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Destination Wedding? Here's what your resort isn't telling you!

 take a chance - Jolyn and Jason opted for some photos well off the 'tourist area'

 take a chance - Jolyn and Jason opted for some photos well off the 'tourist area'

We're all new at some point.

I remember the first time I was asked to travel to a tropical location and capture a destination wedding, it was a few years ago and I was in Newfoundland shooting another wedding. Of course I was in an area with next to no cell phone coverage and all I could think was, "please don't drop this call!" Of course the call dropped several times (why wouldn't it, right?) but at the end of it all I had all but booked my first destination wedding!

I had no idea what I was getting into - either do you - but here's why that's ok.

It was an exciting time for me. Destination weddings are kind of the pinnacle acheivement for wedding photographers. Having someone like your work so much that they are willing to fly you thousands of miles is really flattering - it also comes with a ton of pressure! I had the better part of 8 months to prepare: passports, work visas, camera luggage, power adapters, you name it. There is a lot of helpful resources online but with anything in life you can