What better of a way to embrace a Pink Romance wedding theme than with an engagement session set amongst the famous 3-mile pink sands beach of Harbour Island? That’s what Peggy, the bride, quietly whispered to herself only just a few months ago,in her home-town of Hong Kong. Minutes later she looked to Chris, her college sweetheart turned fiancé, and forever soulmate. Fast-forward, 9,000 plus miles. From the busy streets of Hong Kong to the quiet shores of North Eleuthera, where the couple stepped aboard a single-engine 7 seater boat and traveled from one magical island to another. Enter Lyndah Wells Photography and one unique back-drop to the next. Picturesque Dunmore Town – known for its colonial architecture, to the Haunted House know for its bare beauty – and finally to the pink shoreline that captured the bride’s heart. Photographer: Lyndah Wells Photography / Assistant Photographer: Donna Whitfield Decosta / Shoot Location: Harbour Island, Eleuthera – The Bahamas/ Accommodations: Coral Sands Hotel / Bride’s Make-up + Hair: The Harbour Island Spa / Bride’s Outfits: Hydrangea Maxi Dress In Rose + Asymmetrical Maxi Dress / Groom’s Outfits: Burberry / Her Accessories: Mikimoto / I Love You From Here To The Bahamas Sign: Hop Skip Jump Paper
From the photographer, Lyndah Wells: I cannot begin to describe the feeling of excitement that came over me when Peggy contacted me about her Pink Romance themed e-session! Through Skype chats and emails we went through wardrobe styling, she sent me photos of her options and then we co-ordinated the props to bring something very special to the look and feel of their session. I ordered the 3 foot balloons online and Peggy’s props were ordered from Etsy.
Once I arrived in Harbour Island I jumped on a golf cart and met up my assistant for the day, local photographer Donna. Peggy and Chris arrived and we spent 4 hours driving all over the island. As a photographer I know that to create truly beautiful images there not only has to be a connection from the couple but also a symmetry and visual interest that allows the viewer to “feel” the emotion in the image.
Walking along the quaint roads with a heavy gust of wind almost blowing the huge balloons out of Peggy’s hands whilst trying to look graceful was difficult, but letting them know how natural and authentic the shot was helped them relax, and then they just burst out laughing! I knew that was it.