Destination photography?

posted 3 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

check out reviewsa at    thats how i found all my vendors for my mexican wedding 🙂

Post # 5
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

+1 to PP recommendation, that website is a lifesaver when it comes to vendors.

as for the suit, it’s way less expensive to rent for a week than I thought! Our groomsmen are renting vents and pants (Vera Wang Black line) for like $75 from the Thursday before we leave until the Tuesday after we get back…so 12 days! so I’m sure the full suit wouldn’t be too expensive.



Post # 6
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’d go the same way as with local vendors. Is your destination Ireland? In that case you don’t even have a language barrier to deal with!

Our wedding is semi-destination (4 hour drive), and I must have gone through the portfolio of every single photographer in the state of Vermont (including Craigslist ones) before I found our amazing husband and wife team. I then sent them an email, we set up a time to do a videochat via google hangouts (which lasted almost 2 hours!), and since we clicked right away we signed the contract and put down the deposit wihin the next couple of days. It’s really not bad!

Now hair and makeup? That’s a completely different story, and I’m stressing out about it as well. 🙁

Post # 7
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We are getting married in Roatan. We found a wedding planner that will take care of every detail with in our budget. She is actually cheaper than if i tried to do it myself or  thru the resort. You should look on the web to see if there is one in Antigua. I bet there is. 🙂 Good luck to you!

Post # 8
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Also used that website to find my vendors!

Post # 10
41 posts
  • Wedding: February 2014

@AntiguaBride14:  I’m bringing a photographer with me from here in Ontario Canada. She’s a friend of mine so that helped me with one less stress.


My wedding is at a resort and there is an option to do my hair and make up there, however i am a very simple person so I have been looking up hair styles online and my make up, if I choose to wear any, will be extremely simple and something one of my BM or MOH can do for me or my mom. My MOH or my mom will also do my hair saving the expense and worry of it not turning out the way I want when I get there.

Our guys aren’t wearing suits as our wedding is on the beach and is extremely simple. I purchased shirts and pants we are having hemed into shorts for the guys from my local walmart for 25 bucks each.

Post # 11
2918 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

2 options, fly someone out or hire a local vendor.   A lot of the resorts have their own DW photographer, but I was not a fan of their work.  I also went on to do some research, especially for hair and makeup.  I just googled photographers in Cabo and contacted a bunch of them, looked at their work, and correlated that with our budget.  I think we got a good one 🙂

Here is some of her work for your reference

Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AntiguaBride14:  Hey there…if you’re intersted, I’m a destination wedding photographer. 🙂 I got into it because before I got married, I was living in a very seperate corner of Europe and people wanting photographers who spoke English were having a very hard time. So I jumped into the niche. It can definitely be tough finding photographers, especially with all the costs and such…but, heck, it’s worth a shot. I’ve shot weddings in 5 countries across three continents this past year, so this is more or less my specialty :). You can find my work here:

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