Nate and I headed down to Key West to photograph and video Carla and John Michael’s wedding on February 1. We arrived a few days early to scout the island for great locations. We rented some bikes and just started riding around.
When the wedding day arrived, there wasn’t much time for photos between the ceremony and reception, so we made plans to do another shoot two days later.
Carla and John Michael were married at The Basilica of Saint Mary Star of the Sea. This is a very old and very gorgeous church. The reception was on the Sunset Pier at Ocean Key Resort in Mallory Square. This was an amazing location for a reception. As the name suggests, there was a perfect sunset view. The actual reception took place under a huge white tent that covered half the pier. Everyone who came to Key West, came to party. The level of energy at this wedding was unbelievable. The food was incredible, as were the speeches, dances and music.
Two days later we headed to the beach at the southern-most point of the island (and continental US) for some sunset photos and video. Carla and John were willing to do anything, including go in the ocean in their wedding cloths. I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to work with.
Nate and I had an incredible time. Here’s the trailer for the video and a few of my favorite photos.
Complimenti Carla e Gian!!!
Not going into detail, but the best best-man speech I’ve ever heard below. I laughed, teared up, and laughed again. The photo says it all.
Carla’s dad gave this fancy shotgun to John as a birthday gift. It was a real surprise for John. It’s a beautiful piece as well.