majestic colonial elegance punta cana wedding. naomi+ryan. [trash the dress]

March 16, 2011

Naomi & Ryan agreed to try something different with me for our trash-the-dress session on the Punta Cana Majestic Colonial Beach. [I really don’t like that term, because we just got it wet!] I had noticed that there was this crazy huge moon-like projector on the beach (either to prevent or encourage skinny-dippers, still not sure). I thought it might be interesting to try using it as a light source for our night photo session… And here’s what we got (before this ‘trash-the-dress session’ turned into an intimate portraits session) 🙂

In this first image, the couple is pretty close to this ‘artificial moon.’ It’s the only light source and I think it’s a pretty cool effect! I love the way the sand and the shadows on it look. I then wanted to experiment with back-lighting Naomi & Ryan as they played around in the water. Here, a small cordless video light was used, you’ll see Karen with it a few images down. Now that I think back to the shoot, I wish I had connected the video light to a strap or ribbon of some sort, because it could have easily ended up in the water!!

Thank you to the amazing Karen for helping me out with the shoot!! She was awesome on video light duty 🙂A few more images from behind-the-scenes… Naomi’s sexified wet hair… It’s about the little things!view portfolio |   let’s connect on facebook & twitter |   email us



  1. Helgi

    March 19th, 2011 at 18:10


  2. Katya Nova

    March 19th, 2011 at 18:47

    Thanks Helgi!

  3. Gwen

    March 20th, 2011 at 13:15

    Luuuuuv the concept, so in love with these images, they totally ROCK Katya!

  4. Katya Nova

    March 21st, 2011 at 18:40

    Thank you so much Gwen!

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