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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I'm excited to share a few photos from a Bridal Portrait Shoot I planned and photographed with a team of talented vendors and models in Bermuda this past July. Photos to be released shortly, although to tide you over below is one of my top images to share as a “sneak peak”.
I’d like to send out special thanks to my husband, Jim West, for assisting with – well, everything on that day – especially the lighting. A massive thanks to videographer Lara Smith from LDS Multimedia, Michelle Geary from GIMI Flowers, Jenn Doe from Studio Wedding Hair Bermuda, Keisha Ramsey from Chrysalis Cosmetics, Jessica McGuinn from BHLDN, Rebecca Singleton from TABS, Ronnie Maughan from The English Sports Shop, Gaby Boyer from Bermudian Weddings, and perhaps the star of the shoot, Gail Musson – our seamstress! Last but not least – a huge shout out to our fabulous models Rachel Sawden and Ryan Gibbons; a photographer could not have asked for better folks to photograph. Stay tuned for the rest of the images!
Last night, Amy and Tim had their Welcome Dinner at Grotto Bay in Bermuda and today, October 10th, 2015, they are getting married at Mid Ocean Club. Many congrats to these two love birds! Fabulous food, memorable speeches, a slideshow, and a rockin' dance party lead by the Kennel Boys, one of Bermuda's local bands, made the evening very memorable.
Happy Anniversary to my husband, the light of my life, and the muse in front of my lens! On July 29th, 2013, Jim and I were happily married in a Civil Ceremony in Hamilton, Bermuda. It was a beautiful and small affair; the start to our union. On our first wedding anniversary, we held the "real deal" at Verdmont Historical Museum in Smiths Parish with our family and friends. We said our vows, had our first dance, and cut the cake!
Months before the cermony at Verdmont, Jim began writing his speech; jotting down a few lines, scratching some out, then re-writing, and finally handing it to me for a quick proof-read. Of course, everything Jim wrote down I thought was fantastic but he was determined to give a wonderful speech. A more loving, humble, and honest speech could not have come from anyone else; beautifully spoken on a stunning evening. Cheers to many more amazing years to come!
Waiting for a new baby to arrive can seem like an eternity... or so I'm told. In the final hours of carrying their soon-to-be baby girl, I had the pleasure of photographing Olga and her husband, Stuart. A truly loving and inspiring couple, it was difficult to take a bad photograph of these two! Beaming with light, Olga and Stuart made this Maternity Photo Shoot a lot of fun!
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