At ANSE CHASTANET and JADE MOUNTAIN, all of the photography and videography are done by Bernd Rac and his well trained technical team.
Bernd started his career as photographer & videographer and underwater photographer & videographer in 1993 at UNEXSO Freeport/Bahamas where he also received his initial training which he then continued with a multitude of training work shops internationally.
Bernd has been part of the ANSE CHASTANET resort team since 1995. He is extremely familiar with the entire 600 acre estate, light conditions on property from sunrise to sunset. He knows when and where the light is best he ensures best advantage of this special knowledge at all times.
Bernd Rac and his team won the M&C fine Art's Award for best video production and he also won numerous awards for his underwater photography, which included UW PhotoPro best picture in the Rodale's Scuba Diving magazine. The same magazine also choose one of Bernd's pictures in 2000 to be one of the 10 best pictures of the century.
Bernd Rac has now photographed over 600 Weddings at Anse Chastanet & Jade Mountain and he has also edited over 300 Wedding Videos.
As Bernd Rac is associated with ANSE CHASTANET full time, our photography and videography packages are very favorably priced whilst providing first class quality and services.
Photography & Videography
Anse Chastanet employs its own in-house team of photographers with a wealth of talent and experience, and with the ultimate location knowledge
Basic Photography Package
The Basic Photography Package provides coverage of only the wedding ceremony. Pictures will be received on a DVD in RAW Files. – US 495*
Diamond Photography Package
The Diamond Photography Package begins with the photos taken 15-20 minutes before the ceremony begins with individual pictures of the bride and groom, followed by complete coverage of the entire ceremony and post-service activities until sunset. Pictures will be received on DVD in RAW Files. – US 795*
Platinum Photography Package
The Platinum Photography Package begins with coverage of the pre-wedding preparation of the bride and groom beginning one hour before the ceremony and continues with the entire service and post-wedding activities until sunset. This package is ideal for couples who wish to capture the memories of their wedding afternoon from start to finish. Pictures will be received on DVD in RAW Files. – US 995*
“Full Monty” Photography Package
The "Full Monty" is the ultimate photography package which includes complete coverage of the entire wedding event and more. The package includes your choice of a pre or post photo session at locations that you select. On the day of your wedding, photographic coverage begins one hour before the ceremony and continues with the entire service and post- wedding activities until sunset including cake and champagne festivities and group pictures. Pictures will be provided on VD in RAW format. – US 1295*
After Sunset Photography Package
This add-on package is designed for couples whishing having pictures taken during the reception with their guest having a good time. – US 450 (photography ends 10 p.m.)
Other Photography Services
• "Trash the Dress" photography (Pictures delivered on DVD in RAW and JPG
files.) – US 375*
• Any extra hour besides the package after sunset – US 115
• 8x10 prints – US 28
• Picture slide show of your pictures on DVD – US 90*
• Special requests can be accommodated.
Wedding Story Photo Book
We can create a nice story book. We will do the layout etc. The layout will be e-mailed to you for approval and we then send the book for printing and it will be mail directly to the wedding couple. The price starts at US 285 (depending on number of pages) for the first book.
Italian Bound Wedding Photo Book
Italian bound leather album storybook on the highest quality printing techniques. For a lifetime of enjoyment. All Hollywood stars have their album printed with them. The book will be designed by Master Photographer Lou Metzger. He is also an Adobe Photoshop Instructor. The price for the big album starts at US 2875 and for the smaller Album starts at US 1150.
Edited HD Video of your ceremony
The filming starts about 45-60 minutes before the ceremony, in the bride’s and groom’s dressing rooms and ends with sunset. After the editing is complete we upload a high resolution HD video file to a secure dropbox account for download. – US 775*. (Surcharges of US 115 apply for each additional hour after sunset.)
Live Wedding Broadcast
This allows any number of family and friends to be part of your wedding. Friends and family can watch your wedding live from where ever they are, as long they have access to a computer. All we need is the viewers’ e-mails for set up. – Starts at US 490* for a maximum of 20 viewers.
Already married but want some pictures of your honeymoon and add them to your Wedding Album. Spend an hour with the photographer to get some great memories at one of the most romantic places in the world. – US 475*
Meet with the photographer a few days ahead of time for an hour photo shoot. This will add some extra pictures to your wedding album but also gives you and the photographer to get to know each other and will make you feel more comfortable on your Wedding day. – US 475*
Wedding Location Surcharges*
Surcharge for boat wedding
– from US 275 plus 10% service charge and 10% VAT (base price for 1 boat hour)
Surcharge for wedding locations at Anse Mamin Beach and Plantation Ruins
– US 275 for the couple, US 10 per guest plus 10% service charge and 10% VAT
Surcharge for underwater weddings
– from US 350 plus 10% service charge and 10% VAT
Surcharge for off-site weddings within the Soufriere area
(depending on number of guests attending) – from US 350 plus 10% service charge and 10% VAT
* Please be advised that as per a new government legislation a 12.5% VAT (Value Added Tax) is applicable on some of our wedding services. The 12.5% VAT has been included where applicable. As of April 1, 2014 the VAT was modified further and now 10% VAT is applicable to selected other tourism related services. This has been noted in the text.