How far will wedding photographers travel and how do travel fees work?

We're considering a destination wedding but wondering if we find the photographer we love, will they travel, and how do they charge for that?

Question Asked: 3/02/2023

Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Linda Pasfield Photography

(62) · Beauty Point

Posted: 21/03/2023

AS Wedding Photographers we travel all over the State of TAsmania and also we travel to Qld because we were once based there. We charge travel for Fuel is we travel in our State in TAsmania if its one hour outside our radius of where we live. For interstate we do charge for airfares due to the increase of travel.

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Still Muse Photography

(13) · Geelong, Macedon Ranges, Daylesford, Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne

Posted: 5/02/2023

Destination Weddings are epic and such a vibe. Costings depend on whether it is interstate or an international destination - as flights and accommodation (including some logistics at the ther end such as rental car will apply). But for those in Victoria wanting to secure a venue within VIC, depending on where it is most regional weddings for me I am flexible and depending on the package I may not include travel costs. I love a road trip wedding destination! 

Noah’s Way Photography

(15) · Adelaide, South Australia & Surroundings

Posted: 5/02/2023

I'm based in St.Agnes, SA and I’d love to capture your best moments in your favourite spot.But it will incur a travelling cost based on the distance!

Nick Wedding Photo and Cinematic

(1) · Sydney, Wollongong, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Katoomba, Newcastle, South Coast

Posted: 4/02/2023

it depends where the location is, and most photographers will charge flights, motel and car fuel.

McKay Wedding Photography

(34) · New South Wales

Posted: 4/02/2023

Travel for a wedding is a lot of fun - a new location is always exciting and a chance to get away is awesome too. But there are travel costs and time out of the calendar to be part of a destination wedding.

Personally I charge for flights, accommodation (2 nights) and any local travel required (eg transfers, hire car). 

Marcobilly Photography

(9) · Sydney & Southern Highlands

Posted: 4/02/2023

Depends how far is the location. If only 1-3hours drive we only charge a fixed rate of $250. If  further then that we only charge the clients what we have been charged. 

Blue Ginger Photography

(10) · Southern Highlands, Canberra, Wollongong & South Coast

Posted: 4/02/2023

We love a good road trip as much as a great love story! 

As per the other responses - we cost up the flights / petrol, accommodation etc if it's significant travel.  The costs are added to the quote after discussing with the couple.  

If the wedding is up to 3 or 4 hours from where we're based in Canberra - we don't charge a travel fee!

McBride Studio

(9) · WorldWide

Posted: 4/02/2023

Hi I've personally traveled all over the world so anywhere is possible and we work out a plan of how much extra that is depending on the logistics regarding petrol or plane flights. 
it's easy to give an estimate as soon as I hear the plan. 

CaptiveLight Photography & Videography

(6) · Sunshine Coast, Brisbane & Surrounds

Posted: 4/02/2023

For us, we price up flights, accommodation, food etc and show the couple the quotation then we invoice the client along with our regular package price. Each business may have different procedures.

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