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Question About Taking Your Own Photographer

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#1 chuquis2009

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    Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:45 PM

    So I have decided I will be taking my own professional photographer (a cousin). I will be bartering vacation time for pictures. This is actually cheaper than hiring a photographer there. She and husband will be coming as a guests.
    When I first started researching local photographers I inquired about the vendor fee. My WC told me the fee was 350 for local or if I used one of my guests, like family, they could offer a discount.
    I think that is just ridiculous! What is the difference if I handed a camera to guest and asked them to take photos all night?
    So I'm wondering if I should even tell her before hand that my family member is taking my photos?
    I refuse to pay a vendor fee for my own guest.
    What so y'all think? Or what have others done?

    #2 Dreamteam17

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    • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Tulum Beach
    • LocationCanada

    Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:03 PM

    We are bringing our own photographer and she is staying the week with us and since she is my guest we are not paying anything extra. I believe at our resort we don't have to pay as long as they stay >5 days . I am not even mentioning us having a photographer thought in case.

    55 guests booked plus bride and groom :)

    #3 abeals11388

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    • Wedding Date:June 27, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Cabo san Lucas, Mexico
    • LocationFort Worth, Texas

    Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:25 AM

    It just depends on where you're getting married (what resort you get married at) as they are all different. I got married on 6/27/14 at the Riu palace in cabo San Lucas and my uncle did our photography. We did not have to pay a vendor fee because he was a guest and staying at the resort!!

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