DCL wedding photography

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by lizmcc, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. lizmcc

    lizmcc Earning My Ears

    Nov 10, 2018
    I’m pretty sure this is already a post but when I looked at it it was very out of date if I’m wrong then please forgive me.

    I’m currently planning my wedding on a DCL Cruise and I’m curious if the photography on the cruise is worth it? it’s somewhere between $300 and $1000 which isn’t cheap by any means but it is less than bringing someone on that isn’t part of the cruise line already which can cost upwards of 2000 or $3000.

    so my question is are the onboard photographs that bad? if you could post when your cruise was so That I can tell if maybe they have improved (because like I said a lot of the info I have seen is from before like 2010) that would be great .
  2. fifthdimensiondweller

    fifthdimensiondweller DIS Veteran

    Jun 21, 2016
    We were married in 2016 on Castaway Cay with the Magic and used DCL photography and LOVED our pictures. I've definitely heard mixed reviews but I decided to go for it because of the cost savings. I'm so glad I did because we really loved our photos!
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  3. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Aug 24, 2006
    Unfortunately, it's luck of the draw. Disney uses an outside contractor for photography on the ships, and they seem to have a PhotoPass-level of screening when it comes to hiring photographers. So if you're lucky, your cruise will have a photographer onboard who is talented and experienced. If you're not, then it's the same as getting an inexperienced Photopass photographer (with the added stress of having to select all the photos you want prints of before your cruise ends—though that can be remedied by buying the USB of all images and just printing your own when you get home).

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