This is such good info. Up until this point I have been working with someone in their group reservations department and it has been painful to get responses and they are giving us no breaks on rooms. At this point I would prefer to work with a travel agent or something. Did the TA charge a fee to work with them?
And ditto on the photographer reccomendations. The one the resort sent me is mediocre in my opinion and while they are also fairly inexpensive, I would rather spend a little more for better quality. I will check these all out!