Key Largo, Florida
Wedding dresses were meant to get wet….at least that was Carrie’s belief as she dove into the ocean and resort pool head-first with her beaded gown on the evening after her wedding. This was the trip she and Brian had dreamed up from our first conversations and they had wanted to find a photographer bold enough to dream and expand their vision along the way. I had purchased some new underwater housing that I could not wait to show off and combined with two madly in love people made for a potent combo and some of my finest work to date.
The day before, Carrie fidgeted at the end of the dock at Playa Largo as she heard Brian’s white dock shoes clacking along the pier boards towards his bride. Their wedding day was finally here! Janelle and I knew from the moment we met this pair, we had too much in common to not be in each other’s lives. This union was special, as we made it an entire Vick family affair to the Keys, with Janelle doing the officiating and me behind the camera to gather every spontaneous moment. The sun and weather could not have been more perfect as guests took their seats and their dog led the charge down the aisle to ‘daddy.’ Dry eyes were hard to find and most blamed it on a combination of the breeze, sunshine, and champaign. The island-inspired food to follow did not disappoint, as guests enjoyed taking it all in as the sun sank into the ocean. The music carried everyone away where we would finish our final notes in a salt-water-inspired conga line. You just can’t make this stuff up! Best job ever.