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Cost For Photographer In Cancun?

Cancun Riviera Maya Photographers

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#1 shelikespink

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:26 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm trying to make a budget and I am wondering the approx cost of wedding photography in Cancun for 6-8 hours. 


I am doing engagement photos here at home and the photographers have given me a quote for my destination wedding, but it's pretty high, plus I would need to cover their flight/hotel. It would be great to get an idea of what to expect!



#2 kmk2016

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 05:55 PM

Depending on what style you are looking for, and the quality of the work it's a pretty broad spectrum. $1000-$5000.... You are best to read some reviews and email for quotes to a few photographers you are interested in. It's the only way to get a true sense since there are simply too many variables.

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Edited by kmk2016, 11 July 2014 - 05:56 PM.

#3 acw271011

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

And on top of that, they all work different numbers of hours for the prices they charge. So for the amount of time you want - 6 to 8 hours - you're probably going to be looking at the higher end of the price range that @kmk2016 mentioned. Definitely start looking through the photographers and emailing them for what their price structure is. keep in mind as well that they can book up quickly so be sure to give yourself lots of time.

I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015







#4 PixanPhotography

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    Posted 04 November 2014 - 11:07 AM

    Dear Shelikespink:


    Yes It depends how many photos do you want and the style of session. But, If you let me to give you some information about us, we have different packages and prices that offered, and If you compare the prices VS service quality and product quality, you'll see that we are the best choice, let me inform you that this statement is not only our opinion, the Conde Nast Brides Magazine -the UK’s leading Brides magazine from the publisher of GLAMOUR and VOGUE has profiled Pixan Photography as one of only 20 International Photography studios from across the World and the exclusive photography studio that is based in Mexico


    So if you are looking for something "special, romantic, contemporary and with a lot of fun" please let us to show our proposal. In the links below that, you can see more information about packages & prices.


    Wedding Welcome Guides


    Wedding Photography Welcome Guide - Pixan Photography



    Riviera Maya Trash The Dress Adventure Welcome guides - great for honeymooners 


    Riviera Maya Trash The Dress Photo Shoot Adventure - Welcome Guide - Pixan Photography



    We can provide you a personalized attention through email. If you want to need that, please contact us, my email is: ariadna.gdessavre@pixanphoto.com 


    I'm very glad to know about your feelings and expectations in the best special day of your life!!!


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    #5 hellosassypants

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    Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:44 PM

    Following this post. I am considering an outside photographer instead of the resort's photographer. 


    April 17, 2015

    Gran Caribe Real (Cancun, Mexico)

    Including Bride & Groom: 22 guests (19 adults & 3 children)

    #6 ylan9383

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    Posted 05 December 2014 - 02:14 PM

    I paid $2300+tip for 6 hours which was on the cheaper end. 

    #7 tygrrlily

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    Posted 06 December 2014 - 09:09 AM

    @ylan9383 - Who was your photographer?

    Married December 19, 2014 at Beach Palace Resort in Cancun, Mexico


    My Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...-resort-121914/


    My Wedding Review

    Part 1 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881197

    Part 2 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881590

    Part 3 - http://www.bestdesti...1914/?p=1881861


    #8 ylan9383

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    Posted 08 December 2014 - 08:10 AM

    @tygrrlily  cecilia dumas and associates. 

    #9 rachelia160

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    Posted 08 December 2014 - 11:28 AM

    I did a lot of research on pricing because it just seemed outrageous, and settled with Photos In Cancun.  They've had rave reviews on this website and many others, and 6 hours of coverage costs $2000 (some photographers don't like their prices posted online, but theirs is listed on their website so I don't think they'd mind).  That's the least expensive I could find, AND their pictures are gorgeous.


    Many photographers, especially the "big name" ones, cost from $3000 - $5000.


    Good luck!

    #10 JennyZ

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    Posted 21 March 2015 - 08:45 PM

    I am SO beyond thrilled that had to share my excitement with other Brides who might be on the same search I have been on for a LONG time!


    Anyone currently shopping around for a destination photographer - Don't get stuck with the choices you think you only have! After MANY months of researching various destination photographers, getting their packages/prices, then narrowing it down to the ones who were the "best" of what I thought was available to me (but honestly still nothing special). Never did I think I would end up hiring someone from a different country (USA) of where I was from (Canada) and where my wedding was to be held (Mexico)! Not only is it totally do-able, but it was actually less expensive!!!


    I can’t help but to think finding this photographer was a “meant to be” situation and now I will always remember the interesting meeting, which turned into the best thing that could have ever happened in finding MY photographer! :)


    Soooo! The search continued… Looking through different Mexican photographers portfolios, not really finding anything that “popped” for me and prices that were wayyy too expensive (keeping in mind, I would also have to pay an “outside vendor fee” + day passes for a photographer & his/her assistant AND also pay to feed both of them at my reception dinner! Woah!) Of course my resort had their own vendor, who didn’t even have a website to view pictures and their package basically covered the ceremony only, so I wouldn’t have any pictures of the dinner reception???.... Finally, feeling defeated, I settled on an outside vendor, who was all I found I could really afford. I contacted him to place my deposit, only to find out, not only would I have to pay the difference between Canadian $ to US $ (obviously not his fault), the outside vendor fee, 2 day passes and pay for 2 peoples dinners – but now I also had to pay a 5% fee, to pay his bill via PayPal! This didn’t sit quite right with me, so I decided to take a few days to think about it…


    Fast forward to a few days ago!… “Be Photography” posted more pictures on Facebook of a destination wedding in Mexico and again, I went through the photos saying “this is EXACTLY what I want!” I private messaged him again, to compliment his work and before you know it, we started discussing options for him to be my photographer, without booking my travel. LADIES – I was BLOWN AWAY when I received his quote!!! Not only was it more affordable than ALL of the Mexican photographers I had been in contact with, but I was actually getting THREE DAYS of photography (rehearsal dinner, entire wedding day/night coverage, PLUS the day after/trash the dress session) for less than what it was going to cost me, to hire locally! UNBELIEVABLE!!! Since he would actually be staying at the resort, there was no more “outside vendor fees” or day passes required! Now I get to work with a photographer, whom I LOVE his images and KNOW that I am going to have the most amazing memories captured, guaranteed!!!


    I also have to mention, the communication has been fantastic and I know everything is going to be completely covered! From the initial online video meeting/conference, to the detailed, easy to understand contract – which clearly outlined everything I was receiving (with WAYYYY more than what ANY other photographer offered!!!) I was able to pay a VERY reasonable deposit via an actual credit card processor, registered to an actual business - I am left alleviated! One less stress for a Bride is always a good thing!!! lol!

    - Jennifer and Frédéric -

    Playa del Carmen Mexico

    December 1st, 2015

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