Chelsea gave me an amazing gift while we were shooting her getting into her wedding dress at her destination wedding at Excellence El Carmen in Punta Cana. Since we were on the eastern side of the island, we wanted to capture the incredible colors of sunrise. I asked Chelsea if she would be willing to get dressed on the beach. She didn't hesitate. I love the drama of the depth of color in this image and I applaud her bravery.
When you are considering where to get ready for your wedding, take a look at the venue and see what the space looks like If it is crowded and dark or if it just isn't beautiful, consider looking for a different location to get into you dress. Is there a space that has a window, can you get ready in a room that is free of the inevitable debris that happens in most getting ready rooms? Have a conversation with your planner and your photographer to see what your options are. And if you have to stay in your room, ask your friends to store all their bags and materials in one corner of the room so everything stays fresh in the room.
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