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Nov 16, 2010 04:13 |  #16

2 hours (120 miles) wow, where do u live? here it takes me almost an hour to get 25 miles away lol..


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Nov 16, 2010 04:36 |  #17

It's a difficult one.

I'd like to say yes but after having done it, I would probably think it's possible not worth it if I was getting work locally.

One question I would ask myself is. Will it drum up business for me and if so, would that business be coming from the same area as the wedding which then in turn would possibly lead to more work in that area and then more travelling.

I think it's best to build up work locally for local word of mouth, that's me and it might be wrong..


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Nov 16, 2010 04:38 |  #18

I have traveled 500 miles (once) and 300 miles a couple of times. All depends if you want the job.


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Nov 16, 2010 16:25 |  #19

I'll travel anywhere, in my contract it says if the starting address is over 100km away I require a hotel room for two nights. I also charge per km, after 100.




  
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Nov 17, 2010 06:47 |  #20

tim wrote in post #11290984 (external link)
I find if I drive even for a couple of hours i'm slightly tired and not at my best. Having an assistant drive helps a lot.

This is a good point.

Also I like to check out the location before the wedding, so for me it would be 2 trips. That's fine if I want to take my wife out for a day trip or something, but I'd want extra pay for the travelling on the wedding day at least.


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Nov 18, 2010 16:17 |  #21

I'd travel up to 5 hours to get there no problem but their putting me up in a hotel the night before and the night of the wedding, covering all meals as well as paying for my travel time there and back. 2 hours I'd ask for at least a hotel the night of the wedding so you don't have to travel back tired.




  
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Nov 19, 2010 07:40 |  #22

Anything over 100 miles, we charge a tank a gas and a per mile fee (depending on the total distance traveled). Anything over 2 hours drive requires hotel accomodations. If one of our top 2 packages are booked, travel is waived (within reason). Anything requiring flight is destination wedding prices. We did quite a bit of travelling last year and have made a decision to limit our work to a tighter locale. Even when compensated, travel can be exhausting.


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Nov 22, 2010 10:09 |  #23

Yes. I'd gladly fly across the country to shoot a wedding.


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Nov 22, 2010 19:08 |  #24

Well given that I have three weddings next year on the other side of the world the answer would be yes. Australia to the UK twice and Australia to Kenya once.

On more local weddings though I will travel pretty much anywhere. It is not unusually for me to have weddings over 300km away.


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Nov 22, 2010 19:31 |  #25

I usually have them put us up in a place if its more than a couple hours each way. thats a looong day and after a day of having creative juices flowing Im pretty beat and a 2hr drive home isnt the top of my list for ending the night.

I also suggest someplace where their images will be "safe" as a good idea. dont put me in the Eazy8 to get mugged and all your pictures stolen ;)


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Nov 22, 2010 19:33 |  #26

2 hours? That's like the next town over in LA traffic :D


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Nov 26, 2010 18:43 |  #27

2 hours... sure... I'll drive in the morning of, but stay the night somewhere local...


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