(Closed) Riu Palace, Cabo. Just hired our photog as a GUEST!!

posted 6 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That’s what we are doing for our photographer also. We paid for her trip in exchange for her services. She wants to add more DW’s to her portfolio. So its a pretty sweet deal! =]

Post # 5
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ReyDar64:  I want to do this too, getting married at the RIU palace in Cabo and I am not thrilled with the resorts photogs pictures!  Problem is I don’t have any photog friends! Do you think posting an ad on craigslist is a bad idea??

Post # 7
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@ReyDar64:  Hi,  I have heard rumors about cameras getting taken away at customs and the friend-tographer getting in trouble for not having a work Visa.  I have also heard that the resort might get mad or mess with you because they know you are trying to get out of the outside vendor fee!  Did you experience any issues at the RIU Palace?  Did anyone question or say anything about your photographer who was your guest?

Post # 8
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are doing the same! We will be paying travel and hotel accommodations. Such an easy way to save a little. Plus, you already know how great your photos and video will turn out 😉

Post # 9
6 posts
  • Wedding: February 2002

I have photographed several destination weddings and feel this is a great benefit for both the bride and the photographer. We are always looking for a way to get away from our busy schedules and it’s so much fun to get out and do something different! Congratulations to you all!


Post # 10
1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We sort of did the same thing!

Our resort is frustrating with photogs – either you use their mediocre photog with expensive prices or you pay $500 penalty to their photog plus a day pass for the off site photog (roughly another $100), roughly $600 plus the cost of the offsite photog :S

I found a loop hole though – if we book our photog into the hotel for 2 nights we get around all of that, it’s only $250 more and we have a great photographer! Plus he gave us a good deal.

Post # 11
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Careful – I’ve heard of resorts strong arming photographers who try to skirt their fees.

EDIT: I see this is an old post.  OP, how was it?


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