This is the first of our real serious destination weddings. This whole week was like a huge adventure. To begin with, Becca and Justin contacted us to shoot their local wedding that they were going to have in Minneapolis. Their whole plan was to go to Curaçao with roughly thirty other people, have their ceremony on a boat in the ocean, and then just basically drink and be merry for the remainder of their time down there. They then were going to have another wedding for everyone else they knew when they returned to Minneapolis. They weren't going to have a photographer in Curaçao. After telling them that we would be more than happy to accompany them to the Caribbean island, things were worked out and we had a destination wedding to shoot. We stayed with them at the Scuba Lodge, a place that I would recommend to anyone I know. It was absolutely amazing. While there, we shot their groomsmen's dinner as well as the ceremony and anything else we could. They had a photographer from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport to the island, and back again. It was a fantastic experience for everyone involved. One of the best photos we got was an underwater shot of the bride and groom after the jumped off the boat in their formal wear (see below). We had bought an underwater camera specifically for this, and unfortunately, when we first used it, the side popped open, filling it with salt water and destroying it. We brought the GoPro as an underwater backup and with that camera and a lot of editing, we were able to produce the underwater image that has become quite a hit.
We gained a lot of friends on this shoot, as it's impossible to spend six days with a group of people in a small area without developing relationships with them. We just loved working with everyone. They were a great group of people.
See the photo's from Becca and Justin's wedding in Minneapolis here!
The photos for the groomsmen's dinner will be linked to this blog post when they are added to the blog, so stay tuned!
Thank you to all the following vendors for making this an amazing wedding: