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 hopefully 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 photographer before you get married and hoping they will do a good job,booking me for your destination wedding you know exactly what you’re going to get.
My base price for anywhere else is £1800, this includes all the above.
I say base price as flight prices vary as does accommodation depending on where in the world we are going.
First of all make sure you can hire an outside photographer to cover your wedding! Some venues do not allow outsiders, or they my charge you a vendors fee which can be $1000 in some places of the Caribbean and Mexico. Those that have in house photographers that don’t allow outsiders normally charge you a set price and then another price later for prints, be careful!
Some places require a permit; some places can charge the photographer £300 or more for that permit and take 6 months, please check.
Research your venue and the area, if you’re getting married on the beach; make sure the beach isn’t going to be busy that time of day.
Check the weather for that time of year in your destination, a shower is one thing, a typhoon in the wet season is another
In the warmer climates of Europe late afternoon is ideal for getting married, slightly cooler and better light for the photographer.
For your post wedding portraits make sure photography is allowed at the location you’ve chosen
Where ever you choose for your dream wedding destination, remember you don’t have to have the supplied venue photographer.
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 give me a call or email me. contact me
I’d love to photograph your destination wedding in Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, Seychelles, Mauritius or anywhere else in the world.