One you’ve booked us for your destination wedding, we’ll begin the Onboarding process, where we really get to know each other. We’ll talk in detail about your wedding venue and aesthetic preferences for your pictures. We’ll go over ideas about places we can shoot and discuss the best flow of the day in order to maximize your wedding photography! We’ll also go over travel arrangements to find the best option that works for everyone!


Pre-Wedding Consultation

A few weeks before your destination wedding, we'll have one final phone/Skype call to go over all last-minute details. From travel and lodging arrangements to the wedding timeline, we'll make sure all parties are on the same page so there are no surprises!

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Location/Tech Scout

An important part of shooting any destination wedding is a location/tech scout. Upon arrival to your destination, we'll visit the venue to get a feel for the space, talk with on-site personnel about the flow of the day, find epic spaces to photograph group photos and portraits, and get an idea of how the light falls on the space. We'll also scout the surrounding area for the best spots for a pre-/post-wedding shoot. From this visit we’ll produce a Scouting Brief, a unique web page detailing ideas on photo locations.


Pre-Wedding Shoot

Our pre-wedding shoot is a chance to really get to know one another! Not only is it an opportunity for you to get comfortable in front of the camera, but it gives us a chance to figure out what it takes to capture you at your best! Plus, it helps set the stage for photographing you at your wedding, where our familiarity will help us quickly get into a flow with one another.


Welcome Reception

Most destination weddings we cover feature a welcome reception. It’s a great way to greet your guests and provide a relaxed environment for your guests to settle into the event. We’ll shoot this from beginning to end, covering all the intricate details, emotional speeches, and candid moments between you and your guests.


Wedding Day!

This is it! On your wedding day, John and his associate photographer will cover your day from start to amazing finish! From getting-ready images and group photos, to the ceremony, romantic portraits and reception. During the ceremony, we’ll provide complementary coverage from a variety of angles, never parking in one spot too long. When the ceremony is over, we’ll shoot any remaining group and family photos we need.


Post-Wedding Shoot

The stress of the main event is behind you, now it’s time to explore a bit! The mechanics of a post-wedding shoot are similar to a pre-wedding shoot, except now you’re so much more relaxed. We'll get lost in the area around your event location and make some images you’ll remember forever!

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Image Delivery

Generally speaking, we deliver images to our clients 3-4 weeks after the wedding date. In the interim, we’ll tease out images on Instagram and send you a handful that you can share as well!

When all the images are ready, you’ll be presented with a link to your private, online gallery, which you can forward along to friends, family members and wedding guests. From the gallery, visitors can download web-ready images for free; archival prints and high-resolution files can be purchased through the gallery as well. Along with the gallery link we’ll include your personal PIN, which allows you to download the edited, high-resolution collection of images from your event.

One comprehensive package for your entire destination wedding extravaganza

Rather than inundate you with a dizzying array of packages and options that you don't like, I've distilled everything down to one essential package based on over 12 years of shooting destination weddings.

Essential Collection :: $5000 

10 hours Wedding coverage

It starts with pre-ceremony coverage, capturing finishing touches of your preparation. Then a first look, plenty of group photos, your ceremony, and romantic portraits. It finished deep into the reception, capturing all the moments from your amazing party.

Two Wedding Photographers

Photography by John Schnack and a hand-picked associate photographer.


Pre-\Post-Wedding Session

Let's explore! We'll design a 2-3 hour shoot from the ground up, picking amazing locations and making the right wardrobe choices for the session.

Welcome Party Coverage

Coverage for 2-3 hours at your official welcome reception! Perfect for capturing guests as they're welcomed to your event!

High-Res files & Online Proofing

The entire edited, high-resolution collection of wedding and engagement images delivered via electronic download. A private, online gallery for your guests' viewing convnenience.

All Travel Fees*

Includes miscellaneous travel costs such as food, taxi/Uber, tips, baggage fees, etc.


*Airfare and Lodging Costs

Since airfare and lodging costs vary widely, these items will be quoted in your initial proposal based on the location of your wedding, the time of year and the plans for your event. Generally speaking, plan for us to arrive 1-2 days before your wedding, to cover the welcome reception and a pre-wedding shoot; and leave 1-2 days after, to shoot a post-wedding session or day-after activity.