I was lucky enough to be able to do a trip to Geneva to photograph a wedding. I like the part of my work that covers “destination wedding photography” . Being a photographer that does destination wedding photography I just thought I would blog about the challenges of being and working as a good operator as a photographer that photographs destination weddings.
Normally my photography work takes me around the South West including, Devon , Cornwall and Somerset. When leaving the country there is a few things to take into consideration.
1) Security of pictures. There will be a greater time to keep the pictures safe including a couple of airports, lots more travel and often in tourist environments where in my mind normally comes with a greater threat of robbery. I always back up the cards on a harddrive, laptop, and mobile hardrive and keep the disks on my body as I travel. Normally external hardrive will travel in my case and laptop in hand luggage with portable hardrive. If using film remember film backs to stop xray machines burning exposed films- this has happened to me (actually turned out quite nice but not recommended)
2) Travel is hard and will take a toll, be prepared or used to working what will seem 24 hours or 36 including jet lag etc.
3) Be self sufficent- plan with the couple how the best way for staying self sufficient is. Ie hire your own car, dont rely on guests giving you lifts to get flights home – guests are sketchy and missing flights is normally a world of inconvenience potentially letting down other clients.
4) Don’t eat ” local food ” evening before the wedding. Stay safe, local caught snapper fish is great but pasta is probably a safer option before the big day.
Anyway, I may write a bigger blog on this at a later date…….
Pictures below are from an early wedding I did in Geneva. It was a Russian Orthodox Ceremony and a great party, hope you like the pics, I have just included a few of my favs.
Hope you like- AG
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