15th Wedding Anniversary for Sonia and Lubos
Special Portrait at West Bay Club
I knew this portrait was going to be unique when Sonia gave me the background on the day. It was their 15th wedding anniversary; and she was going to surprise her husband Lou, by showing up to the session wearing her wedding dress! The look on his face was priceless when she emerged, fitting absolutely perfectly by the way in her wedding gown from fifteen years ago. With the couple in very high spirits, we began our pictures in the front lobby of the West Bay Club. I always try to do something new at every portrait session, and today the light was particularly beautiful in the carport where I have never before taken any pictures. So, I decided to start there and captured some intimate, dramatic shots of Lou and Sonia that honestly looked like wedding day portraits. We moved towards the beach, but instead lingered a bit longer in the gardens to make use of some of the calmer areas. The beach was very windy and Sonia had a veil. I wasn’t worried but I knew it would be an unpredictable look so I wanted to take care of the close up beauty portraits before we arrived at the beach. Grace bay welcomed us with its famous white sand, bright blue water, and unusually high winds. Sonia used these conditions to her advantage by holding her veil firm in her head the entire time. I personally like to have a bit of wind instead of no wind. The movement in the clothing and hair adds some dimension to the pictures that would otherwise not be there. Lou and Sonia had a blast and we captured a variety of awesome pictures ranging from romantic to completely goofy. At the end of the session, Sonia decided that after fifteen years she would trash her dress. So, we did a bunch of portraits where she was waist deep in the pounding surf. She almost fell. And after looking through just a couple pictures we both knew it was worth it.
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