Destination Wedding Photography

Kyo is Japanese and grew up outside Osaka, while Janna is American but spent part of her childhood in Europe. So we love working with couples who come from different cultures and we are very comfortable working in diverse settings and with a wide range of people. It’s probably no surprise, then, that we love working with people who are planning a destination wedding.

One thing that many of our destination weddings have had in common is that the bride and groom picked their wedding location because it had deep personal meaning for them. Here are a few examples:

  • Samantha and Adam got married in a tiny Romanesque church in the Swiss Alps and held their reception in a hotel overlooking Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland. Adam’s mother is from Switzerland and he proposed to her when they were visiting his relatives and went on a hike together in the Alps. 
  • Yuu and Phil got married at Heian Shrine in Kyoto and held their reception at the Garden Oriental (now called The Sodoh Higashiyama Kyoto.) Yuu told us, “I grew up going to the Heian Shrine, and as a kid, I saw many wedding scenes there. It has a beautiful garden with a pond and a very traditional Japanese bridge, with the ancient architecture of the shrine in the background. The contrast between the lush green of the garden and the lacquered red of the shrine is very spiritual for Japanese people. It was always my dream place to get married.”
  • Heather and Paco got married on a mountaintop in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. Heather grew up in the U.S. but her mom is Costa Rican and she always wanted to go back to Costa Rica to live for a while when she grew up. Little did she know that she’d move there after college, meet Paco, and never come back! They decided to get married in San Gerardo de Dota, a tiny, rustic resort in the Talamanca cloud forest. They put their rings in a hummingbird’s nest because of the importance of birds in their lives (they now run a Costa Rican eco-tour company specializing in birding tours.)

Bride smiles with guest under yellow paper umbrella on gravel path in front of blooming cherry blossom tree in Spring at destination wedding in Kyoto, Japan. Bride wears white kimono wedding dress and cherry blossoms in her hair.
Talamanca cloud forest wedding ceremony, mountain background, white flower topped wedding aisle swags at Costa Rican destination wedding, blue skies and white clouds.

Destination Wedding Photography Packages

Destination Weddings Collection I: Within the Continental U.S. or Canada.

This package includes 8 hours of wedding day photography and one additional 2 hour photo shoot. This could be a rehearsal dinner, day-after portrait shoot, or “trash the dress” session. All travel fees are included. Like all our other packages, it also includes careful editing and color correction of all individual photographs, a password-protected online gallery, and delivery of complete edited high resolution photographs with unlimited printing rights for personal use.

The package cost is $4350.

Destination Weddings Collection II: Overseas.

This package includes 8 hours of wedding day photography and one additional 2 hour photo shoot. This could be a rehearsal dinner, day-after portrait shoot, or “trash the dress” session. All travel fees are included. Like all our other packages, it also includes careful editing and color correction of all individual photographs, a password-protected online gallery, and delivery of complete edited high resolution photographs with unlimited printing rights for personal use.

The package cost is $5100.