• Posted by Natalie •
Courtney and Bob's gorgeous Sanibel Island wedding had Matt and I rethinking our decision to be based in Philadelphia. Then we realized that the thermometer was pushing 90 degrees before noon in early May, and decided we'd settle for being destination wedding photographers every now and then.
In all seriousness though, we were so honored and excited when this Philadelphia couple asked us to tag along for their destination wedding in one of the most beautiful parts of Florida last spring. Courtney and her family have rented a home in neighboring Captiva for years, so the location had the feeling of home, except with lush greenery and pure white sand leading to the ocean. Everything looked like a postcard, and having a sweet couple that could just not stop smiling at each other didn't hurt either!
They kicked everything off with a first look on the beach at Captiva before heading over to Sanibel Island for their ceremony on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort. After the ceremony we took a few more wedding portraits on the beach and among the palm trees before joining the wedding guests inside for the reception.
Another bonus for the wedding was the opportunity to catch up with our first couple of 2012, Zack and Nikki, who is Bob's cousin. We always love having the opportunity to catch up with a couple after their wedding. It was just a wonderful day from start to finish, and you'll never find us hesitating to ditch the snowy northeast for any tropical destination weddings!
Courtney & Bob, It was such a pleasure getting to know you guys and being part of the exclusive crowd witnessing your beautiful wedding. Thank you so much for bringing us along for the experience!
This is probably the most beautiful setting we've ever had for a first look.
Even the path to the beach was gorgeous.
I love when we're obviously taking portraits and someone just ambles into the photo.
Our future competition? This little guy was using a camera, iPhone and iPad at once to take photos.