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Vanessa & Marcelo. Destination Wedding. Punta Cana

destination, weddingAmelia LawrenceComment

So about 9 months ago, I was presented the opportunity to take on my first destination wedding. Being fairly new to the wedding photography scene, my first thought was "Why the heck would someone trust me with such a huge once-in-a-lifetime task, having no experience with destination weddings?" I didn't know what to expect, I figured it would be a stressful journey of anticipation, a nightmare for someone who isn't great at planning (like me), and even a huge sacrifice to get down there. But regardless of the futility of my mind, and my lack of faith, I knew this opportunity would increase my experience, and benefit my business in the long run. And to say it benefited me, would be an extreme understatement. Not only was this wedding the most beautiful I have ever shot, with two of the most beautiful people I know, it was the easiest, most relaxing weekend spent with some incredibly generous, kind, and fun-loving people. Vanessa and Marcelo (and of course their amazing friends and family) made me feel like a member of the wedding party! And I've never had a couple have as much confidence in me as these two did. Loved every second of it, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity they gave me to travel to one of my favorite countries, to do something I love, and to do it to the best of my ability. And a special thanks to all those who contributed to me getting there whether it was extra camera gear, luggage, or simply prayers. Thanks Vanessa and Marcelo for generously flying me down to enjoy all of the wedding festivities with you. It was a dream come true!

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Ursula & Ciro. Destination. Portraits.

portraits, destinationAmelia LawrenceComment

Meet Ursula & Ciro, the mother and father of bride Vanessa (whose destination wedding you can find here). During my week in the Dominican Republic, I was able to not only photograph a stunning wedding at the Cap Cana Sanctuary, which I highly recommend to all you honeymooners out there, but to photograph the bride's lovely parents in between location scouting, piña coladas, and the actual wedding day festivities. Anyway, I could go on (yet again) about how incredible this trip was, but I'll just let you enjoy a few shots from their session around the resort. Lovely couple. ¡Gracias para esta oportunidad, Ciro y Ursula! Me encantan todas las fotos de tu amor y tu afection.

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