I don’t know if it’s because I am thick of wedding season or the fact that it’s been the hottest summer since I can remember, but I am totally day dreaming about the beaches in Cayo Coco, Cuba and realized I haven’t blogged this wedding yet! So let’s fix that right meow…
This past January, I had the pleasure of travelling down to the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort in Cayo Coco, Cuba to photograph Sydney & Jamie’s destination wedding.
I’m not sure what I was more excited for: To experience the Cuban beaches with a beautiful subject to photograph, or to finally meet my online friend and the talented lady behind Sydney Blaire Photography (based out of Wawota, Saskatchewan). Funny story: I have been following Sydney’s social media feeds for nearly 7 or 8 years now, I liked her photography, her creative baby bump updates, her renovation updates, then photos of her beautiful baby and motherhood, and finally her journey back into photography (it’s not stalking if she liked my updates too, right?!?!). Anyway, we never actually met until the week of her wedding in Cuba. The internet is a crazy, crazy place and it may seem like it was an odd setup, but I knew we would be great in person and the bonus part?? The rest of her family is just as fun!
We all spent a week together on an island, living off pizza, fries, maybe something that was beef (?) water and beer. It doesn’t matter, we all knew Cuba wasn’t known for their food – it was all about the beaches and the greenery and having fun in the sun.
It’s been some time since I looked at these photos, and you would never know from the photos that it rained on their wedding day. Although we did manage to catch some tiny rays of sunshine here and there, this is a solid family and they celebrated how most Canadians would: ignoring the weather, lots of beverages, a plate full of food and blaring the Tragically Hip during dinner (they had access to the restaurant’s speaker, so naturally this needed to happen).
I cannot thank Sydney & Jamie enough for allowing me to be a part of their day. It was truly a fun experience that resulted in some of my favourite images taken so far this year. Now, if you’ll excuse me I have catch up with Sydney’s latest project: Building Baby #2!