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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Hello from Alex

Hey there everyone! Starting immediately I will be taking more of an active roll in the writing of the studio blogs. The staff and I feel that it should be the photographers who take the lead in keeping all our blog followers up to date on our happenings.

One of the many perks that we as photographers enjoy is not just getting to document the biggest events in peoples lives, but also getting to travel to the locations where these events take place. Even though I’ve had the privilege of traveling to many great locations, nothing to date beats my July 18th wedding to the island of Puerto Rico. The location that we stayed at was the Wyndham Grand Resort at Rio Mar next to the rainforest of El Yunque.

I took the following picture from the balcony of the hotel room that we were staying at, and as you can see, it was absolutely breathtaking. It was great to bear witness to the hospitality and friendliness of the Puerto Rican people. It seemed as if everywhere we went everyone just went out of their way to treat us like family.

We took Friday morning as an opportunity to take some pictures of the bridal couple in this exotic local. As you can see, from the few pictures that I have provided here, the views from the island where nothing short of magical. The wedding on Saturday was just as you would expect, it was on the beach with palm trees full of coconuts on one end and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.

Traveling to a far off place for a wedding comes with it’s own set of problems. You are constantly worried about making sure that you didn’t forget anything and also worried about the new set of challenges that shooting in a new environment brings. I was not used to the tropical storms that looked like they would come out of nowhere. They never lasted long, but when they came they came upon us quickly and violently. I was also not expecting the amount of condensation that my lenses would experience whenever we went from the indoors that was air-conditioned and then the outdoors that was not.

Although at times being a wedding photographer can be quite taxing, part of the fun of it for it me is rising to the challenge that comes with the planned chaos of a wedding day. All I can say is that I just can’t wait until my next destination wedding comes along.


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