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Tropic One Studio - Photographer Recommendations?

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#1 maria1488

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  • Wedding Date:February 27, 2016
  • Wedding Location:Paradisus Palma Real
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 05:20 AM

Hi ladies! I am getting married at the Paradisus Palma Real in Feb, 2016. We plan on using Tropic One as the photographer and videographer to avoid the $1000 fee. Can anyone recommend a specific photographer that you had at your wedding and loved (or engagement photos)? I would love to request a recommended photographer ahead of time as I am a bit nervous using the resort vendor. I LOVE katya nova photographs but unfortunately she is out of our budget with the fee. 

#2 MrandMrsBonitto2016

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  • Wedding Location:Dominican Republic~Kukua/ Staying at Dreams Palm Beach
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Posted 16 April 2015 - 07:55 AM

@maria1488 Hello my love and congrats on your wedding. Always nice to see a fellow 2016 Bride:) Here is a post a Bride posted in another topic. Hope it helps!



@maria1488 P.s it's the fourth comment on the page. Her name is Jenny.

          Future Mrs. Bonitto 12/14/16



#3 emmapalmer

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 08:11 AM

@maria1488 What is the $1000 fee? Is it a fee to bring your own photographer or what the resort photographer costs?


Sometimes it's better to bring your own destination photographer to get a better service at better rates.
We experience something similar at our wedding. Our resort wanted $3000 so instead we took our own Canadian destination photographer for half the price.

Our perfect wedding in the Riviera Maya.


Date:                  01/15/2015

Resort:               Occidental Grand Xcaret - Riviera Maya, Mexico
Guests:              70-80
Package:           Custom

Dress:                David's Bridal
Minister:             Family Friend

Photographer:    Decordova Photography ( www.decordova.ca )



#4 maria1488

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Posted 22 April 2015 - 01:10 PM

@MrandMrsBonitto2016 thank you!


@emmapalmer that is the fee the resort charges to use an outside vendor. so if I used an outside vendor i would have to pay $1000 plus whatever the photographer costs. I actually dont mind tropic one photography. I LOVE katya nova, but she is too expensive, so tropic one is not a bad second choice by any means.


it sounds like Lala and Rodrigo are the two professional wedding photographers for the Paradisus Resorts - for any ladies who have the same question as me. I got albums for both and I actually think I prefer Rodrigo slightly as his pictures a little more colorful. 


If anyone has any feedback on tropic one at a Paradisus wedding, please let me know!

#5 QueenBee007

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    Posted 18 October 2015 - 07:40 PM

    Hi Maria, just had my wedding at the grand Bahia Príncipe Jamaica , we used tropicone, orenella and nic (nicol) come highly recommended. Trust me you will not be disappointed. I took the platinum package with customization (first look, sunset photos and after party). Nic is very through, very kind and patient with people like me who aren't exactly modelling experts. The images you will receive will
    Amaze you. I paid 1550$
    USDS for essentially all day photography from 11am-1030p with a few small breaks. Feel free to inbox me should you have questions but I assure you they are nothing but professional and kind! No sloppy work here

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