According to his hilarious thank-you speech, the groom Ben won the lottery the day he was 1) born with his good looks (true, true) and 2) the day he met Kim.
I had the privilege a couple of years ago of photographing Kim’s sister Lindsay, and I fell in love with the family then. When Kim emailed me regarding joining them in Mexico for their romantic & easy going Puerta Vallarta wedding, I had no hesitation at all!
Ben & Kim are the type of people that you want as friends. So comfortable with each other & so comfortable with you. I think that Kim is the epitomy of being peaceful & kind and Ben is a hoot. A joke a minute. Adam developed a man crush on him while we were there!
Ben & Kim’s love has the stability of a deep rooted relationship, seeing as they have been together for 7 years; however they still are very much like newlyweds. Her giggling & him looking at her like she is the cutest thing alive. They leave each other love notes around the house regularly, and the morning of their wedding, they exchanged love notes. Kim read about 3 lines of hers & then her makeup started to run. How sweet is that? They both spent just as much time on their love letters, as they did getting dolled up for the wedding. It was heartwarming to say the least.
It was, very much, our honor to be able to accompany these amazing families to Mexico and witness them exchange vows under the hot Mexico sun, cooled by salty ocean breeze.
The ceremony location was simply stunning.
Oh Mexico, you add the most beautiful backdrop to my photos.
I was able to steal Ben & Kim’s rings for a few minutes & got some really great shots of them! It was hard to just share one.
Kim’s dress was elegant, and showed off her thin, elegant figure.Her “something borrowed” was this necklace that her sister Lindsay also wore to her wedding. I thought that was charming.
Throughout the day, Kim reminded me of Nicole Kidman with how graceful she is, and how everything move she makes seems so elegant. I LOVE the punch of color that she brought with these darling beach wedding shoes!
Kim’s mother is one of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet, she has an easy smile & is laughing all the time. You walk away from an interchange with her smiling, because she is so bubbly.Ben’s mom is my hero. She raised a whole pack of boys (super close in age) with grace! They are great guys, and I think it because of her amazing mothering. She was rewarded at the end with a beautiful daughter. ;)
This photo of Kim walking to her wedding, with her dad, smiling….just makes me smile.Mexico, Mexico…there are just no words.
I love this wide angle view of the ceremony. To me it just depicts the ceremony perfectly!
As I was taking these photos of Kim, Ben was standing beside me saying “if I hadn’t already married you, I would, without a doubt, marry you again”.
The Dreams resort in Puerta Vallarta had this beautifully unique floral area, so we spent a bit of time there getting some unique wedding photos.
Kim, seriously. Look at you! Be Still My Soul.
The tenderness in this image, is exactly what I was hoping to capture. They are so sweet with each other.
Adam shot this pairing of photos, and I adore them. I think they are so unique & charming!It was very, very easy to forget about Edmonton’s 5′ of snow everywhere when we were standing in this.
To me, drama like in these following images, if what destination weddings are all about. I seriously SWOON!!
One of my favorite photos of these two lovebirds. Beautiful light, beautiful couple.
These guys rocked it out for me. They were amazing! There are so many great wedding party photos, I can’t wait for Ben & Kim to see them all on their dvd!
The reception was classy & romantic. I *heart* outdoor receptions.
It was a no brainer to end with this gorgeous image of the two of them, walking off, hand in hand.