Gretchen and Chris’ Pappagallo Beach Wedding

Its often tough enough just getting along with your neighbors so, when my next door neighbors, Gretchen and Chris, asked me to photograph their wedding, I was doubly honored.  As neighbors, they are great, aside from the constant smooching on their back patio and gazing into each others eyes over a candlelit dinner on the veranda.  But that’s OK.  We are growing the hedge taller so we don’t have to look at that all the time 🙂  As bride and groom, well, they are a poster couple.  Gretchen really got into some terrific shape for her wedding and that dress looked fantastic on her.  I’d like to thank my wife, Melissa, for helping with the photos on this one.  It really makes a big difference having a second photographer at a wedding and there isn’t another photographer I enjoy woking with more than my wife.  Melissa and I would also like to to thank the wedding couple for inviting us to stay for such a wonderful meal at Ristoranté Pappagallo.  We did enjoy the evening out.  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.

The images above were captured at the same moment.   Having two photographers at your wedding is a great idea.

Chris & Gretchen Fenn - Dear David & Melissa,

Wow! What amazing photographs and slideshow! Thank you so much for capturing and preserving our special day and for sharing the evening with us.

Many thanks from your next door neighbours,

Chris and Gretchen FennJuly 22, 2012 – 3:07 pm

David Wolfe - You’re very welcome! We really had a good time. Please don’t forget, there is an open invitation for the two of you and your little Yorkie, Fergie, to come around anytime. We are just next door! Don’t be shy.July 23, 2012 – 7:45 am

Sun Salutations! – Family Portraits – Rum Point, Grand Cayman Island

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 & James – Tukka! – East End, Grand Cayman Island

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!

Ashley - Hi David,

Thanks for helping to make our wedding day perfect. We absolutely love all of the photos. We couldn’t have asked for more.July 16, 2012 – 8:47 am

James - David, thanks for the brilliant photos. You managed to capture the mood of the day perfectly with everyone having a great time, especially us! Thanks so much.July 22, 2012 – 11:15 am

David Wolfe - You’re most welcome Ashley. You guys made it easy and I really had a great time.July 23, 2012 – 7:52 am

David Wolfe - Thank you too, James. You are a fun couple with fun friends. Wish ever photographer could have as much fun at weddings as I did at yours!July 23, 2012 – 7:54 am

Grand Cayman Wedding – Private Venue – uh, that’s my back yard.

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!

Kim - Absolutly amazing! Best photographer on the island. We had a very special day. Thank you david xJuly 10, 2012 – 7:32 pm

"G" - Thank you so much David, we so happy with your help and your excellent work, we had an amazing day, good luck in the future, all the best, thank you so much…July 11, 2012 – 3:42 pm

David Wolfe - I’d like to thank you both, Kim and G. You make my back yard look fantastic! What a fun afternoon!July 23, 2012 – 7:57 am

Tekira Ramoon - WOW Kim & G!!!! You both look so happy and such great photos!!!! Love them all especially the one where Kim’s dress is reflected in pool….”classic”. Truly an amazing couple, wishing you all the very best in your future!!! Great photographer I agree!
Best wishes, T xoxoJuly 24, 2012 – 6:30 pm

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