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Photographer...do I need to hire separate one?

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I have so many questions...I don't even know where to begin. I'm getting married at Dreams Tulum and will get one of the wedding packages that includes a photographer and videographer. I want my pics to be awesome, do I need to hire an outside photographer...or will the one included be good enough. It also seems like I don't get very many pics included in the package. Do most people order more?

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I was married at DT and used their photog. They did a great job for the $$. They weren't fantastic but they were fine for us. You get like 36 pics in the package then you can buy the cd with all the pics for like $300.

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like Lisa said some people are happy with just using the resort photog but many people bring in their own photog, if you do that most resorts will make you list them as a guest. I think it all depends on your budget

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it does depend on your preferences. but i do think that typically, though i am sure there are exceptions, the resort photographers aren't "awesome" and since you said you want "awesome" pics, you may want to hire your own photographer.

 

you could check out some of the work the resort photog has done, and i am sure there are people on this forum that have used them too that can help.

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I do not like the quality of our resorts photography ... so that's actually one of the most expensive things in our wedding budget, b/c we are bringing a photog with us.

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I am also going to get married at the Dreams in Tulum and we are on a budget, but photography is very important to us. My future husband is a photographer :) What we plan on doing is using the photographer at the resort and then buying the CD of pictures. My (soon to be) husband will be able to "retouch" them, like a professional would. Maybe a more cost effective approach (if cost is important) is to just hire someone afterwards to do the "retouch" work. All this means is that they will take the raw picture and add the nice effects that we all like...black and white with the color of the flowers, etc. I hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you. You could even hire my (future husband) for this. He's a professional photographer and would charge a fraction of the cost!

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The contact info for the photographer at Dreams Tulum is filepictourAThotmail.com Email him and ask for some samples. I did and he sent me a bunch. I thought they were pretty good, but for the cost of the largest package (900$ for 80 pics on CD) I'd rather just pay twice the price and get somebody really good, like Claudia Rodriguez.

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Originally Posted by Linz2511 View Post
My (soon to be) husband will be able to "retouch" them, like a professional would. Maybe a more cost effective approach (if cost is important) is to just hire someone afterwards to do the "retouch" work. All this means is that they will take the raw picture and add the nice effects that we all like...black and white with the color of the flowers, etc. I hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you. You could even hire my (future husband) for this. He's a professional photographer and would charge a fraction of the cost!
I just want to add a little caution here. While this may (and I hope it does) work out for you, some thing you should consider is what your future husband will have to work with. What I mean is your FH may be the best retoucher, a photoshop genius but if he doesn't have a good quality image to begin with there is not much he will be able to do. The old adage is "garbage in = garbage out". Im not trying to scare you, but I think a lot of the ladies here will agree that there are better options when it comes to saving money for your wedding. Photography shouldn't be where you cut the corner.

just my .02

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well B&J2008. that really depends on what photos you are going to value in the long run and what you can budget. if you go with the resort photographer they are going to only be there for the ceremony and part of the reception and you will only receive a few photos BUT a lot less then brining in a photographer. if you brought one in usually the photographers stay with you the entire day and sometimes more then just the one day if they are there several days and you will have a lot more of your wedding trip photographed. usually you will get a disk of the images. my advice is to break down and compare the cost of each photographer and what they will offer you and what you are willing to spend for. plus also with the photogaphers you can get some that will do it for the cost of the trip and some that will charge an arm and a leg haha. so make sure you do some comparing wink.gif. best of luck to you and have a wonderful wedding. i hope i helped out

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