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Hyatt Baha Mar Beach Destination Wedding – Ashley & Derek

One of the newest resorts in the Caribbean, Hyatt Baha Mar, is truly a spectacle to behold. It’s the perfect venue for a beach destination wedding. It helps that my house is so close to the resort I can walk there. I love walking to work if I can.

Ashley and Derek’s wedding ceremony was on the beach and the reception was held on the 25th floor balcony. I really enjoyed photographing their wedding. With around 30 guests attending, I had a chance to meet everyone and really gel with the crowd.

I was able to shoot the entire wedding without using any flashes and only using ambient light the entire. To me this is ideal. It’s definitely more challenging doing it this way (I had flashes in my bag ready to go still), but I just think the results look so much more natural and give the viewer a truer sense of the atmosphere and general vibe. Years of shooting Junkanoo has made me a low-light, fast movement ninja. Nothing scares me anymore. Here are some of my favorites from the day:

 

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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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