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Photography is a vital part of any wedding. Everyone wants a record of their special day to remind them and to show their friends--and their kids one day. Getting married outside of the country makes finding a good photographer a little more difficult, but not impossible. Consider the following sources when searching for a destination wedding photographer:
1. Recommendations from a friend or family member. The best way to find a destination wedding photographer is to get a recommendation from a trusted friend or family member who has recently traveled to that area, or who lives in the area.
2. Photography associations. Professional associations, such as the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), offer directories with local, member photographers. Many sites also provide a place where satisfied (or unsatisfied) clients can post a comment.
3. Recommendations from the resort. Often larger resorts and hotels will have a working relationship with one or more local photographers. It never hurts to ask.
4. Help from your destination wedding specialist. A destination specialist can draw on hundreds of past weddings and wedding clients to find a good photographer, one with whom his clients have been pleased.
Some destination wedding packages include one or more professional photographers. Be sure to review what's included in your package before you sign a contract with an outside photographer.