Have you ever been to a place so perfect and beautiful you just wanted to stay? And if so, how badly? I know, I know, life gets in the way. Having been to Punta Cana to shoot a few weddings and intimate portrait sessions, Rob & I decided we have to get married here. Right about the same time, we also decided to move here.
What have we got so far?
– North-American goal-setting, rationality-seeking mentality
– European peace-passion-harmony-seeking longing for happiness
– discipline for moderation of island life
– our art & each other
The community of Los Corales, El Cortesito, Bavaro, is nestled between Paradisus Palma Real and Barcelo Resorts, on a heavenly stretch of beaches. Last time I came to Punta Cana was to photograph Naomi & Ryan’s Majestic Punta Cana destination wedding and my friends & awesome photographers Julia & Mark invited me over to check out their home, which was a brisk one-hour beach walk away. This community felt like home. Our future home. As the three of us walked around, I snapped these images for Rob… I took it all in, with a mouth-watering wonder – which one of these cute places will become our home and studio?
Almost all buildings here have rooftop patios, but I kept calling them palapas – as in, yoga palapas. Julia & Mark laughed at me 🙂 but all I could see was teaching yoga in one of those… crossing my fingers! This is very exciting to me, because I’m finally doing my yoga teacher training this August, right for my 25th Birthday!
It’s kind of liberating, knowing that our life fits into 4 suitcases. And if we needed to fit it into two, we could. Exactly 6 more months in Canada! Then, our doors in Punta Cana will be open for you, visitors 🙂 And of course, we’ll be back to Canada & US for summer weddings, conferences, people & foods we’ve missed…See what I mean by ‘yoga palapa’? They are everywhere. They are perfect!There is even a Russian restaurant and a French bakery… The location is perfect for us as Caribbean destination wedding photographers local to Punta Cana – all top Punta Cana resorts are either walking distance, or a short drive away, including Sivory Punta Cana, Zoetry Agua, Paradisus Punta Cana, Dreams Punta Cana & Dreams Palm Beach, Excellence Punta Cana, Majestic Elegance, Secrets Sanctuary Cap Cana, and many more. Looking for wedding photographers in Punta Cana? Here we are.
We are also getting closer to announcing our Punta Cana live wedding workshop – yes, Rob & I are getting married in April 2012 and [b]ecker is documenting our wedding!! This workshop will be amazing – we are planning many awesome surprises. Also, Rob & I will be kicking off our Intimate Portraiture workshops as a bonus that same week. Stay tuned for details!!