Jul 05

Mr & Mrs Miller tied the knot 20 years ago and decided to come to Aruba for the first time with their two beautiful daughters Amanda and Alyssa to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. I love meeting people who’s been here for the first time and question them on the island. One of my first questions to them was how they find the island. and the response was, It’s so much better than many of the other island’s they’ve visited. On behalf of the entire island of Aruba and it’s inhabitants I would like to thank you for choosing Aruba as your celebration destination. Many more wedding anniversaries. Know that now you’ve officially found friends on this side of the world.

Of course they wanted to be documented in Paradise so I took them out on the Palm Beach area and partly around the Fisherman’s Huts on Aruba for some family portraits.

The entire Family Miller just casually posing for a portrait on Palm Beach, Aruba.

Alyssa and Amanda showing some sisterly love.

It’s been 20 years but I still love you like it’s day one!

Daddy’s girl, all proud of how you’ve grown.

Mommy’s Baby is always there under her wings.

Amanda’s showing that she has all elements in place to be a model.

Alyssa’s won’t stay behind in the world of fashion either, what a better team than 2 sisters.

This should give Dina, butterflies all over again. Eric is a good thing I don’t follow my clients. You look all studly here.

Here’s to another 20 years! This was a shot specifically requested by the kids.

On to many more 20 years as one happy family.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

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I’m finally Back

Jul 04

I will like to start off by apologizing for the utter neglect towards my clients and/or potential clients. The last 2 years had been a very agonizing era in my life. This had been a season I dread and would not aspire repeating ever. This is the very course I urge my brides and grooms to stay away from as my last advice on their wedding night right before I say farewell and wish them success on their new journey as a couple.

Before this hiatus I lived a pretty open life which was displayed right on this medium. Those of you that followed me a little know that I’m all for family and preserving the family nucleus. My family meant the world to me and yes, you’ve guessed it right. I no longer have that family. While all relationships that I hear of grow apart as the years go by, mine was knitting nicely together until one day while I least expected I was informed of the distressing declaration of permanent separation, known to man as “Divorce”. Know this: I was hit by a ton of bricks and survived it. I then rather I had died at that very instant but I guess it was not the creators time for me yet. The experience was inapprehensible. My intention for emphasizing on my survival is not only to demonstrate that I am now a much stronger person but to affirm the hardships that I’ve had to endure. To protect the identity of those involved I will not go into detail of these hardships but note that it was definitely not an easy episode in my life.

Picture, the people you love, live for and would give your life for plotting and scheming against you in all areas. It is mind-boggling. You just feel lost, useless on the brink of suicide. Had it not been for my strong faith, I believe I would have at least lost my mind. Many were the days I’ve had to pray and try to calm myself as I literally felt that I was very close to crossing over to insanity but thanks be to God I got over it. What does not kill you will make you stronger and stronger I am.

I’m back and ready to serve you.

Enjoy!


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Sarah and George

Nov 12

Sarah and George are active divers and they were celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary so they decided to stop by the One Happy Island for a few days to start off their celebration then flew over to the Diver’s Paradise for 9 days to dive all day long. Upon contacting me I’ve asked Sarah what she wanted as a backdrop but that was left totally up to me so I decided to go at an area where we have the best of both worlds.

Sarah and George were a blast. I encouraged George to be just a little naughty (which wasn’t too hard for him to do) to start the sparks flowing and that really reflects in their images.

George just can’t keep his hands off Sarah and I don’t give him wrong, she’s a beautiful lady in and out and she’s his wife.

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Gotta get one image under the coconut tree. No coconut tree, no Caribbean, right.

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Sarah feeling all relaxed and secured in her man’s arms.

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Mc Steamy or Mc Dreamy?

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George is setting the mood.

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Romantic portraits in the most romantic place on earth.

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This says love, trust and all the above.

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Some golden light, right before sunset. I just love this place and the models were willing to play.

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Treasure is found all around the island even in abandoned buildings. And when there is true love it can be expressed anywhere.

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This right here is a tribute to Arizona!

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Blessings,

Bryan Morris

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Jul 21

Do you remember Fayth & Steven? Here’s their slideshow. I’ve had so many awesome shots from this wedding that I just couldn’t put them all in a blog post. I’ve found this song sometime back and I love it so much that I just had to put it in a slideshow, so here it is. Enjoy.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Jul 07

It is so complex to the human mind at times how destiny is decided.

Steven met Fayth (both Americans) in Bonn, Germany in 2002. Steven was then attending Texas A&M University and Fayth Lehigh University at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A strong friendship was born. They remained in contact for the next several years visiting each other in Texas and Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until a visit down to Texas in 2005 Fayth and Steven started dating, a few years later Steven decided that he wanted to kick up the relationship a notch so he decided no more long distance dating and moved to Pennsylvania to be of support to Fayth while she attended Dental school.

Steven proposed in August 2008 while touring vineyards in the Brandywine Area of Pennsylvania.

These guys are awesome, our first in person meeting left me knowing that this one was going to rock. I’ve approached the wedding with such a confidence that I was going to blow it out of the park, not by my efforts really, but by the flexibility and open personality of the Bride and Groom.

After a couple of shots I gave them a peak at what I was getting and Steven goes, “Man, you’re good!”. Steven, believe me it’s not totally me but the vibe that you two transcend just makes it happen. Thanks for having me and may God bless your marriage.

When things get tough (notice I said “when” ,because they will. It’s inevitable) go back to your sign in book and read what I wrote there for you.

This wedding was at the Bucuti Beach Resort with the illustrious Nashette Wouters as the wedding planner. Words fail to express the awesomeness of this lady. She really makes you feel at ease even though you’re planning a wedding from thousands of miles away. It’s always a pleasure for me to work with her.

Groom getting ready

Groom Getting Ready

Bride and Bridesmaid making the last minute touches. 

Bride Getting Ready In Mirror

Bridesmaid attaching the veil to bride, for Aruba this is more like securing the veil, it is windy but the veil is cool especially for pictures. 

Bride Putting On Veil

Admiring herself in the mirror before heading out. 

Bride Making Last Minute CHecks In Mirror

Detail shot of the Calla Lilly bouquet and the fans that were given out to the guests. 

Calla Lillie Bouquet and Fan

Mirror mirror on the wall………. 

Bridals Before The Ceremony

Steven getting his first glimpse of Fayth, look at the smile on his face.

Grooms First View Of Bride

Groom’s mother attaching his boutonierre, a special moment. 

Mother Pinning Boutonniere On Groom

Mom giving groom a kiss before heading to the ceremony.

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The urban dictionary has a different definition to this word but I have a total different definition and it will be added to the dictionary in the next print. The word I’m referring to is “Sexceptional”, exceptionally sexy! 

Portrait At The Bucuti Beach Resort

This is what you get if you don’t be shy and really enjoy each other on your wedding day. There’s very little left for me to be introduced to and if you’re so daring I’ll go for it, no problem, I’ll just chalk it up as a new experience. 

Tropical Destination Wedding Portrait

Schweet, golden hour sun! Using flash here would just ruin this shot. Did I really need any flash? I don’t think so. Available light is the way to go.

Romance On The Beach In Aruba

Upon shooting Fayth for a while in the room, I was stunned by her teeth but never said anything. Afew days after the wedding we met and she said that she was a dentist, then all fell in place. She really has beautiful teeth. 

Bridal On Beach In Aruba

 A shot of the setup of the ceremony area, Nashette and her crew did a great job!

Wedding Setup Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

 The bridesmaid heading to the arch.

Bridesmaid Walking Down The Sand Aisle

 Here comes the bride……

Bride Walking Down Sand Aisle On The Beach In Aruba

 The bride focused on her prize……

Bride Getting To Altar

This guy have seen his then bride to be before the ceremony but he’s still amazed at how she looks, look at his expression.

Groom Looking At Bride At The Arch

The Vows! 

Exchange Of Vows

 The Ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony At The Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

The Kiss!

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Look at this guy, euphoric. It’s like he’s saying “Yes, I’ve scored a touchdown” 

The Recessional On The Beach At Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

 A detail shot of the rings.

Wedding Bands

A classic portait on the beach.

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Newly weds on the Eagle Beach! 

Taking A Stroll On The Eagle Beach

I call this “Ecstatic” 

Ecstatic!

Just schweet!

The Dip

Steven told Fayth that he’ll take her to the end of the world. 

Piggy Backing On The Eagle Beach Aruba

Romance in the tropics! 

Tropically Romantic!

Bride and Groom and the wedding party. 

Bridal Party

……….take my breath away!

Romantic Portrait On Aruba

The reception area with your toes in the sand. Can you ask for anything better. 

The Wedding Reception On The Beach At The Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

The bride and groom opening the buffet line. 

Bride And Groom Opening Buffet Line

A caribbean first dance! 

The First Dance

The cake.

The Cake

Cake cutting! 

Cake Cutting Ceremony At The Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

You feed me and I’ll feed you. 

Romantic Cake Feeding

Groom and Groomsman lighting up a Cohiba. This was a funny moment, a little secret between the two and me who documented it. 

Cigar Smoking.

 Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Jun 18

For your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy it!

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Jun 08

What do you get when you have a stunning bride, a hunk of a groom at a spectacular location? Fabulousity!

This is exactly what I’ve experienced on Friday at Bucuti Beach Resort where I’ve had the honor to document the wedding of Daniela & Anthony Vazquez. The celebration went off without a hitch, thanks to the wedding planner at the Bucuti, Nashette Wouters.

Daniela & Anthony a.k.a. T.J. lived very close to each other, T.J. actually lived right up the road from Daniela. They were mutually attracted to each other bu the timing was just not right, they’ve had all the patience in the world, they’ve decided if it’s meant to be it will be. Over the course of time they’ve got to know each other pretty well to the point that they’ve decided to kick up the friendship to a greater level and knew from the beginning of the relationship as lovers they’ve had something special going on. It felt so right and so natural confirmed Daniela.

They’ve started dating in 2007 and came on their first trip together as a couple  to Aruba in April 2008, they’ve gotten engaged in August 2008 and knew that they wanted a destination wedding at a safe, romantic getaway that gives the feeling of being home all tangled in one. Upon discussing plans Aruba came simultaneously to their minds for their destination wedding, since it’s very safe, a romantic getaway  and the warmth of the people make you feel at home.

Daniela and T.J. I would like to thank you for choosing me to be part of such an important milestone in your life, it’s really appreciated. I’ll also add that things will not always be honkey dorey but giving up is easiest thing you can do, be a fighter when these trying times present and don’t give up.

The things that so make us feel like twisting our heads like the little girl in the “Exorcist” today will be laughed at a few years down the road.

T.J. and Daniela making it down the sand aisle to get married.

Walking down the sand aisle at the Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

 Daniela and T.J. listening attentively to the officiant during the ceremony.

Beach Ceremony Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

T.J. was put on the spot to say his vows to Daniela, here you have him spilling his heart. 

Exchange of vows on Eagle Beach Aruba

Sexceptional, exceptionally sexy! This is the first kiss, I just love this shot. I’ve played up the flare with the shadows. 

First Kiss as Husband and Wife at Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

They ooze love, they cuddle any chance they get. This was when the minister was announcing them to the crowd. I loved the weather conditions, it was awesome for flare.

Cuddling on the beach at Bucuti Beach Resort

These are the guests rejoicing along with Daniela & T.J.

Beach wedding at Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

Here they are walking back down the sand aisle! 

Walking down the sand aisle as Mr & Mrs Vazquez

The first toast! 

The Toast on the Beach at Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

 At our meeting prior to the wedding T.J. requested some timeless portraits, here you go sir!

Timeless Portrait

What’s a wedding in the Caribbean without a coconut tree on the beach? It just exudes Caribbean. 

Portrait at Eagle Beach Aruba

 Did I say they cuddle every chance they get?

Romantic Cuddling On The Beach Aruba

Daniela’s dad moved everyone aside to get this shot of him and his new son in law. 

Two Real Men On The Beach

This is the new Mr&Mrs Vazquez frolicking on the Eagle Beach in Aruba as a boat pass by.

Romance On The Beach In Aruba

A detail shot of the rings! 

Wedding Bands In Aruba

Vogue on the beach of Bucuti Beach Resort in Aruba.

Aruba Is For Lovers

A detail shot of the back of Daniela’s dress. 

Wedding Gown On Beach In Aruba

The first dance under the moon and stars on the beach at the Bucuti Beach Resort in Aruba 

First Dance In Aruba

A close up of the first dance. What a happy couple!

First Dance At Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Oct 25

One unforeseen but destined evening in a little bar in Dayton, Ohio, Matt laid his eyes on Crissy.
It was something similar to a short circuit went through his entire being, a variety of emotions hit him simultaneously.
Excitement coupled by fear overwhelmed him for some time.

He had to regain composure, muster up the courage to go over to her and introduce himself. Much to his surprise the introduction was accepted.

From there on, the entire evening was spent in conversation, inconsiderate of the fact that they both were at the bar with a group of friends……….

They obviously saw something in each other………

They’ve spent that entire summer together but at the end of the summer Crissy had to go back to college. She was a bit pessimistic about the summer romance however Matt kept the romance alive. They’ve since spent much more time together than they could have ever imagined.

After college they’ve moved in together and Matt proposed a year later.

Upon asking Crissy “Why Aruba?” her response was “Just wanting a small wedding, we decided to do a destination wedding and invite whomever wanted to come with us. After debating many different locations a close friend of mine suggested Aruba, where she honeymooned. She said it was one of the most beautful islands she had ever seen, and boy was she right. We picked Aruba because of her suggestion and because it was under the hurricane belt since we were getting married in October.

We chose the Riu, again from suggestions of friends, and booked the wedding. I can’t stress to you how easy the Riu made the preparations of my wedding! Carolina, our wedding coordinator took care of everything and was so wonderful to work with. The only thing I had to do was find a photographer….and luckily I found the best one out there…just by looking on the internet.

Matt’s parents, his sister and her boyfriend, and my parents all decided to join us in Aruba. Having them there made the trip even more amazing. It meant so much to have them there with us sharing the best day of our lives.

We got to Aruba on a Wednesday and were married on the following Monday, October 13th. (13 is my lucky number). I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding or to have worked with anyone else on the island! Our wedding was a dream come true.

In November we are having a reception with all of our friends. I can’t wait to show them all the pictures of our fantastic trip.

Now I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend. The man that still makes my skin tingle when he walks into the room. We get to start a family, play tennis together, laugh, and share memories for the rest of our lives. I feel like the most lucky girl out there to have found him.

In Matt’s words, “I agree that the wedding couldn’t have gone any better, Crissy was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen. The setting and location couldn’t have been any better, and now I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend, too.”

Crissy and Matt, I wish you long life, health and happiness together. Thanks for allowing me to be part of such an important milestone in your lives.

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Crissy making her final check in the mirror before heading out to the beach.

Anxiously awaiting for the OK from the wedding planner to make her appearance.

Being a bit playful before heading out to the beach.

Taking in some last minute advice and fun from mom.

I always learn a thing or two at every wedding. I must give it to him. This dude’s romantic.

A quick shot haning out with the ladies in the room before heading to the beach.

Matt waiting for his bride at the beach.

As the ladies hang out and make their final preparations in the room, the guys just hang out on the beach.

Crissy being escorted out to the beach by the wonderful Carolina. (Wedding planner at the Riu)

Crissy walking down the isle going to meet her man.

This was Matt’s reaction after he caught a glimpse of Crissy walking down the isle.

A detail shot of the bouquet.

Tribute to Jessica Claire…..A flare shot of the ceremony.

Is she in love or what? Just soaking up Matt’s every move as he places the ring on her finger.

Crissy making that eye contact as she places the ring on Matt’s finger, showing the commitment she’s making.

The first kiss.

The applause after the signing of all the paperwork on the beach.

The toast…….!!!!

A silhouette shot. This was actually a mechanical failure but I love how it came out. I think it’s a keeper. Can anyone detect the mechanical?

Nothings better than a piggy back at sunset with your one true love.

This is completely candid. They are just enjoying the rings.

Mr Suave, gauging himself for the kill. You know that a kiss will follow this, right?

He seriously can be a stunt double for…….Who do you think? Let me know.

This is simply schweet…….I’ll turn this into a 30″x40″ canvas in a hurry.

Dancing to the tunes of “This Is Your song” in their heads.

Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m bad but I just had to get some tongue action in there.

Detail shot of the cake and the rings.

Yummy, sexy shot!

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

35 Years Wedding Anniversary

Aug 14

I tip my hat to the veterans that can boastfully exclaim that they’re married for a great number of years as this is a thing of the past.

This younger generation just stay married for as long as it all runs smooth like a well oiled train, neglecting the fact that the oil that cause the train to run smooth depletes and if not serviced regularly causes friction to the point of a breakdown. Disregarding the fact if parts (bad habits) are replaced and and oil is replenished the old locomotive will continue to run like new, they just decide to disregard the promise they made at the altar and end the marriage.

I always tell my couples (read clients) that giving up on your marriage is the easisest thing to do, it however means that you did not combat with the situation long enough to overcome it and come out victorious but you just allowed the situation to twist your arm behind your back and you gave up.

Today i want to give honor where honor is due…….

On August 4th Chris and Rich celebrated their 35 th Wedding Anniversary and I was requested to pass by their hotel to take a few pictures of their family. It was a great time had with such a awesome family. I’ve had the chance to meet 4 generations of the family which was pretty cool to me.

Chris and Rich, God bless you and many more years to come.

Here is Chris and Rich posing for their portraits.

This is their daughter, Melissa with her family. (Colin and precious Emma)

Now this is Chris’s mom and dad, what a sense of humour the dad has. We don’t even want to know how long they’re married as it would make the younger quitting generation feel really bad that they didn’t stick it out.

Here you have Brian and Alyson, friends that celebrated their 2nd Wedding Anniversary on August 5th. Brian and Alyson stay close to these great people, they can offer some advise or two in getting to the 35 year mark.

Here you have Melissa and her family again with her brother Adam.

Adam enjoying the island’s past time.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Happy Valentine’s Day

Feb 14

I want to wish you all a happy valentine’s day today and may you express your love to your loved ones more than ever today.

Valentine’s day is not about having a man or a woman (In the sexual sense) in your life. So if you don’t have that special person (That society deems special), don’t sweat it. You definitely have special people in your life. Your mom or dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, son or daughter so celebrate this day with them.

This day is about love it’s not only about being romantic, so you can definitely love without being romantic and still have a great time. No need to separate yourself from the crowd today, join in like everyone else because I’m sure that you’re loved by at least one person.

Enjoy the day,

Bryan Morris