• Clint + Cary

I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “Didn’t Katelyn JUST blog about being a consistent blogger and she hasn’t blogged today?!”.  Yes, I’m a little behind today. Michael and I got home at 3:30am and my schedule is still a little thrown off. However, the good news is that even though this is a late blog post, it’s a GREAT one!! I can’t wait to share this beautiful destination wedding! Michael and I took two days and vacationed in St. Thomas and then spent two days in St. John preparing and then shooting a destination wedding at Caneel Bay Resort.  It was beautiful! I love destination weddings for obvious reasons…the beaches, the experience, the weather…. but I also love them because I have

the opportunity to REALLY get to know my clients and their families. When you’re on a tiny island in the middle of the Virgin Islands, you’re going to be spending a lot of time together! Luckily, Cary and I hit it off from the beginning.  She came over to the house last year for an initial meeting and we talked for hours… literally hours. So I knew going into this trip that it was going to be a good time. What I hadn’t thought about was how much Michael and I would get to know her WHOLE family! Her parent’s, her sisters, her grandparents and even her aunt and uncle were there to be a part of the celebration. Michael and I had the privilege to spend two days with this sweet family at Caneel Bay and it was such a treat!


Now I know what you’re thinking “Oh, tough life!”.  Well, shooting for 7 hours in the tropical heat was definitely hard but I do have to say that this was the most stress-free wedding I’ve ever been to OR photographed.  It was wonderful.  We had plenty of time, no pressure, beautiful weather and some of the most GORGEOUS scenery I’ve ever seen! It was a photographer’s dream! Michael helped me throughout the day and I’m so thankful that he doesn’t get frustrated when I get my “game” face on. “Working” Katelyn isn’t as much fun as normal Katelyn. I can be a bit bossy. However, Michael always knows what I need and he was there right when I needed him the entire wedding day. I couldn’t have done it without him!


As we finished portraits on the tip of the resort at Turtle Bay, the sprinkles started to fall. Perfect timing. We headed to dinner with Clint and Cary and I felt great about all that we accomplished. This couple is amazing because they CARE so much about their images that we had AMPLE time for portraits of the two of them! In just 2 hours we shot at old ancient ruins, cliffs over looking the teal Caribbean waters, rainforest-like pathways, and white sandy beaches.  I’d call that a success!!


As Michael and I packed up and climbed aboard our shuttle to the airport, I couldn’t help but take one last look at that beautiful island and feel extremely thankful.  It was such an investment for Clint and Cary to have us there to capture their day and I’m honored. So honored. We felt like part of the family and I can’t thank the Spier’s for being so welcoming and hospitable. This will definitely go down in the books as a favorite!! Clint and Cary, CONGRATULATIONS!! What an awesome couple!! Best wishes as you start your brand new life together as husband and wife!!! Enjoy my favorites from your tropical wedding day!


Love these rooms! So much light! 

Looking good sir!

Just hanging out… it’s so nice when you’re not rushed! :)

Some sister help…

Beautiful Cary! Stunning!

Love. This.

Grandma’s first look got everyone choked up… including the photographer.


First Look at his bride!

A favorite for sure!

When you have a destination wedding, you just do what you want! So if you want to drink a smoothie during family portraits…. you drink a smoothie during family portraits:) No problem.


Caught grandma sharing a kiss during the vows. I love these.


Ok in the next few, notice how quickly the clouds rolled in! 

The sky became dramatic very quickly and I’m glad!! The light was amazing!


Canvas worthy!

So cute! 

Dinner at the Sugar Mill!

The view of St. Thomas at night! 

Florals, Cake, Officiant, Ceremony, Reception | Caneel Bay Resort 
Hair & Makeup | Beauty Lounge
Dress | Jcrew
Bridesmaids Dresses | Banana Republic
Jewelry | Kate Spade
xoxo, Katelyn
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