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#1 Alyssa

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    Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:37 PM

    I know this is kind of personal so but if you are comfortable ...

    How much did you / are you paying for Photography? and what is included?

    FI and I are about to make our final decision on an amazing photog and it is more than we budgeted for ... just looking for more info to justify our decision!

    thanks girls!

    #2 BrittneyD

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      Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:42 PM

      I am paying a lot for my photographer. Here is what I have so far...

      $2600: Base includes 8 hours + $300 print credit
      $475: DVD of all images + copyright letter
      $450: Boudoir Shoot + $100 print credit
      $300: Engagement + $100 print credit
      $700: 2 plane tickers
      $1000: 3 nights stay at hotel
      $800: Album
      $?: Misc. expenses, as we will be treating them as a guest

      So about $7,000

      That's scary to look at, but it is worth it to me!!!
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      #3 Spazz

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        Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:47 PM

        I am using the resort photographer. I debated whether or not to hire an outside one, but to be honest, photography isn't one of my main priorities (no disrespect to all of the photographers here!) (also...funny since this forum is so about pictures...lol!). I am guessing that it will cost anywhere from $1000-$2000 to use the contracted RIU photographer.

        #4 jak27

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          Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:50 PM

          Photography was a big one to us, and we actually found our photographer when we thought we were getting married in Santa Fe, NM. But we fell in love with her work, so we are bringing her with us to Cabo. We're spending a lot on it, but it's a total fee, and for four days of photography (around $9k). It's a lot, but for me, worth every penny.

          #5 Mrs.Morley

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            Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:50 PM

            Im paying $4000 for mine and I can't remember what's all included but I do know its up to 8 hrs coverage, all images on high res CD, I believe she delivers upto 400 to 500 images.

            There is a thread on this already. Try searching photographer prices.

            #6 David and Laura

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              Posted 14 September 2007 - 03:57 PM

              Finally a post where I can brag about saving money (see alterations, dress and invitations posts :). I am getting a really awesome deal, partially b/c my wedding is off-season in the states, and partially b/c the photographer isn't super well known yet and wants to build his portfolio to include more destination weddings.

              I am paying a flat fee of $3000 ($1000 for his travel, which I booked, and $2000 for his photog. services).

              For this fee I am getting:

              - 3 hours of photography for the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner
              - All day the day of the wedding (no time limit)
              - Trash the dress/day after the wedding photos at the ruins (his suggestion)

              His portfolio is awesome. Check out his website:

              Jean-Marcus Strole - Photography

              I think his rates have gone up a bit, but he is still reasonable. He lives in Seattle and will fly anywhere. I will post a review when I get back from the honeymoon in November.

              #7 jak27

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                Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:04 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by David and Laura
                Finally a post where I can brag about saving money (see alterations, dress and invitations posts :). I am getting a really awesome deal, partially b/c my wedding is off-season in the states, and partially b/c the photographer isn't super well known yet and wants to build his portfolio to include more destination weddings.

                I am paying a flat fee of $3000 ($1000 for his travel, which I booked, and $2000 for his photog. services).

                For this fee I am getting:

                - 3 hours of photography for the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner
                - All day the day of the wedding (no time limit)
                - Trash the dress/day after the wedding photos at the ruins (his suggestion)

                His portfolio is awesome. Check out his website:

                Jean-Marcus Strole - Photography

                I think his rates have gone up a bit, but he is still reasonable. He lives in Seattle and will fly anywhere. I will post a review when I get back from the honeymoon in November.
                Laura, looks great! Good choice and you definitely have bragging rights on this one! :)

                #8 NABUMBAH

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                  Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:14 PM

                  I paid $5k which included:

                  - engagement shoot
                  - day before guys golfing (about 2 hrs)
                  - rehearsal dinner (2.5 hrs)
                  - 7 hours wedding day coverage.
                  - all online proofing
                  - one 28 side album 12x12 leather craftsman
                  - 2 8x8 20 side albums leather craftsman
                  - all images on hi-res disc
                  - photographers paid their own travel (photographer and second shooter)

                  #9 Chiquita

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                    Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:27 PM

                    I think ours will be about 3000-4000 dollars. Still waiting for the "final" figure to come in but this is what we've budgetted. :)

                    #10 Jenn

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                      Posted 14 September 2007 - 04:37 PM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by Lizz
                      I am using the resort photographer. I debated whether or not to hire an outside one, but to be honest, photography isn't one of my main priorities (funny since this forum is so about pictures...lol!). I am guessing that it will cost anywhere from $1000-$2000 to use the contracted RIU photographer.

                      I don't know what Riu's policy on outside photographers is, but we had looked into Jamaican photographers before talking to Robin DePaula. Sungold Photography is out of Negril, and we really liked their work. They weren't available for our date, but they were about $1900 for all the whistles and bells. We are super psyched to be working with Robin - her deal worked perfectly within our budget, and she's such a sweetheart! We can't wait to meet her :)




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