Every wedding is different. Â Main characters, settings and details will generally change from one wedding to the next. This makes my job of storytelling relatively easy, allowing me to capture and present unique, distinctive stories a few dozen times a year. In Rosalen and Chris case however, I was tasked with a mission to capture not one, but TWO of their wedding celebrations while keeping them special and exceptional in their own way. The challenge here was the fact I’d already captured many key elements during their wedding celebrations in NY; what did I have in my creative arsenal that would allow me to create an entirely new experience?
With only 1-2 weeks between their two celebrations, a whole lot of research and preparation took place. Karis and I scoured the internet for shooting locations, mapping out our itinerary for the morning of their wedding day. Once we touched down in Aruba, we rented a car and drove all over the island.
We drove around the entire island, looking for inspiration.
And then it finally occurred to me that everything was perfect, just the way they were . I just had to be there to capture it :).
Their morning started in the honeymoon suite of the Radisson Aruba in Palm Beach.
Rosalen and Chris were generous enough to give us 2+ hours of alone time with them.
“Wow-wow-wee-wow!!” was all I had to say :).
I had them stand on relatively dry rocks. Mother Nature had other plans :).
This is why Karis works with the fellas.
I jumped in shortly afterwards. You would too, if you were wearing what I was wearing all day :).
A big congrats and hearty THANK YOU to Rosalen and Chris for sharing such an extraordinary day with us, and for allowing us to capture such an amazing story to tell. We wish you two a lifetime of love, laughter, happiness and a whole lotta drinks with umbrellas in them :). But most of all, thank you for inviting us to be a part of this journey not only as your photographers, but also as your friends.
A big shout out to the following folks who helped make this day possible:
Reception: Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa
Planner: Lisa Dammerman
Gown: Bridals by Marisa
Shoes: Steve Madden
Rings: Tiffany Yan
Hair: Jennifer Croes-Veeris
Grooms Attire: J.Crew
Catering: Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa
Cake: Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino and Spa
Stationary: Occasional Ink
Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!
Ben & Karis