More than anything, I love doing family portraits in the Cayman Islands. Everyone is always happy and often celebrating a special occasion like milestone birthday or anniversary. Sun Salutations is the perfect spot for sunset portraits. Located on a secluded beach beyond the Rum Point Club, the light is perfect no matter what the weather is doing. On this day there were no clouds and the brilliant sunlight was almost too bright! We found some open shade on the pool deck and used the palm trees as a natural backdrop. I always try to get more than one great photo of each couple and several of close-ups of all the small children as well as a variety of shots of each family group. This is a good example of what to expect from a portrait session.
Ashley and James were married at Tukka Restaurant and Bar on the East End of Grand Cayman. Tukka has a unique menu, friendly staff and is a terrific venue for small, intimate weddings. The surroundings are also perfect for pictures. With guests from as as far away as Australia, everyone had a great time. Click the video below and turn up the volume!
Kim and her fiancé, lovingly known as ‘G’, wanted to have a small and simple ceremony with just their closest friends and family, but they didn’t want the “beach wedding” that has become the Cayman standard. After some discussion, I offered to let them get married in my back yard. They thought it was a great idea! So, here we have a simple “back yard” ceremony with Joy from Simply Weddings presiding, and flowers provided by Every Bloomin’ Thing. Their dog, Lucky, was the ring bearer. Welcome to my back yard!
If I could wake up and do this every morning for the rest of my days, that would be a pretty good life. Nancy and Wally wanted to do something simple, romantic and special on their wedding day. I offered to pick them up at the cruise ship dock and drive them to the wedding venue at a secluded beach. It just happens that cruise ships hailing from Jamaica pass right behind my house on the way to Grand Cayman. So, I woke up early, shot some video of the sunrise and the ship arriving. Then, picked them up in Georgetown and brought them back to my house to meet the minister and collect the flowers that had been dropped off earlier. After making a few photos in my yard, we headed off to the beach for the ceremony. I couldn’t have produced this video alone and want to give a big thanks to Dennie from Better Angle (http://betterangle.com/) for doing a great job with the video clips and also a huge thanks to JJ, also from Better Angle, for assisting with the edit and video production. Congratulations Nancy and Wally! Hope you enjoyed sharing the video with your friends and family at your reception party!