Destination Wedding Photography London

Destination Wedding Photography

Destination Wedding Photography

A marriage which is held in a vacation location, where the couple is away from their home and town, has popularized in these recent times. These destination Weddings are combined with the adventurous honeymoon package trips, where the couple can save money and time in this process. The couple those who prefer to celebrate their wedding ceremony in the latest and different fashion, usually opt this destination wedding, where they can  have a chance to celebrate their ceremonious event as a  lifelong memorable event. As destination weddings look different from the traditional marriages, they are still a great joy for the wedding couple, as it allows the newly couple to share their thoughts and feelings.

Destination Wedding Photography London

Photography by Richmond park wedding photographer Jay Rowden.

To know the popularity of the destination weddings, simply watch a classic wedding movie, then  you will understand how simple to celebrate and at the same time how memorable the event will be. The current vacation spots are decorating their sites with latest arrangements and offering destination wedding packages  and tempting the people to prefer their happy resorts or any cruise lines for the wedding locations. Usually, the destination wedding vacation locations have country’s marriage license and will arrange all ceremony essentials like a photographer and other necessary requirements. If you are not interested in a wedding in a resort, then you have to hire a wedding planner who will guide you in a destination wedding.

Why should you plan a destination wedding?

The couple those who want to celebrate their wedding in a nontraditional manner and those who want to avoid the family drama in their wedding approval can plan for a destination wedding. The destination wedding works wonders if the families of the bride and groom are in rapport and involve in the wedding ceremony, then the both families can make the event an awesome  event. The destination weddings are less  expensive when compared to the traditional marriages. In this  type of wedding, the couple has  a chance to arrange according to their budget and interest. If they desire to  celebrate their wedding ceremony  with family and guests, then they can plan according to their requirement.

The normal  weddings are linked to the traditions and culture, but the couple who wants to celebrate their wedding in a different manner where there is a scope for them  to reflect their interest can plan for the destination wedding.  The destination weddings are preferable for the couple who are celebrating their second marriage as they are simple, private and less expensive. The destination weddings are also reunion opportunities because this is the once in a lifetime opportunity for the couple to meet and greet all the family friends and guests. So the couple has to plan properly and arrange for the destination wedding, makes their ceremonious event an awesome event in their life journey.

The couple those who prefer for destination wedding has to plan for the proper vacation location and combined packages which are reliable for their budget and can enjoy the wedding event. If the couple plans their wedding in a foreign country or in any other far away location, then they must be  more cautious to get their marriage license, if the vacation location is not a marriage registered location. Having sufficient knowledge and proper planning gives the couple a memorable mesmerized feeling through the destination wedding.

Wedding Photography Directory : 2010 Contest

With my kids in school now, I have time to enter my photos in various photography contests.  My first photo entry is at Wedding Photography Directory.  I picked a photo from Liz and Fram’s wedding at the Waterview.  This photo was not posed.  After the ceremony, they went into the bridal party and kissed.   Noticing a mirror behind the couple, I focused on their faces in the mirror and took the shot.

Today, to my great surprise,  I learned that that photo was chosen from over 2600 entries for the finalist round.  Photographers from all over the world sent photos in for consideration in the contest.

Then, I saw it… Yes, that’s my photo. Wow.  Right away, I scrolled down to look at the images and saw my photo ………. this is mine!  Knowing that anything is possible, I am now hoping to have my photo end up in “First Place” and you can help make that happen.

Please take a moment to look at all of the images on this website and vote ….. (I hope you can vote for me)!

Massachusetts Wedding : Rebecca and Chris

Rebecca’s wedding took place in Masachussets.  I had never been at the venue before. As soon as I arrived I fell in love with it. Looking at the venue; The Villa Madiera Ballroom reminded me of Mexico and a “Hacienda”.  The bridal room was very close to the door I walked through to enter.  It was there that I met Rebecca for the first time, Yes, minutes before she walked down the aisle.  After greeting everyone and letting them get ready, I started taking photos of wedding details as I did not have much time before the ceremony.

And … if you would like to see more photos from their wedding… check my facebook page.

Marquee CT : Melissa and John : Part 1

Melissa and John were a perfect couple who had the perfect wedding.  She was meticulous in every detail.  I loved one of the idea she had for guests to find their seats.  Taking an enlargment photo from her engagment session, Melissa first divided the photo into about 150 equal sections.  Each of these sections would then become a “Seating Card” for a guest.  A second identical enlarged photo was then placed on an easel.  Each of the “Seating Cards” was attached to the easel mounted photo.  Each guest would find their name, remove their card and find their seat! Get the picture?…. If not, you will see the image on “Part 2″ :)

Melissa’s aunt served as the officiant and gave the perfect speech.  All of the guests had a great time dancing at the reception, but no one dancing more than John’s little boy.  Opening the floor, he never stopped!

The ceremony and wedding reception was held at the beautiful Gershon Fox Room, Hartford CT.  Their website is

John surprised Melissa with a wedding present….

Melissa looked amazing….

Color or black OR white? ….

Behind my lens : Wedding Workflow

I was asked about my wedding workflow from another photographer and I decided to make it a post.  I start by uploading all the photos to my computer.  The folder’s name is aways the bride and groom’s name, then…

Choosing the photos for my final edit starts with my assigning a rating to each photo using lightroom.  Then I backup all of the images. Color correcting is the next step in the process followed by categorizing them into folders; bride prep, groom prep, bride and groom, ceremony etc…

Time permitting, my favorite images are then separated out to use in my blog. The final phase all photos are available in their separate folders to be viewed by the customer(s) online through a pass protected site.

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