Planning a destination wedding can be a daunting task. In most cases you have not been to the locations or met the suppliers and it makes it extremely difficult to know which ones are the best for you. A lot of resorts will include photographers in their packages and/or charge a fee for you to bring your own. However not all couples want to trust their special day to the resort photographer and would rather seek out someone whos work they know and trust.
Hiring an experienced destination wedding photographer is insurance that you will receive coverage of your day that captures not only the milestones, but the emotions and essence of your trip.
There are many reasons why bringing your destination wedding photographer from home is beneficial to you. Firstly and most importantly it brings peace of mind.
In speaking to couples who have hired their photographer overseas the biggest issue they encountered was the language barrier. By hiring an Australian photographer you know that you will be able to discuss your photography needs at any time via phone or in person without the delay of timezones. There will be no miscommunications in the lead up or on the big day!
Wedding collections can take weeks to prepare and albums take longer again. There is definitely a sense of security knowing that your photographer is easily contactable and only a short car trip away should you need to see them in person when you get home.
Another advantage to hiring a destination wedding photographer is that you get to have your engagement shoot here, just like a regular wedding booking! You will have a chance to get to know your photographer before the big day and have a trial run in front of the camera!