Flash Sale: 2018 Weddings

Calling all 2018 Brides and Grooms: for the next 48 hours, the "Wedding Day" photo packages are $200 off! E-mail Melanie at "info@fianderfoto.com" to learn about details on how to officially book and reserve your 2018 wedding date at a discounted rate!

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Wedding: Alyse and Stevie at Coral Beach in Bermuda

Wedding: Alyse and Stevie at Coral Beach in Bermuda

I had the pleasure of photographing Alyse Hanrahan and Stevie Moses’ wedding on May 6, 2017, in Bermuda at the Coral Beach Club!  What was more amazing was after spending the day with these two love birds, I also had the chance to get to know them a little bit. The bride and groom were originally from Massachusetts although are currently living in Russia, where Stevie is a professional ice hockey player for the SKA Saint Petersburg team of the Kontinental Hockey League; dubbed one of the fastest skaters on earth!  Alyse is an accomplished make-up artist, with a seemingly carefree personality and infectious laugh.  After seeing photographs of Alyse's make-up work on Instagram, I knew the “getting ready” photos would be fun!  Perhaps one of the most romantic things I learned about Alyse and Stevie was that they had been dating for 11 years and were high school sweethearts! Check out all the details of this elegant wedding in the post.

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Engagement: Kimberley & Joseph

Engagement: Kimberley & Joseph

Special congratulations to Joseph & Kimberley on their upcoming wedding! Joseph was the top winner in the Free Engagement Raffle I held at the Orchid Spa Wedding Expo this past March! I think it's safe to say he also "won the lottery" with a gal like Kimberley! These two were a pleasure to photograph; wishing them years of happiness as they start their married life together.

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Contest Winner: PDN's "Celebrations"

Contest Winner: PDN's "Celebrations"

I was super stoked (and a bit shocked) to receive an e-mail from Photo District News notifying me that I was one of their winners in this year’s “Celebrations” contest!  This competition was centered on how we – as humans - celebrate private events, weddings, cultural events, corporate gatherings, and holidays. I took this as an opportunity to consider the work I shoot of my own family (vs. the images I usually take of my clients' families) and submitted a photograph I took of my husband, Jim, sitting at my Grampie’s Christmas dinner table for the first time. Many celebrations have occurred around this table over the years, Birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother's, and Father's Day.  It was extra special to introduce Jim to our family’s Christmas dinner tradition.

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Event: America's Cup Opening Day

Event: America's Cup Opening Day

There’s a very contagious bug going around Bermuda and it’s called the “America’s Cup”!   Jim and I made our way to our friends' house on the western end of the island to check out the races. As soon as I saw the AC45Fs flying through the water, I was hooked!  Jim and I rooted for Oracle Team USA, who won their race against Emirates Team New Zealand!  After watching the races at a friends' house, we made our way to the America's Cup Village - where we thoroughly enjoyed Jean Wyclef's show and the Opening Ceremony!  For the past few years, Bermuda has made many changes to pave the way for the 35th America's Cup!  The sailors have lived in and around our community and with Opening Day finally arriving, it was very exciting to see them in action!

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Maternity: Heather & Family

Maternity: Heather & Family

Heather initially e-mailed me this past March to inquire about booking a maternity/family photo shoot while in Bermuda for vacation.  It’s always a treat for me to get to know my clients a little bit over e-mail before I actually photograph them.  Heather noted that she, her husband, Jeff, and son, Rowan, would be flying to Bermuda from Colorado! After a few back-and-forth messages to discuss location and island transportation, she chose Warwick Long Bay and Southlands’ Estate Park.  With the second baby on the way, Heather and Jeff wanted to capture their vacation as a family of three – soon to be a family of four!

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Wedding: John & Marie at The Reefs in Bermuda

Wedding: John & Marie at The Reefs in Bermuda

When you think of Bermuda, you may think of the natural colors found on the island: the blue and aqua ocean waters, the pink sand, and the green landscape.  Marie and John had beautiful sunny weather on their wedding at The Reefs in Southampton, Bermuda, which allowed for the island's colors to shine even more so! With the shimmering water behind the bride and groom, the two exchanged their vows, the rings, and sealed it with a kiss!

What made this wedding unique was the stunning display of floral decor and bouquets arranged by Flowers by GIMI!  The wedding day went smoothly; everything was carefully orchestrated by their wedding planner, Kathleen of Bermuda Event Solutions

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Portrait: Trash the Dress

Portrait: Trash the Dress

Hadeel and her husband, Osama, decided to celebrate their One Year Wedding Anniversary aboard the Norwegian Escape.  Hadeel and Osama flew from Alberta, Canada to New York City and hopped on their cruise ship. The first stop - Bermuda! The first thing planned - a Trash the Dress Photo Shoot! When I first heard from Hadeel, I knew it would be a fun photo shoot!

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Wedding: Lizzie & Slayton at the Coral Beach Club

Wedding: Lizzie & Slayton at the Coral Beach Club

I had the pleasure of photographing Lizzie and Slayton's Wedding at the Coral Beach Club in Paget, Bermuda. The morning of the wedding was very relaxing for both the bride and groom: full of laughter and confetti.... because what's a good wedding without a little confetti? Right? The couple was joined by their dearest friends and family; some of whom were local to Bermuda and others who had flown in from the States!

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Portrait: The Gruska Family at Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda

Portrait: The Gruska Family at Rosewood Tucker's Point in Bermuda

I had a wonderful time working with the Gruska Family at Rosewood Tucker’s Point! This resort is a wonderful place for a photo shoot and is undoubtedly a photographer’s dream!  The family traveled down to the tiny island of Bermuda from New Jersey for a little “R and R” with their daughter.  We explored the ins and outs of Tucker's: the library, the unique architecture of the resort, the croquet lawn, the spa pool, although their goal for the photo shoot was to make sure their daughter enjoyed the beach! Their daughter had such a fun time at the beach that she passed right out from pure excitement!

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