The whole adventure started with a text from my good friend (and personal wedding photographer) Terra of Terra Dawn Photography and went a little something like this: “Hey Abby, what are you doing September 22-26?” “I don’t know, why?” “Want to second shoot for me in Aruba?” “OH. HECK. YES.”
And then Terra and I flew to Aruba and spent 5 days photographing a stunning couple, their family and their friends. And it was AWESOME.
Justin and Brianne are an effortlessly gorgeous couple, and photographing them was sheer bliss. All of their loved ones who flew down to see them wed treated us like we were part of the group- I’ve never felt so welcome at a wedding in my life.
I’ll be blogging more images from Justin and Brianne’s wedding weekend, but we’ll start with our first shoot. When Terra told me we’d be doing a sunrise Trash the Dress session, I just about lost it. Sunrise? In the Caribbean? Count me in! Justin and Brianne didn’t disappoint. Brianne brought along an extra wedding dress for the shoot (don’t worry, we trashed her real wedding dress, too, but not until after they’d already said “I do”) and because we were up at 6:30, we had free reign of the beach.
The view from coming out of our room at dawn as we headed down to the beach…
AHH! I’m TOTALLY getting this one on a huge canvas for my office! Brianne, you’re a show-stopper!
The image on the right? Might be one of my favorites I’ve ever shot.
See? Effortlessly gorgeous.
I take it back. THIS might be my favorite image.
Terra needs a shout out. She swam far enough out to where she couldn’t touch ground anymore, so here she is treading water with a $3,000 camera/lens combination in her hand. A combination, I might add, that is VERY SENSITIVE TO WATER.
Swoon. Happy Thursday!