5 Tips for Hiring your Destination Wedding Photographer

Detail of the wedding flowers during destination wedding in Cabo

When Hiring a Wedding Photographer 5 Things You Should Know

Are you planning a destination wedding? I believe that choosing a photographer for your destination wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make with regard to your wedding checklist. Memories of your destination wedding will be kept alive only through photographs. Photographs make memories visible. It is important to hire an experienced wedding photographer to get the best images of every special moment.

There some important elements to choose the best photographer and enjoy a magnificent destination wedding photography service. Here are some useful tips to choose your destination wedding photographer:

1. Decide what style of wedding photography you prefer. 

There are a number of different styles of wedding photography. Take some time to read up on and learn about the different styles and think about which one suits you best. Some of the main wedding photography styles are as follows: Photojournalism: this is more of a documentary-style, where the photographers will follow you and take fewer ‘posed’ pictures, instead of trying to tell the story of your wedding in a normal naturalistic style. Classic or Traditional: here a photographer will work from a ‘shot list’ to make sure that they capture all the traditional pictures, and those the couple have specifically requested. Illustrative photography: this style is a combination of the first two. It includes posed pictures, but there is more emphasis put on relaxed and informal poses, albeit still with careful composition. Fashion: this style tends to be more dramatic than the others, and will make the subjects appear more glamorous and styled.

Bride and groom first dance during their Wedding in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico at t
Flower girls hugh the bride on the dance floor during their destination wedding in Los Cabos
Bride portari

2. Experience Matters.

In today's digital time there are so many photographers, but how do you judge if they are really worth it. A photographer's total time in the industry and their market reputation speaks for itself. When looking for a wedding photographer, the first thing that you need to consider in their experience. An experienced and highly skilled photographer has the right expertise and knowledge to capture your every special moment and creates high-quality images. The expert photographers know how to deal with the challenges and deliver an exceptional wedding photography service. Hire a local photographer.

Also as his experience is important being equipped. A wedding is not the time to run out of memory, or dead batteries or technical problems.

3. References, Reviews, and Feedback.

Did people who hired them in the past love them or hate them? Go and check out their client reviews

Bride and make up artist final touch up on her wedding in Los Cabos
Wedding ring deatils with a mexican bride and groom calacas

4. Price.

Budget plays an important role in choosing the best wedding photographer. When looking for photographers, you need to find out their charge or price. Before hiring make sure to check out or ask for any hidden prices. Choosing the best photographer within your budget can prove the right move in getting some amazing wedding images.

Groom thrown in air by his best friends and groomsmen. Funny moments of a Cabo wedding

5. Quality of the Work.

It is always important to see and go through the previous work or projects handled by the photographer before choosing him/her for your special day. You can go through their portfolios and check out the photographer’s expertise in handling the type of wedding photography style. You can find a lot of photographers that the claim they are professional but the don’t know how to shoot at night or don’t know how to shoot with hard light during a ceremony at the beach at 4 pm. This can help you find out whether the photographer is suitable for your wedding style or not.

6. Personality, energy, education…

I know I said 5 but I want to give you something extra. Are you thinking about how the personality of a wedding photographer matters while hiring him/her? If you are not thinking your wedding photographer’s personality does not matter, then it is a wrong concept. Having a well-mannered and professional wedding photographer for your special day can make your special day more pleasant. A professional and well-behaved photographer can easily gel up with your guests and comfortably work around all the time to capture the best shots in an efficient way. Having someone who can capture every moment of your special day can make your event more enjoyable and relishing.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email myself at  info@gvphotographer.com and I will be happy to make sure you are making the right decision for your needs.

Thank you,

Gonzalo Verdeja

Cabo Wedding Photographer

Or simply type your message in the form below :)

Name *
Bride and Groom posing for their photos session in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Wedding ring on an apple captured by talented Cabo Wedding photographer GVphotographer