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Katie wanted something fun, I wanted something fun AND intimate, so we did both and the results are fantastic. This was our first session like this and it was a doozy. We learned a lot haha. Running in the water in a wedding dress is almost impossible, and holding $8k in gear up in the air in the ocean, nerve racking. But honestly, adventure is in ALL of our blood so it was only fitting for the 4 of us to parade around in the ocean decked out in wedding apparel and our gear! They were so sweet, kissed thousands of times and got to basically make out in the ocean. I mean, who doesn’t want that the day after your wedding!? Enjoy this post and all its glory!
This wedding for me is beyond special to share with you. Katie and I have been friends for over 10 years! She was in my wedding 7 years ago and is a treasure and a gem. She’s one of those friends that no matter what happens in life, how many months (or years for that matter) go by, that when you get on the phone, you laugh just as hard as you did when you saw each other day to day.
When Katie not just told me she was engaged, invited us to her wedding, asked us to shoot it AND that it was going to be in Mexico, Patrick and I didn’t hesitate. Yes, Mexico is amazing, but guys, this was our first legit destination wedding outside the US so it was a pretty big deal for us. It was a bucket list item to be totally honest and we are so happy that we got to be alongside them. I jokingly told Katie that if she had a wedding party, I would have been in it. So I made us shirts to wear prior to the wedding and enjoyed every minute being able to be there, support her, help work out logistics, etc.
This is a guide listing out the items that we'd love our couples to have ready for us when we arrive. It totally helps us create beautiful flat lays and get all of those timeless, gorgeous detail photos!