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Hi! We are Caroline + Ben, destination wedding photographers. We are based in the great city of Austin, TX but have a desire to experience many cultures and countries. If you are looking to have your own destination wedding, check out our destination wedding location info & tips page where you can find a lot of useful facts and helpful insight from brides who have already planned their destination weddings.

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Hotel El Convento Wedding

We met Taryn & Javi on a rainy day in New York city for their engagement session about 11 months before their wedding day. Although it was supposed to rain on their wedding day as well, it was a perfectly sunny day instead. Taryn & Javi had their ceremony at the San Juan Cathedral and their reception at our favorite San Juan hotel, the El Convento. Their wedding incorporated Catholic, family, and Puerto Rican traditions. At the reception, Taryn’s dad made sure to grab a have a photo with Taryn & a basketball, a family tradition since she was in high school. Taryn had also surprised Javi at the reception with a traditional Pleneros band that kept the party raging in between a band break. The energy was infectious as everyone seemed to know every word to every song! The party continued on after the El Convento and ending up lasting until the wee hours of the morning by the pool of La Concha.

This was our third trip to Puerto Rico for a wedding and it did not disappoint as we were finally able to see a different side of the island we had never seen before, the side with beautiful beaches! Two days after the wedding we went with Taryn & Javi and some of their wedding guests on a catamaran to clear blue waters for snorkeling. Unfortunately, many of us walked away with sunburns.:)

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Thomas Bennett House Wedding

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It is always a treat to see former clients and their families at weddings we shoot. In this case I shot Eric’s sister, Alyson’s, wedding in Austin almost 4 years ago. Alyson and Craig now have two adorable daughters that I got to meet at the wedding.  Krissy & Eric are living in Florida at the moment but wanted to have a destination wedding and loved the idea of getting married in a town they had visited before that they loved. Krissy contacted us almost a year ago and reserved her venue, the Thomas Bennett house in Charleston, South Carolina, based on our availability. The house is more of a historic mansion located centrally in downtown Charleston.The rooms were a perfect backdrop to the girls getting ready as well as some bridal portraits before the ceremony and the lawn was beautifully manicured for spring for a tented reception. Their ceremony was at the Johannes Lutheran Church where they did a sword arch exit with all of Eric’s Navy friends. We took portraits at Battery Park so we get a few photos with the ocean water and the gorgeous moss covered trees that South Carolina is known for. There is something so beautiful about the way the light shines in South Carolina, the light is the perfect amount of soft and warm. The reception was full of laughter and dancing which also continued on into their after party. We’re so glad that we could make it out to Charleston for a fun and beautiful destination wedding.

~Caroline

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Jaclyn may look familiar because like Jenna she was a bridesmaid at Mel & Dave’s Puerto Rico wedding. We were lucky enough to be in Jaclyn’s neck of the woods, Miami!, at the perfect time to shoot their engagement session at Vizcaya museum & gardens. It was a beautiful, albeit humid, day but the sunset we photographed from a nearby park was perfect. We’re looking forward to one amazing destination wedding this year at Justin’s parents home in California.
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Loft 23 Wedding

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I first met Angela & Michael in Austin when they were in town for their engagement session. They both used to live in Austin but they had to move away for school. It’s a good thing they did because it was at Hendrix College near Little Rock Arkansas where they first met each other! Their  wedding in downtown Little Rock happen to be around the holiday season and the Capital Hotel was decked out with the largest christmas tree in their history, 28 ft… It was very impressive. The rain that day didn’t stop us from utilizing their beautiful venues. The ceremony & reception was held at Loft 2013, an urban event venue in the heart of downtown, LR. It was a beautiful backdrop to their intimate ceremony and hop’n dance party that followed.

~Ben

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