@beccafries @Dido77 You're right! Many hotels/resorts throughout Cancun/Riviera Maya that weren't charging vendor fees in the past now are (or they've significantly increased the fee). We still always tell our couples who haven't booked a hotel yet to do their best to negotiate BEFORE committing to a resort. If bringing in your own photographer is important to you let them know that. Sometimes it can become a bargaining chip in order to book at the hotel. If you're already booked it doesn't mean all hope is lost but it's definitely harder! It seems as if there are rules and then it goes on a case by case basis (can vary from couple to couple) on how it all unfolds in the end with the resort. Oh...and always get what you discuss with the wedding coordinator in writing
Best of luck!