I love Trash the Dress sessions and usually do them the day after a wedding. Chelsea and Kris’ session was also the “day after” and I met them at Robinson Preserve park in Bradenton to start our session and then we headed off to one of my favorite beaches in Anna Maria Island. From Hollywood California, their destination wedding was in my home state, Florida! Chelsea and Kris were together for 10 years before saying their “I do’s” and they both knew that they were destined to be with one another. After spending time with them on a gorgeous Sunday, I can certainly see why. They are the ying and yang of this world and it showed in so many ways. From the way they looked at one another to the sparkle in their eyes. We battled with the sun going in and out from behind the clouds but with the help of a diffuser and a great assistant, we managed to block most of the harsh light. The beach photos were taken close to sunset so it was smooth sailing on a beautiful beach on a gorgeous day!
Chelsea and Kris’ family rented kayaks and watched us shoot for a while from the tower!
I do Anna Maria Island and it’s one of my favorite beach wedding venues. Doing a TTD session there was pure awesomesauce!