Bailey + Chalin
Dreamy Anna Maria Island Destination Wedding
Anna Maria Island, Florida Wedding Photographer
I was originally connected with Bailey and Chalin after Bailey reached out to me about photographing her wedding over my Facebook business page. We set up a time to talk and I was immediately struck by what a kind and genuine voice and laid back attitude that Bailey had! I always enjoy talking with my brides and couples about their plans for the big day but Bailey and I got along so well with a similar sense of humor and I was so excited about the opportunity to capture her destination wedding here in Bradenton. After I hung up with her, she evidently shared the same sentiment and it was settled that I would meet them at the beach house they had rented between January 4th and 6th to capture their wedding vows during sunset on one of the gorgeous Anna Maria Island beaches through out the island.
As January rolls around, I pull up to their beach house on January 4th with a few clouds in the sky on what I still believe was one of the COLDEST days I have ever felt in Florida! Nevertheless, I was bundled up but ready to capture Bailey and Chalin say I DO and so excited to finally meet the two of them in person after all the email planning and phone correspondence we had had leading up to today.
Bailey greeted me with a huge smile and hug and we got right to capturing the details she had carefully selected to go with her wedding day and so many happy moments surrounded her as she made time to make each of her family members and close friends feel special and important. Traveling from Illinois in January, the colder weather barely phased them and Bailey and Chalin wanted to do something unique and fun to finish off their portraits: these crazy people ran into the icy water! I'm sure my expression was more than shocked but I was happy to take photos of the two of them, so in love and hand in hand, run towards the beautiful icy blue water and share laughter and kisses as the sun finally set into a soft magenta and sunflower yellow glow behind them.
Hopefully it is evident for you in these photos but I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity I had to meet and photograph this couple and their close family and friends during their wedding here in Florida and hope that they love and cherish the moments I was able to capture for them.
Enjoy Bailey and Chalin's beautiful wedding on Anna Maria Island!