Maraki Photography | Destination Wedding Photographer FAQ

 

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

With an adventurous spirit, I always welcome destination weddings both near and far. Whether you're planning a wedding in Greece or an engagement session in Yosemite Valley in California, I am more than willing to accommodate your photography needs wherever it may take us. 
 

DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FAQS

Q: What are Destination Wedding Photography Fees and Prices?
A: I understand the cost of having a destination wedding can get pricy as well as multiple days added on for your special event. That being said, I discount 10% off whichever package price you choose (not including travel fees ect.)  
The only additional costs that you would be responsible for are as follows:

     1) Hotel accommodations (typically 2 nights but dependent on the length of the event)

     2) Travel (miles with A and B are flexible depending on your needs)

          A) If located >500 mi. from Tampa, Florida: Airfare + Baggage fees  

          B) If 50-500mi. from Tampa: Gas plus 10c per mile   

     4) $30/day per photographer for meals on travel days and days not on the events

     5) Vendor meals for the day of the event(s)

     6) Rental car if applicable (typically 3 days but dependent on the length of the event) 

Q: How many people do we need to fly out?
A: Depending on your package, up to 3 people.

Q: How many days does a wedding photographer stay?
A: Typically I like to be at the location of the wedding at least a day in advanced. The reason for this is that I would like to have plenty of time to scout out your wedding venue as well as ensure that we will be on time to the location on the day of your wedding. Also, having a bit of cushion with time is always good in case of flight delays. As for the return flight, I like to have the tickets booked for the day after your last event, preferably at a later time.

Q: Are you willing to stay additional days prior to the ceremony to photography pre-wedding festivities?
A: Yes, Absolutely. I personally prefer to be able to photograph events prior to the wedding because not only do you and your guests get use to me being there and thus less camera shy, but I am able to utilize my photojournalistic style to capture all of the memories of your wedding. 

Q: Wouldn’t it be easier to hire a wedding photographer who is already located at the locations of my wedding?
A: Not necessarily. Typically hiring photographers from your wedding location is not only more expensive but riskier in terms of receiving your images. Past clients have decided against hiring foreign photographers for a couple of reasons. It is not only harder to coordinate with them about the details of your wedding day but also if you were to have any questions about your images,  rather than having to deal with a prolonged and inconvenient correspondence, you could simply just come directly to us for assistance.