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.
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.
North Carolina Engagement Photography
We met over the phone, Ashley needed a wedding photographer for her New Years Eve wedding but she got a North Carolina engagement photographer at the same time.
This couple have an exciting life. Their wedding is epic and we have not even had it yet. One thing I know, heading to the Dry Tortugas for a photo shoot will put this photographer in a great mood. I am so excited to know you and can’t wait to see you all again in the Florida Keys.
Tacari Weddings Featured Photographer loves those last minute phone calls that prompt me to run through the house yelling, out of my way I have to get to a sunset proposal shoooootttt.
Jessica and Justin Key Largo, Florida
Photography & Cinematography | Sky Born Visual | @floridakeysweddingfilm Floral Designer | Key Largo Flowers & Gifts Accommodations | Hampton Inn
TACARI WEDDINGS FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER – Nada Khalaf-Jones
Jessica and Justin had a simple, economical engagement at the Hampton Inn in Key Largo. It was, for that reason, my favorite engagement photographic shoot. When there isn’t a lot going on the essential meaning of what is happening is not drowned out. Appreciating the simplicity of this, is merely a way to say, sometimes, minimal is optimal.
So their story goes like this: I received a call, he was negotiating prices with others and wanted to know my engagement photography price. We settled on a rate close to my typical rate and I promised I’d bring the pink and red bouquet he wasn’t going to have time to order or get delivered. I’m not just a wedding photographer, I’ve been an event planner for decades for not- for-profits in the Florida Keys. I understand when there is a last minute ‘really vital’ need and was happy to source the flowers.
Justin got the Korbel Rose Brut and we met at the front lobby, the ladies there made the glasses and a silver tray happen. All that was missing was to commence the secret surprise plan. She came over on his arm, beautiful and glowing, so pretty in her black one piece and her gorgeous vibrant auburn hair. They wove their way through the large crowd gathered for the sunset. Some had twigged there was a proposal about to go down. I’d asked the manager for a small table and a silver tray – the final presentation was a simple beach front display of glasses, champagne and flowers to Justin’s specifications. He had the ring. He was very nervous. He told me. I told him that’s good, it’s an important question, but don’t forget to breath.
I’d spent a little time warming up the crowd while he was getting the plan in place with Jessica. I’d grabbed some innocent bystanders and made them pose for me to get the light right and the flash balanced. Those shots were all delivered to the people. As they approached the Hampton Inn beach sunset went absolutely psychedelic on us. It was breathtaking so when I stepped away from the designated ‘proposal area’ and finally saw her realize what was about to go down, the sun just burst into color and for some reason the crowd went nutty.
It was one of those thrilling, chilling hair raising moments. For the couple, the crowd behind me and the entire hotel, who seemed to have gathered not just for the psychedelic sunset but to catch a glimpse of love in its infancy. Some tears were shed around the place, I heard sniffles. I fell in love with love all over again. Enjoy the photographs. My first EVER beach engagement shoot in Key largo – right across from this photographers home.
So proud to be featured by Tacari Weddings. Again! Really stoked guys!!