tanya + richard. dreams palm beach wedding {punta cana, dr}

May 10, 2012

Tanya & Richard got married just before Rob & I did, at Dreams Palm Beach. I may have been feeling more anticipation than ever, on the same page with my bride Tanya in a whole new way… When we got to the room, their precious 3-year old Presley was sleeping. Tanya, relaxed and radiant, was sitting through finishing touches on her hair and make-up. She had a gift for Richard, which we were to deliver to the boys’ room and document it being opened – the BEST gift a bride can get… a gorgeous book of boudoir photos (thanks to our greatly talented photographer friend Candice Popik – you were there with us!) Richard savoured the pages for a long time… 🙂

These two met at a local pub in Grand Prairie, Alberta some 8 years ago. Among their guilty pleasures are junk food picnics in bed, Winners & Home Sense shopping, random massages, and good bad TV. Tanya & Richard are such a down to earth fun couple with an incredible family. Here’s how their beautiful sunset beach wedding unfolded…
And the sweet first look at the Dreams Palm Beach ‘secret’ gazebo… 

I’m pretty proud of this one – check out the birdie!

Our favourite family portrait on the Dreams Palm Beach chess-board, Tanya & Richard with their two babies, Hudson & Presley. 

Beach ceremony just before sunset

Poolside reception at Dreams Palm Beach.

Some fun photobooth-style moments.

Tanya & Richard were such troopers and got up at dawn for their Rock the Dress (trash-the-dress) session… This gorgeous light is so worth it! 

Last but not least… Here’s why we’d rather call these sessions ‘rocking‘ than ‘trashing‘ 🙂

Tanya & Richard, we LOVED every minute spent with you. You ROCK. Sweetest congratulations!!

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  1. Jennifer

    May 10th, 2012 at 08:24

    Goregous as always!

  2. T&R

    May 10th, 2012 at 08:24

    we love them… each and every one. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for capturing this day xo

  3. Igor-papa

    May 12th, 2012 at 00:17


  4. T&R

    May 13th, 2012 at 20:50

    We absolutely luved meeting both you & rob and having you capture this moment in time for us. much love & appreciation for you both xo we are so excited to see the rest!

  5. Gail Hartman

    June 12th, 2014 at 23:22

    fine a year later and I see this site..thanks Tanya lol but they are so so beautiful..

  6. Gail Hartman

    June 12th, 2014 at 23:23

    2 years ..

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