Edwin and Jaime’s wedding was supposed to have had their wedding set to the backdrop of the dramatically tapered mountains of St. Lucia, the cool ocean breeze flowing in and out of the ceremony and a little bit of leftover Christmas spirit. Covid had other plans for them as it did for many others in 2020, but while they couldn’t have their destination wedding, they still had their Coronavirus wedding here in Florida. While they couldn’t have their wedding that they originally planned for, they had each other and their love and that was more than enough for them.
I can’t believe it has been a year already since my Costa Rica wedding. I can still picture everything as if it was yesterday. It was one of those things you never forget. It was and still is one of the greatest days I’ve ever had. No matter how bad of a day I’m having, I just have to remember my bride walking down the aisle to the Imperial March by Star Wars and my day is instantly better.
Some couples opt for an extravaganza for a wedding while others, like Timitra and Ed, prefer a more intimate wedding. Their wedding was the perfect intimate wedding as only their closest family and friends were there to experience their special day. And of course I was honored to be there capturing the moments just as I had photographed their engagement session just a few weeks prior to their wedding.
Do you know what is the best way to start off the new year? It’s photographing Heather and Lin at their Fort Lauderdale beach wedding. It’s kind of romantic starting off the new year by pledging the rest of your lives together to one another and I was honored to be there to take part in such a special occasion.
It’s funny that I haven’t step foot in the Florida Keys in over 10 years and in the past month I’ve been down there 3 times, twice for weddings. My last trip was to photograph Katie and John at the Postcard Inn in Islamorada, FL. It was the perfect day in the Florida Keys to have a wedding and I was glad I was there to capture it all.
Chad and Lloyda have quite the love story. Young love rekindled years after living separate lives apart from each other. Fate reunited them years later. The next chapter of their love story takes place at Oleta River State Park for a beach wedding and together they can have the rest of their lives to write new chapters daily of their life together as husband and wife.
So initially I was going to wait later on the week to post a blog update about the Benedict’s wedding this past weekend, but we’re all still talking about it today on Facebook and I was like why not just keep the conversation going. Where do I begin? The ceremony was great, but the reception was a party for the ages. I just hope I captured it well enough to tell the story of how much of a good time we all had. If you didn’t have a good time at this wedding then you have no soul and are destined for a boring and uneventful life.
When people think about their wedding day they think of bright, sunny skies and perfect conditions, but for Dean and Jenean they literally had to weather the storm before they could say, “I do.” Knowing these two, nothing was going to stop them from becoming husband and wife not even a South Florida afternoon storm that dropped a copious amount of rain onto their outdoor wedding. You could have them run through hurdles, around obstacles, over mountains and through the woods and they would end up where they both belonged, together with each other.
So yesterday I shot my first wedding as a 2nd shooter. A former co-worker who shoots weddings asked me if I wanted to shoot a wedding with him. My first instinct was to quote Ace Ventura and say, “I don’t do humans,” but I figured what the hell and I would go get some experience. It was a nice little ceremony by a pond in the Boston Public Gardens. The bride and groom couldn’t have been more enjoyable to be around.