Brett met Jody in the summer of 2011, He says she was extremely shy and gorgeous, she says he was handsome, and she wanted to get to know him better, so off they went on a lunch date which they have continued the tradition of. With a common love of food, travel & the arts, their love is one founded on trust and friendship.
With one of their most memorable dates being on the Transforming Spaces art tour around the city of Nassau, It made perfect sense when we were planning their engagement session to have art as the inspiration. We considered quite a few locations and wanted to ensure they would match their chemistry perfectly. The beautiful The Island house located in western Nassau was perfect. This boutique hotel, curated with such eclectic pieces of art from Bahamian artists was a delight to photograph the couple at. Using the forms and clean architectural lines, we used a myriad of scenes to showcase their love.
Wearing a form fitted tropical print dress by local designer Phylicia Ellis, We kept true to our Bahamian art inspired theme whilst Brett looked dashing in his dark suit & pocket square.
Moving from West to East, the couple made a quick wardrobe change and we grabbed some shots underneath the beautiful Poncianna trees which have just started blooming. I just love this time of year! Our final location was to be Hillside house, The wonderful art gallery owned by artist Antonius Roberts who graciously allowed us permission to shoot there. As luck would have it, the rain began to pour and we had to take shelter in our cars for about 20 minutes whilst it passed.
But this led us to our happy accident, on the way to the carpark we passed the most beautiful mural by June Collie. Jody & Brett were excited when I suggested we grab some photos in front. I loved their energy & when he stared spinning her around the smile on her face was one of pure happiness.
Finally we finished up at Hillside House, where with a backdrop of waterscape paintings of Andros Island, it set a certain mood of stillness to the images.
Enjoy some of my favorites.