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#1 BridetobeABCD

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    Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

    Would like some advice on choosing a photographer. I am trying to decide if I should choose the resort photographer, hire a local Photographer from Cancun/Riviera Maya area or bring a photographer from Canada (Ontario - 1.5 hrs North of Toronto).

     

    Any advice or even suggestions on any vendors??

     

    Much appreciated :)

     

    Thank You



    #2 Moments That Matter

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      Posted 07 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

      Great question, BridetobeABCD, and one that so many of our brides asked, we compiled a FAQ webpage with more info on that exact topic, with a link to it here........

       


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      #3 Sunshine2680

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        Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:14 PM

        Originally Posted by BridetobeABCD 

        Would like some advice on choosing a photographer. I am trying to decide if I should choose the resort photographer, hire a local Photographer from Cancun/Riviera Maya area or bring a photographer from Canada (Ontario - 1.5 hrs North of Toronto).

         

        Any advice or even suggestions on any vendors??

         

        Much appreciated :)

         

        Thank You

         


        Due to the HIGH prices of my resort photographer...and the fact they wouldnt let me bring in a local photographer (unless I paid for a 3 night stay at the resort) - I decided to bring my own from Canada.
        Yes - it the long run its probably a bit more money - but the benefit to this is that we get 2 engagement sesssions - one in Canada and one in Mexico...we get the ENTIRE wedding day (not just getting ready, ceremony, and after ceremony pics)...and TTD session. Plus..our photographer has a chance to get to know us as a couple before the 'big day' and can get a feel of who we are and what we like.
        Id rather have that any day over a complete stranger who's just showing up to my wedding to do a job and then leave.
        I believe my photographer will be working extra hard to deliver the best shots possible. Plus..he's with us the whole week so nothing will be too rushed!



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          Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

          Congrats Sunshine2680! sounds like you've made a wonderful decision re your photographer, and that you'll have an amazing record of all those priceless wedding "moments that matter" ! wishing you all the best with your plans and wedding celebration - Enjoy :)


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          #5 Sunshine2680

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            Posted 16 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

            Thank you! :)



            #6 erjohnmarsh

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              Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:09 AM

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              #7 ashk

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                Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

                I was originally thinking of bringing a local photographer whose work I really liked, but decided to see if I could find a Riviera local who would theoretically be more experienced with the region. I am really excited about TakeIt Photo, they're a couple and they have good prices and amazing reviews and work - but I've just found out that my resort wants to charge me a penalty plus a large vendor fee which will amount to almost as much as my photo package!! If I had known earlier that this was the situation, I would have put a lot more consideration into bringing someone with us...

                Is this a common practice in Mexico?

                I'm so glad for you that it all worked out :D


                23 days and counting until "We Do" in the beautiful Riviera Maya!

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                Yay! the world still exists - it would've really sucked to have done all this planning for nothing! :D


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                  Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:02 PM

                  Congrats ashk on your upcoming Mayan Riviera wedding ! It all depends on which resort you choose. Some allow outside vendors, and some require that you book a room for them for 2 nights, and some don't allow outside vendors at all - as I said it depend on the policy of your resort.

                  So many of our brides were asking about this exact question, we compiled a webpage with some answers here.........


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