Nowadays it’s all about bucket lists.

So let me get this straight.
The only living memory of your once-in-a-lifetime wedding day will be your photos, so WHY would you want to give that job to someone who is more interested in checking off a destination wedding in Italy for their CV than doing a good job on your day.

Because anyone who is working for free – and that’s what the bucket list deal means – is not putting their heart and soul into it because if they WERE, they would be charging you full fees plus travel.

It is more work to shoot a destination wedding and if the photographer is a professional, they will need to:

  1. do some research to give you something unique at a location they have never seen;
  2. because they have never seen the location they will need to be onsite at least the day before (read: extra day of work) to measure light, scope out photo ops, evaluate logistics;
  3. they will need to get over jet lag quickly so they can last through the 12+ hour wedding day.

To all couples getting married in Italy: Think twice before you buy into a bucket list discount for your wedding in Italy.  You may not be getting your money’s worth.

There are plenty of outstanding local Italian wedding photographers priced to please.  Here are two other sources where you can find them besides our vendor directory:

International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers  This link takes you to the top 100 ranked in 2016, 20% of them are ITALIAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Best of Wedding Photography  This is a super duper list divided up by regions/cities.

Here is a good blog read about hiring destination wedding photographers:  http://destinationweddingdetails.com/find-destination-wedding-photographer.html

Stay tuned for our upcoming post on 10 reasons you should hire a local Italian Wedding Photographer for your Wedding in Italy.