We are signing our contract tomorrow with West Sayville Country Club for Dec 2012. The house photography vendor is Park Ave Studio; we have a friend who got married two years ago who absolutely detested the entire experience with their photographer and has strongly advised against going with them. The manager at West Sayville seemed shocked when we shared what happened at their wedding, but insisted they are only recommended not required. We have two other photographer's we are interested in (Millimeter and Fleur De Lees), but are now curious to know if perhaps their wedding photo results were just a result of misunderstanding.
Price wise; we just received a brochure, does this seem reasonable for the LI area, or too high?. This package is listed at $4,195.
1 10x10 Digital Album w 70 images
2 5x5 Duplicate Digital parent albums (oh the joys of having divorced parents and having been raised by grandparents, I'll need to speak to them about two more of these.)
1 12x18 Portrait
1 5x7 for everyone in the bridal party
125 Thank you cards and envelopes
Engagement Shoot with 11x14 Portrait
High Resolution CD Edited Images
All Images Posted Online
So, if you could briefly explain your experience or any wedding's you have attended that used Park Ave Studio, and if you know the cost, share that as well. If you happen to have attended a wedding that used Millimeter Photography or Fleur De Lees, please share those experiences as well. We are aware that at over a year to go, this is early to worry about, but we are planners and hope to lock in 2011 prices for 2012 at the end of the summer.
Thanks in Advance!