morgan and ben

May 14, 2016  •  5 Comments

morgan and ben | Port St. Joe, Florida | destination sunset wedding | joan h walker photography | fresh clean classic wedding portrait photographer | beach photographer

 

When Morgan and Ben reached out to me to photograph their destination wedding, on the beach, at sunset, in Port St. Joe, Florida, how could I possibly say no? This was one of the rare times that a sunset wedding on the water actually turned out perfectly.  Except for a little wind--but that always happens in the evening--everything went smoothly for this amazing couple.

Morgan selected a gorgeous dress with beautiful chiffon, beading, and tulle that would catch the wind at the beach.

Morgan's sister, Lorraine, served not only as Morgan's Matron of Honor, but also expertly applied Morgan's makeup.

Here, one of Morgan's adorable nephews prepares for his important role in her wedding.

The time is getting close, and the dress goes on...

Meanwhile, Ben and his father are ready and waiting...

Photographs begin on the water before the service...

I was asked to please add an image of the violist, Grace Walker, who played so beautifully for the wedding.  Music selections included: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach); Minuet II in D Minor by Bach, Gigue (Cello Suite) also by Bach, and of course, the Wedding March ("Treulich geführt" from the 1850 opera, Lohengrinby Wagner.

One of my favorite images is when the groom sees his bride.  Ben's look says it all, don't you think?

One image from the wedding.  I had never seen the double cross ceremony before but it was beautiful and perfect for this gulf coast wedding.  And, Morgan and Ben will have a beautiful keepsake from their ceremony.

Sun-kissed beautiful bride...

I don't think we could have asked for a more beautiful sunset sky for this couple!

The lighthouse is one of their favorite memories from this area, as they watched as the lighthouse was moved farther from the coast to protect it.  How wonderful that their cake cutting and toasting had such a beautiful backdrop.

And one of my favorites, a sparkler send-off!

Congratulations Morgan and Ben!


Comments

Joan H Walker Photography LLC
Thank you so much everyone for your kind words. Morgan and Ben are such an amazing couple, I feel blessed to have been asked to photograph their wedding, and meet their wonderful families. The weather (other than the wind) was gorgeous and I can't wait for Morgan and Ben to see the pages I am working on for their Italian crafted wedding album! It's going to be amazing!
Angie Averitt: Ben's Mother(non-registered)
WOW<WOW<WOW Words can not nearly describe how spectacular these photos are you captured with the awesome backdrop God provided for this special couple on their wedding day to begin their journey in life together. It is impossible to have a favorite they are all amazing! Joan meeting you was a moment in time I will never forget and my gratitude for you capturing their love in photos through the eyes of your camera is a life time joy we all will treasure forever! Best to you and what life brings to your camera...
Becky Buck(non-registered)
My nephew Benjamin looks so handsome with his beautiful bride Morgan, love them both
Deby Andrus(non-registered)
Lots of memories to last a life time ..Thank you so much for capturing them for us! Beautiful pictures!
Sissy Chapman(non-registered)
Morgan, you were a stunning bride! Best wishes to you and Ben for many, many years of wedded bliss.
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