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The Turks and Caicos is well known to travelers for its unspoiled beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. People come to this island paradise ready to enjoy the world class water sports, top notch food and the many other five star services, including what has become one of the main reasons for travelling here - vacation photography.
Families, couples, lovers, individuals, newlyweds, moms-to-be, and the ever present wedding groups come to the Turks to enjoy a one-of-a-kind destination vacation, but also to immortalize this experience with a photos to remember forever! There is no where else in the world except in the Turks and Caicos where you get the combination of every shade of blue, nearly perfect weather conditions that is necessary for an unforgettable photograph. This is why vacation photography has become so popular in the Turks and Caicos.
Many families plan for their photo session before they arrive “on island”. They select their professional photographer, chose their attire, and in many cases select the products they want from the session before the first photo is even captured. Many family groups are multi generational families who regularly document their annual gathering with a family portrait. Sometimes the sessions are conducted in the many beautiful villas or just out in the open on the island’s beaches. Turks and Caicos has some of the most picturesque and luxurious villas that provide a gorgeous backdrop for families to take photos using the décor, lovely gardens, and unique architecture the villas have to offer.
Vacation photography in the Turks is an industry that attracts primarily women. However, there is one sector of the market that attracts men who are intent on documenting their marriage proposal. Our iconic beaches are popular for men who want to “pop the question” on the white sandy beaches of the Turks and Caicos. Most men are traditional as they drop to a knee and ask their girlfriends, “will you marry me?” And they all come prepared with the hardware and the bling that go hand-in-hand with the marriage proposal.
Another popular event to capture is what is popularly referred to as the babymoon- where a couple who is expecting a baby, typically their first child, go on a vacation before the baby is born. This is a chance to do a couples photo session that also has an element of maternity.
Sometimes an individual just wants to create a personal portfolio of images that reflects their true personality for personal branding or professional use. Usually they bring several changes of clothes and they already have a good idea of what they want out of the photo shoot. In this case, the professional photographer must choose the ideal location to conduct the session. And there are many options that range from beautifully manicured resort gardens to remote tourist-free beaches to expensive yachts floating in the middle of the ocean. Oftentimes the entire photo session occurs at the villa where they can use the unique rooms or architecture of the villa and have an ocean view in the background. It doesn’t matter what location is chosen because the Turks and Caicos always delivers that one-of-a-kind look for which it has become world famous.
For more information, contact Paradise Photography.