I had the pleasure of second shooting a wedding in St. Lucia with my best friend Summer Gibbs in November. I have been to St. Lucia with her many times now, but it never gets old. It is by far my favorite Caribbean Island because of its beautiful mountain ranges and hidden resorts.

We greeted Sabrina and Chris as they departed the cruise ship in the morning and traveled by car to Jalousie Plantation on the southern end of the island. This was a first for me and I hope to return some day soon. Maybe a second honeymoon! The staff were so helpful giving us a tour of the resort, bringing refreshments and organizing every little detail of the day. The original plan was to have the ceremony on the beach, but because there were so many onlookers, the decision was made to move it to the top of the hill. I think it was the right decision, now we had a view of the Pitons and the surrounding cove. Not to mention it was much more intimate.

Chris was so nervous as his bride emerged from her room with her father. He looked up at the sky almost the entire time. But once he laid eyes on her, he could not contain his emotions. I even was choked up, and that rarely happens. After the ceremony we gathered the couple for portraits hoping to squeeze them in before the looming rain clouds arrived. Well, we almost made it. But Sabrina and Chris didn’t let the rain dampen their day!

Congratulations Sabrina and Chris, and thank you for letting me tag along. It was an absolutely wonderful day!

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