Remember that Caribbean Trash the Dress session from last week? That wasn’t even half of the awesome that went down when I tagged along to second shoot for my good friend Terra Dawn in Aruba. Justin and Brianne’s wedding was a complete stunner- from the breathtaking ambiance of the Riu Palace Resort to the incredible, golden light during their ceremony; this is one for the books, my friends.
Destination weddings are incredibly unique and offer so many different opportunities for photographs, I already can’t WAIT to shoot another one! Terra- thanks for being awesome. 🙂 Justin and Brianne- thank you for being gorgeous subjects, gracious hosts, and hopelessly in love.
(I apologize in advance for the overabundance of imagery)
The morning began at the Riu Palace Resort‘s salon…
I’ll just preface these photos with this: the Riu has some AMAZING backdrops for detail shots!
Justin surprised Brianne with a stunning silver bracelet that morning.
I LOVE it when couples opt to do a First Look- we have infinitely more time for relaxed, romantic portraits and you get to keep that special moment to yourselves instead of sharing it with all of your guests.
I’d been dying to shoot in this hallway all week and when we finally had the chance, Justin and Brianne didn’t disappoint.
AH! So much gorgeous going on all at once!
Coolest bridal party ever.
I should probably explain now that 3/4 of Brianne’s girlfriends are dancers. So intimidating- they made my 7 years of ballet look like chump change.
And then everyone jumped in the pool.