When we last left our intrepid bride and groom, they had just danced the last dance and headed to their ocean front hideaway for their first night as man and wife. Their honeymoon night would, however, be short as they met me, their humble photographer, at 6AM for some fun photos in the early morning light.
The skies to the east were a deep, rich blue and the sun would not rise for another 30 mins. After a couple quick images at the hotel pool, we made our way to the waiting surf. Clouds overhead seemed to perfectly frame them as they looked lovingly into each other’s eyes. Both were incredibly comfortable in front of the camera as they held each other in their arms. We made some beautiful images, but their playful side was impatiently waiting to come out.
Like joyful children, they ran and jumped in the surf. A little splashing was naturally required. There is something oddly liberating to see a couple wearing their elegant attire from their wedding day, now playing in the warm summer ocean. And yes, they even brought their faithful rubber duck, of course.
As the sun climbed slowly in the sky, Dana and Rob looked as wonderful as they did the day before. Their wedding magic was still there as they held hands and walked along the beach. We ended our session in the hotel pool, the rubber duck and bouquet floating as they posed and played. While Rob got a few good splashes in, always put your money on the bride to drench the groom.
Congratulations to Dana and Rob. May they have a long, full and happy life together!
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