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Oh okay. .do you think they will have your date available? Your doing sandals grande st. Lucian?
Or one of the other two? Sorry that was supposed to be included in the previous post. I must have erased

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I was thinking of that too... if you do off resort pics only.. what would you do for pics of actual ceremony? As far as I understand. I don't have the details about this yet but when I look at the website I don't see anything about St. Lucia not having this options..... I am so undecided on what to do about this. I will wait to hear the options/pricing for the outside photographers (assuming it is an option) I really don't like the packages that the resort offers. One of our friends that is coming is really into photography. I told her I wasn't thrilled with my options and asked if she would want to take pics for me. She was more then excited that I asked. After I saw the new program I wanted to get some info before I made any finally decisions on how much I want to leave picture taking to just her. I don't want her to feel like she is missing anything because I have asked her to do this and I want to get lots of group shots of everyone and I most definitely want her to be part of all of those. I talked to her about doing just a TTD type session and she was all over that. She said I shouldn't worry about her feeling excluded as she will make sure she is included in everything. We have a pinterest board going - the inspiration pictures she post on there are AMAZING and if she can capture moments like that for me I would be more then pleased!! She said she has a tripod and remote for her camera she will bring (so she can be in the group shots) I just don't want her to feel like hired help! haha Sorry that was a long answer! HAHA I'm just torn .... We are going to their house for dinner this weekend - I will talk to her more about it then and try to get a feel for what she is comfortable with : )
Rayn-I am ALL about saving money on a wedding. However, the downside with having a friend do pics is that if she does them for free (or even cheap) you'll potentially feel uncomfortable about asking her about getting your pics to you in a timely manner. If something goes wrong, will she have backup equipment? What if she feels unwell and has to back out? Is she used to shooting in island conditions? I am not at all trying to be negative, I promise you! I just want to make sure that a fellow bride has considered all of the possibilities. You are clearly a great friend, as you are worried about her not enjoying herself! Some articles: http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/01/should-i-book-a-professional-wedding-photographer-or-get-a-friend-to-do-it-for-free-a-cautionary-tale/'>http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/01/should-i-book-a-professional-wedding-photographer-or-get-a-friend-to-do-it-for-free-a-cautionary-tale/ http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/01/should-i-book-a-professional-wedding-photographer-or-get-a-friend-to-do-it-for-free-a-cautionary-tale/

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Originally Posted by tyrebride2b2013 View Post

 

 

Will the st.lucia resort be offering outside photographers? This was one of my biggest issues with the resort

that's what i did. did the beautiful beginings wedding and just added on/upgraded to the things i really wanted included. it worked best for me using the  500.00 wedding credit and using the  500.00 resort credit.

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Originally Posted by RaynDrop View Post

 

 

No I haven't actually booked anything yet... should be doing so verrrry soon : )

 

i have mine booked through sandals whitehouse in whitehouse, Jamaica, and  I must say my WC is very on it. I've already had my first meeting/call with her and my second one is scheduled in about a month from now. She answers everything i ask her about. if I call her, she calls me back promptly and when i email her, same in her responding to me. i thought i was going to be pulling my hair out, but i'm actually smooth moving.(I say that now). Still haven't decided yet whether i'm doing the oot bags  yet. thinking maybe just for my  wedding party.

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i have mine booked through sandals whitehouse in whitehouse, Jamaica, and  I must say my WC is very on it. I've already had my first meeting/call with her and my second one is scheduled in about a month from now. She answers everything i ask her about. if I call her, she calls me back promptly and when i email her, same in her responding to me. i thought i was going to be pulling my hair out, but i'm actually smooth moving.(I say that now). Still haven't decided yet whether i'm doing the oot bags  yet. thinking maybe just for my  wedding party.
Oh that is good to hear... I hope I get a good WC too... if not I will defiantly ask for a new one ... My TA will make sure of this too : )

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Oh okay. .do you think they will have your date available? Your doing sandals grande st. Lucian?
Or one of the other two? Sorry that was supposed to be included in the previous post. I must have erased
MY TA has already talked to them about my wedding and my date.... I'm sure if I don't book soon I might have an issue .. but for now Yes I know they have my date. I am actually going to the Halcyon Resort.

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Rayn-I am ALL about saving money on a wedding. However, the downside with having a friend do pics is that if she does them for free (or even cheap) you'll potentially feel uncomfortable about asking her about getting your pics to you in a timely manner. If something goes wrong, will she have backup equipment? What if she feels unwell and has to back out? Is she used to shooting in island conditions? I am not at all trying to be negative, I promise you! I just want to make sure that a fellow bride has considered all of the possibilities. You are clearly a great friend, as you are worried about her not enjoying herself! Some articles: http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/01/should-i-book-a-professional-wedding-photographer-or-get-a-friend-to-do-it-for-free-a-cautionary-tale/'>http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/01/should-i-book-a-professional-wedding-photographer-or-get-a-friend-to-do-it-for-free-a-cautionary-tale/ http://www.rocknrollbride.com/2012/01/should-i-book-a-professional-wedding-photographer-or-get-a-friend-to-do-it-for-free-a-cautionary-tale/
I totally get your questions and thank you for the articles I will check them out!!! My thoughts about everything are like this..... it isn't about wanting to save money, it is about not wanting to spend money on something I am not thrilled about. I haven't made up my mind about not hiring someone.. I just want to see what packages the "partner" photographers offer. I most defiantly want great pictures of my wedding but in all reality, how often am I really going to look at a book of pictures. Last time we talked about it .. she mentioned that she has been wanting to take a class and now she has a reason too...I'm sure if I mention "island conditions" to her she will be sure to find a class that includes that. If I decide to only go with her and she gets ill or her stuff breaks I would just have to rely on other people there.. I'm not worried about getting stuff from her.. I plan to buy her a memory cards and batteries to use specifically for the wedding shoots so all I have to do is collect those from her (not the batteries just the cards haha) My FI is an incredible digital artist so any work I need done to the pictures he can do! I'll keep you posted! :)

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