These two couples decided, after large and formal weddings back home, to spontaneously fly down to Miami Beach and have a wedding. No guests, just the four of them, a non-denominational officiant and me. The totally relaxed atmosphere was a refreshing take on wedding photography, but of course I put the usual pressure on myself to make everything look beautiful. With these two brides, it wasn’t too hard. After the short and romantic ceremony, both couples were so clearly in love it turned into an impromptu Miami Beach engagement shoot, just a little out of order. My pleasure nonetheless!
Traditional weddings are fun, but slightly non-traditional ones are just as awesome and memorable. The low cost associated with this whole endeavor makes me wonder why more people don’t have the big wedding first and then something small and private just for the couple. People say the big wedding is for the guests and family anyway . . . this is something special for just the bride and groom – and, of course, Miami Beach Wedding Photographer Ricky Stern.