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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By Daniel Colvin
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I truly love what I do.  


Perhaps it's due to my obsession with art, or my addiction to variety, or my passion for people and their stories...but wedding photography is immensely fulfilling to me.  Every wedding is its own adventure, bursting with emotions and experiences and offering a small glimpse of something larger than life.  

 

There is no doubt in my mind that I will always photograph the lives and loves of people.  

 

While that is so meaningful to me and something I truly believe God has placed on my heart, I do also just really enjoy the art of photography.  In the past I've stuck my hands in quite a few photo pies, be it live music, products, fashion, nature, etc.   But aside from lifestyle and weddings, my greatest photography interest is easily overseas travel: flora, fauna, colors, cultures, everything.  I'm obsessed with new experiences, and I can easily say that my travels have made a huge impact on how I (and my camera) see the world.  

 

There's a point to all of this, promise:  It's been a long time goal to somehow combine my two loves of photographing weddings and destinations. 

 


[Cue my amazing friends Chris and Julia] 


I had a blast getting to know Chris and Julia and photographing their engagements last year, and as usual we kept in contact.  We began talking about wedding photography possibilities, and soon booked dates for their wedding in St. Thomas, USVI (and let's just say I had a reaaally hard time waiting patiently for that week).  To skip the novel of a blog post I could write about their wedding festivities I'll just say this: more people should consider destination weddings.  While they aren't for everyone, they certainly offer some unique experiences (I don't often photograph couples snorkeling before their rehearsal dinner, for instance).

The small group and privacy of the events made it incredibly personal for everyone: there were no strangers, just people who loved Chris and Julia and wanted to share in their excitement.  So while the setting would have been wonderful alone, what really stood out was their friendships and character.  Their group of friends is super tight and has been since many of them were just kids - they've supported each other through thick and thin, and the bonds show.  I also seriously think that they were one of the most wild, fun-loving crews I've ever had at a reception (in the best way) which is really saying something. 

 


All in all, the entire weekend was one big-hearted celebration, which is exactly what a wedding should be.  



So I am super excited to share this set of images: from our 'rehearsal' day on the catamaran, the wedding day, and a newlywed/trash the dress session for the last day. 

It's a lot of images, but worth the time :) 

 

 

 

    Day One | Catamaran 

     (Catamaran trip by Daydreamer & Coconut Cruises)


 

 

 

 

Day Two | Wedding

(Wedding venue: Secret Harbour)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Three | Newlywed Session

 

 

 








Thank you for taking the time to follow these three days...we had an amazing time capturing and creating these images, and hope that you enjoyed looking through them too!  

{ If you or someone you know is looking for an international destination photographer, do not hesitate to reach out.  I will be offering custom destination discounts through the end of 2015. }





If you're STILL reading, you can browse some of my personal travel photographs on instagram for kicks.