If you are thinking of a destination wedding, I say two things:
- Do it – you will never regret it. The beauty is amazing, and “all in once place just metres from your room” is great for a relaxed wedding. Marry in a beautiful resort and your images will show that beauty.
- Bring your own photographer. He will be able to capture your wedding better, but he wil also capture more than just the wedding, in a way no local hotel photographer can ever do.
Jamaica was fabulous. The people, the wedding…
A few tips.
In terms of light, I did several things. Mainly, create colourful backgrounds by exposing for those backgrounds, and then use flash to light the foreground; as in the image above.
But I also did some with blown out backgrounds: look at the background:
The first has no flash, and is exposed for the couple. The second has flash, and is exposed for the background. Both are good, and I advise all photographers to do various styles: “your” style, but also other styles, and then you choose the best later.
And d not be afraid to use high ISOs. You may need them in order to get fast enough shutter speeds.
I also encourage shooters to use selective lighting, like I am using here at Dunn’s River Falls:
My flash was zoomed to 125mm even though I was shooting at a wide angle, and it was aimed at the subject. Magic!
Do not be afraid of rainy days. They are beautiful, as in Nine Miles here (where Bob Marley was born):
Now, back to my photo finishing – which will take me a little while (think, all week). I will leave you with one more Jamaica image: