Our wedding is spring break 2015, and the wedding coordinator at the Barcelo informed me that we are not allowed to use an outside photographer. If we do, we will be charged $500. The resort photographer is Ocean Photo studio http://www.oceanphotostudio.com/en/ and their packages are PRICEY! I've attached their package in PDF format. Holy moly....
Has anybody worked with the Ocean Photo Studio?
Has anybody got a less expensive package through them?
Does anybody have any photographer suggestions that would be more affordable?
At this point, we are looking at paying the way for our photographer friend to attend Mexico, then they would take all of our photos as our guest and we wouldn't have to pay the $500 charge. Originally, I'd budgeted like $800 for photos, because I only want digital copies of photos from us getting ready, the ceremony and cocktail hour/reception and then a dvd video of the ceremony. I don't want to deal with the shipping of prints as well as photo books etc. I'd rather take a CD home with the photos, then develop them at home.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!