Planning a Destination Wedding – Questions you MIGHT have about booking a DESTINATION wedding Photographer
So, you have probably found this page as you are embarking on planning a destination wedding and are looking for a destination wedding photographer. Well my friends you are in luck! I am just a natural, Surrey girl living in the UK, with a little Danish heritage who just so happens to LOVE to travel. It is not just my love of travel that fuels my love for destination weddings. It is the joy that I experience by taking in new cultures and experiences. Exploring the world and being able to take photographs at the same time is a dream come true.
I have been lucky enough to travel with my job and it would be amazing if more couples involved me with their destination wedding. So far I have photographed Thea and Henrik’s wedding abroad in Sweden at the beautiful woodland venue Kroksta Gard and shot a destination wedding in France at the gorgeous vineyard setting of Domaine De Lauzel. These weddings were so gorgeous that I am hoping to expand my portfolio. During my favourite photographs of 2018 blog piece I named a few weddings that were on my wish list and Italy was one of them! So. You are planning a destination wedding so lets get stuck in.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BOOKING A DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
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As my home is in Surrey it is obvious that I would have to travel to get to your wedding ahead of time. When photographing a destination wedding you have to plan ahead. I do not like leaving things to chance or worry about missed flights. With this in mind I always get to the country at least a two days before the actual wedding day. This gives us time to meet up before the big day.
The day before the wedding I will go and visit the venue. Check out the best places for portraits and group photographs. Look at where the light hits at certain times of the day. It is also the perfect time to talk about the days schedule update me on any new developments. This meeting is the perfect time to air any concerns about wedding day timelines and logistics. I have given my couples advise on ceremony locations and running orders. It helps to have a photographers perspective on the day. If you are debating about wedding timelines here is a blog piece all about it.
Like photographing weddings in Surrey and around the UK my approach to being a destination wedding photographer is much of the same. I get stuck into photographing your day and capture all the moments in-between. The approach is still as it would be in the UK. The coverage starts when you would like it. This can be from bridal and groom prep until first dance or later if you would like. If you are getting married somewhere hot usually wedding ceremonies start a little later in the afternoon. This is to avoid the heat of the day so wedding coverage can carry on slightly later in to the evening. There is always a chance for a cracking sunset and you know how much I LOVE a sunset!
My destination wedding packages are set at a fixed rate so there is no confusion. However, each wedding is unique and prices are bespoke based on location. A wedding in European country will have the fixed package but a destination wedding in Australia would be based on a bespoke price. No matter what country your wedding is in they all include:
Photography by me for up to 9 hours
Comprehensive planning and consultations with me
Travel and accommodation (approximately three nights)
500-1500 full resolution digital edited images edited in that Jessica Grace signature style presented on a USB
Selection of ten 6×4 printed photographs presented in a bespoke wooden box
Online password protected gallery first look for family and friends to view
I have a brochure with your name on it if you would like some more information. Please do get in touch if you would like to see it. I am desperate to photograph in some countries that I have never photographed in. So if you are having a destination wedding on my list please do get in touch and I will put together a personalised quote. Some new places I would love to shoot destination weddings in are Denmark, Italy, Norway, Greece, Thailand, Australia, Canada and Las Vegas to name a few!
If you need more convincing how about checking out my top reasons why we should work together.