The Heart Behind Becoming a Destination Wedding Photographer

As some of you know, I recently just shot my first destination wedding. Before even shooting this wedding I knew that this would be one I would feel passionately about. A wedding that would make my heart rate speed up and make the happy tears free fall. Because of this, I decided to share WHY! Why are destination weddings so important to me? Why do I want to branch out and start shooting more destination weddings?

Pass-a-Grille Beach Wedding

When I was originally scheduled to shoot this wedding I have to admit, I was a bit nervous. I was going to be staying in a house with not only the bride and groom, but the ENTIRE wedding party. I knew no one. Except the bride and groom of course. Like most destination weddings we would all be together for a few days prior leading up to the wedding date! The four days came and went and I left to board a plane that Sunday saddened by the thought of not waking up the next morning surrounded by all these beautiful and fun people (and the amazing food they made).

See as a wedding photographer I want to do so much more than take pretty pictures. I want to build relationships. I want to be able to calm you down if something goes wrong. I want to be the one you turn to if you need answers. I want to be that bridesmaid you never asked for, but got any ways! I want to make you, your family and bridal party feel like I am more than just your wedding photographer, but your friend, photographer and coordinator when there is none.

Above anything else, I loved getting to learn the ins and outs of this family. No one is perfect and that's what I LOVE! I love documenting families at their craziest times and showing and proving that everyone's version of a perfect fairy tale ending is different, and yet no one person is wrong in their definition of a beautiful life. I want to document THAT feeling and those moments and show it off to the world!