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Intimate Puerto Rico Wedding Elopement – Cerro Gordo National Park

You, me and the sea. Elopements are all about creating a beautiful, intimate moment. Why not cut out all the noise and distractions of planning a traditional wedding and instead focus on each other? Sounds wonderful, right?  Erik Kruthoff Photography offers simple, complete elopement packages customized to fit all your needs. Your dream wedding doesn’t have to bankrupt you, either. Our complete Puerto Rico island elopement packages start at just $999. Each package includes planning, enactment of ceremony with a certified officiant, and of course… the photography! Reserve your date today.

This recent destination elopement with Shawn and Jonathine, we decided on Cerro Gordo National Park as the backdrop. Just outside Dorado, PR the park offers stunning coastal views and beautiful scenery in all directions. David Mariani served as officiant and met with the couple ahead of time to customize their ceremony. Planning and Photography coordinated by Erik Kruthoff.

Here’s some highlights from their amazing Puerto Rico wedding elopement. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Old San Juan Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot

We met up in Old San Juan for a little pre wedding shoot with this lovely couple. They will get married at Hotel El Convento in June and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in Old San Juan. I always take the time to meet each couple ahead of time so we can get a good sense of each others character. Then on the wedding day, we are like old friends hanging out and it takes some of the awkwardness away.

Engagement sessions like these are complimentary when you book your wedding with Erik Kruthoff Photography. It’s just part of the outstanding service and personalized care that makes us unique and sets us apart.

We are now booking 2021 and 2022 weddings in Puerto Rico. Call us today for a quote!

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Dorado Beach Engagement Session

I recently met up with Shay and Carlos for a sunrise engagement photo session on the beach in beautiful Dorado, Puerto Rico. I knew the early start time wouldn’t phase them since they both work as flight attendants for Delta. They live in the Us and have family in both Puerto Rico and Mexico, which is where the ceremony will be. It was really important to them that Puerto Rico was incorporated into their wedding story and here are the results!

I love the calmness of shooting in the early morning and how the quality of light changes so much so quickly. It starts and shifts from a dull, subtle blue to glowing hard, warm light. I am pleased we took advantage of the conditions presented to us and created some really nice images together.

Afterwards, we met up in Old San Juan to take a few more shots before they had to jump on a plane back home.

 

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Old San Juan Wedding Proposal and Engagement Shoot

Planning secret proposal shoots is so much fun. It’s such a thrill to help plan and then capture such momentous and meaningful moments. It’s a funny story of how this connection even happened in the first place.

My mother-in-law ran into D’Andree’s father at a pickleball tournament in Arizona and got to talking about how his son is going to Puerto Rico on vacation and is going to propose to his girlfriend. She mentioned I am a wedding photographer in Puerto Rico and offer engagement shoots… and the rest is in the books!

D’Andree and I had a lot of contact ahead of time, and even right up to the last munte to find and settle on the perfect spot.

Here’s some highlights from the mini-session,

Surprise Wedding Proposal in the Amazing Natural Beauty of Puerto Rico

Making images that combine different genres of is one of the ways that I love to explore the craft of photography. I love it when I am able to use elements of Landscape, Portraiture, Documentary, and Wedding Photography simultaneously to create unique and meaningful images.

Steven wanted to propose to his girlfriend Ashley on their vacation to Puerto Rico. He wanted to pop the question in a spectacular way at a beautiful location. We coordinated ahead of time and came up with a game plan. We decided on the location and the exact spot. I arrived early to find my angle and then act like a tourist so that Ashley wouldn’t suspect anything. The resulting engagement photo session…

Epic!

The cliffs and arches of La Cueva del Indio provided for the perfect backdrop to this awe-inspiring moment!

Cheers to Steven and Ashley!

Now booking Puerto Rico weddings for 2020. Check for availability

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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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