Derek and Jessica | Destin, FL Destination Wedding Photography
A few weeks ago I was blessed to photograph Jessica and Derek’s wedding in Fort Walton/Destin, Florida….and oh, do I want to go back!! The sun, the perfect (not too hot) white sand, the ocean waves crashing against the shore….the feeling of the sand squishing between my toes…and a wedding, what more could I have asked for?! I brought my friend and second shooter Olivia with me to relish in the rays and keep me company during our free time….and of course work like crazy when we were shooting (thanks so much!!). We started our adventure with little to no sleep, because we shot a wedding on Friday night and went straight to Indy afterwards to fly to Florida. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a direct flight, so it took a bit longer to get there (and back, but that’s another story) than we wanted…but we made it, camera gear and all! We were able to celebrate with Jessica and Derek at their rehearsal that night, and then were up bright and early to photograph their Sunday wedding! There were some hiccups during the day, but Jessica was such a calm, gentle spirited bride (I need to learn from her!!) and didn’t let anything bother her. Jessica and Derek exchanged vows on the beach and then we headed out for a little ocean cruise. We ended the night back at the hotel to celebrate and had the best pizza ever….seriously, the pizza was the bomb. The next day, I spent a little more time with Jessica and Derek taking pictures at the beach and around town. Derek treated Olivia and I to smoothies and dinner. He even tried to convince us to go zip lining, but I left that one to them (I won’t say whose face looked scared when coming off the zipline…hmmmderek…hhhmm). So, grab some coffee and relax…and try to soak up the sun from their images!!