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Monday, May 26, 2008

Melissa and Ryan

What an awesome experience! I just shot my first destination wedding and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I can't wait for you to scroll down and see the images! A few things didn't go as planned, but that can be said regarding just about any wedding. Melissa had booked a wedding package that included a resort photographer. The photographer was supposed to show up and shoot the ceremony and give her 12 shots. He ended up showing up half and hour into me and Gina's formals and apologized for being late and his excuse was "he had an appointment." Photography down there is a joke! An additional hour (12 more shots) can be purchased for $450. IF- they decide to show up that is! If you're planning a destination wedding, bringing your own photographer is the way to go! Start times are just a guideline... they're on their own clock down there, it's crazy!

Melissa was an amazing bride! She completely trusted us and let us do whatever we wanted. She's also a natural poser! I kept telling her that and she just kept saying that she was having so much fun. I think it shows! I was so honored to be a part of all of this and it was an amazing experience. Gina and I had a blast and I couldn't have asked for better company. Thanks Gina! I got in at 1:30 am on Saturday night (Sunday morning) and had a wedding in MN at noon on Sunday. I've just been in a whirlwind of activity during the past week and I look forward to slowing things down this week.

On to the pictures! I still have tons to go through, but as I was uploading my cards these were my favorite. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I will always think of Cabo when I see a cowboy hat from now on. They sell them everywhere and after being inspired by Melissa's cowgirl photos, Gina and I shot some of our own of each other which I will post soon. We trekked through about 2 miles of desert sand and 95˚ heat to find the oasis which was the most amazing photo spot of the entire trip. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

Ryan and Missy said...

Olivia - NICE JOB WE LOVE THEM!!! I can't wait to see them all!!!