FLORIDA KEYS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER // FLORIDA KEYS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // KEY WEST ELOPEMENT
Nicole and Ryan reached out to me in late October about eloping in the Florida Keys the following month, November. Their plans were to fly into Fort Lauderdale and drive down (which I highly recommend, the drive is beautiful!). Originally they were supposed to have their elopement ceremony in August in Alaska where they live and where Nicole has her own dog grooming business (if you want to check her out you can HERE!), but with trying to coordinate families and COIVD on top of that they put it off and booked flights to Florida!
Nicole’s family has a condo down in Key West where she grew up going and it seemed the perfect place to get married. Nicole knew that her priority was having a day that was truly them: silly/crazy faces, sweet first look and all! So that is exactly what we did. In a span of two weeks we created a day that was them.
We started early in the day with getting ready and their first look, although it was raining at the start of the day didn’t let that slow us down! We explored the local nature preserve, they said their vows at the Hemingway House with cats, saw monarch butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory, took a picture with a doll that you have to ask its permission or ~spooky~ things start happening and ran around the beach! We topped the day off with popping champagne and sitting on the dock at their condo watching the boats pass us by. Nicole and Ryan truly had a jam packed all day elopement in the Keys that spoke them as a couple and I was truly honored to be able to be part of it.