All White Party Portrait Session
Candid Photos at Amanyara Turks and Caicos
We will always remember this event as it was one of the largest and most extravagant wedding parties we have had the pleasure of photographing. We were hired by the Father-of-the-bride to be his family’s personal photographer during the multi-day Brazilian wedding buy-out at the picturesque Amanyara resort.
We started with photographing the night before the big wedding with an all-white party portrait which took place around sunset time on the beach.
Set at various locations throughout the stunning Amanyara property, the Mattar family spared no expense making the most of one of the most beautiful regions of the Turks and Caicos islands. The pre-wedding day photo session started first with some portraits of just Camila on her own at their beautiful villa. She looked absolutely beautiful and moved with ease, as if she had been modeling all her life (she assured us she had not)! We eventually added her children and husband and grabbed some great family pictures amongst the incredible architecture and gardens.
The weather that day was perfect and everyone was eager to move to the beach. Malcoms beach, located right by Amanyara, was essentially the Mattar’s backyard during their stay. This beach offers a sweeping coast line with rockscapes and an incredible view of the sunset. We had no trouble making phenomenal images in such a perfect setting. We eventually moved over to the main resort where the wedding dance party was preparing to begin. It was a white party and more and more people streamed in wearing gorgeous white costumes. Everyone looked like models. I followed Camila around and took pictures of her with all of her friends. Everyone was in high spirits and having a fantastic time. The bride and groom-to-be eventually joined the party and that’s when things really started to take off. Brazilians love to dance and Camila and her guests were no exception- the party continued to get more and more amped as the sun went down. Bonfires and house music pumped loudly under a sky full of stars, it was easily one of the most incredible events I had ever attended!
On the wedding day, the family took photos before the wedding at their villa, with the highlights of Camila doing a run-way type walk in her Ellie Saab designer dress. Candid photos of Camila and the kids were taken while the Father-of-the-bride was tending to his daughter. The wedding ceremony was so beautiful, with the bride walking along a specially built platform above the pool to make it look like she was floating on water. After the ceremony, photos were taken on the rocks overlooking the ocean. Then it was off to an amazing cocktail party where the hosts were photographed with friends and relatives. What a night and event to remember!