Destination Weddings

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  1. CdTSnap

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    Hey people,

    Wedding Photographer from New Zealand here, I'm looking at flying over to California and other states to explore some of the amazing national parks.

    Couple of questions, I want to get a wedding or 2 while i'm over there, potentially just get the couple to pay for a little travel and ill shoot it for free. My usual fee would far out-way any travel costs incurred so would be an amazing deal for the couple also, Is this often seen in USA?

    Any ideas or groups anyone knows of where I could put the offer out?

    Chris


     
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    seems backwards...
     
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    CdTSnap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Because? A couple getting a cheap deal on wedding photography or me coming to America?
     
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    the price is the price. i dont think a couple will care if they are technically paying for your travel or services -- just that they are paying $x.xx for you to be there and perform services.

    I think the logistics of this will be difficult -- unless you're planning your travels and just happen to find a couple that is willing to "hire" you within your travel window.
     
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    Maybe difficult is the word then not backwards?

    I can come whenever, all I would do is plan my adventure around their date. Doesn't seem that difficult? Unless I'm missing something. But I travel all over my country and to Australia for weddings quite often without hassle. The only difference this time is it's further
     
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    It'd probably be pretty difficult. Also, where do you want to visit and what do you want to see? Do you want to see springtime flowers, fall foliage, snow-covered fields? Depending on where you're gong, how long you're staying, and what you want to see, it may not be practical.

    This is just me personally, but I don't like working on vacation.
     
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    I don't care when I just want to explore, possibly im a little different to most haha I'll find my photo any time of year

    And as far as working l, to be honest if I was a rich man I would travel and do weddings for free, I love it. I don't really see it as work.
     
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    Sounds good.

    Hope it works out!
     
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    If I were going to CA, the first place I would want to go is @Gary A. 's house for some of his homemade bread, barbecue, and wine. Watch sports on his backyard drive in, and get his dog all riled up.
     
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    I find it only works if you know people who can spread word-of-mouth. Really hard to do a targeted ad campaign that will work, or at least have a semi-reasonable ROI. You'd have to target the region, then hope that you magically get a client or two within the couple week period you are there. Not saying it couldn't happen, but you'd shell out a lot for advertising costs and potentially not book anything.
     
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    So have you got any wedding ceremony there?
     
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    Looks like I might have a couple now. Fingers crossed. I just done a family portrait for a lady that was in NZ on holiday from California lol. Meant to be. She passed my name on to a couple. Not confirmed yet but here's hoping


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