They were in the right place at the right time. Sparks flew and connected, almost instantly. They were young – high school sweethearts – but when that rush hits you, the electricity sends shivers down your spine – how can age matter? They knew instantly and yet over time, it became more and more apparent. Theirs was a connection that stirred the soul, that pushed others to feel more deeply and love more honestly. Magic happened.
And this year, magic happened again when we escaped to the Dominican Republic to photograph the wedding of Candace & Mike – also known as our High School Sweethearts. If you missed our engagement session with these two – take a quick look.
Maybe the magic had something to do with the beautiful setting that the Dominican Republic provided. Perhaps the gorgeous white gazebo which served as an altar for Candace & Mike as they recited their vows played a small part. It may have been the overwhelming feeling of love and friendship that emanated from their guests hearts and hugs. All of it played a part, for sure. But what it came down to was this – we were witnessing a destiny, a moment that was written in the books long before it happened. They were the purpose in each other’s lives and we captured the entire day, a lifetime of moments being fulfilled, with our magical little cameras.
Mike & Candace are two amazing, AMAZING, individuals who live life like there’s no tomorrow, who dance like no one is watching, who smile often and laugh hardily because life is a gift and it’s worth celebrating. We had so much fun with the two of them. From a simple ceremony on the white sandy beaches to the palm tree covered cocktail hour, where they were serenaded by a local mariachi band. And to their guests surprise, a stunning trash the dress session amongst the gorgeous turquoise ocean waters. Candace & Mike were willing to try anything – and so we did everything!
The night concluded with an intimate candlelit dinner on the beach, with all of their loved ones toasting to this amazing couple. We really couldn’t have asked them to do anything else, but we’re pretty sure their future is going to be filled with surprises for those lucky enough to be a part of it.
Candace & Mike – thank you again for being so open and so inspirational to those around you. We were and still are, honored to be included in your beautiful day. Here’s to your magic – may it burn brighter and longer, ever more!