Kate & John | Ritz Carlton Naples Wedding

 

This past weekend I had the honor to shoot a lovely beach wedding in Naples, Florida.  I was the second shooter with the fabulous Rachel Durik of  Savor Photography.

What made this wedding so lovely was not only the setting, but the people.  I have never met such a kind & welcoming family, and this was the first time I had met them!  Smiles all around.

 

I started my day photographing the men getting ready.  They were real sports from the minute I knocked on the door, and true gentlemen.

John received pre-ceremony gifts from Kate:

 

The men were fun to photograph, and made my job very easy:

 

On the way …

 

Waiting on his bride to come through those far doors:

 

Many couples choose to do a ‘first look’, where they see each other before the ceremony.  Not only is it a special intimate moment to experience, but it also allows a couple to take some of the formal pictures before the ceremony, making time to attend the cocktail hour!

Kate and John decided to see each other before the ceremony :

We walked to another location for more pictures:

 

Simply stunning bride!

 

It was truly a perfect day for a beach wedding.  Here’s one I snapped before the guests arrived:

 

Time for Dad to walk Kate down the aisle :

 

Beach pictures …

Let the celebration begin!

A few more details from this beautiful day:

Truly an honor to be a part of your magnificent day – Congratulations!

~Kathy

3 Comments
  • roslyn

    October 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm Reply

    great pics kathy! this hotel is one of my favs – have stayed there a few times! looks like the weather was perfect, too. great job…you rock!!

  • Judy Moore

    October 27, 2011 at 9:50 am Reply

    Kathy, these pictures are incredible! I have chills and watery eyes….you are truly an amazing artist with such a unique style. I am so proud of you…simply beautiful. Judy

  • Dylan

    November 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm Reply

    The sun looks amazing in your ceremony pictures, great job.

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