When you plan your wedding day around being in a beautiful and meaningful location like Key West, it's important to actually incorporate some of the city into your photos. The ceremony and reception might happen at a local venue, but unless you venture out and see the sights, all of your wedding pictures will be only of that one location.
I had suggested this to Brittany and Barry, and they were up for the idea of some "around town" shots. We started in the colorful and historic district of Bahama Village, incorporating a big blue art-deco style building I had never shot in front of before, along with the famous Blue Heaven Restaurant
, and the gallery of artist Letty Nowak
Finally, we rounded out the session with a stop at Higg's Beach, where I found some new angles and ideas with the iron fence that perimeters the next-door Casa Marina Resort, the beautiful sea grapes that adorn the edges of the sand, and the pier that runs out over the water.
This is also the spot where the hilarious "Wedding Photo Fail is Actually A Win
" image was captured by my friend and fellow wedding pro, Quincy Perkins (who was serving as videographer that day) that made headlines on Huffington Post and about a dozen other news outlets.