My photography journey started as a young lad in Rossett, North Wales. We had moved here from Runcorn and it felt like paradise, my late Father gave me his Olympus om10 film camera and told me to go out and learn, so I did and it gave me a good base to carry it on over to digital. I now own Nikon D750 cameras along with professional lenses. I have always been a traveller at heart and been fortunate enough to have visited many countries throughout the world, from Australia to Asia, Greece, maldives, Ital and the caribbean to name just a few but to travel and photograph weddings you could say this is my dream job as I love to do both.
It’s not all glitz and glamour though, I do work hard, it is a lot harder in the heat and bright sunlight and getting my camera gear to your destination can sometimes be a logistical nightmare, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
You’re getting married abroad, congratulations! It’s exciting but can be a little daunting at times, hopefully after reading my page, you can put some of your worries at ease in regards to the photography side of things.
Planning your destination wedding can be a little daunting at times because it takes more planning and you have to arrange everything from a distance. It doesn’t have to be, by using Jason Rodgers as your destination wedding photographer you can be assured of great photos, you can meet with me and make sure we get along (which I’m sure we will). There is nothing worse than not knowing your wedding photographer before you get married and hoping they will do a good job. By booking me for your destination wedding you know exactly what you’re going to get.
Giving a price is difficult without knowing where in the world your having your wedding, flights and hotels vary in price hugely. This is why I always suggest a consultation, we can do this at an informal meeting or through skype. My services are from bridal preps to first dance on your wedding day, the following day at sunset for a couple of hours to get some amazing portraits, an online gallery (password protected if needed) to show your friends and family, a print box with USB which has all your edited images on and a 10×10 album with 20 pages. This also includes my travel and accommodation. So no hidden extras and nothing to worry about.
First of all make sure you can hire an outside photographer to cover your wedding! Some venues do not allow outsiders, or they may charge you a “vendors fee” which, in some areas of the Caribbean and Mexico can be $1000. Those that have in-house photographers and don’t allow outsiders, normally charge you a set price and then another price later for prints, be careful!
ONE WAY TO AVOID BUREAUCRACY
A way to avoid doing pre-wedding bureaucracy in a foreign currency and/or language is to file the marriage license, sign papers and get married back home, then have the “real” or symbolic wedding in the country you want — this method provides certain benefits in that it does not involve the language, laws, translations or spending up to 2 months in the country you are visiting to get married, while giving you the freedom and flexibility to plan your itinerary and visit without the restrictions of a foreign country.
If you’d like me to photograph your dream destination wedding get in touch.
I’d love to photograph your destination wedding in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, Seychelles, Mauritius or anywhere else in the world.