When couples decide to have their wedding on a distant and foreign land, far from both their home and the homes of their guests, those guests who make the journey are typically within the closest circle to the Bride and Groom. As a photographer documenting these weddings which inadvertently pare the attendees to these in the “inner circle,” I arrive as an outsider. True, I have the history of either talking with, meeting in person, or photographing engagement images with the couple and sometimes all three. However, as I arrive an outsider, I am constantly touched by the welcoming spirit that both my “clients” and their guests extend to me in a way that makes me feel part of their crew. As with most weddings, the happiness and exuberance that accompanies friends and family when they arrive on an island like Grand Cayman, is infectious. An example of this is seen when friends from opposite ends of the couples’ lives meet and are enjoying one another’s company–as if they had been lifelong friends themselves.
This past weekend photographing Kristin & Howie’s Grand Cayman wedding was incredible. I was absorbed into their destination wedding weekend and photographed some lifestyle and night out images on Friday, their wedding day, as well as a boat tour on Sunday. A HUGE thank you to this amazing couple, their family and friends–I’m going to pinch myself now to make sure this is my “job!”