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#1 BillysBride

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    Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:22 PM

    I have TONS of time before my wedding..BUT not tons of time to find a decent photographer. I've talked to a handful and they are already booking for '09 ofcourse.

    I'm looking for mid price range. I'm not one who can afford to spend thousands on pictures no matter how precious or timeless they are. I agree with all that, but I'm a realist and a realist with four toddlers to boot. Two grand and under is my budget. But most of the photogs I've come up with (Google is my new best friend) have good prices, but staged-cheesy photos, OR skyscrapeer prices and beautiful photos. No, I'm not suprised by this...just frustrated. I know this complaint has been posted time and time again (but not by me, so please let me slide)

    We're having a simple religious ceremony, but still shooting for elegance. Its a VERY small resort (only 115 rooms) with a reportedly breathtaking beach. We're getting married in the beach chapel which is all cute and quaint...no formal reception since we're saving that for back home and will just do cake cutting/hors deurves and a few champagne toasts before letting our guest go and enjoy the rest of their stay. My FH is determined that we start spending time alone asap after the ceremony to enjoy whats left of our trip.

    We need two hours TOPS. Are there ANY ladies who spent UNDER two thousand for photography, but are happy with their photos?
    Savannah

    http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
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    #2 LCBride2007

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      Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:29 PM

      ugh - i can't remember who jason (lambert13) and karen (lucky ??) used. nor do i know how much they spent - but i want to say they were on a budget as well. let me look ...

      #3 jlink78

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        Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:29 PM

        I haven't been married yet but we are using Michael Maurus as our photographer. The package we are going for comes in right under $2000 I believe but that is for 5 hours which seems like more than what you are looking for. I believe he travels to Tulum too (we are getting married in Cancun). Check out his link and PM me if you'd like the pricing info.

        Good luck!

        http://cancun-wedding-photography.com/

        #4 LCBride2007

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          Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:31 PM

          ok, check this out ...

          http://bestdestinati....o-salcedo.html

          #5 LCBride2007

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            Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:32 PM

            oh, and if these don't work - you may just want to send jason or karen a PM and ask them for suggestions - i know they did a lot of research. and jason is a pretty good photog himself, so he's kinda particular (that's a good thing in this case).

            #6 beachbride08

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              Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:43 PM

              If you only need a photographer for two hours I'm sure you'll be able to find one in your price range. There is another link on here with a list of photographers that you could check out. The ones I have contacted all replied pretty quickly and I only looked at local photographers since we could not afford to pay for the travel and the photo package.
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              #7 BillysBride

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                Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:59 PM

                Thanks for your replies ladies...some leads to follow helps a lot. I'm on it!
                Savannah

                http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
                http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

                #8 rodent

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                  Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:19 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by akh
                  ugh - i can't remember who jason (lambert13) and karen (lucky ??) used. nor do i know how much they spent - but i want to say they were on a budget as well. let me look ...
                  They used Vanessa Vargas. I'm currently talking to her to try to hire her for my wedding. Her prices are well under $2000 & she does great work.

                  I felt the same way at first. I want good pictures, but can not spend $3000+ on them. At first I thought my only option was to stick to the cheap but cheesy hotel photographer. Now I know there are lots of great, affordable options in the area.

                  #9 Can'tHardlyWait

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                    Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:28 PM

                    You may also want to try Claudia Rodriguez. I think her package for 3 hour is around 1500 and I remember reading that quite a few brides liked her work. Claudia Rodriguez, Photographer, Cancun & Riviera Maya

                    #10 BillysBride

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                      Posted 28 September 2007 - 03:30 PM

                      I need to see if I can get a price list from Claudia Rodriguez and crew. I've studied that web site til my eyes are ready to cross and I think I'd have a request as to who did my pics if she wasn't able to do them herself.

                      Thanks for all the help again...and if anyone else has any suggestions, I'm more than willing to investigate.
                      Savannah

                      http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
                      http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!




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