When your big day comes along, you'll want to capture that moment perfectly to remember for years to come. The Turks and Caicos has several international award-winning photo studios to choose from which specialize in destination weddings.
You'll want to work with a local photographer that you and your wedding planner (we recommend using a planner) are comfortable with, including both in the photographer’s portfolio style and in their working manner.
It's important that you set aside time to discuss directly with your photo studio what you're looking for. Our internationally-recognized photographers can create everything from a classic look, vintage, casual, trash the dress, or a combination of several styles. A favourite shoot location is of course on the beach, and Providenciales certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard, as there is an amazing selection of coasts to choose from, all of which feature perfect white sand and turquoise water.
You'll want photos not just of the wedding, but of the entire event. Many local professional photographers offer package deals which cover shots not just of the married couple, but groomsmen and groom, bride and bridesmaids, wedding party, and more casual honeymoon shots.
Many of our local studios have received international awards from industry publications and associations, including WeddingWire, WPPI, and countless international wedding magazines.
Our local photographers and videographers will work with you to capture the moments exactly as you’d like, with attention to detail.
Trash the dress shots, which are becoming very popular in the Caribbean, are another option and often done in the ocean with underwater cameras.
A few of the local studios also offer video production, which may include aerial drone video, which is the perfect way to show the guests and important event in the beautiful environment of the Turks and Caicos.
Drone video footage and photos is becoming a standard inclusion as well, and is perfect for the group shot of friends and family with the backdrop of beach and ocean.
The price for basic one hour wedding photography of the ceremony starts at about $500. The typical package that includes photos of the ceremony, dinners, and formal portraits begin at around $2000.
Video packages tend to be expensive, starting at $1500-2000 for a produced and edited movie.
The Turks and Caicos does one backdrop really well: perfect and pristine beaches. Each of our islands feature a range of exquisite beaches with varying atmospheres. There’s really no better choice for a Caribbean wedding or engagement shoot.
On Providenciales, which is the main tourism island in Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay Beach, Leeward Beach, and the Bight Beach are the top wedding locations. Another romantic and unique option is a wedding on one of our uninhabited cays, such as Fort George Cay, Water Cay, or Half Moon Bay.
Sunrise and sunset photo shoots are also popular. We have beaches facing both east and west, so there’s always a beautifully-lit coast to choose from. See Turks and Caicos Sun for scheduling information on sunrise and sunset times.
Many of the larger resorts and villas offer quiet courtyard venues, complete with lush landscaping. Local wedding planners and caterers maintain selections of décor, decorative arches, and tents, and are able to source floral arrangements.
The options for a garden or park setting are a bit more limited due to our dry environment. The Provo Golf Club is one of the few sites in the country with a vibrant lawn!
The Turks and Caicos features one of the highest number of churches per capita in the world. On Providenciales, there aren’t many historical places of worship due to the young age of the island’s development.
Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos, due to their lucrative sea salt industry past, feature several beautiful albeit small colonial and Victorian-era churches. These old buildings were constructed from cut limestone blocksfrom the Turks and Caicos or Bermuda, with tropical wood finishing. Quite a few of these churches are beachfront, such as St Mary's Anglican Church on in Cockburn Town on Grand Turk and St John’s Church in Balfour Town on Salt Cay.