Thursday, January 31, 2013

Susan & Larry - Tucker's Point, Bermuda Wedding

Susan and Larry love Bermuda. It is was on a visit to the island that Larry created a treasure map and hid a wooden chest in the sand for Susan to find a ring inside. What a way to ask if she would spend the rest of her life with him - he is such a romantic. The couple came back to Bermuda to tie the knot and although they were getting married on a boat so I was not able to shoot their actual wedding (labyrinthitis!), they wanted some photos with me all the same. We planned a shoot the day before the ceremony and Susan bought a special dress from Goodwill for $35 that fit like a dream - I can't imagine how divine her real wedding dress was for I adored this one. After the session and wedding was over, they say they recommend spending time like this together to have some fun and get some beautiful images to anyone just as a way to start a new cleansed life together, not to mention taking the time needed to capture lots of romantic shots before hand so that on the wedding day, they could concentrate on entertaining their guests. In their case, at their "Day Before Session", but it can be afterwards as well, and the best bit they say is when they were able to indulge in a brief frolic in the ocean!

The couple decided to do the shoot at Tucker's Point, since they have recently invested in a property so they will be able to visit frequently and have a place of their own.

Larry and Susan actually met on Larry was Susan's 30th connection and she was done and about to give up knowing this would be her last attempt at meeting someone. And she was his first and last connection! Together, the couple have five children between them ranging in ages from 16 - 27. There is not always a second chance at love and they feel truly blessed to have found it.

The entire shoot had been overcast and it was already very late in the day to be shooting, when just as they entered the water for their final shots, the sun broke through the clouds and showered them in the most glorious golden light and popping the colours of the ocean backdrop.

These two were like a couple of kids with all the fun they had. They don't believe in getting old, although they say their bodies are starting to tell them differently!

I am so happy to hear these two now have a place here in Bermuda so they can come back often to relive the beauty of the island where their love kept climbing to the next stage of happiness. So happily, this glorious sunset at the end of the shoot was just one of many future ones they plan on spending  on this beach.

Larry and Susan - I was so sorry not to have been able to capture your special wedding day, but this time you two took to spend together before the event will all your friends and family who had traveled from all over the globe was so special and I know you will treasure these memories forever. It was amazing meeting you and see you one day on one of your future visits I hope! xxxx

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Andrew, Navi, Darshan & Sohan

This is the second time I met this gorgeous family - this time to meet sweet Sohan and capture him at the same age his brother was photographed. Darshan was only six months when they found out they were pregnant again and although it can be crazy at times with the boys so close in age, Andrew and Navi can't imagine life without Sohan.

Darshan and Sohan have a little bond with each other already. I looked back at my last post and saw that Darshan was described as looking just like his daddy but having his mummy's personality, which is so divine as they told me this time that Sohan looks just like his mummy but his daddy's calm personality. How cool is biology?

Darshan calls his brother "Bhappi" which is his version of the word "baby". That has stuck with the family and now most people call little Sohan Bhappi as well.

 I was totally smitten with this laid back little love. When I couldn't hide my envy over Sohan's delicious curly hair, his mummy was hilarious saying she had no idea where it had come from.

I also fell madly in love with the beautiful whorls in the peach fuzz between his eyebrows - have you ever seen such darling eyes?

I tried to get a snuggly one of the whole family but Darshan was not keen, but in a way, this was just as special since they had a similar photo with Darshan at the same age. As a younger sister, I can see how much this image will mean to Sohan one day as so often, when you are a younger sib, there are not photos of you alone with your parents. But now this little guy has one and I hope he will know how special that is one day.

Thank you all for another lovely shoot - it was so wonderful to meet sweet Sohan and see how Darshan has grown - how cool is my job? Love to you all xxx

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Snow Queen

Been bursting to share images from this session, but for now, a couple sneak peeks to appease my excitement! xxx