Hiring a Destination Wedding Photographer? Remember These 5 Things!

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Weddings are one of the most memorable events of our lives, and we want every moment from our wedding to be captured in the most picturesque way. It doesn't matter if you get hitched at a beach or atop a mountain - you always need a photographer to capture all the beautiful memories aesthetically. A good photographer gives life to the pictures, captures all the angles, and stitches them together. 15-years down the line, when you see your wedding pictures, it should make you feel that you are at that place, and if that happens, then your photographer has done a fab job. 

So if you are getting hitched soon, and  planning a destination wedding, then there are a few things that you must consider before hiring a wedding photographer. Wondering what they are? Fret not, we have curated a list for you. Read on, and you can thank us later.

5 Things To Consider Before Hiring A Wedding Photographer For Your Destination Wedding

  1. Ensure That They Are Serious About Their Work: When it comes to a destination wedding, everyone tries to show that they know it all, but in reality, the truth is something different. Similarly, when you are looking for a wedding photographer, check their portfolio as well. They should have experience in the destination wedding section and be comfortable in traveling. Some photographers only say yes to score a free trip, and you surely don't want some amateur to photograph your wedding. Ensure that the person you hire cares about you and your wedding, they are professional enough to do thorough research about the location you are planning to get married at, etc.
  1. Analyze Their Blog, Social Media Well: In this day and age of social media, every wedding photographer has a website and an Instagram account to showcase their work. So when you look for wedding photographers, make sure to check their Instagram handles and website before contacting them. If they are saying that they have prior experience in shooting destination weddings, then look for the pictures on their Instagram and also read the captions. Your photographer should have the ability to create magic through his lens instead of capturing the same old shots. So ensure that you do a thorough social media homework about their profile even before shortlisting them. 
  1. Ensure That They Are Okay With Your Destination: While checking their profile, analyzing their work is important. One more thing that  couples tend to miss out on is if the photographer can work in your desired destination. Each photographer sees a place differently, so when you approach and finalize them, make sure that they will be able to shoot in that particular place. You don't want your wedding photographer to give you reasons when you reach the destination, so it is always better if they can rekey the destination virtually first. Make sure that your destination wedding should be how you visualize it, and your photographer should be good enough to understand your visualization. 
  1. Understanding The Type Of Equipment They Will Shoot With: Drones are a big thing today, and they add a filmy vibe to the shots, so before finalizing the photographer, ask them the type of camera, lenses, and other equipment they will use to capture the pictures. Give them some shot references that you would want them to capture, understand how much they can do in terms of types of equipment, and once you are satisfied with their answers, then only finalize them. You are spending a bomb on your destination wedding, so make sure that the wedding photographer you hire is nothing but the best and can do full justice to the location. 
  1. Consider Hiring A Local Wedding Photographer: A destination wedding, if planned in an exquisite destination, can cost you a lot, and if you are planning to reduce the cost of your wedding, how about hiring a local wedding photographer? You can connect with local photographers from the destination you will get hitched. This way, you will not have to spend on your wedding photographer's travel cost, plus you will get someone who knows the location. However, while doing so, make sure to check their profile well and only then pick one. While saving money is important, hiring someone average can never be an option. 

So dear, couple, you get hitched once, and it's your right to have the marriage of your dreams, and if you are spending so much on a destination wedding, we are sure you want nothing but the best. Hence, you should keep all the aforementioned points in mind before hiring a destination wedding photographer. 

Just like your wedding, we are sure you want your pictures to speak volumes too. So make an informed choice only once you know what you are looking for and do it as a couple so that you and your partner are on the same page.

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