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Photographer Etiquette for Destination Wedding

My fiancee' and I decided that our photos are the most important so we are paying for our photographer to come to our wedding in Mexico. They aren't techincally allowed to work in Mexico so they have to play the role of our "aunt" and "uncle." Since they have to seem part of the family, do we add them to the dinner list?

Re: Photographer Etiquette for Destination Wedding

  • You would have to feed them anyways, and since they are wiling to travel to Mexico and parade around as family, I would indeed add them to the dinner list.
  • Yes, you need to feed them.

    Also, though, I'm questioning why they haven't gotten the proper permit to shoot weddings in Mexico. It's a fairly simply process, and every photog. I know who shoots destination weddings simply contacts the embassy/consulate for the host nation to find out what, if any, permits are needed. Mexico does require a work permit for photographers shooting weddings within their borders, and I would just be wary of your "aunt and uncle" guise falling through.
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    My DD's photographer has a clause in his contract that says if you want him to work without a permit (that the couple pays for) in a foreign country, you are responsible for any bail, fines, penalties , etc that may accrue if they are caught.
     
    I think in the long run I'd pay for them to get the permits, rather then risk them spending time in a Mexican prison.

    ETA:  And yes you do have to feed them, whether they are pretending to be relatives or not.
  • Mexico doesn't have photographers?
  • I wouldn't hire a photographer who agreed to work illegally. Mexico isn't like the US. They put people in jail there for that.
  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_photographer-etiquet-destination-wedding?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:0f9e9913-02a9-4971-b467-b7b4afd35e8dPost:25603968-5d38-422b-9cdb-9f88c9089f35">Re: Photographer Etiquette for Destination Wedding</a>:
    [QUOTE]You would have to feed them anyways, and since they are wiling to travel to Mexico and parade around as family, I would indeed add them to the dinner list.
    Posted by vannymuse[/QUOTE]

    This.
  • According to my Mexican fiance: at traditional Mexican weddings - a friend is in charge of photos and just takes some for the couple.  Hiring a professional photographer is a relatively new thing - hence why we are having a hard time finding a decent one that is not outrageously priced.  I, of course, want good pictures.
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