I recently had the honor of photographing a very sweet and wonderful newly married couple who were on their honeymoon and wanted to celebrate their intimate elopement with destination wedding photos. Tom and Julie live in the midwest, but were on their honeymoon in picturesque Socal and wanted to capture the beauty of their romance and recent nuptials with gorgeous beachside wedding pictures.
A practice that is becoming more and more common as couples opt for smaller weddings, elopements, or destination ceremonies is to have a styled pre or post wedding photography session. It's catching on because it can be both time and money saving as well as allow the focus to be on capturing truly beautiful moments without rushing through the photography hour to get back to guests and awaiting reception timelines.
While it's not the solution for every couple, it is an increasingly popular option when certain factors might prevent the traditionally timed wedding photos. Plus, the benefit of photos taken anywhere in the world that is special to you are sure to last a lifetime!
Priscilla Nakane is owner of Dolce Vita Events, principal wedding coordinator and designer, and lead photorapher for Dolce Vita Photography. She services weddings and events throughout Southern California and beyond.