September 01, 2015

The “lightbox magic” of an overcast sky…

It was an overcast day, as sometimes happens during Cayman’s rainy season (June 1st – November 30th).  It rained lightly before and after the ceremony for this Grand Old House Wedding.  Trying to describe overcast light with words is tough, but I am going to give it a try!

The beauty of Cayman’s overcast days is the even light created by white clouds.  Mother Nature provides a virtual soft box.  The warm sunlight becomes filtered and produces a natural studio with gentle light coming from all directions.  It bounces off the sea, the buildings and even the people around.  Light is everywhere.

Chantelle & Sean selected the historic plantation home Grand Old House in Grand Cayman to share their vows and commitment to each other.  They invited their closest family and friends, who all enjoyed how special and memorable a Cayman Islands wedding can be.  The Grand Old House has plenty of covered areas in the event that it does rain too hard to be outside.  Thankfully, this was not the case.  The advantage to such a historic venue is the traditional architecture, which adds a lovely background of outdoor space.

It also helps to have a sunny disposition with creating wedding portraits.  From beginning to end, Chantelle & Sean lit up the Grand Old House.  Of course this made my job of capturing the magic a happy and sunny pleasure.  The other “light and sunny” part of their day was the enthusiasm and energetic participation of their wedding party.  No hurricane or threat could have dampened the spirits of a positive, supportive and outgoing group of friends/family.

The Great Ball of Fire finally did made an appearance at the end of the wedding shoot and sunglasses became necessary instead of the umbrellas.  That is one of the many great things about Cayman…. if you don’t like the weather, be patient with Mother Nature, as she always delivers.

venue: Grand Old House, Grand Cayman