Photographing destination elopements is one of the most incredible experiences you can have as a wedding photographer. Getting to travel and see a new place while working very intimately and closely with your clients to create something really beautiful is, to us, an absolute dream.
With shooting these elopements comes a whole new set of little challenges and successes though. For example, the getting ready is often times quite…quiet. There’s no friends around motivating the bridal couple, or loud music playing as the guests arrive. It’s a very peaceful time.
This mean that you, as the photographer, become the main point of contact & social interaction with your couple before they head out to the ceremony. It’s totally okay to take a few moments and be their “friend”. Help them out with things like putting on shoes, tying their ties or even sharing a quick drink. It goes a long way when you can build up this confidence and relationship between your couple and you.