Destination Wedding Photographer

I was fortunate enough to be able to travel to Europe and China while I was in high school. I fell in love with the European lifestyle and rich cultures that exist all over the world. I would LOVE to be able to photograph weddings in unique places and experience some amazing cultures in the process. So naturally, I have a long list of places I want to travel to and photograph destination weddings.

Italy 

I went to Italy on one of my highschool trips. We visited Venice and Verona, the city of star crossed lovers. What I’d love to see of Italy is Florence and Sisili! The coastline and beautiful mountain cities catch my heart anytime I stumble across images of them and my mind goes straight to a luxurious white dress and navy suit. Elegant, soft florals would compliment the background of the city and I would be able to tell my couple to run, hand in hand, along the small streets. 

France

While Paris would be romantic, my heart is more drawn to Marseilles and Monaco when it comes to visiting this beautiful country. Rich architecture and pale stones with a stunning coast – yeah, I could see that. A bold gown and black suit to contrast against it all with a couple so madly in love, they can barely keep their hands off of each other. Yeah, that’s a definitely a dream for me. 

Croatia

I have a close friend who is from this stunning country. The small towns and stunning beaches pull of my heart like a violin. Wild coastlines with dark rocks to contrast the vivid blue and greens of the land. A delicate, light gown paired with a light grey suit with a couple who is just as wild as the rough waters. The images of bold florals and delicate jewelry are popping into mind when I think if this destination wedding. 

Switzerland

I visited Lucerne in highschool and fell in love. Valleys with incredible mountain views and others rich with farming. Rich greens and electric blues of the countryside would mingle with the old, carved city so close to it, yet so different. The river snakes through the city in a lazy slow wave. I picture a higher fashion feel wedding – Tuxedo with designer gown that’s a little edgy. I imagine the swans from the Reuss behind them in harsh sun – think high noon with intense shadows. 

Spain

I have a cousin who lives in Spain, she is in Malaga. I’ve seen images and hear all about the city – I just know that I would love it. Rich tones and amazing food, I know the coastline city would steal my entire heart. I picture a boho wedding with a cape or tassels and a neutral hat with a unique suit – maybe floral? A relaxed couple who just want to get married so they can travel the world. Likely something close to an intimate wedding or elopement for this destination.

Yes, travel is definitely something I want to do more of and a bonus would be to shoot destination weddings in all these beautiful locations. For now, I will continue to dream all about these imaginary weddings until they actually happen! 

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