A fun loving and adventurous couple I photographed this summer hosted a destination wedding in St. John, US Virgin Islands last weekend. They ended their five year engagement as they married on the beach surrounded by their family and friends. Their day could not have been more perfect with blue skies, fluffy clouds and a refreshing breeze. As they mentioned the evening before the wedding, this ceremonial celebration of their love was the ‘icing on the cake,’ for them. Over the nine years Corinne and Jon have known one another, they have shared their love, their dreams, their sense of adventure, their love of Star Wars, and their aspirations to build a life together.

I love when couples decide to have their first look of one another before the wedding. It gives the couple some private time together, just the two of them, before the day gets rolling. I think you will agree when you see the emotion and love in these first look images.

groom waiting for his bride to arrive

Patiently waiting with anticipation. He knows his bride is coming, he just does not know when.

a bride about to surprise her groom from behind

Here we go...

a bride and groom's first look of one another

True love.

bride and groom kissing one another

Bliss.

bride and groom first look

bride and groom first look

bride and groom portraits

Thanks for inviting me into your special day.