Post # 1
Hi, I am getting married at Sandals Whitehouse in May 2016. Does anyone have any experince with bringing their own photographers? I was told that as long as they stay at least three nights then it is allowed. If you have had a destination wedding and brought your own photographers do you have any advise or recommendations? We are from New England but would be willing to get a photographer from somewhere else if their work is good and the price is right.
Post # 2
I have done a few destination weddings. From my understanding, from what my past brides have told me is that as long as I stay for 3+ nights, then I am good to go. I have never had any problems with the resorts and working in another country. Hopefully that is helpful! http://jessienicholeblog.com/family/denise-chris-destination-wedding/
Post # 3
You can bring your own photographer if they stay 3+ nights. They also have photography partners now at the resorts which are real photographers (and their work is beautiful) but they are $$$$$$$. I would think though, that it would be cheaper than paying for services + travel and stay for your photographer. We had our weddingmoon last summer at sandals negril and ended up hiring a local photographer. She was not allowed on the resort (which we knew) but we did not want our wedding portraits done on the resort. She took us all over the west end of Negril and we got the most incredible pics – old barns, rustic, cliffs, beaches, water! Ended with a TTD shoot.
I will add we had the sandals photog for the ceremony, otherwise we wouldn’t have any pics of that. Out of 75+ pics we only liked 5….LOL seriously!
here is the link to the partners for jamaica
Post # 4
Thanks LoveLikeCrazy, I think I found a local photographer that would be able to come with us for a few days. I have heard the same thing from other people about the sandals photog photots and I was going to be really upset if I ended up hating all of the pictures. I feel much better knowning I can have someone whos work I have seen and can have more unique pictures!
Post # 6
You need to know that you are doing yourself more harm than good by responding to every ad on any Board. It makes you look like a rank amateur and no one is going to trust you with their wedding.
Post # 6
In addition to the 3 day stay rule, keep in mind that Sandals is a couples resort so you’ll need special permission if your photographer comes alone and even then you’ll still be paying the double occupancy rate. We were told that no one was allowed to use a tripod when taking pictures, so you may want to double check on that if you bring your own photographer.
We used the on site photographer and we were pretty happy with our pictures. There were some that could have been better, but the weather was crazy that day so I think that played a huge part in some of our pictures. We went from sunny to cloudy then to sprinkling and then back to sunny again, which almost makes it look like our pictures were spread out over a couple of days rather than a couple of hours.