Monday, June 10, 2013

Chad & Kristin: Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding

I feel like I don't even know where to start when telling you all about Chad & Kristin's wedding, because it was just SO amazing!

It was the perfect way to kick off my 2013 wedding season. Josh got to come along and shoot this wedding with me, and we also got to stay and vacation in Puerto Vallarta with the wedding party & guests! Oh man, it was so wonderful! The weather was beyond perfect, the resort was so beautiful, the company was a treasure (such a great group), and Chad & Kristin have to be one of the most caring couples I've met. It makes sense that Kristin is a medical nurse because she is so selfless and always thinking of others. Truly beautiful inside and out. And her whole family is the same.

Chad & Kristin got married on an exclusive, private beach hideaway called Las Caletas. We all arrived by boat, and were welcomed in by dolphins swimming alongside our boat, parrots flying overhead and pelicans perched along the coastline. The whole feel of the place almost seemed unreal, like it was out of a fairy tale, or maybe a Disneyland attraction, just so perfectly put together.

Chad & Kristin's wedding was intimate with their closest family and friends in attendance. It was fun watching them all dance the night away, laughing, hugging, and having water fights in the heat of the night. :)

This will always be one of the most memorable weddings I've shot. Everything about it was beautiful, especially the two people who vowed their lives to one another. Congratulations Kristin & Chad! May God richly bless your adventures ahead.


I had to throw this one in because it made me smile... :)
The fire dancers were Uh-mazing! And Chad & Kristin were so brave... Josh called these "firey nunchucks".
What a spectacular day! I was beyond honored to get to capture it.
...we're all going back next year, to celebrate your 1 year anniversary, right? ;) 


Jamie said...

Wow, wow, WOW, Bethany!!!!! I think you were made for destination wedding photography!! These are absolutely flawless. STUNNING!!! FABULOUS work, my friend!!

Christy said...

Congrats Chad! Looks like an amazing day, and wonderful photos!

Matt + Gina said...

Bethany, your pictures never cease to amaze me! Every one is a gem and a perfect capture of that special time and location! Well done! I just know they love these so SO much!

Katie Anderson said...

PERFECTION! Your work is so beautiful.

Jessica Jordan said...

WAAAAAAHHHHHHH, we wanna go BACK!!!!!!!!! So fun to have a little glimpse back with your beautiful shots. I will never forget that amazing wedding and trip.

Jessica Jordan said...

WAAAAAHHHHH we wanna go BACK! So fun getting a glimpse back with all of your beautiful pics B. I will never forget that amazing wedding and trip. SO SO SO fun.

janet said...

Kristin what a beautiful, beautiful bride you are! I had been wanting to see these pictures for a long time. Your wedding was beyond magical as your pictures captured your special day.
I almost cried when I thought back to the time Kristin and I met you and your Mom. Kristin and I cherish you and your family more than you could ever imagine. I wish you and Chad all of God's Very Best Today and Always. Let us know when you're in Bend again, and we'll get together. Bring the album!

Janet (the other Kristin Jean's mom).