Your wedding day is going to take up a lot of time and most of it will include other people. There will be the getting ready photos, ceremony, family, and wedding party etc. to photograph. But your heart is set on more photos of just you and your new spouse. Consider adding a honeymoon session! It will just be the two of you on the beach with the location of your destination wedding as your backdrop. You chose a destination wedding for a reason and part of that is a relaxed environment and stunning scenery so don’t waste the chance to create more memorable images.
A MORE RELAXED ENVIRONMENT
We often schedule the session two days after your wedding date. That way you have time to sleep in and relax the day after the wedding and be with your guests or just yourselves. You can choose to wear your wedding clothes again although keep in mind they might get dirty on the beach. Or you could go more casual and beachy to set the romantic tone.
Golden hour – the period just after sunrise or just before sunset – makes for the best images. Your images will stand out thanks to this warm, dreamy, light glow. There’s a reason why this hour is also called the “magic hour.” The low angled light can add a bit of drama or romance to your portraits. It is also usually a quieter time on a busy resort especially at sunrise.
If the beach theme doesn’t appeal to you consider an excursion session. Destination weddings often happen at beautiful resorts and many of these offer adventure or tour options off-site or on the water. This is definitely something you wouldn’t have time for on the day of your wedding! Or maybe schedule a day trip into the local town or city. Have your photographer follow you there to capture you in a more casual setting. This will showcase your destination and capture a more rounded memory of your wedding vacation, your personalities and your start as a married couple.