destination weddings

No distance is too far for us to travel for your wedding day. Learn more about inquiring for your destination wedding and our process for travel + pricing and packages.

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Based in New York, will travel. Happily.

Finding a wedding photographer you connect with isn't easy, and trying to get to know vendors in a whole new country can be challenging, too.

We've found that hiring vendors local to where you live allows you more of a chance to get to know who you're working with, and you can collaborate on some pre-wedding-travel festivities in addition to the destination wedding itself!

Though we are based in New York, traveling is not something we shy away from. We have photographed weddings all along the East Coast, California, and Italy.

We'd love to add your destination to the list.

destination wedding frequently asked questions


What is your pricing for destination wedding photography?

How do you charge for travel and accommodations?

Each wedding (and location) is different and comes with its own unique needs and challenges. That being said, our pricing structure for destination weddings is not that different from our domestic wedding pricing. For 8 hours with 2 photographers, the typical investment begins at around $6000. The only difference is the additional cost of travel, which will be clearly itemized in the package/invoice, so you know exactly how much everything is. No unnecessary extra fees or charges.

There isn't a flat fee for traveling and accommodations. Instead, we like to throughly discuss our travel plans with you in order to ensure everything is fairly priced. 

For example, there is an app we like to use called Hopper, which alerts you when flight prices are at their lowest. And if there is a particular hotel or Airbnb that is decently priced, we'll go for that, too! 

Do you also offer wedding videography services?

Yes, as a matter of fact we do! You can request a photo and video package OR add video to your photo package any time after booking with us. We promise you won't regret having this service on your wedding day. 

We're happy to bundle photo & video together, or give you an individual quote for videography services.

I'm the kind of person who prides myself on being early. Sometimes annoyingly early.

For domestic locations, we'll arrive at least 24 hours prior to the first event we are scheduled to photograph. For international celebrations, it's best to be on the safe side and arrive at least 48 hours or more before the events begin. 

This timeframe allows us a grace period for any travel delays, acclimation to the area, and location scouting.

How many edited photos will we receive?

When will you arrive to our wedding location?

The average is usually a final gallery of 50-150 photos per hour of wedding day coverage. Let's say for example I photograph a 10 hour wedding, by myself. The final gallery will likely have around 1000 images.

Here is a link to a full wedding gallery from a 10 hour wedding day: VILLA MEDICEA DI LILLIANO DESTINATION WEDDING IN ITALY

Do you have a second photographer you work with?

Yes! When you book us, you don't have to worry about us just hiring someone random off a photography network website (which many studios do if they're very large). I, Melissa, have two photographers that I will tag in for second shooting. You will always know who is going to be at your wedding at least one month before the big day. Usually, I secure the second photographer when the date is booked. 

Do you have insurance?

You bet we do.

If your venue requires a certificate of insurance (COI), just let us know and we'll send it over. Also, let us know if we need to add the venue to our policy.

When we travel, we always speak to our insurance rep to alert them to extend our coverage to our next destination.

When should we book you for our wedding?

It is recommended that you book your wedding photographer up to 18 months in advance of your wedding. That's what's RECOMMENDED, but it's not always realistic. We find the sweet spot to book is around 8-12 months before your wedding. If you need some time to decide or get back to normal life (AKA not wedding planning 24/7), we'll hold your date. If someone else inquires, you'll be the first to know.