Friday, July 29, 2016

Trash the Dress- Grand Cayman Destination Wedding

When Brittany told me that she wanted to trash her dress at the end of her destination wedding I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  Are you kidding me?  A gorgeous destination wedding with the cutest couple and then we get to trash the dress.  Dream come true!!!

 Brittany and Nick were up for anything I asked!

By the time we got back to Smith's Cove (the wedding site) we didn't have much time before they had to catch the tender back to the cruise ship.  So these pictures all happened in the span of less than 10 minutes.

If you are looking for a place to do a destination wedding, this was unbelievable.  

And how stunning is Brittany?

There were even cliffs for them to jump from.
And they were more than willing to take the plunge.

Thanks again Brittany and Nick.  It was an experience I treasure and I will remember forever.

Who's up for the next destination wedding? 

If you missed the Grand Cayman destination wedding post, click here.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kathleen and Matt- Colorado Mountain Engagement Photos

When Kathleen told me that she wanted a beautiful Colorado Mountain backdrop for their engagement pictures I was so excited!  I am a Colorado girl through and through and I love showing off our beautiful state.

I immediately went on the hunt for a great place that had a mountain overlook.  Thankfully I am a part of an amazingly supportive group of photographers who share locations and help each other out.  Thanks Sarah for helping me find this spot!

These two are in Pharmacy School in Omaha.  Thankfully they were in town for a friend's wedding so we were able to head up into the mountains on Sunday afternoon to do some engagement pictures.

The mountains in the background at this location are breathtaking!

Add a beautiful couple and some of my favorite colors and.....boom!  
This session goes down and one of my favs.

Matt and Kathleen were willing to try anything and go with all of my crazy ideas.

I can't wait for their wedding next year! 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Walker Wedding- Grand Cayman Destination Wedding

I am so excited to share these images with you!  It has been a dream of mine for a long time to do a destination wedding.  So this year when I was writing my 2016 company goals I put down destination wedding.  I was dreaming big.  And guess what?  My dream came true.  Not only did I get to do a destination wedding, I got to do the wedding for some of my favorite people.

I have known this family for 14+ years.  The beautiful mother-of-the-bride works at the preschool my kids attended.  We have worked together on numerous projects with the preschool and have become good friends.  I did her niece's wedding 2 years ago, her nephew's senior pictures last summer and now I had the privilege of doing her daughter's wedding.  So I have come to know and LOVE this entire family over the years.

These two were engaged for a long time and had to change plans and postpone things for a number of reasons and so they finally decided to just do a cruise with family and a few close friends and then do a reception back in Colorado a few weeks later.  Unfortunately I couldn't go on the whole cruise with them, so I just met them in Grand Cayman where they stopped for a day to have a wedding on the beach.

Not only did I get to go for the destination amazing husband got to come with me.  After all, I needed a helper!  A kid-free trip to a beach?  If I must. 

The hardest part about this whole project was trying to figure out which pictures to share with you.  We spent the whole day together on Grand Cayman and it hard to capture all of that in a little blog post.  So you are going to be overwhelmed with beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple.

The night before the wedding I kept looking at the weather and it said 100% chance of rain from 11-2.  Right during the wedding!  Oh no.  I prayed, fretted, worried and ran all over town the next morning trying to find some umbrellas.  Apparently my prayers, fretting, worry worked because the sun was out and it was a sunny and bright day.  But BOY was it HOT!  Like 105 heat index hot (I know because I looked it up).  So if these pictures look like everyone was hot and red in the face, it because it was hot and everyone was a little overheated.

The day began like this......

The wedding took place at a little tucked away beach called Smith's Cove.  It is kind of off of the beaten path and away from the tourist spots.  There were still people swimming and playing on the beach during the wedding and pictures but luckily is wasn't too many people.  Look at this set up!

It was then time for a quick champagne toast and cake for the bride and groom.  The guests had to wait for cake until they were at dinner on the cruise that night. 

The flower girl and ring bearer got to finish off the cake!

A whirlwind of family pictures and wedding party pictures ensued.  Not going to lie, I just about passed out I was so hot while taking these pictures.  Thankfully I dipped my feet in the water and that helped a ton!

After the wedding ceremony the family and friends all headed back to the cruise ship to change clothes and explore the island a bit.  Which means Chris and I got Brittany and Nick to ourselves.  We tried a few restaurants so we could cool off and have a bite to eat with no luck.  A lot of places were closed after lunch and before dinner.  So we drove around a bit and stopped to take a few pictures along the way.  It was actually kind of nice so that we could cool off and just relax in the car.  

We finally found a place to eat.  We sat out on the back patio and had pizza and drinks.  Can I just tell you how much I love that Brittany ordered a strawberry daiquiri with a white wedding dress?  While we were waiting for our pizza, I HAD to take some pictures of them against this yellow wall.  So bright and fun!  Just fit the feeling of the day.  We had such a fun time hanging out with these two.  They were so relaxed and willing to try anything and were an absolute pleasure to be with.

After lunch/dinner/snack time we headed back to Smith's Cove so we could "trash the dress".  You will have to stay tuned for the next blog to those pictures.  They are amazing and so much fun!  Here are a few to whet your appetite.

Brittany and Nick, we couldn't be happier for you.  You guys were not only a pleasure to work with, but downright fun to hang out with.  May God richly bless you in your marriage!

Congratulations for making it to the end of this post!  Thanks for hanging in there with me.  Which picture was your favorite?  Don't you want to do a destination wedding now?

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