Kuoni launches search for honeymoon photographer in-residence

  • Luxury travel company Kuoni is looking for an amateur photographer to appoint as its first Official Honeymoon ‘Photographer-In-Residence’

  • The successful individual will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Maldives with accommodation at four Kuoni resorts

Picture this: Kuoni, the luxury travel company, is on the hunt for an amateur "shutterbug" with a flair for the creative to snap up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become its Official Honeymoon Photographer-In-Residence. This exclusive job will have you living the ultimate dream on the stunning paradise islands of the Maldives, capturing loved-up couples as they embark on their new journey together.

Kuoni is the ultimate honeymoon curator, creating picture-perfect getaways that couples cherish for a lifetime. And now, they're looking for a camera-savvy cupid to join their team and capture newlywed memories. The ideal candidate will have a passion for romance and the ability to frame great moments in every shot.

Many couples invest thousands of pounds in a top-notch wedding photographer, but when it comes to their honeymoon, they're often left with subpar selfies or out-of-focus snapshots. Kuoni knows that newlyweds deserve the best of the best when it comes to preserving their first trip since the big day, and that's why it's launching this search for an exceptional honeymoon photographer. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to be the lens through which newlyweds can relive their unforgettable honeymoon experience for years to come; capturing the activities experienced amongst Kuoni’s incredible honeymoon destinations.

This is not just any job, it's a chance to become the ultimate love-storyteller and create memories that will be captured in time forever.

So, get ready to island-hop and say "I do" to a dream job because the lucky individual will first be posted across four exclusive, heavenly Kuoni resorts as their first assignment. Kuramathi, Kandolhu, Baros and Velassaru are stunning paradise islands in the Maldives each with their own unique experiences and atmosphere, and our new photographer will be stationed for three weeks here in 2023 - with all expenses paid, in order to capture these couples in wedded bliss.

The chosen candidate will be allowed to bring a guest to join them and be additionally paid £2,885 for three weeks of work, which equates to a salary of £50,000 per year.


To enter, amateur photographers will need to visit photographer.kuoni.co.uk and submit their best shots and a rationale as to why they should be selected. After the search closes, the Kuoni panel of Judges will select a lucky winner who will be sent to The Maldives to assume their new position. Before going to the islands, the winner will also receive personal training with Sandra Von Reikoff, a renowned wedding photographer responsible for capturing newly wedded celebrities and even royalty such as Princess Eugine at her nuptials in 2018.

Rachel O’Reilly, Director of Communications at Kuoni comments:

“Every year couples spend thousands of pounds on capturing the perfect images of their wedding day, but when it comes to honeymoon photography, very few couples have beautiful pictures of themselves together to remember their honeymoon - which is truly their holiday of a lifetime.”

“A Kuoni honeymoon is unforgettable, but now we’re offering our customers the chance to share and capture their earliest days as newlyweds. Our new Honeymoon Photographer-In-Residence will be on-island with our customers, capturing their most special moments together which they can cherish and relive forever.”

The panel of judges who will be selecting the successful candidate includes Mark Duguid, Managing Director at Kuoni as well as Sandra Von Riekoff, renowned celebrity wedding photographer and Zoe Burke, Editor of Hitched. The judging will take place on May 5th, and a winner will be announced shortly after.

About Kuoni

Kuoni Travel UK is part of DER Touristik, one of Europe’s leading travel groups. Kuoni has continued to set the pace in luxury worldwide travel in the UK market for the past 55 years and is regularly voted one of the best holiday companies in the country by readers of national newspapers and travel industry titles. The company excels in creating tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to more than 90 destinations around the world. Since 2008 Kuoni has grown its retail network across the UK and can be found on premium high streets and in selected John Lewis department stores. Each store is unique in design and showcases Kuoni’s Personal Travel Experts and personalised customer service.

About the resorts

The small coral island of Baros encapsulates the essence of the Maldives. The third island resort of its kind to open in 1978, Baros enjoys a rich heritage, and is today known for its incredible reputation of setting the benchmark for romantic, luxury holidays that are characterised by authentic Maldivian hospitality. An unrivalled exotic paradise, Baros invites guests to enter a world of tropical tranquillity.

Kandolhu presents the brilliance of authentic hospitality paired with raw luxury and intuitive service. Fringed by a house reef offering endless underwater adventures and a plethora of dining options, this tiny island makes for that perfect romantic haven.

Kuramathi is one of the first resorts to open in the Maldives; situated in Rasdhoo Atoll archipelago, Kuramathi Maldives is 1.8 km in length and tapers to a pristine stretch of the white sandbank, lending a dramatic quality to the idyllic surroundings of turquoise lagoons, tropical jungle and flora. Catering to all budgets, 12 distinct choices of villas are on offer, ranging from individual Beach Villas to idyllic Water Villas with Pools. Dining options are diverse with many restaurants, bars and great-value all-inclusive packages, topped off with Maldivian service – welcoming, genuine and friendly. There is something for everyone in this paradisiacal haven that embodies the Maldives in a natural setting.

Velassaru Maldives is a sophisticated resort that pairs contemporary, youthful luxury with the quintessential beauty of the Maldives. Soft white sand, crystal-clear seas. A picture-perfect beautiful lagoon complete with stunning sunset views. Chic private hideaways dotted along the shoreline. Five restaurants and two bars offer gourmet flavours from around the globe.

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