Destination weddings combine the all so exciting aspects of adventure, freedom and unbridled excitement. The thrill of a photo-shoot in a destination you have never been to before is much more real when your heart is full of expectations. So if you are gearing up for a destination wedding, brace yourself for a photography experience like no other. Artville Wedding Photographers show you just how much fun you can have while out there. Here some pointers you will never go wrong with;
Flexibility is key
Do not be rigid. Go for a photographer who is genuinely good and knows a thing or two about such a shoot. It is important that you work with someone you are comfortable with.
Make time for formal portraits
Destination weddings take place in non-traditional settings, it is possible to get carried away and forget to do portraits, keep in mind that these still remain an important aspect of a destination wedding ceremony.
Do not be obsessed with posed photos
These kind of weddings provide perfect settings for art. Let the day’s events unfold at will, making it possible to capture the most unexpected of moments.
Get your dates right
Check your calendar and be certain to book your wedding during a favourable month. Some months might be too busy for comfort, stay away from those. Lots of activities in the background might make it impossible to capture good shots.
Go for a unique location
A unique location equals unique images. Don’t forget the post-wedding shoot, it is a perfect set-up to bring out your wild side by either doing a ‘trash the dress’ session or some freestyle moves at the nearest ocean.
Forget the photographer exists for a moment
Pay less attention to the photographer. Be yourself; care-free, indulgent and full of life, a good photographer will know when to capture those precious moments.
Quality and direction of light matters
These are critical aspects of any photography session. Do ask your photographer to provide direction on the best time to plan the ceremony.
Think about the photographic appeal of the location way before you travel for the wedding. Have a clear picture of how various sceneries will play out. Think through the lighting, backgrounds and the most favourable time of the day, way before the d-day.
Pick out a local co-ordinator if you must
If you are not too familiar with the scenery, it will be perfectly in order to hire a guide. But an adventurous photographer will take care of all this with his ‘can-do’ attitude.
Pay attention to the sunset
Pick a location that will give you at least half an hour of sunlight after the ceremony for a photo session.