Bride and Groom looking chic in their wedding clothes and matching sunglasses.

Destination weddings have emerged as a sought-after trend in the world of nuptials, offering couples a chance to exchange vows in picturesque locales while creating unforgettable memories. These weddings combine the joy of matrimony with the excitement of travel, providing a unique experience for the couple and their guests.

“As destination weddings continue to gain popularity, the role of photographers in capturing these once-in-a-lifetime moments becomes increasingly crucial,” says Nate Ward, a wedding reception consultant at Wedding Cakes Sydney.
The bride smiles beautifully while the groom holds her face and looks at her with love.
Bride and groom, hand in hand walks the streets of Prague.
Beautiful photo of a bride and groom in their winter wonderland wedding.

Documenting a destination wedding requires distinct skills, as these events present diverse challenges and opportunities. From navigating unfamiliar terrain and various lighting conditions to incorporating local culture into the visuals, destination wedding photography and videography demand creativity, adaptability, and finesse.

Bride and groom holding each other while standing on a rock in front of a majestic waterfall.

According to a survey conducted by WeddingWire, 87% of couples who were satisfied with their wedding photos believed that choosing the right photographer was the most critical factor in achieving their desired results.

Research and select a photographer who have experience in destination weddings. Look at their portfolio, reviews, and make sure their style aligns with your vision.

Bride and groom, bathed in golden sunlight in front of the Church of Our Laby before Týn.
2. Plan a site visit or consultation

If possible, visit the destination with your photographer before the wedding to scout locations and discuss your ideas. If a physical visit is not feasible, schedule a virtual consultation to share your vision and expectations.

3. Inform your photographer about the location

Share as much information as possible about the destination. Let them know about important landmarks, cultural significance, and any specific shots you have in mind.

The bride and groom stands in under their wedding arch, and surrounded by their friends and family.
4. Consider the lighting

Lighting can greatly impact the outcome of your photos. Discuss with your photographer about the best time of day for different types of shots, especially if you have a specific setting or backdrop in mind.

Gorgeous shot of a groom carrying a bride while they are looking into each other's eyes and bathed in the golden hues of the setting sun.
Bride holds on to the grooms arm while they are posing for a photo in the coastline.
5. schedule a pre-wedding shoot

Consider having a pre-wedding photoshoot at the destination. This can help you get comfortable in front of the camera and build rapport with your photographer before the main event.

A sunset photo of a bride and groom sharing a hug while standing on the rocky shores of a calm sea.
6. embrace the scenery

Destination weddings offer beautiful backdrops, so don’t forget to integrate the scenery into your shots. Be open to exploring unique locations for photos.

A study by The Knot revealed that 71% of couples who had a destination wedding considered the scenic beauty and unique surroundings of the location as one of the primary reasons for choosing that destination.

Noses touching, the bride and groom sits on the wooden railings of Cape Schanck with the beautiful view of the sea and hills at the back.
7. Incorporate local elements

Embrace the local culture and customs of the destination. Consider including traditional elements in your photos to make them more unique and memorable.

8. Capture candid moments

Candid shots can often be the most touching and authentic. Encourage your photographer to capture genuine emotions and interactions between you and your guests.

9. Communicate Your Must-Have Shots

Prepare a shot list of essential moments you want to be captured, such as exchanging vows, first dance, cutting the cake, etc. Share this list with your photographer.

10. Plan for Backup

It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of unfavourable weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Discuss this with your photographer so they can be prepared.

Capture Magical Moments Of Your Wedding
Destination wedding photography present a unique and rewarding opportunity for capturing the beauty and emotions of couples’ special days in breathtaking locales.
At Black Avenue Productions, we are passionate about capturing the magic of your destination weddings through professional photography services. Our team of skilled photographers is dedicated to preserving your special day’s authentic emotions and unique moments.

Contact us today to talk about destination weddings. Let’s elevate your experience and ensure that every cherished moment is beautifully documented. Let us be your creative partner in capturing the joy, romance, and beauty of your destination wedding.