In February I traveled to the Bahamas to photograph Kate over her bachelorette party weekend. Kate and her friends had traveled to an island called Green Turtle Cay, and I met up with them for a couple of fun days. We had such a great time hanging out and getting some fun pictures.
On my second day there, we boarded a boat that left from Brendall's Dive Shop. Brendall is world famous for his dive tours and his delicious cooking. Brendall himself was our captain, and we set out with our snorkel gear ready for the day. I of course had my cameras.
What followed was some of the most beautiful snorkeling I have ever done. We found a large reef that was full of incredible wildlife. Shark, stingray, barracuda, and all sorts of colorful fish swam around us. Some of the girls even saw some baby sea turtles. While we snorkeled, Brendall swam around and gathered lobsters for us. It was incredible to see him work. He would hold his breath and dive down, searching out the nooks and crannies for lobster. As you can see in the photos below, he caught us a feast!
When we were worn out from snorkeling, we headed back to the boat to break out the rum punches. Brendall returned with his catch, and took us to a beautiful stretch of beach on a small neighboring island. We unloaded, and walked the beach, finding an abundance of sand dollars and starfish. While we enjoyed the waters and wildlife, and took some photos, Brendall was hard at work cooking up an awesome lunch. After about 45 minutes, he blew his whistle for us to return and eat. I have never tasted anything more delicious in my life!
We returned that evening late hoping to take some bridals of Kate. Kate had brought her short wedding dress, one that she was going to change into in the middle of the night at her wedding. We only had about 5 minutes to shoot before we lost all light, so we moved quickly and got a couple keepers. The next morning we woke up for sunrise to get some more photos of Kate in her dress.
Here are some of my favorite photos from an incredible weekend in the Bahamas.
Thanks Kate for everything!