Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Valentine's Collection

Yet another long overdue Collection - I am shooting so much at the moment that there is no time for processing and I fall further behind each day so it is a miracle when a Collection makes its way to being completed. This lovely family is leaving the Island so I am very happy that I finally finished their images. Click here to see their original shoot.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monkey Tail Beach

This beautiful fun loving family love the beautiful azure sea and pink beaches of Bermuda so although we shot the family at the beach last year, they decided to shoot at another beach which  has meaning to them. Frick's Point is called Monkey Tail Beach by the girls as a result of all the Norfolk Pine that over hang the entrance to the beach. When the needles fall to the ground and turn brown, they look like monkey tails and the children adore to collect them in the winter after a storm. The family love to walk or cycle to the beach and have enjoyed many happy memories.

Caiti and Gemma are such darlings. I have known them for years since Caiti was in play group with Oslo, and now Gemma and Indigo are together in the same play group. They are sweet and snugly and great friends - such a blessing to have a sibling.

The family adores the peaceful atmosphere at this beach and the view of Charles Island and the cave at the end.

I always suggest bringing props and fun outfits so I was thrilled when Jenni brought these umbrellas. Just makes the shoot.

They brought bubbles too but it was a bit windy in all different directions so not a success in terms of lots of bubbles filling the image, but love this shot anyway.

And there is nothing better than dressing up when you are a kid so being a mermaid at the beach can't be beat. And how beautiful these costumes are against that turquoise water.

These feather boas were the best - the girls had such fun and all the different accessories made it feel like a really long shoot when really, it was just an hour long.

Can see that the girls get their snuggle muffin-ness from Anthony and Jenni.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Beth & Kevin's wedding - Elbow Beach, Bermuda

Beth and Kevin love to travel and especially love beach holidays, so when Kevin popped the question while the pair were dining at The Reefs while on holiday here in Bermuda last year, the two decided it would only make sense for their wedding to be as sandy, sunny and sensational as the time they started planning the rest of their lives together. They chose Elbow Beach for their nuptials and reception and it was perfect with its combination of lush garden settings, the beach and a splendid cliff top terrace over looking the expansive ocean views.

The light was better in the shade, but I love how they get the ocean view in the reflection of the glass nonetheless.

Beth's hair and make up was done by Natasha Rosdol and she looked stunning.

Designer Flowers created the elegant and vibrant bouquet and I loved the details of the beads, carms and mini mirror for Beth to check her make up through out the day.

Beth and Kevin met on the subway in New York in the summer of 2006 and chatted the entire journey. It turned out the pair worked for the same firm and so when they parted ways, Kevin decided to look Beth up in the company directory. They started as friends and by the time Kevin was deployed to Iraq for 15 months that spring, the two were keen to continue their close bond. Over the 15 months and 5,995 miles keeping the pair apart, they fell in love and after hundreds upon hundreds of calls, letters, cards and emails, Kevin returned back home safely where they were able to start their lives together.

These two were so open to any of my ideas. I was thrilled they didn't mind lying in the hammock, but when they didn't bat an eyelid at my suggestion that they lie down in the sand, I was blown away. I think it was worth the sandy shoulders though!

The newlyweds headed up to the Ocean Terrace which was impeccably decorated with the wedding colours.

The wedding cake and reception food were all done by Elbow Beach.

Beth and Kevin - thank you for including me in your amazing wedding - I hope your honeymoon in Carpi and Rome was fabulous and perhaps will see you back here in Bermuda in the future! xx