Hope Gardens Jamaica Wedding

We are happy to share these beautiful photos from one of our recent weddings hosted at The Hope Botanical Gardens in Kingston Jamaica.

Make up by: Sue Gregg

Decorations and Wedding Planning by: Knotts Landings

 

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Fire Station Love

Fire Truck Wedding

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It’s no secret I have a fascination with and compulsion to take pictures of my clients with vehicles: trains, buses, boats,  helicopters, golf carts, even lawn mowers.

When our clients mentioned that they wanted some of their wedding pictures to be taken at a fire station, we were all too happy to oblige. When we found out we could use the largest fire truck in Jamaica as a prop, things got interesting.

Location: York Park Fire station, Kingston Jamaica

 

 

 

Odd things guests ask me to do at weddings. Some of which I will never do.

UWI Mona Chapel. A very popular wedding destination in Kingston Jamaica

UWI Mona Chapel. A very popular wedding destination in Kingston Jamaica

As a wedding photographer you are highly respected by the couple. You were handpicked from the list of individuals in your area with an expensive camera and a Facebook page. You were selected because the couple is confident that you have the ability to capture their wedding in a timeless and creative manner and you will never miss a moment of their special day.

The guests, on the other hand, see you as paid help, a camera man, and a nuisance preventing them from capturing their prized iPhone or Galaxy S5 shot for Instagram.

 

 

 

These are a few things that I will not do as your wedding photographer. So please inform your guests before the big day.

  1. Guest: Mr. Photographer, can you please step to the left or right? I can’t see the kiss.
  2. Guest: Can you please take a picture of the kiss with my camera?
  3. Mother/Decorator/Friend: Can you please roll out the aisle runner before the bride walks down the aisle?
  4. Guest: Can you please make me look skinny?
  5. Wedding Planner: Can you please open the door before the Bride comes in and close it “after” the Bride enters the church?
  6. Wedding coordinator: Can you please play track 13 when the bridal party is marching down the aisle and track 5 for the bride?
  7. Maid of Honour: Can you please take the Bride’s shoes to the car and get her sandals? It’s in the black suitcase with the red accent, to the right corner, in a mauve paper bag, under her blue jeans.
  8. Bridesmaid\Groomsman: Can you please take a picture of the beautiful group shots, you spent hours coming up with, with my camera?
  9. Guest: Can you please take a picture of me and your beautiful assistant/wife and email it to me? It’s been over 6 months since I’ve changed my facebook cover photo.

My answer to all these requests?…. “That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works”

It’s not that I don’t want to be helpful. However, I will not do any task that I believe would prevent me from adequately performing my contractual obligations to my clients or will cause me to miss a shot.

In regards to number 9, I’m sure someone thinks you’re a handsome young man. However, any picture of my wife will look wayyy better without you in it. PEACE!

Wedding – Eden Gardens Resort & Spa

Since I learnt that Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in Kingston Jamaica had their rooms and facilities renovated, I wanted to photograph a wedding at that location.

I finally got an opportunity to last year and the images below are the end result. The couple wanted to do their formals at the nearby Hope Gardens. When we got to the Gardens however, the sun was already set. This would not deter us as our lighting kit allowed us to get memorable images for our clients albeit in the dark.

Visit tj876.com to see more images from this and other weddings

 

Wedding – Struan Castle Garden

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Releasing of Doves at Struan Castle Garden, Kingston Jamaica

Struan Castle Gardens continues to be a very popular destination for weddings in Kingston, Jamaica.

With grounds as beautiful as this, it’s no surprise why more couples choose this location for their nuptials.

A few weeks ago, we were hired to photograph this beautiful wedding. See some of our favourite pics below.

We have been booked for a few more weddings at this location so look out to see what else we can get from this photographer’s paradise.