Destination weddings are our absolute favorite weddings to photograph. Especially when we get to travel with a couple like Dawn and Jason. From our very first meeting, they talked about how meaningful it would be to get married in a remote and tropical place with just their family surrounding them, bringing good vibes and lots of laughter. For a private, shy couple like them, this was the perfect decision for their wedding day!
Grenada is a small island, located close to Trinidad, above South America (many people ask, “Where is that?”). It’s a sweet-smelling island with rainforest-abundant mountains full of nutmeg and almond trees. The people are just as sweet and friendly. Everyone was helpful and ready to share island history with us along the way. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a “taxi bus”, just for fun. We did a private tour with our couple from the beaches, into the mountains to a local waterfall.
How lucky were we that it was completely deserted? Most of the time, it’s packed full of tourists. Somehow Liz and I always get lucky like that.
We traveled to Lake Grand Etang, where our couple kept a local tradition by making a wish and throwing a nutmeg seed into the huge lake. Every part of their journey with us was special and private, with us documenting their experience and love in a new place.
One of our best strengths when working together is that we are excellent planners, mapping out the day, and easily acclimating to our new, exciting surroundings. We find ourselves joining the locals and fitting right in.
My favorite personal moment, was meditating in the crystal clear waters on the beach. I was pregnant at the time, 7 months along, and just feeling her moving about while floating in peaceful quiet, was transcendental and an experience I will always cherish.
My favorite moment being with Dawn and Jason, was when the locals tried to take Jason out for a bachelor party! Hilarious! And when after the ceremony, I noticed they were having a private moment just staring at their rings together, like “We did it!”. It was such a sweet, tender observation, and a moment when no camera was needed.
We hope you get to enjoy Grenada through our journey, and if you go one day, be sure to take us with you to document it!
Lots of love,
Erin and Liz