Nancy & Wally’s Cruise Ship Destination Wedding Video – Island Beach Wedding

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 ( 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!

Cayman Islands Department of Tourism Features David Wolfe Photography

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.

Grand Cayman – Round the Island Portrait Adventure

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. 🙂

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands – A Dream Realized

Thanks to those pictured here, that dream is now a reality.

The Board and principle donors and supporters of the Cayman National Gallery on the steps of its impressive new home.

Helen Harquail - The evening's guest of honor - long time patron of the arts in the Cayman Islands - in 1997 donated the 4 acres of land and substantial funds for the purpose of building a permanent home for the National Gallery along with an additional 8 acres to form a cultural village on which the Harquail Theatre currently sits. Helen received a well deserved standing ovation from those in attendance.

Principle Donor and National Gallery Board Member, Susan Olde

Julia Hedges with Ariane Dart (National Gallery board member and patron). Ariane also represents The Dart Foundation who are principle project donors.

Bendel Hydes - Cayman born, New York based and internationally recognized, Bendel Hydes is Cayman's premier artist. His latest works form the first major exhibition in the Gallery's new space. Pictured here with Jackie Doak ( COO Dart Enterprises), Nancy Barnard (past director of The National Gallery), and Gallery supporters Lisa Robertson and Tracy Swartz.

John Doak (National Gallery Building Committee member) and wife Jackie.

Founding Chairwoman and patron, Carol Owen with her husband, John Owen, Past Governor of the Cayman Islands

The current Management Board of The National Gallery sans Henry Harford, Chairman.

National Gallery Director, Natalie Urquhart with Leslie Bigelman (Founding Director) and Nancy Barnard (Immediate Past Director)

David Byrne (Walkers - project donors) and Director Natalie

Project Donors, Frazier Lindsay and Peter Small of PWC with Director Natalie Urquhart

Kim Tibbetts and Cheryl Moore of Maples (project donors)

Natalie Urquhart with Connor O'Dea and Sheree Ebanks of Butterfield (project donors)

Director Urquhart with H.E. Governor Duncan Taylor.

Sophie Ebanks and Tanya Campbell of Deutsche Bank- project donors

National Gallery Supporters Patrick and Theresa Broderick.

Andreas Ugland (National Gallery Board member and past chairman) and wife Natalie, capital project donors, with a sculpture by Housai Knecht.

The new gallery has ample parking and grounds designed for multi function use.

Lynn Smith-Moore, Melissa Wolfe (my lovely wife), Jackie Hansen and Vivian Bould

Mary Brandes, Polly Tibbetts and Director Urquhart.

Sheree - Great photo, David.January 28, 2012 – 3:06 pm

David Wolfe - Thanks Sheree. It helps when everyone is trying to achieve the same goal. Many thanks to you all for all your hard work!January 28, 2012 – 3:12 pm

Engagement Portraits – Pedro St. James – Grand Cayman Island

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!

JJ - David, these photo are amazing. Nick & I have never done this before and you managed to put us both at ease and make us look great. My family absolutely loves them. I can’t wait to share them with our friends all over the world.

JJJanuary 24, 2012 – 1:36 pm

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