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    We work throughout Canada, primarily in Calgary, Vancouver, the Kootenays & Okanagan, and in the United States in the greater Washington DC area. We are available for travel to destinations worldwide.

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Category Archives: Destination Wedding Photography

Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hawaii Wedding

Janey and Tri’s beautiful Hawaiian wedding took place at the incredible Outrigger Reef on the Beach resort in Waikiki, Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. It was the perfect location for the touching wedding ceremony officiated by Dr. Stan Ponz. The spirit and feeling of the ceremony were truly wonderful and very much Hawaiian. Many traditional Hawaiian sayings and words were discussed to give a sense of how the Hawaiian culture interprets ‘ohana (which means family). The couple’s family and friends enjoyed the ceremony on the outdoor terrace overlooking palm trees and the gorgeous Pacific Ocean across Waikiki’s legendary beach. The bride wore a beautiful dress and carried a bouquet of local tropical Hawaiian flowers. The groom wore a suit and a wedding lei made of Ti leaves, which ancient Hawaiians believed held healing powers and is often given for good luck. For wedding photos after the ceremony, we strolled along Waikiki Beach and into Fort Derussy Beach Park.

The wedding reception was a wonderful celebration of Janey and Tri’s marriage, with a tasty grand Hawaiian meal, and a handmade wedding cake made by Janey & Tri themselves which they baked the night before the wedding! This cake, featured a pineapple layer and a decadently tasty chocolate Nutella layer. The wedding favors were also handmade by Tri and Janey, which were individually handcrafted soaps for each guest. This made such a fabulous and personal gift for all of the friends and family.

We want to thank Tri and Janey for having us capture their incredible wedding, it was so beautiful and we wish them all the very best for their future. I hope we can share more of their gourmet food creations again sometime! Thanks again, JP and Erica


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Moon Palace Destination Wedding in Mexico Mayan Riviera

The wedding of Yvonne and David was a beautiful celebration of love and locale taking place in the amazing Mayan Riviera outside of Cancun, Mexico. It was an honour to be part of their day and to help capture the memories that they will enjoy for a lifetime to come. Many of their guests came from the Toronto area, where the couple lives. Yvonne looked so beautiful, the dress was gorgeous, and her friend did an incredible job with Yvonne’s makeup. The ceremony site was a wonderful stretch of sandy beach, Yvonne had decorated everything perfectly, and all the details were superb from the basket of brushes to get the sand off guests’ shoes, to the champagne toast and cocktail hour along the ocean front. The wedding took place at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in the Mexican Mayan Riviera. Moon Palace resort near Cancun is definitely a great location for destination weddings in Mexico. Although it rained most of the trip, for the wedding day itself fortunately, it stopped raining and the sky was slightly overcast. It was perfect for the lighting and no one had to squint in the blazing sun or get burned.

Before the ceremony, the couple met around a corner from each other for a gift exchange. We took a photo of them holding hands around the corner but not seeing each other. It was a great moment! The groom went to the ceremony site, David anxiously waited as Yvonne arrived to the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage. Afterwards, the couple shared their first dance together on the beach. The entire wedding was fantastic, and we had a lovely time working with Yvonne and David. We wish them the very best of all that is to come.

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Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

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Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

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Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

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Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

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Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

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Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

Moon Palace Destination Wedding photo

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Vanessa & Jamie | Trash the Dress Session Bavaro Beach Punta Cana

We had a wonderful time photographing Vanessa & Jamie’s day-after session and Trash the Dress shoot in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in November. The beaches there are spectacular, the ocean is beautiful, and the people are so nice. As always, we look forward to our next opportunity to visit the Dominican!
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Trash the Dress in Punta Cana

Trash the Dress in Punta Cana

Trash the Dress in Punta Cana

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Trash the Dress in Punta Cana

Trash the Dress in Punta Cana

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Tiffani & Merlin Day After Session | Bavaro Beach Punta Cana, DR

The day after Tiffani & Merlin’s wedding at Paradisus in Punta Cana we photographed their trash-the-dress session at Bavaro Beach. Bavaro is one of the beautiful beaches of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

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Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

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Jamie & Vanessa | Dreams Resort Punta Cana Destination Wedding

We were so happy to photograph another wedding on our trip to the Dominican Republic in November! Jamie and Vanessa had their beautiful ceremony on the beach of Dreams Palm Beach Resort in Punta Cana, DR. The couple and their family came over from Toronto and across the world to celebrate the marriage and experience the amazing hospitality of the Dominican Republic and its people!

Vanessa’s Mom helps her with a few final details before leaving for the ceremony.
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We love images of brides and their fathers just before the walk down the aisle.
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

It was raining for part of the day and luckily there were a few moments of clear skies right before the ceremony.

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The rain held off perfectly until just as the couple was pronounced husband and wife, then the guests came huddling around with umbrellas to shelter the couple for their first kiss.
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

It was time for the kiss, and joyful emotions overcame everyone!
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

One more kiss.
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

The skies cleared again for a few photos on the beach.
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

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Jamie & Vanessa had a second legal ceremony where they signed the papers inside the Dreams Resort Punta Cana.
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Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

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These “Message in a Bottles” guided guests to their table numbers.
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

First dance at the reception.
Wedding Photography in Punta Cana

Thanks again to Jamie & Vanessa for having such a beautiful wedding, and thanks to Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana for hosting! Check out more of Jamie & Vanessa’s wedding photos from Punta Cana on our Facebook page at http://www.taitphoto.com/weddings/vanessajamie/facebook

Thank you for coming!

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Tiffani & Merlin | Paradisus Resort Punta Cana Destination Wedding

We just got back from the Dominican Republic where we photographed the beautiful wedding of Tiffani & Merlin at Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana. This resort is located near Playa de Bavaro in the Dominican Republic. The DR is a amazing location to get married and we definitely enjoyed going back there again!

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Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

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Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

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On the way to the ceremony in the garden at Paradisus Resort
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Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

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Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

Congrats!
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Champagne toast, Dominican style
Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

After the ceremony we took some photos around Paradisus Punta Cana.
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Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

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Here is the lovely couple in front of the pool at spectacular Paradisus Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic):
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Photos on the beach are a must-have for any destination wedding! We also did a day-after, trash the dress shoot (photos coming soon).
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Merlin & Tiffani’s entrance into the reception
Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

Dominican Republic destination wedding photography

Check out more of Tiffani & Merlin’s photos from Paradisus Palma Real on our Facebook page at http://www.taitphoto.com/weddings/tiffanimerlin/facebook

Thanks for visiting!

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