Although Patton Photography is based out of beautiful Calgary, Alberta, we offer full destination wedding photography services. Demand for a destination wedding photographer has increased tremendously as couples do not want to risk using the resort photographer whom they generally do not meet until the wedding day. There may be language barriers with the photographer, concerns over style and quality, and in many cases will cost more than bringing your own photographer with you.
Whether it is local in Western Canada or at a location elsewhere on the planet, Patton Photography always uses professional equipment and maintains the same levels of redundancy of equipment no matter where we are. As with every wedding, we meet you well ahead of time to show you our portfolio and get an idea of your style and vision, we conduct an engagement shoot beforehand to get you used to working with us and to being in front of the camera.
With destination weddings, we arrive on site at the destination a minimum of twenty four hours before the ceremony. This allows us time to scout the immediate area and determine the best locations and angles to capture your photographs from. It also allows time in case flights are delayed or there is a delay traveling to the destination itself. As with every wedding, we bring a wide assortment of gear along with back-up equipment. You can rest assured that we are taking every precaution to ensure that your wedding is captured in beautiful photographs.
In terms of pricing, clients are responsible for all costs associated to the travel. This includes, but is not limited to, the cost of wedding photography, airline flights, accommodations, transfers, food, etc. With destination weddings we also offer the option of one or two photographers. As the many aspects of the wedding typically happen in close proximity to each other, it is relatively easy for a single photographer to move between locations capturing all the getting ready details of the day. The single photographer option also reduces the cost of the photography package by approximately one third.
As all destination weddings are different, please contact us so we can provide you with an accurate price estimate for your destination wedding photography.