Destination Weddings: Alayna Parker Photography- Wedding Planning Tips

That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? “Destination Weddings, Alayna Parker Photography.”

So what if you have a friend who has decided to have a destination wedding?

Luckily, I offer my services nationwide (and worldwide too!), so you can still help her cross “find wedding photographer” off her wedding planning list!

Unfortunately, I can’t offer a one size fits all for destinations. Travel costs and accommodations change daily and are reliant on things like dates, whether it’s near a holiday, airport locations, etc. So pricing will change with each destination location. But here’s what is included:


  • Of course, photography for the wedding day. The current package coverage for Ohio is up to 10 hours. Destinations allow coverage for up to 12.
  • Images
  • High resolution digital images in both an online gallery and a USB.

Extra coverage

Coverage of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner as well as a one to two hour day after session. It’s entirely up to you if you want to take advantage of these! There are a lot of ways you can use the day after session! You could dress up in your wedding clothes and receive more bride and groom portraits. Shoot somewhere else besides your wedding venue- in your wedding attire or something entirely different. Trash your dress. Have more family photos done. We can get really creative with this!

With regard to travel: As I mentioned, travel charges are going to be different for every destination wedding. But here’s the breakdown of what you’ll be paying for. Means of travel- whether that’s round trip flights for my assistant and I or mileage if we drive. Accommodations- 2 nights (the night before and the night after the wedding.) If I plan on staying longer than 2 nights, you are not responsible for paying. Per diem- every state has a regulated per diem rate. You’ll be charged the per diem rate only for dinner the night before and breakfast the morning after your wedding.

Do you have any questions about planning your wedding? Comment below or email!

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