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#21 Dominicanbride

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    Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

    OMG! Thank you! you are AMAZING!



    #22 inloveinkorea

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      Posted 10 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

      Exactly!!! So much poorly done vignetting!

       

      A few times, I found a photographer that I thought was "decent" and got super excited that I finally found one! Then I would do my digging and find whole albums full of subpar photos... photos that even my FI said "no way!" to, and he's FAR less critical than me. There is no way I'm spending 1-2.5K on snapshots just so the photographer can get lucky for 2-3 shots and call it a day.

       

      There are 1 or 2 real photographers that do DR weddings, but their price range is much more expensive and we are struggling to figure out how to incorporate them. :( 
       

      Originally Posted by LonaJ 

      I completely agree with you! I am amateur photographer too so I tend to be a bit over critical too. But a lot of the work I've seen does have a snapshot feel or they have used HDR in post processing and pushed it to the max. I sometimes wish I wasn't studying photography so that I could be ignorant to what really is good work and save a couple thousand lol.
       



       



       


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      #23 DominicanLeila

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        Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:04 PM

        THANKS! 
        I am currently frickin out about STDs (typing this makes me think of sexually transmitted diseases instead of save the dates hahahaha)- we don't have a theme or colors so I think I'm going with something simple from Vistaprint the FI wants them out ASAP to give people plenty of notice and we can reserve a block of rooms at the resort. 
         

        Originally Posted by SS2012 

        dont worry DominicanLeila, the beginning stage is the hardest. it becomes a little scary, overwhelming and nerve racking lol but it all gets easier and A LOT more fun :) any questions please feel free to ask! 
         



         



         



        #24 LonaJ

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          Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

           After looking at so many other photographers I decided I had to have her. I just decided she was worth sacraficing somethings for....like do I really need a lighted dance floor or fresh flower centerpieces lol!

           

          Originally Posted by inloveinkorea 

          Exactly!!! So much poorly done vignetting!

           

          A few times, I found a photographer that I thought was "decent" and got super excited that I finally found one! Then I would do my digging and find whole albums full of subpar photos... photos that even my FI said "no way!" to, and he's FAR less critical than me. There is no way I'm spending 1-2.5K on snapshots just so the photographer can get lucky for 2-3 shots and call it a day.

           

          There are 1 or 2 real photographers that do DR weddings, but their price range is much more expensive and we are struggling to figure out how to incorporate them. :( 
           



           



          #25 olive0y1

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            Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:43 AM

            WOW! I just checked out her website and her photos ARE gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

             

            Originally Posted by LonaJ 

            I decided to go with Katya Nova. After looking at so many other photographers I decided I had to have her. I just decided she was worth sacraficing somethings for....like do I really need a lighted dance floor or fresh flower centerpieces lol!

             



             



             



            #26 Bride2012

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              Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:01 AM


              I absolutely adore her work!!!! Unfortunately she was well outside our price range :(



              #27 lkw4568

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                Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:47 AM

                I am going with katya nova as well and also decided there were things we could live without...but i had to have her

                #28 inloveinkorea

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                  Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:57 AM

                  Yes, Katya Nova is the best BY FAR! Check her out. Thanks to her amazing blog, I discovered the Jellyfish and switched from Hawaii to the DR!!


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                  #29 DRPrincesa

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                    Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:08 AM


                    I LOVE your spreadsheet! Super organized.  I had most of the same issues with not enough coverage and being out of my price range completely.  Also, my resort charges an extra $300 if you do not use their photographer.  SMH.  I am glad the resort photographer is a lot better than they were a year ago and I decided to go with them.  I hope Tropical Pictures doesn't steer me wrong.  lol

                    Originally Posted by SS2012 

                    Haha thanks trivera5521 :) I am definitely particular, if not neurotic lol

                     

                    I sent the spreadsheet to all three of you girls that asked for it! Let me know if you get, or have any problems with it! Good luck with your photographer decision, it is certainly a tough one! 

                     

                    For anyone else out there wondering about Punta Cana area photographers feel free to PM me and I will gladly email you my spreadsheet. for those that can download here is my spreadsheet:

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     



                     

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                    #30 StefRN

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                      Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:00 PM

                      That so awesome that you made a spreadsheet! Can you (or anyone else who sees this) send it to me at stef104154@aol.com? Haven't figured out who the photographer is at our resort yet but it's always good to have options.

                      Thanks!






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