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A super fun yet easy and relaxed photos shoot along the Western Esplanade on Nassau in The Bahamas. These teens are high school friends (one is Bahamian, the other Jamaican) and both wanted to embrace their island roots in their yearbook photo page which they get to design themselves. We kept the shoot very simply and low key, using the palms, the beach, the famous lighthouse and of course coconuts! Simple yet effective. Done!

A sneak peak at a fun and simple island style wedding at Rainbow Inn, Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Styled to a nautical theme by the amazing Mish from Boy Meets Girl, with a local junkanoo group and the amazing local band High Rock, Chelsea and Tyler and friends kept this party going for days! So much fun.

A little bit of everything going on at this late spring wedding at the One & Only Ocean Club on Paradise Island. Guests flew in from all over the world and the weather was stunningly cooperative – again! The Cloisters and the Versailles Gardens, along with the fantastic One & Only team and Wildflower’s beautiful decor and arrangements, made for yet another gorgeous Bahamas wedding.

For those of you who have never visited, the 3.5 mile beach at Treasure Cay, Abaco in The Bahamas, is a must see! Regularly selected as the best beach in The Bahamas and one of the top 10 beaches in the world, the powder white sand and sparkling turquoise water provides the perfect backdrop for an island destination wedding. And if you’re having it at the Bahama Beach Club then you certainly can’t go wrong. Located right on the beach with a variety of hotel/condo options all with stunning ocean views, any bride and groom would be thrilled with their barefoot beach ceremony, jammin’ DJ, delicious food and super friendly staff. Even though I am there working I always feel is if I am on the best vacay ever!

I have been lucky to photograph quite a few weddings here over the years and I always look forward to meeting the families that find Treasure Cay the perfect fit for them. And this wedding was no exception. Laughter (a truly happy and loving bride), tears (a beautifully sensitive and emotional groom!), energy and jokes for days (the groomsmen!) and the love and friendship of family. As you browse through the images below keep an eye out for all things Batman! So much thought went into the details – and brought tears to the groom’s eyes when he was surprised with his custom designed wedding ring and cufflinks!

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Easily.”
Robin: “Easily.”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”
Robin: “Thank you.”
Batman: “You’re welcome.”

“Two halves have little choice but to join;
and yes, they do make a whole.
But two wholes when they coincide…
that is beauty. That is love.” (Lillian Darr)

April is a beautiful time of year for a Bahamas wedding – gorgeous light, beautiful weather and an energy that comes from springtime. A few weeks ago I posted a small selection of my absolute favourites from LA and J’s Ocean Club wedding (click here to see those). It look a little while to create this post because there were so many more favourites after I had truly finished editing. And from the images below you can see why. So many great moments, lots and lots of laughter and all amongst the stunning setting of The One & Only Ocean Club made even more perfect by the amazing Araxi Avron and her team from Wildflower Design in the Bahamas. Fantastic and energetic music by a local favourite Tingum Dem Band had the dance floor hopping all night.  A special shout out to my calm and patient second shooter for the evening – Susan Davis – without whom I would surely be just a little bit more crazy 🙂

There is something truly special about Southern brides and their families whether they are from the Carolinas or from Texas.

Wedding Venue:             The One & Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Wedding Photography: Heather Carey Photography
Officiant:                          Matthew Sweeting, The Island Preacha
Ceremony Music:            Strings and Tings
Tents, Decor and other Details: Wildflowers, Bahamas
Hair / Makeup:               The Ocean Club Spa
Live Band:                        Tingum Dem, Bahamas
Wedding Cake:               One & Only Ocean Club
Event Production:          Regan Haggerty, Details & Designs Event Productions, Fort Worth, TX
Brides Dress:                   Lazaro
Brides Shoes:                   Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses:      Bill Levkoff
Grooms Suit:                   Tom James

A sneak peak for an anxious bride after a stunning wedding at the One & Only Ocean club, Paradise Island in The Bahamas. This is one of my favourite venues to shoot and you can see why. The day was stunning, the light gorgeous and the bride and groom just full of love and energy and laughter. More to come……stay tuned!

An absolutely action filled, intimate, family wedding at the One & Only Ocean Club and their favoured ceremony venue, The Cloisters, on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. While corresponding with the bride I think she forgot to mention how feisty and independent her little daughters were! From the moment I entered their suite to begin the bridal prep photos it was full on with laughter, singing and lots of dancing. The moments were so spontaneous and full of love that I’m glad they booked a videographer (J. Co Photography & Film) to capture some of those moments on film.

I don’t need to say a lot about this wedding – the pictures truly do tell the story of the beautiful bride, her loving and very suave husband, and their 3 children that refused to be ignored during the afternoon, not for a moment. I love that the theme was ballerina dresses because that’s what the little girls wanted on “their” wedding day, and it’s always fun to capture images of the groom helping his bride to get ready – it’s definitely a reality check when they begin to tackle all of the buttons on the dresses!

I really look forward to visiting with this warm and welcoming family in England later this year.

Another beautiful wedding on the stunning, historic Bahama island of Eleuthera. This time the wedding was at a private home, available for rental, called Windchat Villa, located in Palmetto Point. This was a small and intimate wedding with just the closest of family and friends. Eye catching yet simple decor was provided as usual by the amazing Mish and her team at Boy Meets Girl Weddings out of Rainbow Bay, and poolside entertainment was provided by Elliott and his band (Elliott is bartender phenom from Tippy’s Restaurant and Bar).

It was a bit windy and overcast but that end of day light provided the perfect backdrop for our garden portraits post-ceremony. So much fun, so much great energy, so much love and warmth. I could have photographed for hours!

So much love, so much laughter! What an amazing wedding weekend to be a part of. Jeni found me via her friend/client whose son’s wedding I had photographed at the exclusive Lyford Cay Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. I have said repeatedly that I LOVE my Carolina (North AND South) brides and the list has now grown to include Jeni and Chris as well! One of the things that always stands out is the way they prefer to do informal buffet meals – keep on dancing and cocktailing and eat when you are ready. It keeps the flow and the energy of the night moving, and it certainly makes the best use of photography time!

The weekend started on the Monday night when they had their welcome party for all of the guests. The weather wasn’t the most cooperative so the beach party became an indoor party at The Cove – I love a group that never lets weather be a downer! (I threw in a hammock shot so you can see how crazy the wind was – that’s definitely not the way I hammock should be facing!)

The wedding day started with a yoga session on the pool deck followed by a sea plunge by a few of the braver souls! Right after the bridal prep session Jeni wanted to have a few moments with her family and so we did first looks with both her brother and her Dad – so emotional, so beautiful, definitely moments for a few tears from me!

We then had a few private moments for a first look between Jeni and Chris (thanks for being such a great sport Chris!) and then it was off to the ceremony on the point. What a stunning location for a wedding! One of the best moments was the surprise that Jeni had planned (even the groom was completely unaware!); since the walk from the pool deck to the ceremony site is quite long Jeni came up with a plan to make the best use of one of our local Junkanoo group and so she was hidden behind them as they walked the length of the headland with cowbells shaking, horns blowing, goatskin drums beating – you can see from Mom’s expression how absolutely awesome and jaw-dropping this was for the groom and the guests! Best bridal entrance idea – ever!

Sunset portraits, cocktails, dancing, a little limbo – all with great fun, lots of laughs. Thank you Jeni and Chris for an awesome wedding weekend!

Bahamas Photographer: Heather Carey Photography
Bahamas Videographer: Brett David, Frangipani Film/Video
Venue: The Cove, Eleuthera
Flowers/Decor: Mish, Boy Meets Girl Weddings, Rainbow Bay, Eleuthera
Band: High Rock, Eleuthera
Photographer’s Accommodation: The Cove, Eleuthera (most comfortable bed – ever!)

  • Jeni - February 7, 2017 - 9:23 pm

    You did such an amazing job at capturing all the love and joy of the weekend!!! Heather we love you!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - February 28, 2017 - 4:17 pm

      Thanks Jeni – I had a blast spending the weekend with you and your friends and family. It was absolutely a perfect wedding – glad to be a part of it!ReplyCancel

What a day! With outstanding planning by parents and the Albany team (go Mike!!) this day-before-the-wedding welcome event for approx 100 guests went off without a hitch! Golf carts labelled and gassed up, teams assigned, “staff” in place – and then all systems go. The Amazing Wedding Race was a combination of chaos, laughter, determination, athletic ability and athletically challenged….. from a putting challenge on the 18-hole Ernie Else designed golf course to paddleboarding, from limbo to jigsaw puzzle solving, from limerick writing to cycling at Albany’s state of the art fitness complex, from an obstacle course to the football toss at the slides, this 3 hour event had it all. There were clear winners (just check out some of the competitive faces), and other teams that didn’t fare so well but segue to the next planned event for the day and everyone was happy!

Follow the Amazing Wedding Race with a fully catered welcome party in one of Albany’s stunning villas and you have a day to remember and as the sign says “Best Day Ever”.

For my post on the beautiful wedding day click HERE!

Lyford Cay weddings are always a blast – a mixture of the new, wild and crazy amidst a setting that is exclusive and full of old world charm. I met Nick and Heather early in 2016 and the weekend we met they asked me to take their engagement photos – it was quite last minute but we had a great time and they both looked amazing in spite of the Bahamas heat and sunshine. Here’s a link to those pics if you’d like to take a peak: Lyford Cay Engagement Photos

I couldn’t wait for December to come around so that we could photograph the big day. I returned home from a very long summer in Europe and was excited to have this be my first wedding of our season…..With guests flying in from New England and beyond I knew this would be another memorable occasion, and I was pumped. It’s so much fun to spend time with families who have an appreciation for “things Bahamian” such as our steel drum / calypso music and of course our ever-energetic Junkanoo groups which inevitably lead to packed dance floors – the perfect way to transition from a civilized meal to all out fun and crazy dance moves.

In spite of a small hiccup from a passing shower as were about to begin our “formal” bride and groom portraits, everything went swimmingly. Thanks to my super patient and talented 2nd photographer Susan Davis for her beautiful images, and a nod to Araxi at Wildflowers for beautiful table settings and a gorgeous arbor. Cocktails on the lawn, a blazing Christmas tree in the foyer, a few photos on the golf course, goatskin drums and cowbells – a wedding to remember!

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