Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wedding :: Kristin & Howie :: Grand Cayman
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 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 those 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; sometimes all three. Though, 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 and typically lasts the entire weekend. 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.
For Howie and Kristin's wedding on Grand Cayman a few weeks ago: everyone was genuinely welcomed, everyone had a fantastic time, everyone left a lifelong friend. Their wedding day was full of smiles, tears, laughter, and excitement. Here are some of their images...