Destination Weddings

opt for a first look

Turks and Caicos Wedding

There are certain times in a man’s life that he’ll remember forever.  Moments that are etched into his memory and remain clear and focused.  You remember the sights, the sounds, the smells and even the taste of the best of these moments.  All your senses seem to become heightened.  Vision becomes clearer and your heart…

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Planning a destination wedding


Planning a destination wedding can be quite a daunting task when you’re literally 100’s of miles away. If you’re planning on having a destination wedding, then hiring a local wedding planner is an absolute must.  Having someone in your corner with local knowledge can be paramount to the success of your wedding.  Your wedding planner will have…

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Dream Destination Wedding


Although most Destination Weddings have the same format, as a photographer I’m yet to attend two weddings that are the same. The proverbial rule book on marriage has many years ago been thrown out the window. Some couples are waiting longer to get married and are sometimes in a very good position to fund their…

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Splendid location for a first look


Choosing a dress is one of the most important decisions a bride-to-be makes regarding her wedding. For many it is part of the fantasy becoming reality.  It is her day to be a queen.  A bride’s dress has often therefore been fantasised about for many years.  With this in mind more and more couples are…

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simple wedding on the beach


Sometimes in life we crave the simple things on offer.  Sometimes all you really want is a simple wedding on a scluded beach surrounded by family.  That is exactly what Holle and Rainer wanted when they planned their wedding in Parrot Cay.  The same can be said about their wedding photos.  They wanted uncomplicated images deviating from…

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dream destination wedding


No matter where in the world I’ve been to photograph wedding’s, they all share one common trait; a higher sense of emotion.  Some more than others, but I’m yet to attend one lacking in emotion.  It can’t be scripted and it can’t be contained.  Your emotions are true and real and when you’re sharing such…

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so what if it rains on your wedding day


The irony of weddings is that by their very nature they can be quite stressful for many couples.  Friends and family have come together to witness the beginning of something beautiful.  Months of meticulous planning is finally about to bear fruit and there are so many ‘what if’ moments to contend with.  The thing to…

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Durban Beach Weddings


After spending 2.5 years in The Caribbean shooting only beach weddings, I can say that we are truly experts at these now! Choosing a time later in the day is recommended so that you don’t feel the mid day sun beating down as you commit your lives to one another. Be aware of elements like…

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The Oyster Box {Part 2}


Here is the second installment of Joanne & Jake’s Jewish wedding at The Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa. Looking back at the pictures really does make me homesick. I love South Africa. I miss it a lot. One of my favourite things about shooting Jewish Weddings is that the dancing starts off right…

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Wedding at The Oyster Box {Part 1}


A wedding at the Oyster Box – Jewish weddings are always full of so much emotion, passion, ceremony and love for family. This was the first This was the first Jewish Wedding that I would photograph in South Africa. Joanne & Jake were married at THE OYSTER BOX HOTEL in Umhlanga Rocks, Kwa-Zulu Natal. I…

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On the beach


I love the small, close weddings we get to shoot out here and not to mention the gorgeous Caribbean light! To see more of this wedding head on over to the BRILLIANT BLOG: AN INTIMATE WEDDING.

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Turks & Caicos – The Caribbean


Before we became Paradise Beach Wedding Photographers, Craig photographed this wedding at The Veranda resort located on Grace Bay in Providenciales. The light was perfectly pastel pink for the couple portraits on the beach just after the ceremony was over. There is something radiating from this bride that I can’t pinpoint but she looks absolutely…

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Coral Beach Wedding


Destination weddings can also lend themselves to having stunning wedding decorations. Jeanine & Brad chose Coral as their running theme for day and Dianne of ISLAND HARMONY did an amazing job designing this wedding. I shot the wedding along with Illena from Brilliant By Tropical Imaging as it was fairly large, around 100 people, for…

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Santorini – Greece


Back in August we flew to the small Greek island of Santorini. This place has been on my “places to see” wish list for many years now. It was all thanks to Punam Bean, a fellow wedding photographer who Tweeted about a wedding in Santorini which she was unavailable to shoot. I jumped at the…

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