Why book a Destination Wedding Photographer over venue recommended photographers?

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When you are planning a destination wedding, one of the most important decisions you will make is who to hire as your photographer. There are many different options available, and it can be difficult to decide which is the best choice for you. You could go with a local venue photographer, or you could choose a photographer who specializes in destination weddings.

Here are five reasons why we believe hiring a high-end destination wedding photographer is the best decision you can make for your big day!

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Local resort recommended photographers are often low quality and the options are limited.

When it comes to choosing the right a photographer for your event, you want someone who will capture the special moments and create lasting memories and their best interest is your photos. However, local venue photographers attached to resorts or package deals can often be of low quality, and the options may be limited. They often work to upsell you and will most likely do the exact same photo at the exact same spot for you, as they have done it for another 200 couples before you...quite said if you ask me.

If you're looking for a high-quality photographer, you should always consider hiring a dedicated destination wedding photographer. Destination photographers have the experience and expertise to take stunning photos in any lighting conditions and setup, and their goal is to give you a unique set of images that you'll treasure for years to come.

As a destination photographer I care about you having the best time and the most incredible photos, and I also offer a wide range of services, from engagement photos to printed wedding albums, multi day coverage and so on. Please check my packages for more info. But most importantly, with me, you'll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your event is in good hands.

high-end photographers have Flat fee and transparent pricing with no hidden fees

When booking a destination wedding photographer, it is important to find a provider who offers transparent pricing, easy booking experience and wedding photography contract. With a flat fee structure, you can rest assured that there will be no unexpected costs or hidden fees lurking in the fine print. Additionally, having transparent pricing means that you are able to clearly see what services are included in the package, and you can make an informed decision about which package is right for your needs.

You might find that at certain weddings venues/resorts the photographer who comes with a package will look very affordable, until you realise they only deliver very few (like 50) wedding photos for the price and their whole pricing structure is built to upsell you. One of my newlyweds told me a story where the photographer they originally looked at wanted to charge £50 for their first kiss photo...£50! Absolutely mental.

Needless to say with destination wedding photographers like myself you get hundreds of incredible photos included with no upper limit. The more you party the more images you get, simple as that.

go with google and personal recommendations over commission based recommendations

Firstly let me just confirm there is nothing wrong with using planner or venue recommendations to check out photographers, but don't take that as a bible as I often find these "recommended" suppliers are simply commission based easy to work with (from the venue perspective that is) local photographers instead of the best there is locally.

When it comes to destination wedding photography, it's super important to do your research and book a photographer based on reviews and recommendations, and not to blindly go with the commission based recommendations from your venue or planner. While all resorts have a preferred photographer list that they work with, it's important to make sure that they're the right fit for you and your partner before committing.

Take the time to read online reviews of your photographer and look at past work to get a sense of their style and vision. Once you've found a few photographers that you like, reach out and ask for quotes, set up an online meeting and take time to get to know your photographer as much as possible. Be sure to let them know what your budget is and what kind of coverage you're looking for and most importanly as for full wedding galleries so you can see everything you get, not just the best of 10 photos.

With a little bit of research, you're sure to find the perfect destination wedding photographer for your special day.

aving the right equipment and insurance is must-have.

When you're planning a destination wedding, it's important to make sure you have the right insurance in place but it is also very important to make sure your photographer is properly covered too. Destination wedding photographers should have their own insurance for public liability, equipment and travel. You should also consider easy date-move insurance, which will protect you if your wedding has to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

For example there are so many cases of COVID postponements lately, but so far I have successfully moved all my destination brides at no charge, other than the cost in the flight ticket difference. This can be particularly useful but not something that resort photographers offer and getting back your deposit from them can be proven nearly impossible. By taking a few simple steps, you can ensure that your destination wedding goes off without a hitch.

Why hire me as your destination wedding photographer

As an experienced destination wedding photographer, I understand the unique challenges that come with shooting a wedding that's not in your local area. Not only do you have to navigate unfamiliar shooting locations and deal with different weather conditions, but you also need to be able to handle any last-minute travel logistics with ease. Whether you're dealing with cancelled flights or missing equipment, I am a reliable and resourceful professional who can always find a way to get the job done.

Beyond my skills as a traveler, what truly sets me apart from other destination wedding photographers is my commitment to providing quality service at every stage of the booking process. My pricing is completely transparent, so there are no surprise fees or hidden costs. And because your wedding photos are so important to you, they will also be important to me – I treat every wedding like they are my own, and I do everything in my power to make sure you have a great time working with me. So if you're searching for a destination wedding photographer who values both creativity and customer satisfaction, look no further than me. I'm the right choice for you!

If you're looking for a truly creative and experienced destination wedding photographer, look no further than me! With years of experience shooting weddings all over the world, I have a unique artistic eye and a keen understanding of what it takes to make your big day shine. Whether you're planning an intimate destination affair or a lavish destination celebration, I have the skills and expertise to capture every special moment in stunning detail. So if you want to work with a truly talented photographer who can help make your dreams of an unforgettable destination wedding come true, get in touch today and let's chat!

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If you’re in the midst of your wedding planning and are considering a luxury wedding abroad around the sunny mediterreanean or further, feel free to contact me today. I’ll work with you throughout your event to provide you with a plethora of photos that are worthy of hanging on your wall.

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