January 25, 2017
I met Taylor several years ago when she was a bridesmaid at her cousin, Shannon's, wedding in Big Bend. When Taylor became engaged and reached out to me about traveling to Costa Rica, I was beside myself. When she said things like, "I told Dylan how much I loved every single picture you took of me at Shannon's wedding and how great it would feel on my wedding day to know that same person is taking pictures of me then!" I felt like my wedding photographer dreams were realized and I knew that I had to be there.
Taylor and Dylan traveled to Esterillos Este in Costa Rica with their closest friends and family and practically took over the small beach. They welcomed me like one of their own and the few days that I spent surrounded by everyone was such an amazing time. They rode horses during the day, played volleyball, went surfing, and just spent all their time together. It was stress free and relaxing, fun and intimate.
Their wedding day was exactly the same. I literally took a nap in a hammock before I began shooting. I found Taylor's dad rinsing off his feet from the ocean beach as I walked in to Taylor's room to find her writing her vows. Shortly after, she was surrounded by her closest girl friends while she got ready, everyone lounging and excited.
The sunset ceremony was beautiful. Walking along the beach afterward was beyond beautiful. The bonfire at the end of the night was perfect.
Let's do it again.