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Guide To Choose The Best Destination Wedding Photographer!

It's safe to say that destination weddings are the Cadillacs of weddings. And if you are a couple who is looking forward to having a destination wedding, then you have to make sure that everything in the planning process goes as you expect. The best part of these weddings is that they are unforgettable. However, sooner or later, these wedding celebrations come to an end and what you as a family are left with are memories. And what really helps us relive these memories is the wedding photos and videos. Hence, when you are trying to put together the best destination wedding, you also have to make sure that you hire the right photographer. If not, you will always regret hiring the wrong photographers and not getting the wedding album of your dreams. 

But not to worry as we here at Portfolio Studio have brought you a guide that you can go through to make sure that you are on the right track to find your best destination wedding photographer.

A Step By Step Guide On How You Should Choose Your Destination Wedding Photographer

Here are some tips in chronological order that will help you not only make the right decision but also have the greatest wedding photos and videos. 

1. Finalize Your Location, Dates, And Budget

Before you start looking for a Best Destination Wedding Photographer, you first have to choose a wedding venue, set the wedding dates, and also come up with a budget that you are willing to spend on photography alone. And once you have all that finalized, you can now move on to the next step!

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2. Do Your Research

Now you can start looking for photographers. And you can do this 2 ways. Either, searching the internet for 'The Best Destination Wedding Photographer" or by asking your friends and family if they know any good photographers. 

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The latter will be a more manageable way to get in touch with a photographer, but the former will surely allow you to meet some amazing photographers. However, Google will show you hundreds of results, and not it's up to you to shortlist these photographers and see whose work you like the most. 

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3. Only Shortlist Experienced Photographers

Once Google has done its part of showing you hundreds of photographers, you now have to shortlist and come down to 5-4 photographers. And you can shortlist the photographers on the basis of their experience, as you do not want an amateur in charge of capturing some of the most precious and important moments of your life.

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4. The Photographer's Style Should Match Your Vision

This is one other thing that you have to see while shorting listing the candidates. And this is due to the fact that each and every couple has some vision for their future wedding album, and seeing the previous work of a photographer will be able to help you understand if he/she will be able to execute your dream wedding shoot or not.  
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5. Prepare A Set Of Questions To Ask Him/Her

While interacting with these shortlisted photographers there is a high possibility that you may skip some of the major queries and questions. Hence what we suggest you do is prepare a list of everything that you want to know and use them as talking pointers. 

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6. Meet Them In Person Or With A Video Call

It's important to have a face-to-face conversation with the person who will be shooting your wedding. With these meetings, you will be able to judge if the person is confident enough to take up the challenge or not. But make sure that you do not end up hiring someone overconfident either.

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7. Enquire About The Following Things:

  • How Many People Would Be In Their Group?

This is to make sure that the photographer is a professional and is only bringing his team to the wedding and not other unnecessary people.

  • What Is Their Back-Up Plan?

Always see to it that the photographers carry backup equipment in case their primary ones fail.

  • Who Pays For The Travel Expense?

Usually, it's the couple who pays for photographers' travel, accommodation, and living expenses, but you can still make things more clear by asking them.

8. Thoroughly Go Through The Contract

Destination Weddings are different from regular weddings, hence you and the photographer need to be on the same page regarding their working hours and the number of photos they'll be clicking at the wedding. 


Hence, these were a few tips that you need to follow as a couple who is looking for the perfect destination wedding photographer. Or if you are someone who does not want to go through such a long process to find the right destination wedding photographer, then here is the link to the Best Wedding Photographer.

Yes! That's us and we here at Portfolio Studio are some of the best destination photographers that you can find. We have done countless international as well as local destination weddings so if you are in the process of selecting a photographer we would definitely suggest you Check Out Our Online Portfolio. And if you like our work then feel free to Reach Out To Us to get a quote.

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