Frequently Asked Questions about Weddings in the US Virgin Islands
Planning a wedding from a distance can seem overwhelming in the beginning, so here's a bit of advice to get you started with planning your destination wedding in the US Virgin Islands.
Q. Why should we plan our destination wedding in the US Virgin Islands (USVI)?
A. The USVI has so many fantastic reasons that makes it one of the top destination locations in the world for a wedding. First, you will not need a passport if you’re from the USA which will make it easy to get here. Second, we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Third, there are so many talented wedding professionals in the USVI to help make your dream destination wedding come true. And you get to start your honeymoon right away!
Q. Why should we hire Crown Images to photograph our wedding?
A. Crown Images is owned and operated by Sage Hammond. I only book weddings that I will personally photograph and will never send another photographer in my place. All the photographs on this website were made by me, so you know exactly what you will get when hiring Crown Images.
Q. What is your photography style?
A. I approach each wedding with a natural shooting style to allow your wedding day to unfold organically, so that the photos feel personal to the couple. It is my goal to make sure people are feeling relaxed, confident, and having fun while being photographed.
Q. How much coverage do I need?
A. My rates are based hourly, so I can cover the essential one hour of the ceremony or I can document your entire wedding day. I'm happy to make a custom photo package fit your needs for your special day.
Q. How will we receive our photos after our wedding?
A. Basic editing will be done to every photo and a personal online gallery of your event will be available, where you can download the images, there is also the option to receive the images on a DVD or a USB drive. Please email me for additional details.
Q. Do you photograph other events?
A. Yes, I love to photograph families, engagement sessions, senior portraits, honeymoons, rehearsal dinners, sunset sails, vow renewals, and "trash the dress sessions". Please send me an email for rates and let me know what you have in mind.
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. When planning a wedding outdoors weather is always a concern. Here in the Virgin Islands our Caribbean showers do not last very long and we normally can just wait for it to pass. Some of my favorite photos were made on a rainy day.
Q. What time of day is the best for a wedding?
A. Anytime is great for a wedding in the USVI. A wedding in the morning will normally have that bright Caribbean look were the sky is a vibrant blue and the ocean looks turquoise. The evening light tends to be a little more pastel and the ocean and sky turn a dark blue color. More on this HERE.
Q. How do we reserve Sage Hammond as our wedding photographer?
A. Please send me an email or give me a call to check on availability and discuss your wedding plans. A deposit is required to make a reservation.