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Ocho Rio Jamaica Wedding Photography – Mike & Sara

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This wedding was a much welcomed event. After being in China for three months, not photographing any weddings, it was really nice to get back into, and remember why I love doing this. Although it made me miss it in a serious way.

Let me just say, it is incredibly humbling when a couple wants me to photograph their wedding so much, that they bring me to the far away place that they’re getting married. And yet, a ginormous compliment as well. Travel is in my bones, and if I get the opportunity to be in a new place while photographing what I love, I will always make that a priority, and do anything I can to get there.

This lovely affair was set in one of the most beautiful places, Jamaica. Mike and Sara brought their family and closest friends, far away from their LA home to be immersed in sandy beaches and sunshine for the week during their wedding. There’s something to be said about having a destination wedding. Although, I can attest to that fact that it is not easy planning a wedding from afar, there’s an intimacy and focus to it that is difficult to achieve in other ways. Everyone is on holiday, so naturally more relaxed. You have your best allies with you, who are happy want to help to make sure you have the day you’ve planned for. You celebrate everyday leading up to the wedding, and the party keeps going until the end of the week. It brings your favorite people together for the best of reasons, and people from different parts of your life, who didn’t know each other before, go home as friends. And probably the most special thing about a destination wedding, is that it is fondly remembered, not only by the couple who got married, but by each person who was there to witness it. Mike and Sara, you guys did it right, and I know you felt the love during this week.

This little flower girl wanted her mom in all the photos with her. Sara found a clever way to get her to pose with everyone.Could you ask for a better backdrop to say your vows?

Such an amazing day, and an amazing party.

Hawaii, England, Washington, Oregon and now Jamaica. All places I’ve traveled to to shoot weddings.

If you feel a connection with my photos, and love what you see. It doesn’t matter where in the world you’re getting married, just CONTACT me. I know what you’re thinking, bringing in a photographer from somewhere else is going to be soooo expensive. But let me tell you, being given the opportunity to travel while also photographing weddings, makes my heart sing, and I will do anything I can to try to make it affordable and easy for everyone involved.

Sara is someone who I knew back when I was in high school. She was a couple grades older than me, and went to a different school, but we were good friends. I hadn’t spoke to her in years, but we stayed in touch on facebook. Naturally, I had to get a photo with my old friend on her wedding day, on the beautiful beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. ::

 

Marissa 12:38 June 13, 2014 Reply
Absolutely gorgeous !!!! I want to get married again in Jamacia :)

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