Saturday, May 22, 2010

Destination Cayman Wedding

Daniel and Kristin used family connections to access a Grand Cayman mega-home at which to base their backyard marina view destination wedding.  This sunset portrait was made on the back of a Red Sail Watersports catamaran cruise with service to the house.  I could tell by the bride and groom's ebullience when I delivered their images tonight, that they all were having a great time, basking in each other's love and in Cayman's sun.  Copy and paste these links to her wedding blog if you'd like to see what she has to say.  She was clearly excited to have me shoot her wedding!  Keep a watch for her reaction to the pictures once she finishes going through all 1,100 of them!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Engaged while freediving in Grand Cayman... a unique proposal

Ren Chapman proposed to his now fiance, Ashley at a depth of 45 feet during a competition practice breath-hold dive in Grand Cayman.  Ashley was taken completely by surprise, but responded perfectly and instantaneously with a big yes!  This series of images were made during the single breath-hold dive of the actual proposal.  Her heads-up response to Ren's surprise is a testament to Ashley's comfort level while freediving.  Hats off to Ren for inventing a truly unique proposal scenario! She was so surprised that she points at herself after reading the "will you marry me" note as if to say "who, me"?   As testament to Ren's confidence, there is 6,000' of water below them while he places the gorgeous blue star sapphire ring on her finger!  Click on images to see larger. 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Stacy!

My sister and I have birthdays just 9 days (and 2 years) apart.  She loves to dive and likes to celebrate our birthdays with a week or two of diving in my backyard, which is what we are doing right now.  She is also my best U/W model because she has the right stuff (AKA she pays attention and will do whatever I direct her to do, knowing that it will be worth it)... and she looks good doing it.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunrise Wedding for Kate and Pete

I am not a morning person, and this was my very first ever sunrise wedding.  It was a wonderful way to begin the day!  Congratulations to Kate and Pete.  I had to get up at 3:30 Am to make it to The Reef  Resort at the East End by 5:30AM... I think I'll have a special fee for that next time.