Not much in fact.Â While on my stay on the beautiful island of St. Croix (US Virgin Islands) I had a chance to take some scenic drives and take in the beauty.Â While out driving on the very far east end of the island, I stumbled upon an old hotel/resort right on the beach.Â I knocked on some doors in the area and spoke with some long time locals about it, it had been completely thrashed and destroyed in hurricane Hugo of 1989.Â A category 5+ that apparently most Americans are clueless to.Â Anyway, it was the coolest place for some edgy and grundgy bridal portraits.
I texted Amber & Carraig to see if they would be up for it (after all they were enjoing their honeymoon already).Â Luckily they were, and boy were they in for a treat.Â It doesn’t get much better than this ladies & gentlemen.Â I felt like James Bond with the whole exotic island, ravished old hotel, awesome weather with a beautiful bride to photograph.Â I could only have dreamt about something this cool!
Enough jabber, enjoy the awesomeness
For the photographers and photo-junkies, here’s some quick setup shots taken by the groom (my assistant as well!)Â Check out this hotel, isn’t it AWESOME?
It’s quite necessary to even lug around tons of expensive lighting gear to an island.Â Good photographers never leave home without it!