Posts Tagged 'Cayman Islands Photographer'

July 31, 2017
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Kimpton Seafire Family Portrait Session by Melissa Wolfe

I am so thrilled to share by first Kimpton Seafire Family Portrait Session today. We started the session in the beautifully decorated hotel lobby before heading outside. The grounds at the Kimpton have some fun elements we got to play on. Those white seats are incredibly comfortable.

Next we hit the beach for some further portraits. The little girl was so much fun to work with .. we were best buddies by the last shutter.

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July 31, 2017
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Ritz Grand Cayman Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

Amanda and Justin celebrated their love with a Ritz Grand Cayman Wedding and I had the honour of photographing it. The intimate ceremony took place at the beautiful Great Lawn of the property. The perfect location for a very private wedding celebration.

After the ceremony we ventured to the beach for some gorgeous wedding portraits, before the sun was setting over the Caribbean Sea. The love and connection between Amanda and Justin is a beautiful thing and it was fun capturing it on camera.

Congratulations to you both and I am wishing you a bright future together.

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July 31, 2017
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Grand Cayman Family Portrait Photography by Melissa Wolfe

Grand Cayman Family Portrait Photography: Julin hired me to mark the occasion of her daughter Suyeong’s 2nd birthday. The family celebrated the occasion with a family vacation to Grand Cayman. They rented a stunning villa on the shores South Sound where we did the family photo session.

The session was so much fun. The kids even tried a coconut fresh of the tree which one of the guys climbed a coconut tree for. Chef Lloyd Brown fired up the BBQ and served some delicious island inspired food and some particular cute cupcakes.

Happy Birthday, Suyeong!

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July 31, 2017
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Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

I had the enormous pleasure to photograph Laura & Constanzo’s Westin Grand Cayman Beach Resort Wedding earlier this year. They are an amazing couple! I asked Laura to share their story and Cayman wedding experience.
Laura and Costanzo met through mutual friends who are siblings. Laura was friends with the girl and Costanzo was friends with the guy. She explains: “Costanzo came into my restaurant to eat one day and I thought he was attractive- so I asked my girlfriend if he was single and she said “no- I think he is in a relationship”. Apparently he felt the same about me so he asked her brother the same and got the same response. So we both thought nothing of it and moved on. Years later…we randomly bumped in to each other but he described our first meeting and remembered every detail. We exchanged numbers and went on our first date.”
She continues: “We always agreed that if and when we ever got married it would be a destination wedding. We chose Grand Cayman because we wanted something different than all of the “typical” locations people choose like Dominican, Cuba or Mexico. This would be a day and trip we remember for a lifetime so it had to be super special. My parents cousins have lived in Grand Cayman for about 10 years now- so my mom reached out to her cousin for a some details and we instantly fell in love with every thing we saw/heard. Once we arrived on the island, we were instantly reassured that we made the perfect choice. Everything was perfect- from the hotel, to the beach, food, people etc. It is literally the BEST place on earth!”
“Working with Melissa was a wonderful experience from the get go.” Laura explains: “I felt like I knew Melissa before I had even met her. She is a Toronto native so we had that connection as well. The day of the wedding she was such a pleasure to work with, very accommodating, lovely to all of my guests (I had so many people complimenting her). Above all- my mom LOVED Melissa (and she is always the toughest critic lol). She truly captured every special moment for us to hold on to and cherish for a lifetime!”
Hotel wedding planner: Breanne Garner
Rentals: Massive
Cake/cupcakes: The Cake Studio
Hair and Make up: Stephanie Ford Make Up
Violinist: Kate Allenger
Officiant: Rev Myers

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February 07, 2017
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Rum Point Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

Adam and Laura left the winter behind in Calgary, Canada to celebrate their Caribbean destination wedding in Grand Cayman. They decided on a beautiful Rum Point Wedding right by the water. 

The couple originally met while they were both students at University of Toronto. They had the same lifeguarding shift at the varsity pool, and spent most of the time on deck talking about all of the things they had in common, mostly their love for the outdoors and for the water.

Laura is no stranger to the Cayman Islands. She tells us: “My parents moved to Grand Cayman when I was 5 years old. Growing up on the island is a big part of what makes me who I am today. We wanted to share the wonders of Grand Cayman with close family and friends. We also wanted to get married barefoot with our feet in the sand, so Rum Point fit the bill perfectly.”

Laura continues: “Melissa used her photography expertise to capture photos with gorgeous backgrounds and framing. She really was able to capture the feel of the day. She was just like one of the family, and even helped me zip up my dress (crisis averted!). She was really flexible, and when we wanted to do a “first look” at Pedro St. James, she made it happen. It was a fantastic day and she really made us all feel comfortable in front of the camera.”

venue: Rum Point, Grand Cayman
wedding planner: Elina from Kaibo Restaurant

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December 23, 2016
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Kaibo Beach Wedding Grand Cayman by Melissa Wolfe

Shannon and Willie celebrated their Kaibo Beach Wedding Grand Cayman in style. From Shannon’s gorgeous wedding dress to the beachy wedding ceremony set up and the elaborate reception setting.

Shannon got ready for the ceremony upstairs at Kaibo Restaurant while Willie arrived leisurely with the wedding guests by boat. After the ceremony bride and groom celebrated with a lavish dinner on the beach and danced the night away under the stars.

“Thank you again for being the best photographer ever! We had so much fun with you!” Shannon + Willie

event coordinator: Elina of Kaibo Restaurant
venue: Kaibo Beach Restaurant, Beach Bar & Marina

 

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December 22, 2016
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Young Caymanian Leadership Award 2016

It was an honor again to be part of the Young Caymanian Leadership Award 2016. The awards night was the first event at the new opened Kimpton Seafire Resort here on Grand Cayman. It was a wonderful setting lavish transformed by Celebrations Ltd.

Brianna Wilkerson was the recipient of this years Young Caymanian Leadership Award their 16-Year Anniversary event.  Brianna has already hit the ground running, speaking at her first engagement only 36 hours after receiving the prestigious YCLA Recipient title for 2016.

The Young Caymanian Leadership Awards programme aims to recognise and honour role models for the youth of Cayman. Each year, the recipient commits a significant amount of time and energy to speaking with and encouraging Cayman’s young people to make the right choices in life and achieve their full potential.

To view all images from the event and purchase your copy, please follow this link.

 

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December 06, 2016
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Seven Mile Beach Wedding photographed by Melissa Wolfe

In a very private ceremony Elizabeth and George celebrated their Seven Mile Beach wedding. They enrolled the help of local wedding experts Celebrations. The Celebrations team set up a wedding gazebo on the shores of Seven Mile Beach outside the Plantana Condos. They constructed a vintage inspired dinning table with fairly lights for the reception. Maybe the most wonderful setting for a dinner by the sea!

venue: Plantana Condos
wedding planner & decor: Celebrations Ltd.

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November 24, 2016
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One of the sweetest part of each wedding must be the Cayman wedding cakes. Over the years as a wedding photographer, I have seen the most remarkable creations. Creations made out of flour, sugar and eggs and a lot of creativity by Cayman’s best bakers and chefs.

I love the personal touches many wedding couples add to their cakes. Below are some stunning wedding cakes from floral, nautical to dramatic.


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October 06, 2016
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Intimate Cayman wedding at the Westin, Grand Cayman photographed by Melissa Wolfe

Jonathan married his beautiful bride Carina on the shores of the 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. The intimate Cayman wedding at the Westin took place as the sun was setting over the blue waters.

Carina is originally from Brazil and was escorted down the aisle by her mother. Her sister also attended the wedding.

I am in love with Carina’s stunning wedding dress in a pale blue and that gorgeous bouquet.

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Intimate Cayman Wedding at the Westin

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