Brian and Jenny: expectant

You might recognize these two from their wedding and and engagement photos from a few years ago! Jenny and Brian are just wonderful people...It took a little bit of convincing but Jenny and Brian weree able to get me to do maternity shoot with them while we were away at a desitnation wedding for their brother and sister in law! It's not a type of shoot I usually do but for them I coudlnt help it. But that's enough from me. Today's guest blogger is the wonderful, the talented and my rather ravishing (If I don't say so myself) girlfriend Kate:

Joel always says that destination weddings aren’t just about the day, it’s about the week. We definitely had an incredible time at The Grand Palladium Punta Cana capturing the beautiful wedding of Jen and Dave McAllister ... and our week was made even more special when Joel was asked to capture some shots of Dave’s brother Brian and his wife Jenny as they journey into parenthood.

It was one of our last days at the beach and the weather called for clouds and wind, but we decided to take the chance and go for it and I’m SO glad we did because it turned out to be the most beautiful afternoon with a gorgeous sunset. Jenny and Brian’s excitement was visible throughout the shoot; these two had lots of great props and ideas and brought so much energy into our afternoon. They were also sweet and funny; I just wanted to spend the whole day with them! We all had fun splashing around trying to capture the fleeting sun and moving from sand to surf to underneath dreamy canopy beds...Joel even managed to climb up into a tree suspending a beautiful old hammock to take a few cozier shots of the beautiful couple and little baby belly.

Jenny and Brian: I know Joel loved having you in front of his camera to capture this special time in your life. You two are going to be such wonderful parents and we’re both so excited about the arrival of your baby GIRL! ...I can’t wait to hear her name!


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