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#41 amanda2016

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 04:14 AM

Great thread.. You have done a fantastic job. Can't wait to hear how all of it came together! :)


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#42 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:24 AM

Confession  2014/10/19

 

Yesterday I was just playing around on BDW forums and happened to click on the link on the side bar for 'Samual Luna' and OMG I am in love with his work.  I requested his prices which I thought would be so far outside our price range, but his basic package is what I am paying now!  The packages really aren't comparable as they offer different things (time, second shooter, etc.) but for that price I think he is a steal!   I am really torn, going to speak to Shawn about it later tonight.

We would have the vendor fee, and day pass which is manageable.     I haven't paid anything to our resort photog - they don't ask for a holding deposit, would it be tacky to cancel them should I choose to proceed with Samuel Luna?  Thanks for your opinions.


-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

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#43 tygrrlily

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:54 AM

Samuel Luna is totally reasonably priced! We almost went with him too - he was our 2nd choice.  He's also lovely to email and he replies really quickly.  I'd personally switch from the resort photographer in a heartbeat, esp if you haven't put a deposit down

 

He also does really great TTD shoots! :)


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#44 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:04 AM

On the plus side. I think when you pay the outside vendor fee you don't have to include the day pass ;)



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#45 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:12 AM

On the plus side. I think when you pay the outside vendor fee you don't have to include the day pass ;)

 

I am pretty sure at my resort you do, if you want your photographer to eat!!!

But since it's a buffet, they may not even notice if he eats lol... well minus a plate, depending how they plate the area (a plate per seat, or a stack of plates at the buffet)....


Edited by calgarybride2015, 19 October 2014 - 08:13 AM.

-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#46 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:35 AM

oh ok. We just have to pay for the extra people to eat, it's still cheaper than a day pass for each of them. 

 

On another note, I really like Samuel Luna's photos :). It is a tough choice because your current photographer takes really nice pictures too but I feel like Samuel has a bit more of an artistic touch to the pictures so it depends on what you like better, and whether you want to pay the outside vendor fee. I really like your current photographer anyways so I think either way you'll have great pictures :)



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#47 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

oh ok. We just have to pay for the extra people to eat, it's still cheaper than a day pass for each of them. 

 

On another note, I really like Samuel Luna's photos :). It is a tough choice because your current photographer takes really nice pictures too but I feel like Samuel has a bit more of an artistic touch to the pictures so it depends on what you like better, and whether you want to pay the outside vendor fee. I really like your current photographer anyways so I think either way you'll have great pictures :)

 

I went back into my contract and looked.

For photography it's a $300 USD vendor fee and $650 pesos (approx $54 CDN) day pass per person, which would be two as he brings a second shooter.  So about $400 more!  Which isn't over the top. I assume the day pass allows them to eat.

 

I don't think I can go wrong with with either, because I did do my research on photographers who work with Adventure Photos. I do love Samuel's artist touch though!  

 

I am currently trying to figure out if we have to pay tax!  Nothing in my contract or FAQ mentions tax anywhere, but I know a lot of brides pay it - some 16% which is a lot more for my budget!!!   Hopefully I hear back soon from the WC.


-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#48 TinkerSofi

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:39 AM

I went back into my contract and looked.
For photography it's a $300 USD vendor fee and $650 pesos (approx $54 CDN) day pass per person, which would be two as he brings a second shooter. So about $400 more! Which isn't over the top. I assume the day pass allows them to eat.

I don't think I can go wrong with with either, because I did do my research on photographers who work with Adventure Photos. I do love Samuel's artist touch though!

I am currently trying to figure out if we have to pay tax! Nothing in my contract or FAQ mentions tax anywhere, but I know a lot of brides pay it - some 16% which is a lot more for my budget!!! Hopefully I hear back soon from the WC.


Another thing, if you put down your deposit for your photographer sometimes it's non refundable. Mine isn't refundable if I cancel


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#49 calgarybride2015

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:55 AM

Another thing, if you put down your deposit for your photographer sometimes it's non refundable. Mine isn't refundable if I cancel


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Of I would assume it isn't either!   And I wouldn't expect it to be, just kind of got lucky that our resort photographer doesn't except a deposit.


-Kim

Married on 2015/01/21 at the Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya with 43 guests in attendance   :)

 

Planning Thread - http://www.bestdesti...s-riviera-maya/

 

Wedding Pictures http://www.bestdesti...ra-maya/page-36

 

Wedding Review http://www.bestdesti...31#entry1885600

 

 


#50 JennyZ

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:25 PM

@calgarybride2015 - Holy smokes girlfriend!!! I just read through all these pages and can I say, what am AMAZING job you are doing?! Seriously!!! Everyone is going to be in AWE of all the personal and thoughtful touches you have put into your wedding! :) So creative and detailed!

 

Here I was, all proud for making 6 dinner table arrangement/center pieces, until I saw all your bits! I have some work to do! LOL! (I say THANKS! but my wallet says nooooo!! ;) )

 

You have poured your heart & soul into all of your planning and it REALLY shows. I have no doubt, you are going to have the most magical day possible! :wub:


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