Sometimes, as a photographer, you get to be a part of something truly awesome. Shawnee contacted me about a week before her wedding, which was going to be on a Tuesday. They were doing what I have now names the backwards elopement. You see, her and Matt had been engaged for a while and living in Florida. They had been talking about a beach wedding in Florida, but instead, decided to keep things simple. Instead of planning a big shin dig in Florida, they decided get married on the trip they had scheduled back home. Shawnee called her dad, a minister in Port Sanilac, and asked him what he was doing the following Tuesday. When he said nothing, she asked him to marry her and Matt on the beach she had swam at as a little girl. And thus, the backwards elopement, where one travels to home to throw a low key event, was born.
Myself included, there were 9 people at this wedding (if you don’t count the mother and her three children who were at the small beach in Port Sanilac that evening). As someone who is currently planning their own wedding, I’m pretty jealous of how simple and relaxed everything was for Shawnee and Matt. I only hope my wedding is half as stress free as this one.
I absolutely loved being able to document this incredible intimate and relaxed beach wedding, and had a great time breaking bed with their families later that night at the Pilot House on the Saint Clair River. Enjoy.
amazing job, heather! Love them all!! â™¥
This is awesome Heather! Unique and intimate, I love it.
These are absolutely… beautiful, Heather.
Heather, my favorite one of yours to date. Not sure what it is that made me decide that. But there’s just something special about this one. Well done, lady.
Wow heather – these are just incredible. Lovely location, and OMG that light! These have a great feel.
Utterly beautiful. I love the pictures of the kiss in front of the sea.
Looked like such a loving wedding. Perfect start to a marriage!
I’m thinking the intimate, easy-going route is looking pretty nice.. beautiful photography!
These are so DREAMY! I’m in love with the shots with the swimmer in the background. Really great capture there!
Wow! Your eye and composition is amazing! I loved the whole story!
awesome awesome awesome. I want to attend a wedding like that. great frames.
You gotta love the creativity that a low stress wedding allows ya!! Sweet set Heather!
Gorgeous wedding! And your tones are just delicious 🙂
I can feel the intimacy through your images. Great job!
this is absolutely delightful!
Amazing Heather. Simply incredible. I love your attention to intimacy of the day. Really nice job telling the story.
What a wonderful wedding to be a part of, Heather. Small and simple weddings are the best, and you did a great job capturing it.
#18 is my favourite!
I literally want to marry your pictures! Awesome work as ever heather, seriously amazing
Gorgeous. A stunning wedding, and wonderfully captured. Love the bridal portraits on the beach especially. 🙂
Oh I love your black and whites. I love elopements, these are just amazing!
now THAT”S the way to get married!! beautiful photos and great wedding!
So intimate,you captured it beautifully, absolutely love the ceremony shot with the person swimming in the background, looks like it was a great day
wow. i can feel how special the day was x
So good! Heather, your work is just wonderful.
what a beautifully observed set of pictures. I love theses