Destination Wedding Photographer: Stephen Gosling Photography
I always thought the term ‘Destination Wedding’ was an odd one. A destination is merely a place you go to, so technically everybody has a destination wedding, don’t they? Getting over the semantic linguistic side of it, in the industry, from the photographers point-of-view; a ‘Destination Wedding’ is a wedding that happens in a location that is not local to said photographer. I’m sure everyone reading this knew that, but my blog posts have a formula and here we are in the set-up stages of the post so just go along with me on this one.
So far in my career I have been lucky enough to shoot two ‘Destination Weddings’. Both of them were in 2012; Tiffany & Sean’s wedding in Cancun, Mexico and RaeAnn & Steve’s wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
I was recently having drinks with a fellow photographer and she was mentioning how she wanted to make Destination Weddings a major part of her business. We talked about how to go around marketing for that kind of business and it was a pretty enlightening chat. And it got me thinking about where in the world I would like to photograph weddings. If I had the choice; where would I like to shoot? And this is what I have come up with; first of all locally, secondly we’ll go national and thirdly we’ll go international…
Number One. The top 5 places I would like to shoot locally to the DC Metro area that I have not yet had the chance to shoot at;
Number Two. The top 5 places in the USA that I would love to shoot a wedding;
Number Three. The top 5 places in the world where I would love to shoot a wedding;
So that’s that. This post is out in the world, and hopefully some very interesting weddings will come my way soon!