I’m pleased and honored to have my work featured in the current Cayman Islands Department of Tourism advertising campaign targeting the UK market. The ads were conceived and produced by Mr.h, a relatively new partner for the Cayman Islands DOT. Living in the Cayman islands is certainly a special privilege. There is nothing quite like the feeling you have arriving at the little air strip in Little Cayman for the very first time; nothing that compares to swinging in a hammock under the coconut trees on a Cayman beach; nothing as breathtaking as a view of Stingray City from the helicopter or as awe-inspiring as the Cayman reefs from a submarine. Hopefully, these ads depict a genuine sense of what its like to experience these beautiful islands up close. They feature local talent, including My Personal Chef, Hansel Rankin, who created that yummy Caribbean Lobster dish. Many thanks to : Mr.h, Cayman Islands Helicopters, Cayman Islands Submarine, Ristorante Pappagallo, Cayman Airways, Cotton Tree, and Little Cayman Beach Resort. Click on the thumbnails below this ad to see the entire series.
So, I just had a call from a very nice lady named Nancy who says, “Hey, David, we’re coming to the Cayman Islands on the Norwegian Pearl (that’s a cruise ship) and were wondering if you can take us around the island for some fun portraits?” Well, sure, Nancy! Happy to!. We’ll pick you up at the cruise ship dock, drive you around to some of our favorite beaches, docks, coves etc, and make you feel like movie stars. We’ll even stop and open some fresh coconuts so you can have a refreshing drink! Here is little slide show with a few of my favorite photos from a recent wedding portrait excursion around the South Coast of Grand Cayman. After a fun day, we went back to my house and they wound up jumping in the pool! Even my little yorkie got involved in the action! We let them dry off and they actually helped edit the photos and got back on the ship with a DVD of all the high res images. As an added service, we upload the photos to our SmugMug Gallery so they can easily order prints of the highest quality and have them delivered straight to their door. Want something more? Just let us know. Happy to oblige. 🙂
Thanks to those pictured here, that dream is now a reality.
My wife and I manage another photography business called Better Angle in the Cayman Islands and are lucky enough to have recruited Janet Jarchow as our lead photographer. JJ and her fiancé, Nick, are getting married in her home country of Germany later this summer. Meanwhile, they wanted to have some engagement photos here in the Cayman Islands. With all of our busy schedules we finally gave up trying to organize a day on their boat in the North Sound and settled on an early morning shoot at Pedro St. James. Formerly known as Pedro’s Castle, this venue has become a favorite for early morning portraits. There is no one around and a variety of great backdrops and settings to work with. Be advised that, in addition to photographer costs, there is a photography fee of $50 imposed by the venue and an admission fee of $8 per person. I think its worth it because you basically have your own private outdoor studio. Congratulations JJ and Nick! hope you like the photos!
Carrie and Mark were just engaged and vacationing with Mark’s family in Grand Cayman. Mark’s mother, Jane, wanted to do something really special for them and asked me for engagement pictures prior to a family photo session that we had pre-arranged. I met the couple at a secluded beach and spent an hour photographing them; then gave them a ride back to the Treasure Island Resort to meet the rest of the family and spend another hour on a portrait session with the whole group. Everyone had a great time and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Carrie and Mark might ask me to photograph their wedding in Kansas City on September 22, 2012!