So you’re getting married abroad, but you’re not sure about the quality of the local photographers. What’s the chance of taking your own photographer abroad with you?
Check with your venue
Some venues won’t allow you to use anyone other than their in-house photography team, although it’s questionable whether they would turn down the option if really pushed… but be sure ahead of time.
Choose a known destination photographer
There’s a surprising amount to organise when you’re photographing a destination wedding. Simple things like transport, maps, location, language and how used they are to traveling can make a massive difference to how relaxed they are when they arrive, or whether they manage to arrive at all!
Skype is your friend!
Your photographer might not live in the same country as you but that shouldn’t stop you from saying Hi and making sure they are someone you feel comfortable with. Most photographers will be happy to organise a convenient time which to discuss their service.
Ask for an engagement / party shoot
If your photographer is already at the location and your friends and family are there, they may well be happy to photograph events and an engagement shoot for the two of you. This will give you some extra memories of this once in a lifetime occasion.
Ensure your photographer arrives at least one day in advance
If your photographer is just down the road it’s not a problem, but flights are occasionally delayed or cancelled, so ensure your photographer is due to arrive at your destination at least a day before the ceremony.
Planning your destination wedding?
If you’re looking for a photographer for your destination wedding, please get in touch to discuss your wedding.