Hair by: Artistic Designs, Islamorada
Cake: Faithfully Yours by Faith Weaver
I met Cathy for the first time when she was the Maid of Honor at Taylor and James, Islamorada wedding. Cathy and I had chatted a few times prior, when she booked me for her wedding, but I couldn’t wait to really meet her. I was not dissapointed. Cathy was sweet, sincere, so kind. I was even more excited for their wedding when I met her Groom, Ben. People often ask me why I include engagement sessions with my packages, and its for one selfish reason. To get to know my clients. To know what makes them tick, what types of images they love, and how they interact. So that on their wedding day I know exactly what to tell them to make them feel comfortable in front of my camera. I didn’t get a change to photograph these two, since they live in Savannah, but I had an even better opportunity. I gotobserve them just being themselves at Taylor and James wedding. I watched how Ben made Cathy laugh constantly. I watched how Ben would smile across the dance floor while he watched his soon to be Bride announced with the wedding party. It was a sneak peek into how their own day would be. Cathy and Ben’s wedding day was, I believe, everything they truely love. Full of friends, and family, and most of all each other. Ben is so incredibly sweet, and he absoultley adores Cathy. I felt incredibly lucky to be there photographing their day. Cathy and Ben, I hope you both had an amazing honeymoon!! I hope to see ya’ll again soon!!
LOVE this shot…
I posted these two photos together because they were two of my favorite moments from Cathy and Ben’s Wedding. I loved their sand ceremony, because Ben’s glass held sand from Lake Michigan and Cathy’s held sand from Islamorada. So perfect to watch the two come together. I also loved the second image, because during the last prayer of their ceremony, when everyones heads were bowed, Cathy reached up and touched Ben’s cheek. This photo is why I’m there. To document moments. This moment was perfect. Mostly because besides myself, I may have been the only one who saw this besides the two of them. I loved how in the middle of their ceremony, they had their own private moment.
To say that the weather on the day of Cathy and Ben’s wedding was hot, would be an understatement. It was beyond hot. And steamy. So, after dancing the night away, the only possible way to end the night, was in the pool…
The Bridal party, not to be outdone by the Bride and Groom.