Nassau, Bahamas Trip | Dec 22, 2010 | Experience of a lifetime

admin| 22 Dec 2010| 2 comments | Personal, Trips Tags: ,

It’s been two months since I’ve updated the blog, and 5 weeks since my last shoot. To my defence, I have been very busy, busy starting a new life with a lovely young lady. For quite a few years, I was heavily involved in documenting with my cameras for the start of numerous couples’ journey. Last month, it was my turn and I was finally a part of a fun filled wedding day that I have witnessed over the years. The wedding date was on Nov 26, 2010 and location was at Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

The wedding was small, with 29 guests in total. Friends and family flew in from all over the world including Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, and Hong Kong. The wedding was exactly the way we envisioned, a very small intimate wedding and somehow we nailed it. Wedding days go by fast and and our very relaxing schedule really allowed us to just sit back and enjoyed the moment. Of course it was harder for me since it’s been years since I went to a wedding without working. Side note: Would love to thank all the friends and family who made it to our big day. You guys rock.

Anyhow, we stayed at Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino and had our wedding on the beach. For many months, both many of my personal friends, my colleagues and my couples asked me who was going to photograph my wedding. Knowing that I have high expectations and being very picky about photographs, it was at first, a very hard decision when searching for a photographer. At the start of 2010, I decided Mr. Scott McNamara from Portland, Oregon was going to shoot my wedding. I’ve met Scott over a year ago during my friends wedding in Hawaii and for sure seeing him in action and speaking with him made my decision a lot easier than expected. Many photographers are technically profound, but not every photographer has people skills. Scott is just the fun, chilling type of person he is. A sneak peak of the wedding photos can be found on his blog entry. Once again, a big shout out to Scott for performing an exceptional job on the big day, and of course, the fun filled TTD session. Scott – if you’re reading this – the water was VERY cold haha.

Over the course of our stay, we visited many places and had many great food. Here are a few random thoughts (in no particular order)

  • Beautiful weather where we were in shorts.
  • The food, especially conch salad at MacKenzie (Potters Cay) is a must try.
  • Local drinks such as the sky juice and Kalik beer are highly recommended.
  • Bahamas is a very chill and relaxing place
  • All the taxi drivers were very friendly and also good tour guides. (Especially Steve who chauffeured us around during the TTD session)
  • Taxi rates are not charged by M/KM, but by zones.
  • Most of the buildings are very colourful, very vibrant
  • The sunrise from our hotel (Wyndham) is gorgeous
  • Starbucks there don’t take my prepaid starbucks card
  • This trip was very special and memorable and I would love to share a few photos of the sunrise from Cable Beach (right behind our hotel)

    Nassau, Bahamas Sunrise from Wyndham

    Nassau, Bahamas Sunrise from Wyndham

    Nassau, Bahamas Sunrise from Wyndham

    Nassau, Bahamas Sunrise from Wyndham

    Nassau, Bahamas Sunrise from Wyndham

    Lastly, happy holidays and happy new year to everyone!

    Location: Nassau, Bahamas

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    1. Scott McNamara | 24 Dec 2010 at 3:14 pm | Reply

      Chris – Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of your Caribbean wedding! It was amazing and your images are in final edit, so you will have everything very soon. Thanks again for everything.

      Scott

      PS. The wedding was beautiful but the TTD sesh was awesome!

    2. admin | 25 Dec 2010 at 12:11 am | Reply

      Thanks Scott. We’re very much looking forward to it! Can’t Wait!

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