Emily Elizabeth’s photography vibrantly captures her subjects in their most intimate and lighthearted moments. She is a Denver based photographer who loves to travel and create images of people who are in love. We asked her five questions that are important when booking a traveling photographer. Destination weddings or wanting to book a photographer who lives hundreds of miles away can be intimidating. Emily Elizabeth breaks it down for us.
How do you recommend a couple connects with a photographer they are interested in who lives far away?
I’ve found that because of technology like Skype and FaceTime, it’s actually quite simple to connect. You almost feel like you are meeting in person.
What makes a destination photographer’s traveling experience as smooth as possible?
I travel often, and I find that it works best if I book my own travel accommodations. That way it’s off the client’s plate, and I can then concentrate on the creativity of photographing. It helps knowing that food/hotel/flights are set up to give space and time for scouting/wedding prep etc…
Where have been some of your favorite places to shoot weddings?
I love outdoor off-beat weddings that are small and intimate-full of friends and family. And some of my favorite weddings have encompassed those things from Hawaii, or a farm in Kansas, or the mountains of Romania.
What is your favorite part of traveling to shoot weddings, and how much time to do you usually spend near the wedding location?
My favorite part is the creative inspiration that comes from photographing in new places. Because of that, I scout the space before the wedding day- if it takes an hour or an entire day. To make sure we capture the whole of the place, means that we spend a fair bit of time around the wedding location to ensure we are fully prepared.
What are the most important things to communicate to a wedding photographer who is traveling to shoot your wedding?
The location details, and what style/vibe you are creating your wedding around.