elopement videography – the tough, the young & the beautiful

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The – not strictly an elopement – elopement videography and elopement photography of Mr & Mrs. Anthony Bynum’s Kona Kai Botanical Gardens Resort – well ok – small wedding.

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elopement videography is a small change to a massive trend

Since we are all trying to stay away a bit more nowadays, the size of weddings has shrunk somewhat. So the trend is towards ‘elopements’ which are not really elopements, just small weddings…with full knowledge of the fam back home. 

We need a new name for the tiny weddings…maybe micro wedding…elopement implies the couple are making a major ‘break with tradition.’ It’s up to them, but, generally we like to do what cultures suggest we do…

And so the world is elevated a little by this beauty. This moment. The capturing of which we are blessed to have been a small part of.  Where there is true love there is a legend in the making. These two young souls have the makings of legends.

 

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She wanted the elopement video, so we made that happen. Young, savvy and both fast, really fast runners. Like all young people should be, their visit to the Florida Keys was packed with honeymooning trips that would satisfy even the radd-est adventurer. Wishing I had accompanied them on the trip with my camera….

There was an epic back country honeymoon fishing trip, by the photos she sent my way…she out-fished him. Setting the tone for the future Mr & Mrs ‘Fish-On’ Bynum.

 

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And just saying those two things ‘honeymoon & fishing’ in the same sentence show us what kind of a life these two are going to have….lucky kids is all I can say. I Super Love you Kayla and Anthony. Congrats. Smooochhhesss

It was just a change of a few details that brought them to me in Key Largo at Kona Kai Resort. I am so blessed beyond my understanding to have met them and had them with me for their beautiful ceremony. Elopement and Wedding Photography & Film is not easy. But we knew these two were unique and super lovely.

And we think they both made the right catch. Their happy smiles and giggles were infectious, the entire resort was lined up at the back cheering them on as they made their way back to do cake and couple shots.

 

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So we went for the complete package with still images and video to share their beautiful story.

For real. The world does, and should, stop when it’s your turn. When the people and things around you bend ever so slightly, without perhaps even looking, in your direction. To catch a glimpse or steal a peek.

 

The noise of the ocean, boats, the palms, birds gently drop to a whisper, the hush comes over your space. Dolphin fins break the waters surface. A magical un-written silence befalls any revelry, even the cats stop, regally poised and gaze upon that mysteriously impregnable bubble that encompasses you for your pledge of love, vow of commitment, statement of life time bonding.

Kayla and Anthony surprised me every step of the way. From hello to thank you. The thank you, like the hello, comes from such an obviously deep embrace for the love in the world. It came out in this way in our photographs, but also in her reaction to them.

 

what Kayla Bynum says

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Kayla & Anthony - Hearts On Fire

They were always going to elope. It was just a change of a few details that brought them to me in Key Largo at Kona Kai Resort. I am so blessed beyond my understanding to have met them and had them with me for their beautiful ceremony. Elopement and Wedding Photography & Film is not easy. But we knew these two were unique and super lovely. So we went for the complete package with still images and video to share their beautiful story.

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Stop The World - Vows

For real. The world does stop when it”s your turn. When the people and things around you bend ever so slightly, without perhaps even looking, in your direction. To catch a glimpse or steal a peek.

Simply being near this ‘new love’ moment – attracts us like bees to polen, as an intimate bond is laid open for the universe to revere. It could be rings made of paper, vows at a bus stop on a busy street, it’s always going to be a magnet for all humanity! Hope. That is what it is.

The noise of the ocean, boats, the palms, birds gently drop to a whisper, the hush comes over your space. Dolphin fins break the waters surface. A magical un-written silence befalls any revelry, even the cats stop, regally poised and gaze upon that mysteriously impregnable bubble that encompasses you for your pledge of love, vow of commitment, statement of life time bonding.

Kayla and Anthony surprised me every step of the way. From hello to thank you. The thank you, like the hello, comes from such an obviously deep embrace for the love in the world. It came out in this way in our photographs, but also in her reaction to them.

What She Said

“Still swooning. I definitely cried viewing them. You are so talented. Idk how you did it but you captured us so perfectly. Every time I look at them I relive the best day of my life & that is exactly what every bride should feel. Needless to say you exceeded our expectations. You will forever hold a special place in my heart & I just know our paths crossed for a reason. You will be a lifelong friend. Please send me where to drop a review of your amazing work. We love you Nada ❤️”

Photography - Capture The Moment

And so the world is elevated a little by this beauty. Elopement photography or wedding photography, it is simply about how to capture the moment. The capturing of which we are blessed to have been a small part of.  Where there is true love there is a legend in the making. These two young souls have the makings of legends.

Young, savvy and both fast, really fast runners. Like all young people should be, their visit to the Florida Keys was packed with honeymooning trips that would satisfy even the radd-est adventurer.

Fish-On Honeymoon

There was an epic back country honeymoon fishing trip, by the photos she sent my way…she out-fished him. Setting the tone for the future Mr & Mrs ‘Fish-On’ Bynum.

And just saying those two things ‘honeymoon & fishing’ in the same sentence show us what kind of a life these two are going to have….lucky kids is all I can say. I Super Love you Kayla and Anthony. Congrats. Smooochhhesss

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Kona Kai elopement photography

Kona Kai elopement photography clients realise it’s better to wed with fewer folks than skip the wedding completely. Fear of catching and spreading COVID19 has slowed would be Key Largo wedding clients in their willingness to mingle. The groups have become so small we call them elopement weddings now.

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Is a small affair. Just you two the officiant, the witness and the photographer. And, even though elopement typically means ‘run away and get married’ the modern day meaning is more like a ‘very small wedding. So don’t let the term elopement shock you! into thinking more and more couples are running away to get married without the knowledge of everyone in their lives.

We have had clients who wanted a planned specific time line of events and adhered rigidly to that. But put this Kona Kai elopement photographer and film maker at their wedding on the beach, and you will see great results that get featured in magazines.

Kona Kai is beautiful. Come rain or shine….the most gorgeous shots we have here are when it’s overcast and grey, with tempestuous looking clouds. It really is fabulous when it’s not bright blue sky and sunny. The grey backdrop brings out the colours and eloping couple’s features magnificently.

As we persistently attempt to emerge in these small ways from the turmoil of a virus bent on destruction, we are learning to reduce the size of gatherings. And learning a new appreciation of distancing whilst in each others company. And sanitation.

The Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo is the most idyllic setting I’ve ever found for photography of every kind.

Peace and tranquillity are second only to the beauty of the landscaped gardens, the art gallery and orchid garden. One of my absolute faves has to be the subtly lit beach walk.

Sunsets here are so epic – with only 13 meticulous, classically decorated French – modern style cottages the overcrowding is not an issue, and when it’s full occupancy is very manageable.

TO SEE KONA KAI ON ONE OF THOSE PRETTY SUNNY DAYS VISIT THE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT OF WEDDINGS TODAY @FLORIDAKEYSWEDDINGFILM

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