So we got an in cabin note when and where to meet which in this case was the Library at 5:30pm. This seemed a little inconvenient since we were in port that day until 6, but we were back in time anyway and made the appointment.
The photographer had his MacBook all set with a photo slide show set to music and a TON of pictures on the table. The 8x10's and 5x7's had to be in stacks of at least 3 inches high each. There was also a very nice coffee table book in an 8x8 format (very very nice).
So he played the slide show and of course all the pictures came out great. Then he shows us the prices...
Top package...$2999. Uh yeah thats what we said. Ain't no way.
The prices went down to $499.
We never had a real wedding the first time around so we did want at least some of the pictures so we thought the 8x8 coffee table book might be a good option. Price for that..$899. Good grief!
Ok so, we settled with the $749 package which I forget the details of but it was a fraction of what you got for $2999 and didn't include the very nice book we really wanted if course.
So the photographer leaves us to choose the photos we want to meet the number included with the package. But before he does he types out some "custom" packages on his laptop, still all very expensive for what they included so we tell him were just gonna stay with the $749 package. So he leaves as we pick out our pictures after realizing we weren't gonna budge.
A few minutes later, after talking to his manager, he comes back in and offers...
All the 5x7's
The photo book
One 16x20 canvas
2 DVD slide show discs
3 photo albums
And ALL the pictures on a CD
We grabbed this deal mainly because it included the book and all the pictures on a CD so we can get whatever we want via shutterfly.
Then his manager came in shaking hands and making sure we were satisfied with everything. It was like we just negotiated the sale of a new car. I had no idea they negotiated at all. So anyway, don't jump at any offers on the official price list. It's all open for haggling.
Carnival Liberty Eastern - December 2011