I had a lot of fun after the wedding reception with this couple. They planned it so they could go to the reception for a couple of hours, then do a trash-the-dress session at sunset before leaving for the evening. I’ve never had a bride and groom get completely in the ocean like they did. The only problem we had was getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, but I don’t let anything stop me when I was shooting. The poor bride in the first picture below had scratches that I had to Photoshop out on her arms because of getting bitten. I think the results were worth the bit of suffering. I love all of these, and it was hard to pick just a few for the blog.
I’ve thought recently about selling my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens because I never use it anymore. It’s really heavy and bulky to keep in my bag all the time. However, I’m glad I had it. You might notice if you look closely; about halfway through the pictures, I switch lenses from my 85mm f1.4 to the 70-200 f2.8. Using the 70-200 is how I get those close-up shots when the couple is deep in the ocean. It looks like I’m on top of them even though I’m back on the beach. Even if it’s heavy, I realize it’s good to carry around everything because you never know what you will need. I hope you enjoy the pictures below. Let me know in the comments if you like them!