Bahamas Wedding Photographer // The Nassau Yacht Club Wedding

It was mid-December, the last wedding of the year, and a few days before Christmas. The weather was a bit cooler, and after a brutally hot summer I was thankful. The day began with me brewing a cup of my favorite coffee, and then my wife (my second shooter and video documenter) and I were off to the Silk Cotton Villas, located in the eastern part of Nassau, Bahamas.

When we arrived, Lexi was getting her makeup done. She expressed how nervous she was. Luckily, she was surrounded by loving support to calm her nerves. By the time she was fully dressed, the nervous feelings disappeared and she was dancing in between shots.

If it’s one thing that a photographer dreads it’s low/no light. On this day the rain came down, so our shots with the bride and her bridesmaids which we initially planned to get outside, had to be switched indoors. Nevertheless, we did what we do best and improvised, working with the available light to achieve some beautiful images! I always have artificial light (i.e. a flash) with me for such occassions.

The St. Anselms Roman Catholic Church was a short drive from the Villas, so after we wrapped up bridal prep, we were off. Over the years I’ve started to take a more simplistic and minimalistic approach when packing my gear for a wedding day. The result of this makes packing up a quick and easy process. This is so beneficial when moving from location to location (a norm for Bahamian weddings).

The church was simplistically decorated to let its beauty stand out. I loved how the skylight in the center of the church provided some good natural light where the couple would be standing. Great photos need great light! It’s all about finding or creating beautiful light!

Shortly after I got all the church venue shots I needed, it was show time. Brandon stood in anticipation, awaiting his bride. The look on his face when she entered was priceless! A traditional Catholic ceremony followed and the deal was sealed.

Another quick pack up and we were off to the Nassau Yacht Club for a night of laughter and tear-filled speeches, fun and dancing. A great way to end wedding season for me. Click the play button and turn up your sound to relive this beautiful wedding day!

“Working with Jmichaeilimagery was a life changing experience! Having horrid past experiences with other photographers Sean was extremely refreshing. From his kind and subtle demeanor to his excellent and fast response times to all my questions and concerns. He was very helpful and understanding when it came to the overall look I wanted for my wedding and engagement photos. And the photos are AMAZINGGGGGGG!!!!!! Flawless work and such a pleasant person to work with. I will always highly recommend Sean and will continue working with him in the future; he isn’t only our photographer but he’s become a great friend!”

– Brandon & Lexi

As a documentary style photographer, I focus on capturing moments and raw emotions and less on posing. Take a look at some of my favorite moments from Brandon and Lexi’s wedding.

Church Venue: St. Anselms Roman Catholic Church

Reception Venue: The Nassau Yacht Cub

Dress: Five Seaons Bridal

Makeup: Yeisha Forbes Beauty

Groom Attire: Kedar in Style

Hair: Shanay Olivia

Jewlery  Jewels By The Sea

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