DCL wedding photography

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  1. lizmcc

    lizmcc Earning My Ears

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    I’m pretty sure this is already a post but when I looked at it it was very out of date if I’m wrong then please forgive me.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

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    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!

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    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).
     
  4. backpew5

    backpew5 Earning My Ears

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    Do you know if they ever use "interns" for their photography? kind of like the apprenticeship program in other areas?
     
  5. fifthdimensiondweller

    fifthdimensiondweller DIS Veteran

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    @backpew5 I'm not sure! I know several of the times we've had photographs taken with Disney there has been a photographer and an assistant, but I'm not sure about interns.
     

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