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I think you are right!  It will be outside on the beach and the beach will be beautiful enough!  My guests are SUPER laid back and I know they won't pay attention to them, so I really don't know why I am stressing it!  I guess I just don't want it to look too plain.  I'm super excited to see your wedding pictures when you get them back!  I'm never able to open picture links on here because I don't have enough posts yet to access them! :( .  You have seriously helped me alleviate a ton of stress !  Thank you for all of your help!
 

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Sure thing! It's always so nice to get as much info as possible from brides that have actually been there. The beach wedding will be amazing, but just be ready for some stragglers in the background... It's so weird how some people just don't care and will stand there to watch. I guess it's just frustrating because they get in your bubble for photos, etc. The beach in Mexico is public, so please make sure to get some photos on the rocks that are closest to the Grand, they make for a beautiful shot... Do you have a photographer yet? If not, Dan Dalstra is absolutely amazing... Let me know if you need any help on that!

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I know... I'm nervous for that, but I'm thinking I need to just "go with it" and not care during the ceremony.  As long as people aren't making obnoxious remarks during it, I'll be fine (I hope!).  Thank you for the advice for picture spots!  I would LOVE pictures near the water on the rocks!  I have not yet booked a photographer.  I was supposed to have a family friend who I was going to pay, but she has not yet booked and I really don't think she intends to because she won't respond to my emails, so I started looking into Adventure Photos at the resort because they were the cheapest I could find.  Could you send me your photographers price quote?  My fiance doesn't think we need a professional photographer, but I think he's crazy!  Even just for two hours I would like to have one to capture the ceremony and individual/group pictures.

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I too think your fiancé is crazy (no offense)!! But this is a once in a lifetime thing, this cannot be left to amateurs or for memory... Guys, they just don't understand. Since you can't open photos on here, how about you find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annabel.marquez send me your email in a message and then we'll go from there... This way I can get you the link to our photos and you can check out everything Dan did... I don't know how much Adventure Photos charge, or if they only do a few hours. I would think they would work just like any other photographer and you'd have to book them for the whole day, but not certain. Dan was $1,800-$2,000 for his services, and his accommodations/flight, etc. was extra. We flew him in for 3 nights (Friday-Monday) and he was able to take photos of our rehearsal, day of wedding (Crazy awesome ones) and we even did trash the dress the following Sunday/Monday. By far, more than I would've imagined... He also took photos of my guests with their spouses, children, etc. to document their vacation. He gives you the copyrights to your photos and your link. I think for his travel we spent an additional $1,300, but that was for the Grand, you might be looking at something less for the Maya/Lindo??

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Right? He is crazy!!! ;) .  We thought about flying our friends down for the trip because they are professional photographers, but that would still be out of our price range :(.  One of our friends was going to do it for really cheap! (Only $600!!), but I'm pretty sure she is bailing on us because she hasn't booked and hasn't returned my messages in two months?? We put more of our budget towards our reception and DJ, so I'm hoping we hear back from Adventure Photos and can get a quote.  I still would LOVE to see your pictures, and of course steal posing ideas! :).  I'll send you my email! Thanks so much!!!!

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Thank you, Scarma!!  I am interested in the fact that she budgets!  I'm only looking for the ceremony and after ceremony pictures with family and guests!  I love her work already :).  And she helps animals?? I love her already!!

 

Are any brides doing Bride & Groom pictures during cocktail hour??  I really really want my fiance to see me as I'm walking down the isle, but I'm hoping it won't take over 45 minutes to get our own photos done after the ceremony.  What do you ladies think??

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Hey girls,

 

My fiancé and I went with the dream package which includes 60 photos through Adventure Photos. If we stick with Adventure Photos then we would definitely upgrade the package to get full day coverage. I was just wondering if you ladies were also offered this within your packages, and if so why you didn't stick with it? I'm really nervous because I want a decent photographer, and I'm really not sure about Adventure Photos.

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Hi Mindy!

 

I think my fiance and I are going with Adventure Photos so we don't have to pay for the extra fee for having an outside photographer.  I've tried a few others and haven't heard back from them and Gerardo (from adventure photos) was very quick to respond :).  I'm going to bring a booklet of poses and pictures that we want done to see if they can do them for us; that way we won't feel like we didn't get the pictures that we wanted.  I have too many ideas from pinterest!! (darn site!! ;)).  I don't necessarily think their work is as exquisite and unique as other local photographers, but I think they do quality work and all I want are those special moments captured :)  .  Let me know what you choose! 
 

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Yes, we too did the Dream Package. Great choice, you will not be disappointed, especially with all the added features such as romantic dinner on the beach, massages, facial, etc. Also, I am more than certain you can keep the robes they give you after you are married, that say Just Married or something like that on them. We didn't keep them because we thought they were for use there only, but after we returned we saw that our package details did include them, so I would check with your butler because they are REALLY nice! It's those little add ons that you don't think about, but are sweet to have.

 

We used our photographer, that took our engagement photos as well. His name is Dan Dalstra and he one of the most amazing people I've ever met. He works with budgets, payment plans and I have to say does some of the most amazing work ever. I've had plenty of my married couples say they really wish they would've had a photographer that caught those moments you don't think of, and are too involved with other things that you don't get to experience. We've received our photos back and are not opposed to anyone viewing them... Please check them out to get a feel about his services, as well as check out his website. We had rain at our wedding, or else I feel we would've captured many more beautiful group photos, but what we were able to do with the circumstances was amazing.

 

Enjoy: www.annabelandreid.dandalstra.com and www.dandalstra.com

 

I'm just one of those that loves photos and capturing the important moments in life... That's all we'll ever have to look back on and grow our legacy through! :)

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