Santorini Honeymoon Photos

Santorini Honeymoon Photos

 

Beautiful sunset view from Oia Castle overlooking Amoudi Bay and the colorful village of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini

 

This collection of Santorini Honeymoon photos showcase the stunning beauty of this small Greek island on the Aegean Sea.

Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon locations in the world, and specifically, the small village of Oia. Oia lies on the northwest part of the island and features stunning whitewashed homes, with splashes of color, carved deep into the cliffside. The village overlooks the gorgeous blue waters of the caldera and makes it an ideal spot to take in sunset. Oia is truly a photographers dream.

My most awesome couple, Mai & Houa, had been guests at a couple different weddings I shot over the years, both in Minnesota and Hawaii. When they contacted me about joining them to shoot a Santorini honeymoon photo session, I couldn’t have been more excited. I’d been wanting to visit this iconic location for years. Mai & Houa had a small traditional Hmong wedding ceremony at their family home in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I loved their idea of having a simple wedding ceremony with their family, followed by an adventure of a lifetime.

We started our photo session bright and early to catch sunrise. We spent a couple hours exploring all the nooks and crannies of Oia. Some of our favorite spots, as shown below, were the Three Blue Domes, the views from Oia Castle, all the unique stairs & pathways, and the fun color pop of the Kastro Oia Houses.

 

Honeymoon couple photo walking up the stairs at the Kastro Oia Houses on Santorini

Newlywed couple embracing on the stairs of the Kastro Oia Houses on the greek island of Santorini

Couple holding hands on their honeymoon, overlooking the Aegean Sea at sunrise on Santorini

Sunrise light flare right between the kissing lips of this honeymooning couple overlooking the cliffs of Oia on the greek island of Santorini

Santorini Honeymoon photo of a couple cuddling close, shot through a beautiful blue gate with the three blue domes of Santorini in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo of a couple cuddling close with the three blue domes of Santorini in the background, along with the Aegean Sea

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image with a couple embracing on very unique set of white stairs with the three blue domes of Santorini in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session wide-angle image of a couple holding hands with the colorful village of Oia in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session wide-angle image of a newlywed man tenderly fixing the hair of his new bride with the colorful village of Oia in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a newlywed man twirling his new bride with the colorful village of Oia in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple smiling at each other as they go in for a kiss, with the colorful Santorini island village of Oia in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple walking down the stone stairs with the colorful Santorini island village of Oia in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple sitting on a stone wall of the Oia Castle, high above the colorful Santorini island village of Oia

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple standing on a stone wall of the Oia Castle, during sunrise, high above the colorful Santorini island village of Oia, with the iconic windmill in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a newlywed bride sitting on her new husbands lap, along a stone wall of the Oia Castle, high above the colorful Santorini island village of Oia, with the iconic windmill in the background

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple walking down a winding, bright white and gray steps on the cliffs of Oia

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple cuddling closely along some winding, bright white and gray stairs on the cliffs of Oia overlooking the Aegean Sea

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a couple cuddling up nose to nose by the brilliant blue cave pool at Esperas Hotel

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a newlywed couple holding hands and walking together under a bright blue sky, with puffy clouds, in a small prairie just outside the village of Oia

Santorini Honeymoon photo session image of a newlywed couple holding each other closely under a bright blue sky, with puffy clouds, in a small prairie just outside the village of Oia

 

To see more, or to reach out to me about capturing your special day, please visit my weddings page.

 

Sunset Beach Destination Wedding | Cabo San Lucas

Sunset Beach Destination Wedding | Cabo San Lucas

 

This destination wedding at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was a dream to shoot. It wasn’t just the beautifully epic location, but even more so my awesome, down-to-earth, and super fun couple.

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach resort is tucked into the mountains at the southernmost point of the Baja Peninsula. It is a luxurious, all-inclusive, private resort in the Paraiso Escondido area. When it comes to wedding photography, few other places offer such a fantastically diverse backdrop. A Sunset Beach wedding gives you the vast Pacific Ocean, private sandy beaches, rolling sets of waves, rock cliffs, hills, and mountains. If that’s not enough, you’ll be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, brilliant flowers, towering palm trees, brick roads, amazing color, and beautiful architecture both old and new. The only problem we faced was not having enough time to take photos in all of the endless little nooks & crannies.

Below you’ll find:

1. Highlight Reel of Wedding Photos
2. Wedding Venue Information
3. Extended Gallery of Wedding Images

Highlight Reel of Wedding Photos

 

Couple standing on mountain overlooking their wedding venue, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, below.

Bride and Groom walking hand in hand along the beach at their wedding venue Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride and Groom sitting on the beach, under the brilliant stars of the night sky, on their wedding day at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Newlywed Bride and Groom walking on the beach, drinking champagne at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Newlywed Bride and Groom walking on the stone paver road, with sweeping views of the pacific ocean at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride and Groom sitting and snuggling close together on the mountain overlooking Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach and the Pacific Ocean

Newlywed couple sharing an intimate moment in the mountains above Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach resort next to fresh blooming flowers and a tall cactus and brilliant blue sky

Newlywed Bride and Groom cuddling closely in the tall grasses in the mountain above Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Newlywed Bride and Groom embrace after their first look along the beach at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride and Groom sitting on a retaining wall high above Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean

Newlywed Bride and Groom walking into the sunset on the sandy beach at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Wedding decor featuring the quote "All you need is love" by John Lennon, burned into driftwood, on a table at the wedding reception at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Wide view of a wedding on Lover's Meadow, a soft grassy area for wedding ceremonies at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride and groom closing their eyes while listening to a prayer during their wedding ceremony on Lover's Meadow, a soft grassy area for wedding ceremonies, at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride and groom sharing their first kiss during their wedding ceremony on Lover's Meadow, a soft grassy area for wedding ceremonies, at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride and Groom kiss while their entire group of family and friends cheer loudly after their wedding ceremony at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Flower girl and ring bearer siblings play and smile big for the camera in the grass of Lover's Meadow at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Huge smiles from the bride and groom up at the Sky Pool at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Macro shot of the wedding rings at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Bride dances with arms raised high along with her family and friends at her wedding reception on the Ocean Breeze Deck at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

Wedding reception dance party shot from the Ocean Breeze Deck at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach

 

Wedding Venue Information

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach
Predio Paraiso Escondido, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
www.pueblobonito.com/resorts/sunset-beach
+52 624-142-9999

An important thing to note is that this is a HUGE gated resort away from the hustle & bustle of the main drag of Cabo. It makes for a very peaceful environment to share with your nearest & dearest on your wedding day. A massive bonus too, is that just east of Sunset Beach, is one of the coolest beaches ever in Land’s End.

If you are considering this gorgeous Cabo San Lucas resort as a Mexico destination wedding location, check out your choices of different Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Wedding Packages. Packages include almost everything you’ll need for your wedding. They also offer a really nice variety of different ceremony locations. You can choose from right on the beach, Swan Terrace, up high at the Sky Pool, or like this wedding on the soft grass of Lover’s Meadow. They also offer one of the only resort Chapels in all of Cabo San Lucas. Custom wedding packages are available as well.

The staff at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is great but I’d also highly recommend Cabo wedding planner Bonnie Chase of Events by Bliss. Bonnie will take care of everything, making it a breeze while planning from afar.

Extended Gallery of Wedding Images

 

 

More Destination Weddings & Information

If you’d like to see more destination weddings, I’d recommend taking a peek at one of my other all-time favorite weddings from Turks & Caicos.

You can find more detailed information about my wedding photography on the Weddings page, or hop on over to my full Wedding Portfolio to see much more.

Hungry Jack Lodge Wedding Photos

Hungry Jack Lodge Wedding Photos

 

Bride and Groom driving boat on Hungry Jack Lake

 

Fall weddings in northern Minnesota are so very nice. These Hungry Jack Lodge wedding photos are full of love & laughter, and bathed in absolutely beautiful scenery. Jean & Sam are some of the coolest people I’ve had the honor to share the day with. Their love for each other, the scenery, the way they wore their hearts on their sleeves, and their awesome souls, made this a perfect Northwoods wedding day.

Sam is a true jack-of-all-trades designing and hand making some rock solid wedding decor, an awesome topographical nature & wildlife figure seating chart, hatchets, arrows, the wedding band, and even his own suit. Jean also contributed many touches and has the most awesomely genuine smile and energy. They honored their ancestors and the sacred lands with native touches and a sweet Anishinaabe marriage blessing. Along with their friends & families, Jean & Sam made the most of their Gunflint Trail wedding on HungryJack Lake, and I was truly honored to be a part of it.

The first section below showcases my personal favorite images from the day, followed by some great venue information, and then the full set of images for those who want to see more.

Highlights

 

Hungry Jack Lake landscape image

Close up of bride and grooms wedding attire

Bride and Groom hiking near Hungry Jack Lodge

Hungry Jack Lodge building and sign with antlers

Hungry Jack Lodge Lakeside Wedding Ceremony area

Wide angle view of wedding ceremony on Hungry Jack Lake

Bride and Groom dancing at their Hungry Jack Lodge wedding reception

 

Hungry Jack Lodge Information:

If you want a Northwoods wedding, Hungry Jack Lodge, 32 miles north of Grand Marais is such a perfect spot. Not only do they have epic views over Hungry Jack Lake but they have more facilities and accommodations than almost anywhere else along the Gunflint Trail. A big bonus is that the staff was super cool to my couple, and also really great to work with.

Hungry Jack Lodge Resort & Campground is found at the halfway point of the Gunflint Trail, right next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). It’s the only resort on Hungry Jack Lake and surrounded by the six million acre Superior National Forest. The resort lies just 2 miles south of the Canadian Border. It’s the perfect balance of convenience & amenities along with the peaceful calm of the Northwoods lakeside. You can actually access the BWCA right from Hungry Jack Lake. With only one small portage, it makes it a perfect place for fun day trips into the BWCA. I can’t recommend this place enough for not only your wedding but for a vacation visit as well. See below for a list of offerings and amenities.

What Hungry Jack Lodge Provides:

Large Historic Log Cabin
Lakeside Wedding Ceremonies
Lakeside Reception & Banquet Area
Indoor Banquet/Dining Area (up to 100 people)
Up-to-Date, Modern Kitchen
Full Liquor & Bar Services
Apps/Hors D’oeuvres/Deserts
Special Meals/Buffets
Optional Tent Spaces
Fireside Dining

Other Cool Amenities:

Cabins  w/ Private Docks
Cottages & Campground
RV Hook ups & Electricity (30 amp)
Excellent Hiking Trails
Scenic Airplane Rides
Snowmobile Rental
Super Fresh Air
Guide Services
Boat Launch
Boat Charters
Small Beach
Fishing Pier
Pontoons
Canoes
Sauna
Stars

Other Nearby Attractions:

Canada
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area
Superior National Golf Course
Downtown Grand Marais
Train Center Lodge
Lutsen Mountians

For all the finer details hop over to Hungry Jack Lodge‘s site or use the contact information below:

372 Hungry Jack Road
Grand Marais, MN 55604
www.hungryjacklodge.com

info@hungryjacklodge.com
(218) 388-2265

 

*If you’d like to learn more about my photography, or to see more wedding images, hop on over to my Weddings page.

 

Full Set of Hungry Jack Lodge Wedding Photos

 

Enjoy this full collection of touching and inspiring Hungry Jack Lodge wedding photos below.

 

                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Napa Valley Engagement Photos at Artesa Winery

Napa Valley Engagement Photos at Artesa Winery

 

These Napa Valley engagement photos at Artesa Winery were a lot of fun to shoot. Artesa sits on some really beautiful grounds and was designed by some clearly talented folks but it was my super cool couple who made it extra awesome. We started shooting near Artesa’s super unique, bunker like main building. We explored the grounds further, utilizing the different art installations and pools for some one-of-a-kind photos. After finishing up near the main wine tasting area we got permission to explore the grape vineyards up close. Fall provided us with some great colors amongst the rows of grapes. The laid-back nature and love between my couple shined even more vibrantly. We finished up our engagement session exploring deeper into Napa Valley. As a result we found winding roads, rows of olive trees, longs grasses, and rolling hills with beautiful vistas.

 

Engaged couple kissing in the long wispy grasses with a sun flare perfectly placed between their lips at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged woman kisses her fiancé on the cheek at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

An engaged couple share a moment overlooking the art installation and water feature at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Wider shot showing the Napa Valley landscape with an engaged couple sharing a moment overlooking the art installation and water feature at Artesa Winery

An engaged couple walking together near the entrance of the bunker-like building at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

An engaged couple dancing near the entrance of the bunker-like building at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

An engaged couple holding each other close with their reflection rippling over the water at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged couple walking up the long stairs at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged couple kisses at the top of the long stairs at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Silhouette of engaged couple dancing at Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged couple walks the backgrounds of Napa Valley amongst old fences and colorful rows of grapes

Wide shot of an engaged couple sharing a kiss on a small road running through Napa Valley

Engagement ring focus photo of an engaged couple sharing a sweet moment along a fence running through Napa Valley

Engagement ring focused photo of an engaged couple sharing a sweet moment amongst olive trees in Napa Valley

Close up of a woman's engagement ring amongst olive trees in Napa Valley near Artesa Winery

An engaged couple shares a passionate kiss in between colorful rows of grapes at Artesa Winery's Vineyard in Napa Valley

An engaged couple walking and laughing together in between colorful rows of grapes at Artesa Winery's Vineyard in Napa Valley

Wide shot of an engaged couple walking together in colorful rows of grapes at Artesa Winery's Vineyard in Napa Valley

An engaged couple embraces amongst colorful rows of grapes at Artesa Winery's Vineyard in Napa Valley

Close up of engaged couple smiling and walking amongst colorful rows of grapes at Artesa Winery's Vineyard in Napa Valley

Engaged couple holding each other close and smiling at each other at Artesa Winery's Vineyard in Napa Valley

Engaged couple embraces on a hill with long grasses near Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged couple sitting close together on a hill near Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged couple sitting together on a hill looking out over Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

Engaged couple sitting together and kissing on a grassy hill near Artesa Winery in Napa Valley

 

View more engagements and weddings here.

 

 

Elegant Black Tie Wedding in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Hotel

Elegant Black Tie Wedding in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins Hotel

Liz and Nicco celebrated their big day in style with an elegant black tie wedding in San Francisco, at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, a historic wedding venue. The bride and groom exchanged vows in front of 150 friends and family before moving onto the wedding reception to celebrate their new marriage and dance the night away!

bride and groom after wedding in san francisco

First Date at the Rooftop Bar in the Mark Hopkins Hotel

After hitting it off at Nicco’s annual ugly Christmas sweater party, Liz and Nicco spent their first official date at a romantic rooftop bar overlooking the San Francisco skyline. That rooftop bar, the Top of the Mark, also happens to sit on the 19th floor of the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, where all this wedding goodness would take place three years later!

bride and bridesmaids getting ready

bride and bridesmaids posing

groom getting ready with dad

Getting Ready With the Fun Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

The bride and her bridesmaids spent the morning in a penthouse suite at the Mark Hopkins overlooking downtown San Francisco and the SF Bay. The hair stylists and makeup artists from Bay Area Beautiful helped the ladies prepare for the big day, styling their makeup and hair to accentuate their natural beauty. Liz and her gorgeous bridesmaids looked amazing together with their navy blue bridesmaid dresses against the stunning Maggie Sottero beaded gown. Nicco got ready with his groomsmen and family and enjoyed the excitement of the day with some celebratory drinks. He looked sharp and ready with his group of black tie groomsmen!

groom looking at bride in ceremony

bride and groom wedding ceremony

Elegant Wedding Ceremony in the Grand Mark Hotel Ballroom

A unique and artistic ceremony space, the Room of the Dons ballroom is characterized by the hotels historic architectural details in top notch chandeliers and high ceilings. The Flower House designed tall floral arrangements and lined the aisle with rose petals adding to the luxurious ceremony design. The Mersonacta String Quartet accentuated the elegant atmosphere with heavenly ceremony music.

bride and groom in front of mark hopkins hotel

bride walking down aisle with father

When Liz walked down the aisle with her father, Nicco’s face lit up. Father Charles Regal of the White Robed Monks personalized the ceremony and kept the tone lighthearted and sentimental. The wedding guests were filled with excitement as Liz and Nicco kissed as husband and wife for the first time and happily made their way back down the aisle.

bride and groom dancing san francisco street

bride and groom walking san francisco

Mark Hopkins Hotel: A Luxury Wedding Venue in San Francisco

The Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel wedding venue is known as one of the best luxury venues for a wedding in San Francisco. The hotel hosts classy wedding ceremonies and receptions in lavish ballrooms in a perfect downtown SF location. The hotels wedding coordination team did an awesome job keeping the wedding day moving along smoothly. Dakota of Thomas Hughes Films filmed the day and was a pleasure to work beside. I first fell in love with this city, years ago, when I photographed a San Francisco engagement session on Baker Beach with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The more time I spent here, the deeper in love I fell. The downtown SF area near the hotel made stepping outside for portraits of the bride and groom, and their bridal party, so much fun and gave us perfect iconic San Fran backdrops in every direction.

bride and groom in downtown SF

bridal party in front of mark hopkins hotel

mark hotel wedding reception

Reception

The wonderful Jutta and her team from A Day Like No Other wedding planners worked with the wedding coordination team at the Mark Hopkins Hotel and did a fantastic job setting up the Peacock Court and Ballroom. The uplighting design by Impact Lighting set the reception’s mood with soft, golden light.

bride and groom cutting cake

After the bridal party entered the reception, Liz and Nicco shared a romantic first dance. Once the guests had enjoyed the delicious wedding meals and cut the cake, the real party started! The newly weds were finally able to celebrate fully with their family and friends as they danced the night away to the awesome upbeat music provided by Hip Service.

bride and groom dancing mark hotel reception

After the wedding, the happy couple enjoyed the beginning of their newlywed life honeymooning in Italy!

Awesome San Fran Wedding Vendors

wedding band at reception in mark hopkins hotel

mark hopkins hotel wedding reception

Emily & Matt / Turks and Caicos Wedding

Emily & Matt / Turks and Caicos Wedding

Sapodilla Bay in Turks & Caicos is such an amazing location for a wedding. Emily & Matt and I’s adventures started with an awesome summer engagement session in Minneapolis, which we both call home. The following spring we all made the trek down to the absolutely gorgeous island of Turks & Caicos for one of my favorite weddings of all time. As these wedding photos below will show, they did it right with their nearest and dearest of family and friends.