DESTINATION WEDDING PACKAGES

Are you getting married abroad? Congratulations! Find out more about my Destination wedding services here.

If you don’t already know this about me, I love to travel.

There’s no better way of combining my passion for photographing weddings with my serial wanderlust than a good destination wedding!

I’ve been lucky enough to photograph lots of weddings abroad already, including in France, Italy, Greece and the Channel Islands – but there’s many more places I’d love to explore with my camera! My diary always opens earlier for destination bookings to ensure I can accommodate the travel, so it’s never too early to book.

Take a look below at some of my previous destination weddings and my destination wedding photography bucket list – but even if where you’re going isn’t on the list, I’d love to hear from you. So get in touch if you know I’m the photographer for you!

destination wedding photographer Shelby Ellis Photography working in Marrakech

black and white photo of bride putting in her earrings
bride and groom smashing the croquembueche france wedding

Most people want to be in the moment

WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT CAPTURING IT.

Planning a destination wedding is stressful enough without worrying if your photos will be as amazing as you hope.

In my completely unbiased opinion, your photographer is the most important investment you can make in your wedding day. After all, once the food has been eaten and the flowers have wilted, the rings and photos will be all you have left to remember it by!

You want beautiful photos of your destination wedding

And you don’t know if you can trust the venue’s package photographer.

You’re worried about language barriers

And want to feel confident that your photographer understands what you want.

You want your whole day captured so you don’t miss a thing

But your venue’s package only includes a photographer for a couple of hours.

If any of these sound like you, then you should really consider hiring a destination wedding photographer. You won’t get this chance again, so make sure you do it right!

So, am I the one for you? Take a look at my Destination portfolio and get in touch if you like my style!

Thank you so so much for everything they are incredible! 

– ELLIE & JIMMIE, SANTORINI

THE DETAILS

INVESTMENT

OPTION I

bride and groom Ibiza wedding sunset couple portraits
£3,000
(For destinations within Europe only. If you’re getting married further afield, please get in touch for a bespoke quote.)

ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES

Whether it’s plane, train, boat or bus – all travel costs are covered, as well as 2x nights accommodation.

FULL DAY COVERAGE

From morning preparations to the evening party.

PRE OR POST WEDDING SHOOT

Use it as practice for the big day, or get your wedding gear back on for some epic wedding portraits!

PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY

Perfect for sharing your memories with family & friends.

OPTION II

sunset desert wedding bride and groom portraits
£3,450
(For destinations within Europe only. If you’re getting married further afield, please get in touch for a bespoke quote.)

ALL TRAVEL EXPENSES

Whether it’s plane, train, boat or bus – all travel costs are covered, as well as 2x nights accommodation.

FULL DAY COVERAGE

From morning preparations to the evening party.

PRE OR POST WEDDING SHOOT

Use it as practice for the big day, or get your wedding gear back on for some epic wedding portraits!

PRIVATE ONLINE GALLERY

Perfect for sharing your memories with family & friends.

HEIRLOOM WEDDING ALBUM & PRINTS

A 10×10″ lay-flat wedding album and 10x 8×12″ prints.

Thank you, Shelby for creating timeless memories that we will cherish forever!

– SOPHIA & TYLER, TUSCANY

GOT SOME QUESTIONS?


ALL travel and accommodation costs are included within my package. If marrying outside of Europe and therefore receiving a bespoke quote from me, my quote will include all expenses too. No hidden costs later down the line!

I’ll take care of this myself – you’ve got enough to do planning a wedding abroad! It’s much safer this way too, as if there’s any problems at the airport or anything I’ve got all the booking details and confirmations in my own accounts and emails etc. I may ask for your recommendations on areas to stay near your venue though, particularly if I haven’t been to your destination before.

The couple shoot will take place on either the day before or day after the wedding. Depending on my schedule I may only be in your destination for a day or two either side of the wedding so this is why. It’s up to you whether you’d like to use it as a practice run for the couple portraits on the wedding day, or if you want to get dressed up again and adventure to a different spot for some epic wedding portraits the following day!

Yes please! A nice hot meal is very much appreciated on a long wedding day. If a main meal cannot be provided and I have to leave site in search of food (which isn’t always possible when abroad) I could end up missing an important moment such as speeches, which tend to start immediately after you’ve finished your meal. For this reason it’s also a good idea to note to your caterers that it’s helpful to feed your photographer (and videographer if having one) straight after the top table, so we can eat and get set up ready to capture the next portion of your day as quickly as possible.

Rather than cap my services at a certain number of hours, I work with the schedule of your day to ensure that no special moments are missed. As a guide, I generally suggest my arrival around 2hrs before the ceremony to capture prep, and finishing around 30 minutes after the first dance to capture all those dance floor party shots!

To secure your date, a non-refundable booking fee of 30% of the total package cost is required. This is slightly higher than my deposit for UK weddings, to allow me to book travel arrangements as soon as possible. The balance will become due a month prior to your wedding. It is advisable to confirm your booking with me as soon as possible to ensure I can keep the days either side clear for travel.

This typically depends on the time of year (i.e. longer in peak season) but even though my contract states 4-6 weeks I tend to deliver wedding galleries much quicker than this if I don’t have a lot of backlog. For couple sessions or other smaller shoots you can expect to wait up to 1 week for your gallery.

beldi club marrakech wedding inspiration shoot

CHECK OUT MY

DESTINATION BUCKET LIST

SORRENTO
ICELAND
NEW YORK
AMALFI COAST
RHODES
LAKE GARDA
MEXICO
BALI
MYKONOS
LAS VEGAS
SAINT LUCIA
SICILY
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Fancy a couples shoot abroad? Come and meet me!

Upcoming Travel

MARCH 2024

The Maldives

Dreamy white sandbanks and clear blue sea? Say no more!
SEPTEMBER 2024

Crete, Greece

Because who doesn’t love Greece?

More to be added soon…

We will be looking at the photos for the rest of our lives and we’re so grateful we had you as our photographer.

– HANNAH & RYAN, CHÂTEL

LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS.

black and white photo of Shelby Ellis Photography holding her camera whilst working in Florence

If you want timeless photos to remember the best day of your lives, I might be the photographer for you.

Head to my contact page and fill out my enquiry form with as many details as you can. No such thing as over-sharing!

I’ll check my availability for your wedding date (plus the dates either side for travel) and if I’m available, you’ll receive my Destination Wedding brochure.

Prefer to get to know each other on Zoom? No problem! Just let me know and we can get something in the diary.