Destination Wedding Photographers

So you've decided that you want to plan a destination wedding. Congratulations! Destination weddings can either be more stressful than a local wedding, or - if done right - significantly less stressful. One of the most crucial factors of planning a beautiful destination wedding, is the destination wedding photography. Unfortunately, almost every wedding photographer from Cleveland to Colorado claim that they're "destination wedding photographers".

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So how do you know if you've connected with a "real" destination wedding photographer? Here's a few questions to ask yourself (and maybe even your "destination wedding photographer":

1. Have you shot destination wedding photography before?

As mentioned before, there are a lot of wedding photographers in Cleveland, Colorado, and pretty much everywhere else, that claim to be destination wedding photographers in hopes of one day growing their business into an internationally known, in-high-demand destination wedding photography boutique. Unfortunately, what that means is that it's now easier to pick the wrong wedding photographer (especially for your destination wedding). Simply asking whether or not they've actually served as a destination wedding photographer will sift through all of the less qualified wedding photographers.

2. Have you been a destination wedding photographer for a while now?

Destination wedding photography, like any other art form or trade, is a skill set that gets refined with time - and can often times take years to hone. As a destination wedding photographer you need to be on top of your game - 110% of the time! As an outdoor beach wedding begins, you might need to make quick adjustments for the gusts of wind that have suddenly started blowing off the ocean. Or perhaps a flock of seagulls (the birds, not the band) decide to camp out directly behind the chuppah obstructing your shot... how will you handle it? A seasoned destination wedding photographer will have dealt with these things (or similar) and will be able to calming find productive solutions.

3. Have you ever been a destination wedding photographer at our specific wedding location?

This may seem like a silly question to ask - and if the answer is no that shouldn't automatically disqualify the destination wedding photographer that you're talking with. That said, here's the advantage to working with someone who had photographed a wedding at your destination: with every exotic location around the world comes different travel hiccups, customs standards, travel necessities. Working with a destination wedding photographer that has been through these things can help to make sure there are less potential mishaps on the day of your wedding.

Moreau & Company Wedding Photography would love to be considered as your destination wedding photographers. We're based in Cleveland, travel to Colorado (we have family in Colorado Springs) for wedding photography sessions regularly, and love travel further for the right weddings. And we're hoping that yours is "the right wedding". We'd love to talk with you more. Check out our Contact page and fill out the form. Once we get your inquiry we will read your submission, check our photography schedule, and get back to you with a few more questions before we (you and us both) feel like we're a great fit your your undoubtedly beautiful destination wedding.

Thank you for considering us in your search for a destination wedding photographer - we very much look forward to hearing from you soon!

~Jennifer & Shawn

Here are a few destination wedding locations that we'd love to travel to for your destination wedding photography session:

Riviera Maya, Cancun, Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cabo San Lucas, Saint Croix, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Antigua, Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Fiji, Belize, Patagonia, Chile, Castries, Saint Lucia, Hawaii, Florida, California, Mexico, New York, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Nevis, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Turks, Caicos, Italy, Ireland, France, Australia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, South Africa, Tahiti, Thailand, Cozumel, Seychelles Islands, Barbados, Punta Cana, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Grenada, pretty much anywhere in Europe ...or anywhere else that you'd like destination wedding photography really... we love to travel.