Courtney & Geoff have finally seen their wedding photos from their spectacular destination wedding at the Riu in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 39 of us left Calgary on February 5th headed for sand, sun, fun and of course to witness C&G tropical wedding. I really liked the fact the ceremony wasn’t until day 5 of the trip. It really allowed me time to get to know C&G and their friends better. During those days I really felt a strong connection with C&G. I knew once we connected, they would trust me and we would create some fabulous images together.
The day started with the girls in the salon getting their hair done. Once that was complete, I headed up to where the boys were getting ready and got some photos of Geoff and his boys. When I finished there, I headed over to Courtney’s bridesmaid’s room where the girls were getting ready. The room was a spectacular suite with a view of the gorgeous, blue and green Caribbean Sea. The balcony made a for a wicked shooting spot with the sea as my backdrop.
The ceremony was held in typical tropical fashion… on the beach! Wouldn’t we all love to get married on a beach? The ceremony was short and very sweet. It was so fun to shoot with such an amazing backdrop. It makes my job that much easier. After shooting some of C&G photos on the beach, we hired a driver to drive us around near the resort. We stopped at random places as we drove with no particular plan in mind. I always love doing as it really pushes you to see things quickly. We got lucky and found a a couple cool spots, including a broken down, deserted building that used to be a bar by the ocean.
Man do I love destinations weddings. However, it’s really tough to be away from the family for so long, because I always wished they were there with me. The only 2 people I knew in the whole group was C&G. Even with them, I have maybe spent a total of 4 hours with them, so this trip was kind of nerve racking to me. Not really knowing anyone, you never know what can happen. I am so happy to say that I made 38 new friends. Everyone was really nice and easy to get along with as I expected, because of the way C&G are. It made missing the family a lot easier. I was a heck of a week and I am so thankful to have met all the people I did on this trip.
Thanks for trusting me and bringing me a long to Jamaica for your wedding. It was awesome to spend a week with you guys and get to know you so intimately. I hope you love your wedding photos as much as I do!