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    Family photographers allowed?

    I remember reading somewhere - either here on the forum or on one of the resort websites - that if you use one of the resort wedding packages with a photographer, you can't have other photographers at the wedding. Did I read that right? I am sure that everyone in my family will have their phones out and be snapping away through the wedding and reception - is this not allowed at all?

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    Re: Family photographers allowed?

    That seems like a strange requirement. I cannot imagine my family members being able to refrain from snapping pics with their phones and some may even bring their digital cameras. I would not want to tell my friends and family not to take pics at my wedding either. That just seems like a rude request to make.

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    Re: Family photographers allowed?

    Most resorts charge an outside vendor fee. So if you don't use the resort's photographer, its possible that you would be charged to have a family member do the photos. Some resorts do waive the fee if the photogher stays 3 nights or more. But it varies by resort.
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    Re: Family photographers allowed?

    Oh my, I don't think my family members could control themselves either. I think this rule must mean professionals, right? So if you have the resort photographer, you can't hire a second professional. That would cause them to fight over all the important shots.

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    Re: Family photographers allowed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Althea View Post
    Oh my, I don't think my family members could control themselves either. I think this rule must mean professionals, right? So if you have the resort photographer, you can't hire a second professional. That would cause them to fight over all the important shots.
    This is not to have your guests not take snapshots ( that's fine although the new trend is to ask your guests not to take pictures) but rather because some destination wedding couples to save money will ask a family member or friend to take pics ( sometimes this person is a professional, sometimes just someone who likes to take pictures).

    As the resort is paying the photographer to be there to capture your day in the hopes of you purchasing photo's they do not want someone 1)- in there way and 2)- to take their work by snapping the pic that they set up over their shoulder so that the couple doesn't have to pay extra for it.
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    Re: Family photographers allowed?

    Personally, I think that the couple who is paying for the wedding package should be able to choose if the resort photographer takes the wedding pictures or if they want a friend or family member who does professional photos to do it. You would think that the cost of the package would be a little lower if the services of the resort photographer were not included instead of them charging you an additional fee to use your own photographer.