Choosing the right photographer for destination weddings can be a daunting task, but there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that you get someone who is well-suited to your specific needs. Read on for some helpful advice on how to pick just the right photographer for your wedding weekend.
1. Research Speciality Photographers for Destination Wedding Weekends
Look for photography teams who specialize in destination weddings, as they will be well-versed in the nuances of documenting multi-day celebrations around the world. Traveling both domestically and abroad is no small feat, and travel savvy is a must. Another main benefit of hiring a specialized photographer for destination weddings is they are primarily photographing new destinations and locations often. They are proficient in finding inspiration in all places and scouting for beautiful light and landscapes for your wedding portraits
Image of Daniella & Theodore in Ravello, Italy. See the gallery HERE.
2. View Their Destination Wedding Portfolio and Reviews From Past Clients
Knowing your photography team’s style is the best way to ensure that their work meets (and exceeds!) your expectations for your wedding portraits. Spend time going through their portfolio and publications and find work that connects to you and your vision for your weekend. Ask for galleries and see how they capture full weekend events. This will give you a good idea of what to expect when they are documenting yours!
View Kinley & Will’s 4-day wedding weekend HERE
3. Schedule a Call to Ensure You Are a Great Mutual Fit
Once you’ve done your portfolio research it is important to set up a phone call to know one another. Get to know their personality, their approach, how they work under pressure, and how they handle a destination wedding weekend. These conversations not only create a relationship between you two but also help develop an understanding of expectations on both sides. We use these calls to gather information from our clients about what they value most in their weekend and to ensure that we are a great mutual fit with one another. At the end of the day you will spend more time with your photographer than pretty much else- make sure you enjoy their presence and the energy they bring to every situation!
Are you looking for a photographer for your destination wedding? Drop us an email HERE we would love to learn more about the weekend experiences you are planning!