Jamaica wedding photographers
Jamaica weddings are incredibly varied: you can get married on completely deserted beaches like Treasure Beach (stay at Jake’s Hotel!) or you can stay somewhere with great surf, like Boston Bay Beach in Port Antonio. There are beautiful forests, huge cliffs for cliff diving, ample hiking, and fantastic scuba diving. And, of course, there’s the world-famous Jamaican vibe and awesome food.
One of the best parts about getting married in Jamaica for wedding photographers and brides alike is that it’s super easy to get to, since it’s one of the most developed islands in the Caribbean. The biggest international airports are in Kingston (code KIN) and Montego Bay (MBJ).
Here are the marriage requirements in Jamaica: The cost for a marriage license is about $80 USD, depending on the exchange rate. If you have already applied for a marriage license before arriving in Jamaica, you can have your ceremony the next day. You’ll need to call the Ministry of National Security for more details. You’ll need a birth certificate, passport, and between $50 and $250 to pay your minister. All in all, Jamaica is one of the easier islands in the Cairbbean to get married on.
If you are looking for a photographer for your celebration in Jamaica, scope our portfolio, give us a call, and share your story! We are happy make a number of recommendations about planning your wedding in Kingston, Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Morant Bay, Black River, Falmouth, or the other areas on the island.
Best Jamaica Wedding Venues
There is no one best place to get married in Jamaica, but here is a short list of some of the coolest resorts and hotels on the island. First, check out Beaches Sandy Bay in Negril; Goldeneye Resort in Ocho Rios; and The Caves. The Caves is especially cool, as it’s perched on a limestone cliff and you’re supposed to jump of the cliff and into the water in the morning (as dictated by local tradition). Also check out Moon Dance Cliffs, Sandals Royal Plantation; Sunset on the Cliffs; Half Moon in Montego Bay; Tyrall Club; Scotch on the Rocks, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resorts; Secrets Wild Orchid; Plantation Inn, Secrets St. James, Solis Palmyra Resort and Spa, and the Geejam in Port Antonio.
Be sure to check the venues’ rules about bringing in outside vendors, as some of them require you to use their own resort photographers. This makes little sense, since photography is such a personal decision.
What to do in the Jamaica
One great thing about a Jamaica wedding is that there are many things to do and many activities for your photographer to take pictures of during your wedding weekend. Check out Mayfield Falls, the Blue Hole Mineral Spring, or guided horse trips by Hooves. There are great rain forests to explore, oceans to explore, mountains to climb, and beaches to hang out on. I would be remiss to say if you’re getting married in Jamaica, wedding photographer with underwater housings for their cameras should be clutch so you can have a trash the dress session in the ocean after the celebration.
Dreamtime Verdict: Jamaica
We recommend Jamaica for couples looking for a wedding on and island with a strong tourism industry, good infrastructure, and lots of happening night life. Jamaica is easy to get to, isn’t far off the beaten path, and has many fantastic hotels and restaurants to cater your wedding in style. If you really want peace and tranquility really far off the beaten path, consider a different island, but for a place that’s got it all in one place, Jamaica is hard to beat. And, of course, the reggae influence is just so cool. Ya, mon!