Trying to book a photographer

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  1. Neverfales

    Neverfales Regular Registered Member

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    I know, I know--this topic gets brought up a lot, but we've got some specific questions that hopefully you guys can answer. We are wondering if the policies have changed since the re-opening.
    1.) Are guests at Temptation allowed to bring in a photographer to do couples shoots in their room and elsewhere on the property? If so, what type of permission do we need to get from the hotel?
    2.) I've read posts from others who say they've arranged to meet photographers off the Temptations property, down the beach, where they had their shoots done. Has anyone here tried this? Was the shoot private enough to make you feel comfortable? How did you change clothes? Which photographer did you use?
    3.) Once you've had the photos taken, when and where do you go over the images with the photographer? Is this when you pay him/her for their work?
    4.) Has anyone used a photographer named Tony Loeza with Royal Photo Cancun? If so, where did he shoot for you (on the property or off)? What was your experience like?

    Again, sorry if we've covered this ground before--we're just trying to be smart about all of this and CCC has been an enormous help with everything else up to this points. Thanks a million.

    -AK
     
  2. Alisa&Scott

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    We just got back and had photos taken. We used the on-site photographer last year and really liked him and his work - he was amazing and the photos are hot, hot, hot. However, there is a different company for the on-site photog this year. In either case, the session is free and you pay for the photos you order with no minimum. We reached out to the guy from last year and to get him on the property, we would need to either (1) get him a day pass or (2) simply add him as the third to our room for the day/night in order for him to come onto the property - option (2) is actually cheaper. He was going to charge much less for the price of each photo over the on-site guy ($10 per pic versus $18 per pic) but coordinating was difficult with his and our timing. So, we went with the on-site guy, Gibo, from Provoke Photography mostly for convenience. If you sit through the Premier presentation you get a coupon book at the end which has a coupon for 10% off but you have to mention it when you book the photographer or they won't accept it.

    The nice part about the on-site company is that they have access to parts of the property others don't. For example, we took photos in SHE Restaurant before it opened (on the stage, using the poles, and on a loveseat), and in the spa wet room area as well as other parts of the spa. He wanted to take me to the Premier lounge overlooking the beach but it was sadly not open at the time. I'm not sure someone coming on-site just for a few hours would have that access. His work was ok but more of a boudoir style and frankly, my partner wanted more raunchy/hardcore photos that included him as well. He did talk to Gibo before the shoot about what we wanted but with the time we had, we never got beyond the boudoir style so it was frustrating. For instance, he has me posing with legs spread but my hands covering my labia and one breast like I was being coy or something. I'm far from coy in real life so it was just not me! He also had me posing with my back arched A LOT which after 2+ hours was pretty painful - and I'm an aerialist as my hobby so I'm pretty flexible, lol. Basically, he was nice and professional but didn't really take the shots we wanted nor did he try to make sure I was comfortable in taking them.

    He did come back later in the day to our room to get some shots of me in the body paint that I had done after his shoot with me earlier in the day. Those are my favorite photos of the whole set. One of them is my profile pic.

    I hope this helps!
     
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  3. Neverfales

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    this is very helpful--thank you. Can you tell me how much it is ($) to add the photog as the third to our room?
     
  4. Ryan & Allison

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    You’re body paint looks amazing! Who did it?
     
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    @Neverfales - I believe it was $165

    @Ryan & Allison - Anguie Mena Morales did it. I found her through the TTR Facebook group. Thank you for the compliment!
     
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    You’re welcome! Will have to check her out for May!
     
  7. Neverfales

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    Anyone else hire a photographer lately to do a shoot on the Temptation property? If so, would you mind sharing details? Thanks for your help.
     
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    We are also very interested in getting photos coming up in April, if you found any additional information, please share. Thanks
     
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    We have an appointment with Anguie. Did you go to her studio or did she come to your room?
     
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    Going to her studio.
     
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    We did the photoshoot at TTR but it was old-TTR and the price we were quoted THEN was $10/pic when we were done. He tossed in some freebies at the end though.

    I really think that we'll just bring our camera, and have a good time finding some willing friends, Like Cortus & his lady to hold the camera for us.
     
  12. Al_n_Kristie

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    Last Wednesday (Feb 7), we did a 30-45 minute sexy photo shoot with David Carranza at a cost of $210. We got 20 digital pictures Saturday evening.

    It was amazing. We went up to the Sky Bar at 8:00 am. We were instantly comfortable with him and had no problems with how/where he posed us. If you look at our pictures here, we uploaded 4 or 5 of them. Unfortunately, we can't upload a lot of them, but trust me when I say it was fun! ;)

    David was recommended by friends, and is a great guy. You can find him on FaceBook, as a member of the Temptation Cancun Community, which is how we got in touch with him.

     
  13. Photofans

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    We're going March 2-9. I don't mind taking photos for people.
     
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    I'm available to do your photo shoot!;)
     
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    @Photofans You have great pics in your album. Wish we were going in March, I would take you up on your offer!
     
  16. Sarah&Steve

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    When in April are you going to be there
     
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    We hired the resort photographer this past December. He was great, professional and definitely not shy about shooting what we wanted. We were quite happy with the purchase.

    We also arranged through the butler for a make-up artist to come to the room just prior.
     
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    Very funny Karson!!
     
  19. Mr Rockies

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    Considering bringing my professional gear to resort for April 11 - 22nd. If anyone is interested in a shoot, let me know and we can book a day.
     
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    We may be interested - what kind of photography do you normally do? Do you have examples of your work?? And of course, how much for a session? Thanks