bride and groom walk hand in hand with rustic building and colourful bush in the background
DESTINATION

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Venue is booked,
Flights are sorted.

next must be the photographer, right?

Bride and groom holding hands at ceremony under large arch entrance, bright floral displays either side
veiled bride smiling at destination wedding
bride and groom pose during their colouful destination wedding

As a destination wedding photographer it has been my pleasure to photograph weddings across Europe and further afield over the past several years. To date, they have brought me across the rustic province of Dordogne in France, the simple and romantic Tuscany in Italy, the gorgeous Lake Bled in Slovenia, the sun-drenched valleys of northern Portugal, the majestic islands of Greece, the iconic lake Como & Amalfi coast in Italy or the awe-inspiring Swiss Alps, just to name a few; I am completely enamoured with these beautiful locations and stunning destination wedding venues.

bridesmaids react seeing bride in dress for first time
If I'm honest, it can be more challenging, but I embrace challenges, and that makes my job more exciting. Even though your wedding is in a different country, I won't change the way I document a wedding. My main focus is on people and all the joy that can accumulate on a wedding day. So expect lots of images of your loved ones laughing, crying and dancing their hearts out on the dance floor!
bride and groom walk to wedding reception with guests following behind
first dance between bride and groom as guests watch in background
bride and groom get close in Italian vineyard during sunset

Hopefully you'll like what you see on my website. I love travelling and meeting new people, and I'm guessing you do too? Below you'll find more information regarding my destination wedding photography but if you have any specific questions, please feel free to contact me using my contact page. I would also love to know more about your wedding and where in the world you have chosen to celebrate your wedding.

"5 stars is a severe understatement for the high rating Richard deserves. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, please just stop your search here. Hiring Richard was the best decision we could have made and we are so glad that we did!"
AVIANA & FRANK

FAQ / DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

two brides kiss during chateau chapel wedding in France
01

How long will you stay before and after the wedding?

For destination weddings, I like to arrive at least a day before the wedding, so I can get to know the area and the venue and find the best locations for photographs. In some cases, I would arrive 2 days before I can make it to the wedding in good time. I would normally fly out the day after the wedding.

02

Will there be any extra costs for destination wedding photography?

Yes, the amount depends on which package you select. For the top package with two photographers for weddings in Europe, I add a flat fee of £900 for flights, accommodation, rental car and any other travel expense. For the favourite package weddings in Europe, I add a flat fee of £600 for expenses. For international weddings outside Europe, please get in touch.

03

How do we go about booking you for our destination wedding?

Wherever the location for your wedding firstly get in touch and check my availability for your date. If I'm available, then all you will need to do is pay a 20% non-refundable retainer (This will guarantee that no else books me for your wedding date) from the price of the package you select and sign an online contract to secure my services. The expenses will need to be paid eight months before the weddings, so I can purchase my flight and finally the remaining balance one month before your wedding date.

04

Why choose me over a local photographer?

So you could definitely choose a local photographer over a travelling destination wedding photographer but sometimes each country has a unique style and method to wedding photographer. Do your research on photographers in the country of your wedding, if you don't feel the style is right for your day then a destination photographer is the way to go.

MY STYLE AND APPROACH TO
DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHY

MY STYLE AND APPROACH TO DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHY

Group family photograph at destination wedding
bride being lifted in air during wedding in Europe
bride and groom hug at sunset at destination wedding in France
Groom and groomsmen walk down stairs wearing fez hats at destination wedding

GROUPS / Simple group shots that won't take your whole wedding day

So just because I don't show many group photographs on my website, does not mean I don't think they're significant to a wedding day. I do them at every single destination wedding and feel it's right to include some family, friends, bridesmaids & groomsmen photographs. I suggest to all couples to keep this list down to around 6-8 group photographs which firstly means you'll get more time to enjoy catching up with friends and family rather than spending an hour trying to get multiple iterations of the same shot done and secondly, you'll get more shots of the photographic style you booked me for.

DANCE FLOOR / Helping people remember the party since 2009

Having the chance to photograph the dance floor at a wedding is one of my favourite parts of the job! My aim is to get as close to the action as possible. So whether your mate is 'attempting' the worm, or your bridesmaid is in the centre of a circle with those epic moves, I'll be there. When all your friends rush to the dance floor after the first dance, I'll be there. When you both get lifted on top of someone's shoulders, hands in the air, and ecstatic smiles on your face, I'll be there to document it all! With a smile on my face. This is why I love being a destination wedding photographer!

PORTRAITS / Creating timeless, engaging and fun portraits

So forget looking blankly at the camera for countless photographs. Instead, I want you both to not only enjoy the photo shoot on the wedding day but also capture some incredible and natural images of you both together. I've got a few techniques up my sleeves to not only make it fun but make you both forget you're having your photographs taken. There will be laughter and connection, and combined with some beautiful light and creative compositions I will create some elegant modern portraits of you both that will look incredible whether that be on Instagram or proudly printed in a frame!

DOCUMENTARY / honestly documenting the story of the day

Documentary wedding photography is a method that I use that helps in documenting the story of the day and everyone who came together to celebrate it with you both. My main goal is for you both to enjoy your wedding and focus on what's important, celebrating your love and time with your close ones and not feeling like the whole day has turned into a photoshoot! As a destination wedding photographer I want to capture the day as it was, with all the laughter, love and everything in between. I'll be in the right place to photograph all the excitement and even some nerves. It is important for me to show exactly how the day unfolded! Candid moments that will mean the world to you.

BOOKING YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING WITH ME

So you have a date, and have found the perfect place for the celebrations! Next up must be the photographer, right? Well, I hope you enjoy browsing through my website and think this style of documentary wedding photography could complete the day. Wedding dates can be booked up to 2-3 years in advance so please get in touch as soon as you have a confirmed date to avoid disappointment.

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