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Hi ladies! I saw great reviews for Elizabeth Lloyd Photography but unfortunately she is unavailable for my wedding in Bucerias July 2012. She recommended her assistant, Yanen Ali. Has anyone here ever worked with Yanen? Do you have other recommendations for me? I am looking at a budget of $2000 for photos. I like photographers that have an artistic eye and can capture beautiful candid moments as well as the more portrait style photographs. Thanks so much!

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Hi Crystal - 

 

I met with Elizabeth Lloyd  and Yanen Ali when I was down in PV over Thanksgiving. I will check my notes when I get home from work and send you the info I have!

 

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Hi Crystal,

 

I just got married on Wednesday at Dreams PV and used Dazzling Details. We hired Elizabeth Lloyd as our photographer and Yanen was her assistant. She worked mainly with the Groom & Best Man before the wedding and they raved about her! Other than the basic, staged photos with family after the ceremony, in my experience with her, she only took candid photos so I think she would be a great choice based on what you are looking for (i.e. artistic, candid moments.) While I haven't seen the pictures yet since we are only a week out, I really liked what I saw on her website http://www.yanenali.com (though it is still mostly under construction) and Elizabeth raved about her Lightroom skills. I don't know if she fits in your budget, but if so, I would highly recommend her. As an aside, we met up with Yanen the day after our wedding since we were doing our Trash the Dress with Elizabeth, and Elizabeth was picking Yanen up from doing another Dazzling Details wedding at Dreams and Yanen was so sweet. She rushed up to greet us and wish us well, so she is not only talented but also very kind and easy to take direction from! 

 

Another suggestion is Soko Sandoval, who is based in PV and took pictures of our wedding for Dazzling Details. The few highlights that I've seen have been from her and they were great. The only possible issue there may be a language barrier - since I had no interaction with her, I don't know how well she speaks English. I hope that helps! Good luck!

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Lola Congratulations!!! I am so glad to hear that you had such a great experience. The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced I want to go with Yanen, and luckily she does fit my budget. How was the Dazzling Details? I wanted to try and plan my wedding without a coordinator in order to avoid the cost of a middle man, but I am realizing that it can be a hassle (especially not living there!).

 

Also- did you get married civily in Mexico or did you take care of paper work in the states before your wedding? I am hearing different things, particularly on the topic of blood tests and other paper work to be done in Mexico before getting married there.

 

I would LOVE to see your pics when you get them. I'm sure your wedding was absolutely beautiful. Congrats again on being a new Mrs! I'm getting more and more excited for my big day :)

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Hi Ladies!

 

We are thinking of working with Yanen Ali for our January 2014 wedding at Dreams Villamagna in Nuevo Vallarta.  Elizabeth Lloyd's prices are a bit too pricey for us and I love Yanen's portfolio.  Just waiting to confirm our wedding date with the hotel & then with Yanen.

 

If you are interested in pricing, pm me and I'll email you the PDFs.  Elizabeth's packages start at $3600 and Yanen's start at $2000.  There is also another photographer that works with them, Kiersten Rowland, and those packages start at $2800.

 

Hope this helps!

 

xo Julia

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Hi Ladies!

 

We are thinking of working with Yanen Ali for our January 2014 wedding at Dreams Villamagna in Nuevo Vallarta.  Elizabeth Lloyd's prices are a bit too pricey for us and I love Yanen's portfolio.  Just waiting to confirm our wedding date with the hotel & then with Yanen.

 

If you are interested in pricing, pm me and I'll email you the PDFs.  Elizabeth's packages start at $3600 and Yanen's start at $2000.  There is also another photographer that works with them, Kiersten Rowland, and those packages start at $2800.

 

Hope this helps!

 

xo Julia

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Wow, those are pricey packages. I helped my sister book her photographer for $800. She even recommended it us great videographer who apparently works for Adventures weddings for double the price, we got the Paradise package and it was $500. I do notice the work is a little different, but definitely worth checking it out:

 

http://www.estefaniafloresphotography.com/ - PHOTOGRAPHER

http://sandorafoto.com/ - VIDEO

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