I used to be a helicopter pilot, and I’ve flown all over the world; now I’m a destination wedding photographer. There’s something about travel and adventuring that gets my soul singing — and if you’re interested in having a destination wedding, I know you’ll feel the same way.
It might be a family home on a far-flung beach or a holiday location you fell in love with once upon a time — a mountain, a waterfall, a sunset or a skyline. My job is to make sure the place really pops so that when you’re looking back on your wedding pics, it’ll all come to life again. You’ll feel the sun on your back and the sand between your toes; you’ll smell the grass and the sea salt; you’ll taste the food.
And that’s my job as a destination wedding photographer: to turn your location into the (co-)star of your big day. For me, it’s as good as it gets — natural moments and personal stories combined with big, beautiful images that bring an incredible place to life.
My bags are packed, I’m ready to roll, and I’m as excited as you are!
Absolutely — I’m a destination wedding photographer, so travel’s a big (and fun) part of my life! There’s an additional charge that comes as standard for travel in and outside of Europe, and we can discuss the details of that during our consultation. But the most important thing for you to know is that my bags are packed, and I’m ready to roll.
I usually arrive one to two days before the wedding – this is a great opportunity to meet in person (if we haven’t already) and scout out the event’s location ahead.
These are the most stunning places for a destination wedding, long and short-haul. Some are new; some are classics; all are beautiful. Whether you want a city party, beach wedding or celebrations in a country castle, these are the location for you.
With numerous landscapes, climates and wedding styles to choose from, a destination wedding allows you to escape to an amazing location and spend quality time with your loved ones — all the while celebrating your marriage to each other.
Your destination wedding depends on what you like and where your priorities lie. The first decision is how far you want to travel. If you’re going to get married somewhere with a longer flight time, this may impact the size of your wedding, so it probably isn’t the right choice for anyone hoping for a big wedding party. Once you’ve decided that, take the following factors into account:
What’s your budget?
Do you want your wedding to be family-friendly or adults-only?
Where have you spent your most enjoyable holidays? Consider the type of location you tend to choose for getaways: are you drawn to the countryside, city, sea or mountains?
Is there somewhere you’ve both always fantasised about visiting? A bonus is you could combine your wedding with your honeymoon.
Is there a type of food you both love? After all, it is a vital part of any wedding.
Consider convenience – are there plenty of flights at an affordable price? If you’re thinking of getting married in the middle of nowhere, what would you do about accommodation?
Which season do you want to get married?
Do you want a popular location where you can get all-inclusive wedding packages or somewhere off the beaten track?
How important to you is it to get legally married in your chosen location? In some countries, marriage’s legal requirements are very tricky to navigate, so you may find it easier to have a civil ceremony in the UK and then a blessing abroad.