How to Prepare Yourself for Destination Wedding Photography

How to Prepare Yourself for Destination Wedding Photography

Destination wedding photography is on the bucket list of many budding and professional wedding photographers alike. The industry is all about connections and referrals; once you have impressed several couples and their wedding parties, chances to be hired outside your region grow exponentially. Couples who are planning destination weddings often bring their preferred photographers and videographers with them rather than hiring locally. Your best method for success is preparation. Here are a few tips for those newly experiencing destination wedding photography. Checklist for Destination Wedding Photography Success When traveling via plane to shoot a wedding, the challenge is to pack as lightly as possible. Depending on what you normally rely on, this can be a true feat of ingenuity! Not only must you consider weight, you need to consider your terrain. Will you be shooting on a beach and trying to drag your camera bag suited with wheels through sand? Or will you be on a boat with limited places to secure your gear? Do you bags have water protection? Consider Your Terrain Perhaps you’ll be shooting in colder temps that drain your battery faster than you are used to? Will you need power converters for outlets with different voltages? These and many more questions must be considered beforehand and having a clear “essentials” list while packing is a must! Here is a handy outline we created to help you pack!  Of course the gear you pack will vary dependent on your kit, however, we have included suggested gear checklist that is good for shooting on the go. Choosing the right bag for your needs is essential. The safe...