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5 Reasons Why you Should Hire a Destination Wedding Photographer

A rustic long dinner table outdoors, overlooking the estate in France. Image by Destination Wedding Photographer Jenny Fu

So you decide to get married finally, not just anywhere but in your dream destination! We get it; you and your would-be spouse are both excited for this once-in-a-lifetime event. But before you get too enthusiastic, consider this – do you need to hire a destination wedding photographer? Let’s give you some reasons to.

Grand entrance of a beautiful villa in France. Image by Jenny Fu Studio

1. Connection

With a wedding photographer from the place you live, or at least near it, you’ll be able to schedule a meeting with them in person. That means you could get to know your photographer and build a connection before your big day. This is important because the more your photographer knows your personality as a couple, the better they know how to bring out the best in you. Also, out of all your wedding vendors, it is your photographer whom you will be working with the most. So it’s really important to build a great connection with your photographer.

2. No Language Barrier

It’s great when you get hitched in a country where you know how to speak their language. Coordinating with the wedding vendors there wouldn’t be a problem. But what if it’s the other way around? It might be hard to communicate with a local wedding photographer when you don’t speak the same language. Thus, you won’t be able to let your photographer know what you exactly want. As such, communication is the key for you and your photographer to be able to work together seamlessly.

3. Best Results

When you hire a destination wedding photographer, that means you’re hiring a person who loves to travel. And most photographer-travelers get hyped about going to a new place, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. The fresh new setting often brings out the creativity in them. It leads them to perform at their best and challenges them to produce the best results.

4. Security

If you just went ahead and hired a local wedding photographer in the area without doing your due diligence, there are chances you may be scammed. They might not follow everything that you agreed upon in your contract, or worse, they might just run away with your photos! Of course, contracts are present to protect both parties, but just in case something goes wrong, are you willing to travel back to that place just to go to court?

5. Personalization

Some event venues prefer you to use their own photographer, and usually, they have a cut in the photographer’s fees. With this in mind, it might have an implication in the photographer’s quality of work, such that they might produce more of a commercialized work rather than personalized. However, some event venues charge a premium if you bring in your own photographer. But with your destination wedding photographer, you can be assured that you will get the photography style that you want and the quality that you aim for.

Hiring a destination wedding photographer seems to be the best choice if you really want a specific photography style for your big day. After all, your wedding day will only happen once in your life and your wedding photos will be the only thing that you can look back to for the days to come. You wouldn’t want to regret it when your photos turn out to be a disaster. So it’s better to hire the best wedding photographer you could find and take her along with you to your dream wedding destination!

Black and white photo of the bride and groom going inside the chateau after the wedding in France. Image by Jenny Fu Studio