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A tip about Destination Wedding Photography

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#1 www.storybyphoto.com

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    Posted 15 November 2009 - 04:34 PM

    We have been shooting Destinations now for about 5yrs and have seen a lot of good ideas, some great ideas and some ideas that seemed good but went terribly wrong.

    Without getting into too many we are going to offer up a tip on Photography that we have been giving now for the better part of 2yrs and it has been extremely successful for us as a Destination Wedding company as well as for our brides.

    The key to a successful Destination Wedding is to have a great time, why else would you be doing it right?!?! So the surest way to make for a great time on your days spent in the Islands or wherever you location may be is to REDUCE the stress levels.

    Like I tell brides all the time, pay for the best wedding photography you can get and worry about all the extra stuff later (albums, DVDs, etc).

    What is becoming more and more popular for us is brides who just use the resort photographer for the day of photos and pay the $600-1200 or whatever they charge nowadays and then hire a killer photographer with creativity for a creative session the next day that include something like a Trash the Dress etc.

    A Bridal session like this can be done in 3-4hrs typically and is a very low stress situation. Why? because the big day is already over!

    It makes for a much less stressful day of your Wedding when you don't have to worry about being whisked away to do a photo session while your guests wait for you to finish a "photo shoot".

    Food for thought....maybe a Bridal session is for you??

    To your success and to a great Wedding,

    Gino and Heather

    #2 A2Bride

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      Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:39 PM

      Thank you for the tip. We (I) have been going back and forth on the photographer thing! We want to do a TTD the following day, but want gorgeous pics of our wedding since the majority of our family and friends will be viewing them at our AHR.

      I will keep your stress free wedding day thought in mind! :-)

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