Ashley & Nathan {DESTINation Wedding}

They say it’s easier to find a spouse than it is to find someone you can easily vacation with.  So, when Ashley & Nathan asked Roger and I to photograph their wedding in Destin Florida – we felt pretty lucky.  Every wedding we photograph we fall in love with the couple a little bit.  But I have to say – going out of town with someone – out of your comfort zone to where everything is an adventure – you not only fall madly in love with the couple, but with their families and friends.  You are even more a part of the experience than a typical wedding day, and needless to say Roger and I ended up very attached to this group.

I’d never seen Ashley & Nathan so happy as the days we spent in Florida.  I mean – it’s pretty tough to NOT be ecstatic the days that surround your wedding, but the scenery, the camaraderie, the smiles, the love.  It was written all over their faces.  Ashley even apologized for her permanent smile she was adorning and said with tears in her eyes…“I’m just SO happy!” Enjoy the opportunity to see why…
One thing you cannot tell in these photos is how hot it was.  However if I showed you the photos of ME from the day- you’d see it was sweltering.  The point?  Have your makeup professionally done on your wedding day!  It helps.  Or if you have flawless skin and a radiant smile like Ashley – that doesn’t hurt anything either.Nathan – no make up and still managing to look awesome.  Way to work it out!

Who has two thumbs and is getting married?
Nathan I’m not going to sit here and pretend I am not in awe of your flexibility.  I seemed to recall when I was a cheerleader in 8th grade (yes – they did let nerds on the squad that year) sitting in this exact same position.  Gooooooooooo NATHAN!

I can taste the salt in the air and feel the sand beneath my toes just looking at this photo.  LOVING it!

I’m not sure that it gets any prettier than these girls!Not that the guys weren’t pretty as well!  (Nathan – are you SURE you weren’t on the cheer squad?)
I personally love the blue time of night…thank you guys for letting me pull you out away from your party to take advantage of it!!!Ashley & Nathan – we cannot put into words how thankful we are for choosing to take us with you to Destin.  It meant so much to us that you wanted to share these special memories and time with us.  We truly feel a emotional connection to the days we spent surrounded by your family and friends and your love.  I must apologize for the permanent smile I get from looking at your photos and remembering your day… I’m just SO happy!

I’d also like to thank you for confirming the fact that Roger and I shoot best when barefoot – a suspicion I’ve had for some time now.  Want to see for yourself?  Contact us about your destination wedding!  We are available for travel to infinity and beyond!!  (And we aren’t annoying to travel with – just ask Ashley & Nathan!)

Here is more of Ashley & Nathan’s big day!!  Enjoy!

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Ashley Gwin - OMG Karin & Rog! I am such a blubbering crybaby right now! We just read that and watched the slideshow together. You two are amazing! Thank you SO much for capturing our day for us. We love you guys! 🙂

Lindsay Harris - You guys are seriously AMAZING!! Every single picture is gorgeous. I’m so happy you were able to go to Destin and capture every moment of that day. Hope you had fun with our crazy group! 🙂

Rainy - I change my mind…. I want a destination wedding! Amazing you guys!

Jessica Plocher - Dammit, now I want a destination wedding in Destin. Is it too late to change my mind?

Jessica Plocher - Dammit now I want a destination wedding in Destin. Is it too late to change my mind?

Nathan Gwin - Karin and Rog I think you need to start a magazine entitled AWESOME!!!!!!

colleen DeGuire - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding. congratulations to both of you. May you have a long happy life together. Cheers!

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