photographer in Ottawa that friends have used so after much thought and comparison (costs/work) we are bringing our own photographer.  Thankfully we are using our free concession towards his trip, we still have to pay photographer fees though.  Sounds like you're getting an amazing deal!! We'll have shots from during the week, rehearsal, wedding day and TTD, so LOTS of pictures! lol, more than i'm sure we'll know what to do with but we'll have an amazing variety! In terms of costs bringing him, including travel, worked out to be the same as the better photographers who's packages were much more limited.

                  Good luck with your decision - pictures are really important to us as well!

                  Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann 

                  I am so confused on what to do about a photographer. I know i have probably brought this up before but i just dont know what to do..... i have a guy that did our engagement pics and said if we pay his way ($1566), he will pay his wifes and do the pics for free. he is just starting out and some of his pics are beauitful but some are corny... he just started a website www.kingstonphoto.ca. i dont know if i should bring him or try to find someone in jamaica.

                   

                  ahhh what do i do ladies?!? pictures are so important to me and this is such a big choice. any advice would be helpful



                   



                  #810 beachbum21

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                    Posted 28 September 2011 - 02:31 PM

                    Just seeing this - GO FOR IT!!! :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by Krysta lee ann 

                    So i email the photographer...this is what i wrote:

                     

                    Hi Robert,So i have a couple questions for you regarding doing our destination wedding. i know we had discussed if we pay for your trip that you would do the photos at no cost and that you would be willing to pay for your wife to also come. is this still the case? i think i remember you mentioning (but could be wrong) that your wife is a photographer as well, am i right?if this is the case are you willing to take pictures on more than just the wedding day? i also really want to do a trash the dress session (i am still undecided if we do it on the resort or at a water fall or in the city) and was hoping to maybe get a few pic throughout the week.what do you think?Krysta

                     

                     

                    And this was his response:

                     

                    Hi,

                    Yes of course I would, I would say we could the wedding day complete, a trash the dress shoot (one afternoon), a couples shoot informal(another afternoon) and yes my wife can do candid shots during the wedding while I will be more focused, and also I have underwater capable equipment so we could do a snorkling / underwater themed shoot as well, and incorperate into the trash the dress shoot

                     

                     

                    I think i should just pull the trigger......ahhh so nervous!



                     






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