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jacen + nakeia {jamaica destination wedding}

what an amazing time we had photographing jacen and nakeia’s gorgeous jamaica wedding! nakeia and jacen are from baltimore, and their wedding was the first time we met in person. nakeia and i bonded over our love of the ocean during our first phone consultation. we hit it off, and i couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of their beautiful day!  one thing that i absolutely love about photographing destination weddings is that i really get a chance to know the couple and their friends and family.  jacen’s grandfather is a retired photographer and shot medium format film. he and i got a chance to chat film and how there is nothing better than spending hours printing in the darkroom. something you miss with digital photography.  thank you to my amazing second shooter and husband, jim 🙂 he captured some beautiful moments of the bride and groom!

don’t forget to check out their wedding slide show at the bottom of the post full of more beautiful story telling images!


seeing each other for the first time! such a special moment…

these “first sight” photos are everything that’s great about the bride and groom seeing each other before the ceremony!!

nakeia and jacen, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for having us document your wedding. it was such a pleasure!


THE SLIDE SHOW!! <——click here



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  • May 10, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    kristin shyla - These are beautiful! I feel like I was there..So so so awesome!

  • May 10, 2011 - 11:14 pm

    Karen (Mikols) Bonar - STUNNING, of course! 🙂

  • May 11, 2011 - 2:57 am

    Nakeia - Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! We knew you were “the one”. Thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly!

  • May 11, 2011 - 7:36 am

    Sarah Wu - This is so beautiful, I am thinking about having a destination wedding and your photography inspired me even more.

  • May 11, 2011 - 2:31 pm

    Zakiya Lumumba - Nakeia & Jacen, I am speechless. Your wedding was absolutely breathtaking. You both look amazing. Nakeia, you were such a beautiful bride. May God bless your marriage for a lifetime. Always put God first in your lives, and everything else will fall into place.

  • May 13, 2011 - 2:33 am

    Arden Prucha - GIRLFRAN. Stunning, but aren’t they ALWAYS? 😉

  • May 16, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    Missy - The wedding was very simple with elegances, colorful, and beautiful couple. Congrats and blessings to you both!

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