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Overseas Photo Taking Tips

Now that you have decided on taking wedding photos, you need to decide whether indoor photo shoots are sufficient, or you will love to take your photos overseas.

First, you have to decide where you want to have your overseas wedding photo shoot. What is it about your own country that is lacking? For example, if your dream wedding photos are taken at a pristine beach with clear blue sea, then your landlocked country or city will not be able to offer that. If you have always dreamed of taking pictures at the Eiffel Tower or in front of a majestic old cathedral, then you may have to go overseas.

Next, you have to take care of the logistics. Taking photos in your own city or country is already a tough process. Do you want to up the difficulty level by going overseas? Do you plan to hire a photographer overseas? Are you able to look at this photographers portfolio before you commit? You may want to check out wedding forums to see what other people have experienced. Some photographers may offer their services too.

In addition, makeup artistes in other countries may be used to doing the makeup for their local people, and your face structure may be different. They may not be able to bring out the best features in you if they are unfamiliar with your race. In addition, their idea of beauty may be different from you. You cannot expect to take photos without having great makeup. Besides, some makeup artistes do not do the hair as well, which means you have to look for another hairstylist. If you are able to have good contacts, then this is not a problem. If not, coordination is going to be a major problem.

Your local bridal studio may not allow you to bring your wedding gown for overseas photo shoots, especially if it is rented. That is because they want to protect their gowns. Usually, gowns for outdoor shoots are plainer, as they are meant for the outdoors. They certainly do not relish the thought of getting their expensive gowns ruined before your actual wedding. Hence, you may have to think about how to get hold of wedding gowns for your photo shoot.

Make sure your passports and visas are in order before you fly over. Are there flights to that far flung island in Thailand or do you have to take boat rides there?

Timing is a factor. If you want to take photos by the beach, Im sure you do not want to go during the monsoon season where rain is constant and flooding may even be a problem. If you go in the wrong season, the flowers may not have blossomed, or the leaves may not have turned golden in autumn.

Finally, cost is a major factor. Make sure you do not blow your budget when you take your photos overseas. If you are bringing your own team over, you have to pay for their accommodation on top of their services.

Whatever it is, make sure you have fun while taking photos instead of stressing yourself out. After all, the bride that looks the best is the one that is having the most fun. Do consult your groom before making any decision, because a wedding should be for both parties. Taking photos overseas is definitely something to remember.

Guestblogged by Sarah Tanwho is currently in Perth taking her wedding photos.


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