I will confess to being a little nervous about shooting this wedding, as both Paul and Layla are very into photography, and were looking for something out of the ordinary. But I needn't have worried - Paul and Layla were relaxed, fun and very easy to work with!
I met the Weathersbee family at West Bay Club last Saturday - not perhaps the best possible weather for a photo shoot - it was overcast and grey, with not much prospect of a sunset - but I know from experience that in those conditions there is always a trade-off - no bright sun means no hard shadows, no squinting, and soft and flattering light instead! So no worries - Ella and Brooks (the two children) soon dictated the way the session was going to work - it was all about running around the resort and the beach and just having a good time!
The Sacco family are regular visitors to Turks & Caicos (though this was the first time I had had the pleasure of shooting a family portrait session with them). They were staying at Ocean Club East, on Grace Bay, Providenciales - we began the session about an hour before sunset, and as I usually do if the sun is bright I started with some photos in the garden area of the resort. Heading straight to the beach at that time can be hard on the eyes and everyone gets hot quickly!
Last Thursday I drove down to The Veranda, one of the newest resorts on Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, to shoot a family portrait session with two families – Patricia and Nyssa and their respective kids. The kids were definitely full of beans – not really interested in sitting still while I did group photos, but that didn’t matter too much as quite often it’s the less posed shots that work out the best!