gwyneth colleen photography » portland, or wedding photographer

sneak peek-raegan & joe’s day after session|grand cayman destination wedding photographer

have i mentioned how much i love raegan & joe? because…i so, so do. they were TROUPERS! we’d planned to do a day after session, and when i saw the sunrise time…i gulped. i was sure they were going to hate me for suggesting we get started that early. but 0600 rolled around, and they were there with bells on. (joe replete with his “road sandwich.” i believe it was salami and provolone. vegetarian raegan requested that he chew gum before any kissy kissy to avoid the phenomenon they refer to as “meat mouth”. how can you not love ppl who talk about “road sandwiches” and “meat mouth”?)

we headed to their favourite spot on the island, rum point. there will be another, more exhaustive post later, but here are a few of my quick favourites!


rachel hadiashar of merge said this looked like he was captured on captain hook’s pirate ship and wendy darling was going to save him. i love that little story!


you see that light right there? THAT’S why we had to get up so early. that kind of light is only available just after sunrise and just before sunset…early was better for us; we had the whole beach to ourselves!

also, i cannot believe i’m going to show you this, but…knowing we were shooting on the beach, i wore my swimsuit. i wanted to be able to go anywhere…tam got this shot of me and one of my weird contorted positions (if i’ve photographed you, you KNOW what i’m talking about!)

tammy’s view.


my view


and then we saw a giant stingray. the end.

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rachel13 May 2009 - 11:26

HAHAH!!! I love that photo of you shooting. Classic.

Steve13 May 2009 - 11:29

Great shots, Gwyn! It looks so gorgeous there! And it’s always cool to see a photog in action 🙂

Chrissy Kafkalas13 May 2009 - 11:30

These are great! Love that you share you photo *taking* style….and yes, I do know what you mean. The light was amazing, good call for the AM.

Justyna14 May 2009 - 00:14

Wow! Amazing amazing images! It is such a funny pic of you, glad you posted it! Whatever it takes, I tell you!

Amanda15 May 2009 - 19:26

Destination weddings always make for amazing photos! And Rachel is right about the photo looking like something out of peter pan…

Gail17 May 2009 - 18:53

I love that first shot Gwyneth! These are beautiful and a destination wedding – how fun!

Ellie19 May 2009 - 08:57

You’re so cute! Especially showing you rocking the camera. These are great!!

Tobiah Tayo Photography2 June 2009 - 06:00

Some GREAT work here! Love the flare one thanks for visitin my blog too!

Laura Burlton2 June 2009 - 12:39

Um, Oh.my.gawd. Awesome stuff and the sting ray????EEEEK! Funny we were on the beach once and I swear my husband pretty much stepped on one buried under the sand in some VERY shallow water. It swam off without hurting anyone, but he ran out of that water yelling like a little girl, of which we have 2, and he totally abandoned them in the water. No one was hurt though LOL

Carol Kerfoot20 June 2009 - 09:07

Oh my goodness I want to be you when I grow up! Your photography is AMAZING!

I came across you through Twitter as Tracy Tesmer mentioned she was shooting with you today.

LOVE your work!!!!!

Keith McAvoy3 February 2011 - 10:17

great photos here! Looks so lovely.

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