US Virgin Islands wedding photographer
The US Virgin Islands are a magical location, and the trio of islands making up the USVI, St. John, St. Croix, and St. Thomas, all offer beautiful wedding photography opportunities. They are absolutely incredible. The Virgin Islands chain is made up of many many islands, some inhabited and others completely deserted. They’re extremely easy to travel back and forth to, and sport many luxurious hotels, casinos and restaurants. The islands are a yachtman’s paradise, and one can spend days boating between St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, and spending time on the plethora of deserted beaches. You really can’t go wrong if you’re planing a wedding here.
Wedding requirements for the USVI are not arduous at all, but since it’s not a US state, some of the requirements are different. Make sure you get the required documents to the Courthouse 8 days before your ceremony, along with the $100 application fee. Once you’re there, you’ll have to go in person to pick up your license, but then you can get married immediately. The trick is to be prepared!
Getting to the US Virgin Islands is super easy, since it’s a US territory. You can fly into Henry Rohlsen International Airport (St. Croix) or Cyril E King which serves the other two islands of St. Thomas and St. John. This makes it easy for both your photographer and guests to get there. The rainy season lasts from May to November, and the hurricane season is in the autumn (September to November). The best time to get married there is probably in March or April.
We are based in the States, but are available year-round for your big celebration on St. Croix, St. Thomas or St. John. We enjoy the ease of entry of the a United States territory, and couples enjoy the exclusive, luxurious and tropical ambiance of some of the nicest islands in the Caribbean. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer in the US Virgin Islands, check out our portfolios, blog, and be sure to read this information. Hopefully it will be helpful as you plan your wedding. And please contact us with any questions you may have.
Best places to get married in the US Virgin Islands
There’s an abundance of incredible hotels that can serve as your wedding venue. As a US Virgin Islands wedding photographer, I suggest the Ritz Carlton on St. Thomas, the Caneel Bay Resort, Westin St. John on Cruz Bay, Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cover, Divi Carina Bay Resort and Casino, Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, Gallows Point Resort, the Morning Star, the Buccaneer, Club Comanche, Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort, Antilles at Sapphire Beach, the Best Western on Emerald Beach, the Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort, the Tamarind Reef Hotel, and many many others.
What to do in the US Virgin Islands
There are many, many fantastic things to do if you have a wedding on the US Virgin Islands. You can have an awesome barbecue, bonfire or rehearsal dinner on a beautiful beach. You can hire a boat and take a sunset cruise. You can sail out to some of the outlying islands and go exploring (like Annegada – check out our British Virgin Islands wedding photography resource page for information about Annegada). The diving in the Virgin Islands is spectacular as well. In fact, if you’re getting married in the USVI, a wedding photographer with a camera that he can take underwater will allow you to have a cool TTD photo session. Be sure to check out Buck Island Reef National Monument, the Salt River Bay Eological Preserve, and the Virgin Islands Marine Park.
Dreamtime Verdict: US Virgin Islands
We recommend the US Virgin Islands wholeheartedly. First, it’s easy to get to. Second, logistics are super easy since the islands are a US territory. Your wedding certificate will be valid back in the States, which makes life a little easier. The resorts there are fantastic, the islands are full of adventurous activities, yet there’s a developed tourism infastructure so you can have your wedding catered with professionalism and luxury. At the same time, the hotels are not high-rise megaresorts, but are rather quality guest houses, vacation rentals, or extremely beautiful low-key resorts. There are no gigantic, 40-story hotels, so the islands remain distinctly Caribbean. Still, beware that many of the resorts offer a wedding package, but they often are extremely cookie-cutter and bland. Make sure to exercise your unique vision for your celebration. We are happy to provide recommendations on how to how to make your USVI wedding photography come to life. The US Virgin Islands is wedding photographer Utopia!