From the first chat over FaceTime to discuss their Naples destination wedding, I knew that Lauren & Drew were going to be a ton of fun to work with. They are both civil engineers who have travelled and worked all over the world (including Siberia!), and have now settled-down in Houston. Since they have family and friends all over the country, they decided that Naples, FL was as great a spot as any to host their wedding, since so many would have to fly somewhere, regardless of the location.
They were married at The Club at the Strand, a stunning venue in the North end of Naples….which is very much not at all like Siberia. Very noticeably, is the difference in climate…hot is an understatement. Bringing a change of shirts on the wedding day was probably one of the smartest thing I could have done.
The entire day was full of amazing food, great times, and a lot of genuine, heartfelt emotion…which is what I, as a photographer, live for. The photos say it all, but Lauren’s first look with her dad had me a little choked-up…it was hard to stay present and capture it.
The day went flawlessly, credit in large part going to the club’s in-house wedding coordinator, Rebecca, who was a complete joy to work with. It was a fantastic party, with a great group of friends and family…these folks know how to have a good time, and made me feel very welcome.
Congratulations, Lauren + Drew! Thanks for taking a chance by bringing-in a Canadian to photograph your awesome day.