I’d like to tell you that I was hired by this lovely couple from Holland, Christel and Robert, to be their destination wedding photographer. I’d like to tell you that they flew me all the way to Punta Cana and paid for my lodging at this beautiful resort, Gran Bahia Principe. The fact is I was there with my wife and kids on vacation and accidentally ran into this couple completely by chance.
While in Punta Cana, I woke up at sunrise every morning and took my camera and headed towards the beach in the hopes of catching some out of this world sun rise shots. Of course, if I saw someone on the beach at the same time, I would ask them if they would like to pose for me in front of this sunrise and so on. Well on one of those mornings as I had finished taking pictures on the beach and after walking for about an hour and almost loosing all feelings in my feet, I decided to head back to the room. On the way back I saw a couple dressed in complete wedding attire taking photos of one another on the beach with their point-and-shoot camera. I thought to myself that their wedding ceremony is probably about to start and they were there waiting for their photographer to arrive. I decided I would ask them to pose for me and then get going to the room.
It turns out that they were there on their honeymoon, and they had brought their wedding dress and suite in order to take some shots in front of the beach. I thought to myself, what are the chances of this happening? Of course they were very happy to go along with me and I ended up spending half an hour with them and I let them know that I will be blogging about this on my website and that they could see the photos there once they went back home. Here’s what Christel had to say once she saw her photos:
“As you said to us on the beach: the photos are really stunning WAUW!! Our honeymoon was great, but looking at those photos you made, makes me fall in love again and again. Beautiful! Really! Our family and friends were suprised when we showed them the photos. Most of them didn’t even now we took our wedding clothes on our honeymoon. Appreciating is still a small word. So once more: Thank you very much!”
Here are some of the photos I took of this beautiful couple: