DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Destination Wedding Photographer;​ Are you planning a destination wedding?

Dreaming of heading to some amazing overseas location for a once in a lifetime celebration?

Fantastic!

There’s nothing more exciting than planning a destination wedding and as a photographer with a serious case of wanderlust, I love to travel for weddings.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing destination weddings all around the world, in locations as varied as Lake Como in Italy, Chateau De Berne in France, Spain, Tahiti, Croatia, Nepal and many more.

I’m also an award-winning Destination Wedding Photographer, winning two awards, just after the Chateau De Berne award-winning photography, and the other award-winning Chateau De Berne Wedding Photographer.

It’s not only destination weddings, I also love PreWedding Destination photography sessions, such as a Lake Como Engagement Photography session, or post-wedding shoot in Croatia or a Kathmandu Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography or in the snow as a French Alps Wedding Photographer.

With plenty of experience as a destination wedding photographer below you can find my advice for planning your overseas wedding and tips for booking your destination wedding photographer:

Destination Wedding Planning

Choosing the perfect location for your destination wedding:

Remember that the location you choose for your destination wedding will have a big impact on the style of your wedding as well as the travel arrangements and overall budget so location needs some careful consideration.

Wherever you choose, make sure it reflects your personal style – if your heart belongs to nature, how about a romantic outdoor wedding in the Tuscan hills? Or a safari wedding and lavish lodge party in Africa?

If a sunny beach location is your idea of paradise, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Barbados offer perfect white sandy beaches and lush tropical garden backdrops.

For a stylish city wedding, nothing beats New York or Paris.

If possible take a trip:

To ensure your overseas wedding is as perfect as you imagined, it’s advisable to check it out in person if at all possible.

This way you can ensure there are no hidden surprises that the brochure conveniently forgot to mention, and at the same time you can find out how easy it is to reach the venue from the main airport and travel hubs.

It’s also a good chance to scope out the venue’s wedding facilities and packages and discuss any special offers, for instance some hotels offer discounts if guests stay a certain number of nights.

And it’s a great excuse to have a few days away!

Timing:

Although the weather is usually best in summer, this is when prices are at their peak and hotels and towns are likely to be heaving with tourists.

December is also a popular wedding month so expect prices to match peak-season.

Booking off-peak in Spring and Autumn means that the weather will be less predictable but your accommodation, venue, and flights are likely to be cheaper.

Send out invites early:

Inviting guests to a UK-based wedding two months beforehand is fine but if you’re planning a wedding abroad it’s important to give your guests ample notice.

Consider sending out ‘Save The Dates’ if you don’t want to send invitations well in advance.

As well as cost implications, friends and family might need to book time off work, make travel arrangements, and possibly speak to schools or arrange childcare.

So send out a ‘Save The Date’ as soon as you know when and where you’re getting married and official invites around four months in advance.

Give guests as many details as possible:

Logistics are more complex so keep guests up to speed with travel and accommodation bookings.

If guests are booking their own accommodation send them a list of the nearest hotels.

It’s also a good idea to provide guests with a brief itinerary of the days before and after the wedding day so they know what’s going on and where the wedding party will be.

All I can say is WOW!

Destination Wedding Photographer

Choosing your destination wedding photographer:

My tips for booking a destination wedding photographer include;

  • Book your photographer as soon as possible, experienced photographers specialising in destination weddings are often booked up a long time in advance.

     

  • Think about how much coverage you want – many couples choose to have additional activities, such as a pre-wedding meal or a special activity the day after the wedding, documented by their photographer. Make sure you book them for the duration if necessary.

     

  • Arrange a face to face meeting with your photographer if possible, this gives you the chance to get to know them in advance. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss your wedding plans in detail as well as logistics and travel plans. I always love to meet wedding couples over cake!

     

  • Camera equipment – destination wedding photographers usually carry heavy expensive equipment.If you are booking their flight don’t forget to check the airline policy regarding camera gear, weight limits and what can be carried on the plane.

     

  • Photographic style – make sure you check out portfolios so you can be sure you are choosing a photographer with the style and approach that is right for you and your wedding.I adopt a mostly documentary approach, I naturally and unobtrusively capture the emotions and moments of your celebrations as they unfold.

    You can read more about my approach here.


If you are currently planning your dream overseas wedding as an experienced destination wedding photographer I can capture the story of your day beautifully, honestly and sensitively.

I would love to chat about your wedding plans, if you would like to check my availability please contact me here. I only book 25 weddings per year so please get in touch as soon as possible.

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