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Joe + Kala | Wedding | Key Largo, Florida Marriott Bay Resort Wedding Photographer

When Kala contacted me about possibly photographing her Florida Keys wedding I almost fell out of my computer chair. A real destination wedding with a beach backdrop? A stunning bride with equally gorgeous bridesmaids who happened to be my friends? A love so strong Kala moved from one state to another just to be sure she wouldn’t miss out on it? Um…yes please! I knew a wedding hundreds of miles away would mean a lot of firsts for me (boarding a plane for a wedding with thousands of dollars worth of gear is some seriously nerve-racking stuff), but I was more than ready for the challenge. It has been my dream to become not only a wedding photographer, but also a destination wedding photographer since I first picked up my camera. The day had finally come and I couldn’t ask for a more perfect couple with whom to begin my official travels! You’ll notice quickly how absolutely swoon-worthy Joe + Kala’s beach nuptials were and then you’ll understand why I’m so lucky to document love.

Joe + Kala,

Ever since your engagement session in St. Augustine I knew you two were going to be something special to me. I had heard so much about you  from mutual friends that the anticipation of seeing you both interact on your big day nearly killed me! And boy you did not disappoint! Besides you two being practically perfect in every way, you were surrounded by amazing friends and family who are a reflection of the type of people you are. From your officiant making sure you both took time to take in the beauty of your ceremony to being pretty sure the best men gave me a better ab workout during their speeches than I could ever get in a session of crossfit! Even chatting with Joe’s mother after the infamous hotel-wide blackout was a treat! You two are truly blessed and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you and your love. Thank you so much for being my first official destination wedding couple! 


“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep. The more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
~ Romeo + Juliet by Shakespeare

Vendor Love

Venue – Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort | Gus Beach + Key Largo Ballroom
Officiant – Rev. Christopher Repp
Fleur – Petals with Pizzazz
Cake Artist – Cake Designs by Edda
Caterer – Marriott Key Largo Bay Resort
Makeup – Medusa’s Mane
Hair Stylist – Candy, friend of bride
Bride’s Gown – Maggie Sottero from Patricia South Bridal
Maids – Dessy
Suits – Patricia South Bridal
Entertainment – Vision DJs
Photobooth – Elle Golden Photography
Honeymoon – Thailand

  • Neal Carpenter - The black and white portrait of the bride through the veil is epic. So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • The Bride Link - I love everything about this wedding! The color palette is perfect for a beach wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Diana - So romantic and fun! I love the beach photo of the bride and groom as well as the fun bridesmaids train photo!! :) Gorgeous shots! xoxoReplyCancel

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