The Wedding of Jade + Jason: we traveled to HONDURAS to photograph this special day. Well, we technically traveled by a cruise to Cayman Islands, Belize, Honduras + Cozumel but just photographing Jade + Jason’s wedding international was pretty exciting. A first for me to go international.
— So as many of my clients know, I usually say one thing and do another. Meaning I always tell them I will get their galleries back to them farther than when I usually anticipate getting them back. Element of surprise but with Jade; she is so eager and excited it was hard to surprise her. She was probably my most excited bride, which sounds weird because my clients are always excited… but I knew it was so special for her. So me finishing her gallery early about a month after her wedding I’d like to consider this somewhat of a surprise! So with that said, SURPRISE J SQUARED!
Lets get into the souls of these two individuals. Lets talk about it. Let me tell you just exactly how this destination wedding came about!
Jade + Jason requested their closest friends + family who could make the trip happen; to join them for a 7 day cruise to the Caribbean and set sail to their destination in Honduras at The Meridian A wedding Venus deep into the Island at the very peak of the country. When you’re on a cruise you have a certain amount of time off the boat on the island, and somehow my boss babe bride was able to secure a venue, hair and make up; and flowers while planning this elopement from her humble abode in San Diego, CA.
I was referred to Jade by a good friend of mine back in New England. I was excited I was able to help and bring this bride some reassurance that she would be able to trust someone who was able to wing the last-minute wedding.
After having a few phone conversations with Jade; I loved her spontaneity and her free spirit. Being very much alike to that personality; I knew we would get along. Truth be told; as a photographer it’s our most important value is to make sure our clients trust us; whether its during the editing process or just in general photographing their special day. Being a solo photographer at this wedding; when I first started my service as a photographer I was always by myself. So I knew I was going to deliver the best of my ability and beyond. I think I did just that; even with the pressure of excitement + the pleading to be patient; it is such an important action when waiting for your photographs and I am SO Excited to get these back to J squared. ( Jade + Jason )
Jade compliments Jason in ways their friend group would collectively agree; She’s secure with who she is, and she embraces it. Jason is Genuine and real and humble. “They’re like a magnetic couple”, their friends expressed to me. They bring people together and those people become like family; they’re always apart of memories. Their relationship is combined with a lot of freedom and trust. They are both independent and serving as a energy for the group of friends they have. “They bring out the best in all of us” was the number one statement when I asked the group to describe them as a couple.
J Squared met at a self improvement seminar. Called the Landmark Forum. They got engaged and planned a cruise wedding with their closest friends. Jade describes her love with Jason being a good balance. Jade is most attracted to the way Jason calms her and pulls her in and puts her head on his chest. She first fell in love with him while he was overseas on his birthday. She told him and the foundation for their love developed; they were friends first; then dated and then realized the way they truly felt for each other. The kinda love Jade + Jason have for each other is a kinda love never experienced before. He is her home. No doubts; her final destination.
Jason loves her personable and loud unique personality. He said when he first saw her; she was pretty like a unicorn. Never seen anything like her. He describes his love for her “at home” Awake. Comfortable. A magnet attached to metal. When Jason felt like he fell in love with her, he knew she was special. High energy and crazy in a good way. Always happy.
It was important for me to get to know J squared for it hadn’t been long that I took on this wedding day + adventure. Its safe to say J squared + company are my kinda people. The love these two have is authentic + special. It’s made up of history in how they met; communication and unconditional love; they are a contagious pair. Their energy is fire. Warm personalities. They love to be on the water; and they love traveling and conquering obstacles together. They achieve goals together + their friends describe them being the parents who are gonna show their kids how to have fun.
” and I choose you in a hundred lifetimes, in 100 worlds in any version of reality. I’d find you and I’d choose you”
— So with all this being said, I really enjoyed my time getting to know everyone. It was an experience for sure, and something I will always look back on in awe that I continue to get to do what I love for a living with people who inspire me to be better and also do better. I can’t do all the things I can do without the support and love and trust from the people who let me photograph them and spend their days with them. J Squared- Thank you for involving me in your special day; looking forward to what comes next for you two in the future! I hope I will always be able to be apart of your special memories and milestones. Here’s to forever!
Wedding Collection below:
*Please do not screen shot the photographs taken from the gallery. It will decrease the image quality; you are able to print your favorites; and make a favorites folder; All photographs are owned + full rights to the photographer.
VENUE | FLOWERS | HAIR + MAKE UP | The Meridian; Honduras
Hats, Shirts: The Bride
DRESS | Allure Bridal