“Nowadays, what I do is I post my travel dates, this is where I’m going to be. And a lot of times I have clients reach out to me through the great world of Instagram that are like, ‘Hey! You’re going to be my area! I would love to do a family session or engagement or anniversary’ or whatever it is. I always have clients that are reaching out when I’m on some sort of trip.”
Today’s guest is one of our favorite photographers, Renee Dickerson of Renee Hollingshead Photography. Renee travels the world shooting weddings and engagements. And today, we’re chatting about just that: how she started booking destination work, tips for traveling and booking travel, and how she approaches pricing for her destination work.
We’ve known Renee for quite some time now and she actually shot a lot of the brand images that you see on our website over at daveyandkrista.com. Those are some of my favorite images just in general of me, Krista, and the family. If Renee is ever traveling to your area, we highly recommend booking her. She’ll frequently post her travel dates on her Instagram account so be sure to check that out.
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- 4:00 – Renee’s story
- 6:37 – How she transitioned so destinations could be a part of her business
- 8:40 – Lining up work while away for personal travel
- 9:57 – Advice to start shooting destination sessions
- 14:12 – What her destination work looks like now
- 15:07 – How much advance Renee gives for travel dates
- 15:52 – Pricing for travel
- 21:15 – Traveling with equipment and film
- 26:03 – Renee’s favorite destination sessions and her bucket list of locations
More about Renee
Renee Hollingshead is a full-time destination wedding photographer that has been serving the industry for over 10 years worldwide. She has photographed weddings in Italy, Egypt, all over the Caribbean, Mexico, and the United States. As a destination bride herself, she knew she wanted to dive into this market early on. Having visited over fifteen countries including South Africa, the United Kingdom, Morocco, New Zealand, Spain, Fiji, Portugal, and more, she has a long list of places to visit once the world opens back up. Just like her parents, Renee has instilled the love of travel to her 4 year old son. Most of the time bringing her family along for destination weddings so they too can explore and be inspired by different cultures and cities.
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