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#1 taryn.shorr

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    Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:44 PM

    Hi everyone,

    I know someone already posted something about wpja.com (World Photojournalistic Association), but I wanted to add more about using travelling photographers from the US.

    This is the route we've decided to go, mostly because we have SO many more options. Several of them have fantastic travel/destination wedding packages that equal out to be about the same as what you'd be paying for a photog in Cabo.

    We are using Cameron Gillie www.gillieweddings.com. She has an "Islands Destination" package, with travel to and accomodations for Mexico INCLUDED in her price. She charges $3,600 for this package, and while it might seem steep at first glance, take a closer look--it includes 12 hours of photography (8 hours on the day of, 4 hours for a RD or something similar before or after), so when you break that down...it's only $300 an hour BUT it includes her travel fees! She's phenomenal, definitely worth a look.

    There are many more on wpja.com, under "For the Bride & Groom," then choose "travelling photographers."

    Also, for anyone interested, this is her exact package breakdown:

    All travel costs are included in the package price for travel and lodging for most locations* in the Caribbean, Mexico and United States.

    Receive up to 8 hours of photography by Cameron Gillie on the weddings day as well as up to 4 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage the day before the wedding.

    A DVD slide show of all your wedding pictures set to music plus two additional copies for parents.

    200 4x6 proofs of your choice.

    A deluxe proof album to display your 200 proofs.

    Full resolution digital files of all the photos taken at the wedding on archival CDs.

    * Travel charges for most locations is included in the Islands Destination Package with a few exceptions. If travel costs are exceedingly high to a certain location, I reserve the right to refuse the wedding or negotiate a reasonable travel surcharge. Destination weddings booked less than 3 months in advance may also be subject to a travel surcharge.
    Taryn & Bo
    The Sweetest Day
    10.18.2008

    #2 NABUMBAH

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      Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:26 AM

      wow, that is a great price. I am also using a photographer team from the US :)

      #3 amyh

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        Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:48 AM

        What a great price! And 12 hours! Thanks for the info!

        #4 taryn.shorr

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          Posted 11 December 2006 - 05:28 AM

          Sure!

          We could hardly believe the price ourselves, given her quality. She's won several WPJA awards recently and we love her style. She's extremely friendly (through email and on the phone at least), and was willing to spread the 12 hours out for us, since we are hosting a 4 day wedding. VERRRRY flexible and seemed willing to negotiate!
          Taryn & Bo
          The Sweetest Day
          10.18.2008

          #5 Jackie

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            Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:50 AM

            Taryn that is a good deal when you break it down like that. I'm having trouble getting through her website. I can get on to the homepage but thats it. Would you be able to post her contact info?
            My Dreams Cabo Wedding Review
            http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t22576

            #6 LCBride2007

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              Posted 11 December 2006 - 12:12 PM

              My photographer (Leigh Miller) is from the US as well, her package prices are a little higher, but she also includes 2 hours the day before, and 2 hours the day after the wedding with her destination weddings. So hopefully I will get some great shots!

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              #7 taryn.shorr

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                Posted 11 December 2006 - 11:30 PM

                Leigh Miller is fantastic as well! With Cameron, we are using the 4 hours for the rehearsal dinner over a period of 2 days, broken down in 2 hour time blocks, so we're doing something similar :)

                Here is Cameron Gillie's contact info:

                cgillie@sw.rr.com
                985-226-8778
                The Portfolio of Cameron Gillie (for a more complete portfolio)
                OR New Orleans Photojournalism Wedding Photographer Cameron Gillie
                Taryn & Bo
                The Sweetest Day
                10.18.2008

                #8 Jackie

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                  Posted 12 December 2006 - 09:38 PM

                  Thanks, wow she does some really nice work. I cant wait to book a photog, I think it will be my favorite thing about the wedding. Ive always loved pictures!
                  My Dreams Cabo Wedding Review
                  http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t22576




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