Hyatt Baha Mar: Bahamas Destination Wedding – Erik Kruthoff Photography

I love it when my couples are just chill and have a go-with-the-flow attitude. The bride and groom from this Bahamas destination wedding, Dane and Amanda, were definitely that way. They trusted that I would do my thing and get some great images of the day and I know they were grateful. Now they can relive the experience over and over by looking back at them. That’s why I especially like shooting in a photojournalism style. You really can get some great storytelling images while giving a real depiction of the emotions and events on these special days. I can’t stand when I see other wedding photographers only taking super cheesy and cliche photos.

The newly opened and magnificent Baha Mar resort in Nassau, Bahamas served as the perfect place for this wedding. There’s so many beautiful spots that you don’t even need to be on the beach.

Here’s what the bride’s mother had to say afterwards,

Erik,

OMG, Amanda and I just sat down together and looked at all the pictures.  I’m speechless.  I love all of them and I am so grateful that you were able to catch all these beautiful images so we can remember our happy celebration.  Thank you again. We are so truly grateful.
Thanks,
D.G.
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Britt and Christian: Coral Sands Beach Destination Wedding – Harbour Island, Bahamas

I had such a blast shooting this destination beach wedding in The Bahamas. This very international group was a ton of fun getting to know and it truly was a pleasure to document this epic weekend everyone had on Harbour Island. We ran all over the island and completed about 20 hours of shooting at […]

Feature on Brides.com – Eleuthera Destination Wedding

I am excited to have a recent beach destination wedding I shot on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas was featured as “The Wedding of The Day” on the Brides.com website. See it here

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Lovesick – The Cove Eleuthera Destination Wedding – Jules and Greg

Sometimes weddings don’t always go as you planned and even paradise contains some unwanted bacteria! The bride at this beach destination wedding in The Bahamas had unfortunately caught some sort of stomach bug and wasn’t feeling 100 per cent on her wedding day. She was a trooper though, and powered through to the reception to make her destination wedding at The Cove a memorable one. Luckily she has some wonderful moments captured that focus on the love and happiness of the day instead of the nausea she was experiencing. Here’s her response after seeing the results,

“Hi Erik,  I’ve been meaning to write to you since you sent this link but have been so busy since returning to the real world!

Thank you so much for the beautiful photos- they came out great!  The unanimous feedback from those who have seen them was not only are your pictures gorgeous, but you did a great job making me not look on my death bed! lol. “

Location: Eleuthera, The Bahamas

Venue: The Cove Eleuthera

Wedding planning: Boy Meets Girl Weddings

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Sarah and Alex – Rainbow Bay Eleuthera Wedding

Fun and laid back vibes with this wedding group! Guests rented houses near Rainbow Bay and the festivities were held at Rainbow Bay Inn. Wedding planning by Boy Meets Girl.

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Destination wedding: The Cove Eleuthera – Caitlin and Matt – Erik Kruthoff Photography

A hidden gem in The Bahamas on the island of Eleuthera, The Cove resort is an ideal spot for a destination wedding. The seclusion and natural beauty of Eleuthera has even caught the attention of some international celebrities. Rumor has it that Justin Bieber rented the whole place out for his 21st birthday. Lenny Kravitz lives just the road and has can sometimes be spotted riding his bike to nearby Gregory Town.

The natural promontory between the two coves/beaches at the resort serves as a perfect spot for the ceremony. The wedding was brilliantly planned and styled by Mish and her crew at Boy Meets Girl Weddings.

Caitlin and Matt hosted a bonfire welcome party on Friday night and had me come to photograph that event as well. It’s nice to getting to know some of the people beforehand so come wedding day they are already comfortable with me and my camera clicking away. People often look at me funny at first and are surprised I am not constantly posing them and asking them to “say, cheese!” Once they realize that I am capturing real, candid moments they relax and understand my method.

Here’s what Caitlin had to say before she had even seen any of the photos,

“Erik was a true professional from beginning to end. He responded promptly to all emails and reported for our events exactly as planned. We are eager to see the photos he took, but we would recommend him wholeheartedly on dependability alone.”

 

 

Friday Night Welcome Dinner and Beach Bonfire

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Lush Life Eleuthera Beach Destination Wedding

The beautiful estate Lush Life was the location for this beach wedding on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. It is located near Governors Harbour on French Leave Beach. This couple had a great crowd and even included a Junkanoo rush and fireworks. Planned and designed by Boy Meets Girl Weddings. Live music by The High Rock Band. Here are some highlights from the day.

The Cove Atlantis Bahamas Wedding

This bride decided I was the photographer for her after she saw my travel photos from Nepal where her family is from. A sense of adventure and authenticity are two things I strive to convey in destination wedding photography. This couple was looking for just that for their beautiful destination wedding at The Cove at Atlantis Paradise resort in The Bahamas. The ceremony and reception were held at the Ocean’s Edge pavilion. Congratulations to the couple!

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Nassau Bahamas Wedding Proposal Photo Session.

It was a lot of fun preparing and photographing this destination wedding proposal for a fellow professional photographer in Nassau, The Bahamas. The couple arrived on a cruise and rented a vehicle to explore the island. I went to Jaws Beach ahead of time and planted a “Message in a Bottle” a the end of the pier for her to discover, all the while posing as a sunbather to capture the moment. We went around Clifton Heritage Park afterward to capture a few more shots. Congratulations!

 

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Intimate Eleuthera Bahamas Beach Wedding

I  love working with couples who have a good sense of adventure. It opens the door for me to try something new and different. After a rainy and windy ceremony huddled under a beach cabana, it hadn’t turned out to be the beach wedding this Austrian couple had envisioned. Luckily, the weather took a turn for the better after the ceremony (including a rainbow!). After we raced across the island to capture some amazing sunset shots.

The following day we went all the way down to Lighthouse Point to take some more photos in better weather conditions. We ended the day at Twin Sisters Beach north of Governors Harbour, squeezing in some final shots before the rain returned.

 

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