You’re very happy and excited about your decision of throwing a destination wedding. The next important decision is to hire a competent photographer who’ll capture all the beauty of your big day as well as the destination so that you can enjoy the memories for years to come. Here are a few useful tips.
1. Check if You’ve to Hire Your Venue’s Photographer
Certain wedding venues require you to hire a photographer (and other vendors) on their preferred vendor list. Check if the venue you have chosen has such a requirement. This may actually make your job easy because such a photographer should have worked with the venue authorities before and trusted by them for delivering quality work. So, you’re almost sure to get excellent photos. You can just check the previous work of the photographers in their list and choose the one that you love the most. But if the venue doesn’t have such a requirement, you’ll have to find your own destination wedding photographer. In that case, you can search online, or ask your family and friends. You can even ask for the recommendation by the venue manager. If you choose to have a photographer from your home town, confirm if they are ready to travel to your destination.
2. Check Their Photography Style
If you are fortunate enough to get the opportunity to check the portfolio of destination wedding photographers, don’t forget to check the photography style of each of them. Check how they have made the most of the destinations in question. A traditional wedding arranged at your local venue is different than a destination wedding. The essence of the beauty the destination should reflect in the wedding photos. Check if the photographers have been able to do their job effectively or not.
3. Check How Enthusiastic They Are
Your destination wedding photographer should be enthusiastic enough to check your wedding location before the actual wedding day and for this, they should be willing to arrive at the destination at least one day before to scout the location. Not only will this help them find excellent locations at the venue and lighting conditions, but also various spots elsewhere at the destination. This will also enable them to deal with worst scenarios such as severe weather conditions and they also get enough time if flights get cancelled or any other problem arises. Most professionals prefer to arrive early for all these reasons and you should make sure the one you’re thinking of hiring will be doing the same.
If you plan properly in this way, you can rest assured that your destination wedding will be captured just the way you want it.