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Riu Palace Photographer, What Did You Think?

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#1 eirbear0915

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  • Wedding Date:September 5, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Cabo

Posted 16 November 2014 - 02:30 PM

Hi Cabo Brides, 


I am wondering if you can give me insight on the photographers at the Riu Palace.  Our wedding is in September 2015 and I am wondering what you thought about the local photographers.  I have talked to a lot of brides who have mentioned their photos are priceless to them and to make sure to find a good photographer for the day.   Did you use the photographer that's located at the Riu?  Or did you use an outside vendor?  Did you get what you were looking for in the images, if you did use the Riu photographers?  Any suggestions would be greatly appropriated:) 



#2 FutureMrsDiehl

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  • Wedding Date:April 28, 2015
  • Wedding Location:RIU Palace Cabo San Lucas
  • LocationVictoria, British Columbia, Canada

Posted 04 March 2015 - 02:49 PM


It's too bad no one has responded to this because I'm interested, too! Based on the portfolio the resort photographer supplied on their website, I was not happy with what I saw, so I booked an outside vendor: Gilda Badillo.

My wedding is April 28th, 2015 so when get my pictures back, I'll let you know what I thought about her and her work. (If I forget, then send me a PM here!)

The biggest thing I liked about her was the price. She cuts her packages down by about $200 because she knows that the RIUs charge an outside vendor fee. AND she doesn't charge tax (which is 16% in Mexico!!) if you pay in cash/through PayPal! She only requires a $200 deposit to secure your date, and that goes towards your total package price. Shipping is also included in the package price (which the hotel charges an extra $60-$70 on TOP of your package fees)! It's a pretty great deal, if you ask me!

Edited by FutureMrsDiehl, 04 March 2015 - 02:50 PM.

#3 calgarybride2015

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  • Wedding Date:January 21, 2015
  • Wedding Location:Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya
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Posted 04 March 2015 - 04:43 PM

All I can suggest is that you research the photographers that work for the Riu (is it adventure photos?). Go thru all the pics you saw from them and ask who shot the work of the weddings you love. Then ensure you can request them.

That's what I did at my resort - no Rui. And it worked fabulously.

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#4 sbodnar4

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  • Wedding Date:May 10, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Riu Palace Cabo

Posted 07 March 2015 - 10:59 AM

I talked with a few ladies who got married at the Riu and they let me see their photos done by the hotel photographer. The photos i have seen are amazing! the ones on the website really need to be updated because they do not show their work in the way that everyone should see it!


I booked with them for May 2016 because i was really impressed with the photos other ladies let me see

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