by Maddie Eisenhart, Managing Editor
A friend and I were recently chatting about trends in photography when the topic of “sense of place” came up. A photographer herself, she lamented what a bummer it is when people get married in gorgeous locations, but the photos are shot in such a way that you wouldn’t know Minnesota from Maine from Mumbai. And while I’m not one to disparage certain photography styles, I will say it takes a particular eye and level of skill to shoot a wedding in a way that makes you feel like you were there. And few people do that better than Jon Lemon of JC Lemon Photography. Which is why I’m delighted to announce that the NYC-based photographer is taking his show on the road and offering an incredible deal to international weddings this year (we’re talking 40% off certain locations kind of deal). So listen up APW expats, because you do not want to miss this.
But first, let’s back up my claim above with some of Jon’s work. Having shot in New York myself, I’m continuously impressed with his ability to capture the energy, the vibrancy, and the visual appeal of the city. It’s harder than it looks, but JC Lemon Photography makes it seem effortless nonetheless:
And I have no doubt that Jon lends the exact same skill to his travel photography. Actually, I know he does, because he sent me a selection of some of his photos from abroad and I. Was. Blown. Away.
So why does this matter to you? Well, it matters because Jon is incredibly passionate about weddings and travel and photography, and he’s combining these passions to give the international APW community what is simply the most awesome deal ever. Here’s Jon to tell you in his own words:
I love to travel. My wife and I (that’s us below) try to take one big international trip every year, and each year is a more interesting destination than the last. This year was India, last year was a multi-country tour of Europe (you can start with part one here), before that was Colombia, and next year already has some good options in the mix.
I want to find couples who share this passion for travel and I want to document their destination weddings and elopements in a way that not only captures the wedding or elopement itself, but also the entire experience of the journey. Going to the night market to try some crazy street food? Count me in! Renting some scooters to search for a watering hole some local told you about at the bar last night? I’ll race you there! Bungee jumping off a bridge in the middle of a rain forest? I’ll go first! (If you’re ever in Costa Rica, check out Tropical Bungee.)
Traveling is fun. Weddings are fun. Elopements are fun. Let’s combine all that fun into one big punch bowl of awesome! To get the ball rolling, here’s the deal I’m offering:
If I have never shot a wedding or elopement in the country yours is taking place in, you’ll get 15% off your wedding or elopement package (travel fees still apply). Once an event has been booked in a given country, it will be closed to the discount. As of now, only Canada is closed; the REST OF THE WORLD is up for grabs!
I also have the top three places I’d like to travel for 2014. These three countries will receive 40% off a wedding or elopement package (travel fees still apply) if booked for 2014: Japan, New Zealand, and Sweden. These countries will also close to the discount after an event has been booked.
So, are you traveling somewhere awesome for your wedding or elopement? Drop me a note!
All I have to say is, if we start getting wedding submissions from Japan, New Zealand, and Sweden, I’m going to be a happy camper. And in case the folks in those countries haven’t done the math, JC Lemon Photography‘s prices normally range from $2,300–$3,800 for full wedding coverage, which means that you could get the top-of-the-top-whole-kitchen-sink package for $2,280 plus travel costs if you’re in Japan, New Zealand and Sweden. Which is, uh, crazy? (Plus, this special isn’t just limited to full weddings. Jon will shoot your international elopement too!)
So get on it guys. Because this crazy discount is first-come first-served, and once JC Lemon Photography books your country, the discount is gone. And with off-the-charts talent like Jon’s, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.