It’s clear to me that trying to find the perfect Cancun wedding photographer might be a very complicated thing to do. Not only because there is an incredible amount of photographers, but also because there’s a huge difference between the style, the quality, the pricing and all we have to offer in our wedding photography packages. I tried to put myself into your shoes (a bride looking for a photographer) and I started doing some research about other wedding photographers here in Cancun and in the Riviera Maya. I noticed several things I want to share with you to make your life easier when trying to pick one.
Most of the average wedding photography packages offer the same things.
I just picked several different websites from different photographers (including us) and I compared the wedding photography packages I could find. First of all, you’ll find that the average price for a full wedding coverage is between the 2500 and 3000 USD. It mostly includes a second photographer, prints, online gallery, and maybe a photobook. Some photographers will send you all the photos already edited, other will let you choose the pictures you want to be retouched. Anyway, the differences are very small. We would recommend you to just choose the one that goes better with your style instead of worrying about the prices and packages.
Most websites are full of pictures, I just got very confused.
Okay, It’s true. When we’re starting a photography website, all we want to do is show our work! And that’s great. Now, I realized that the problem is when instead of just choosing the best pictures or just a few from every event or photoshoot, we just post everything like if it was a competition of who has more photos in their website. I think it’s better to show only the best ones. Anyway 60% of the other pictures on a photography website might be nothing more than visual contamination. Who seriously is going to pay attention to 100 photos from the same site? In this case, I seriously would recommend you to try to avoid this kind of websites if you don’t want to end up very frustrated and confused.
There are a lot of non-updated websites.
I found that there are a lot of websites with VERY OLD wedding photos. It is okay to show the previos work, but seriously having more than 5 or 10 year old pictures can’t say anything good from a professional photographer that’s trying to reach clients. We think you should look for photographers with updated pictures, websites where you can see the date the pictures were taken or uploaded to their site.
Wedding Photography directories are great.
We found a lot of different wedding vendor directories with a huge data base of wedding photographers from Cancun and the Riviera Maya. It’s great to be able to see in just one place a lot of different options and being able to chose the ones you like the most. Just remember that most of the wedding photographers that are on the first places are not exactly the best ones. They just paid to be there. So try to look also the last ones listed there before just clicking the first one you see. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Be careful with the in-house photographers from the hotels.
I’ve seen some great photographers out there. You just have to be careful about it because honestly, not everyone is. Remember that most of the photography businesses inside the hotels are mostly about the money, not about the art. So If you really care about your wedding pictures, you should be very sure about who is taking them and must have seen their previous work before hiring them.
After all, you should just pick the one that suits better your style and you know that you can trust the most. Try to leave the pricing as a secondary thought when looking for the perfect wedding photographer. Remember that 10 years after the wedding, the flowers will not longer be alive and your dress probably won’t be moved from the place you left it. The only thing that will be there reminding you your promise, will be your rings and your wedding photos.