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.
I love love love love LOVE his work!! I "liked" his page on facebook, and am just stunned every time he posts a new photo. We booked him for our wedding & TTD session - I seriously can't wait! We were going to go with the resort photog, but couldn't find much on his work outside of videos on youtube (his website doesn't work) and I didn't love the examples we were sent. Plus, for the hours we wanted and the fact we wanted a TTD session, it would have been MORE to go with the resort photog and book an outside underwater TTD!
It's all way higher than I wanted to spend (fiancee apparently hasn't looked at that line item on our budget google doc yet lol), but it's the most important piece to me - I'm a huge amateur photographer and take hundreds of pictures & make my own photobooks. (To put in perspective too, my sister in law is still spending $1200 here at home, with our FAMILY FRIEND photographer who is giving her a discount!)
Go with what you can afford AND love Good question on taxes...I need to ask my WC about that!