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Destination Wedding Videography is a Great Challenge and Why We Love Doing It

Destination weddings are a huge challenge to pull off. The logistics of getting the personnel and proper equipment coordinated alone is enough to make a lot of wedding vendors question the choice to venture out into the wide world of destination weddings. Ardsley Park Productions is a company that thrives on challenges, and that's why we love destination weddings. Whether it's the majestic mountains of Colorado and Asheville or the romantic landscapes of Italy and France, each location brings its unique charm and beauty to our work. Here’s why we love traveling for destination weddings and how these stunning locations enhance the magic of every wedding film we create.

Destination wedding videography of a colorado wedding. Bride, groom, and wedding party are standing in front of the rocky mountains.

Complex Logistics and Planning

Coordinating travel arrangements, accommodations, and transportation for both our team and our equipment can be complex. Ensuring that everything arrives on time and in good condition is crucial. We work closely with the couple to understand the schedule and location logistics well in advance. We make detailed travel plans, including contingencies for delays or issues. Additionally, we pack our equipment meticulously, use high-quality cases to protect it during transit, and always carry essential gear in our carry-on luggage to avoid potential issues with checked baggage.

Navigating Unfamiliar Locations

Filming in a new location means unfamiliarity with the venue, lighting conditions, and local regulations, which can affect our shooting plans. We arrive at the destination early to scout locations and plan our shots. This allows us to familiarize ourselves with the venue, identify the best angles and lighting conditions, and troubleshoot any potential issues. We also research local laws and customs to ensure we respect the venue and the culture. Building a rapport with local vendors and coordinators can also provide valuable insights and assistance.

Destination wedding videography of a destination wedding in itally. A couple standing in front of a lake near a mountainside in Italy.

Ensuring Effective Communication

Language barriers and different cultural norms can sometimes make communication with local vendors and the couple more challenging. We make an effort to learn basic phrases in the local language and use translation apps to facilitate communication. Working with a local coordinator or hiring a translator can also be invaluable in bridging communication gaps. Clear and frequent communication with the couple ensures that we understand their expectations and can deliver the best possible service.

Destination wedding videography of a couple in mexico. Couple on a dock in tropical destination wedding.

Destination wedding videography is a rewarding and exhilarating endeavor that allows us to tell love stories in some of the most beautiful places on earth. While it presents unique challenges, our dedication to preparation, adaptability, and effective communication enables us to overcome them and deliver exceptional results. By embracing the adventure and staying committed to our craft, we ensure that every destination wedding video we create is a stunning and cherished memory for the couple.


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