Know your location
The thing I love about weddings and events generally is that it’s not limited to a particular location.
It’s not limited, really?
Yes it is not limited, an American citizen can decide to hold his/her wedding ceremony in Tokyo, likewise a British individual can get wedded in Norway.
So what is that type of wedding called?
Simply this is a destination wedding. The important thing is knowing first hand the location you decide to have the destination wedding, if it’s for instance California in the United States of America, particularly Los Angeles, you have to consider their laws regarding marriage in the state, how to get the permit and other necessary things. For the reception party, you definitely know you need professionals to set up the venue from the decor to your cake, catering services and you can decide to fly down your photographer if such person is a destination wedding photographer.
What if the photographer I want is not available?
You don’t have to fret, if a particular photographer you want isn’t into destination wedding photography or probably is into it but is worried you will not pay well for his/her service. If the particular photographer is worried about the latter, then it’s up to you to decide if you can afford the cost of paying the exorbitant fee of hiring the photographer or better still, there are also other photographers that are known destination wedding photographer.
What else can one do if the fee is exorbitant to hire such photographer?
If the fee is too much for you to afford, then you simply look for a very good photographer in the location you decide to use. There are so many photographers all over, you can use an agent to link up with them or pick them yourself. Things have been made easy now, thanks to technology
Search for wedding photographers for example in Los Angeles, California on the search engines and you will find different options to pick from. You meet them up personally or through a trusted person, convey your message and what you hope to achieve with your wedding theme, agree on the means of payment and the fee for work done.
Most times you have to pay an advanced fee of a certain percentage before the wedding and then the balance is paid when the project is completed.
How can I pay advance fee to a stranger?
That’s how business works, you don’t expect the photographer to also work for you because you are also a stranger. If you are not comfortable with the arrangement, I suggest the both of you enforce the contract in writing, that way whoever defaults will be liable for breach of contract and it’s advisable to work with photography agencies or photographers who are licensed to carry on destination wedding photography. If this doesn’t still settle well with you, then you should be ready to bear the full cost of flying down your trusted personal photographer to save yourself the stress of contracting someone who you don’t trust.
I hope you found this article helpful and if you still have questions about the destination wedding photographer, inquire from other sources. Thank you.