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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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Bahamas Destination Wedding – Grand Hyatt Baha Mar – AnnMarie & Josh

I had the privilege to photograph another beautiful destination wedding at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. I always love to photograph destination weddings there. The planning staff at the resort always are very professional and they make sure they put on a great event every time. Wildflowers took care of flowers and decorations.

AnnMarie and Josh, like most people, are self-described introverts. They don’t feel exactly comfortable with a lot of attention thrown towards them and a camera thrust in their faces. That’s why I always approach wedding photography in a relaxed, easy-going manner. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and forget that I am there. The way I shoot weddings , using a Documentary/Photojournalism style, means that it doesn’t take a huge production to get beautiful and meaningful images.

Everyone always asks me at the start of a wedding day, “What am I supposed to do?”.

My response is, “Well, nothing. Just have fun, enjoy your company, be present, and soak in the moment!”

A wedding is naturally full of photogenic moments. The trick is being able to anticipate them and be ready to capture them. Having to set something up or arrange anything is unnecessary if you are present in the moment.

Here are some of the highlights from AnnMarie and Josh’s gallery,

 

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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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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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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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