Photography Options & The Destination Wedding

July 13, 2009by Precious


Understanding that each couple’s needs and desires will differ, so will the vendor selection process.  At Precious Nuptials & Destinations, we believe that images captured should be somewhere at the top of your priority list.  After all, once your day is done, other than memories, this will be your only source of reflection.

What options are available when selecting a destination wedding photographer?

Fly in your own destination wedding photographer :: starfish-iconstarfish-iconstarfish-icon

We have access to many fabulous local and/or area wedding photographers.  Many of these photographers are destination wedding photographers.  This simply means that they are available to travel to your wedding location.  Hiring a domestic destination wedding photographer allows you the greatest flexibility in finding a photographer unique to your style.  Once you have hired your perfect match, have your photographer arrive the day prior to the start of events and depart a day or two after.  This will allow time to document and capture additional gathering images such as a group welcome party, rehearsal dinner, day after brunch, and possible post wedding images.   We give this option three stars for obvious reasons.  This will be the most costly option.  However, you’ll come away with a larger number of images (possibly digital copies depending on your agreement).  You’ll also have time to become relaxed and get to know the person behind the lenses documenting your journey.

Hire a photographer local to your destination :: starfish-iconstarfish-icon

If you’re allowing for planning trip(s), this can be an option to consider.  Resorts, hotels, and local wedding vendors will be a good resource to obtaining a good referral list of destination local photographer options.  Depending on the depth of work performed, you may not receive your final product until after you’ve returned home.  This will mean that much of your communications will be done from a distance.  However, if you are planning an extended honeymoon, extended area stay, or booked a photographer that does not offer extensive edits, chances are your order will be ready to take home as you depart.  We give this option two stars.

Use of the resort provided photographer :: starfish-icon

Resorts offer their photography as part of their wedding packages or as an upgrade option.  With this option you’ll receive X amount of images from your wedding day.  Rather small in number and usually only in printed form, we give this option one star.  Resorts usually train thier staff of photographers through their select training program (i.e. Kodak Event Photography).  This option may be better suited for a couple only elopement.  This is not a bad option.  It’s simply not the best option available.

[To your precious nuptial :: Cheers!]


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