Bermuda Portrait Photographers: Swann Family in St George's by Mark + Ally

Frequent St George's Club visitors, we met up with the Swann Family for a Mini Session on an overcast afternoon for some updated portraits around the town! It was so lovely meeting you all  - we hope you had a wonderful trip and hope to see you all again soon! x

Bermuda Newborn Photographers: Baby Karlie by Mark + Ally

You'll remember Yolande, Cornelius, and Francois from their recent maternity session - and now sweet baby Karlie is here! Francois is already an amazing big brother, who was so gentle with his tiny little sister. Karlie was super happy to be photographed - just once we understand she was not into being swaddled! This little lady wanted to keep her long legs free!! It was so lovely seeing you all with your precious new addition - congratulations on your beautiful family! x

Bermuda Maternity Photographers: The Kellys at Cooper's Island by Mark + Ally

The Kellys are TOO adorable and we just loved their sweet maternity session at Cooper's Island. Amanda's long and flowing dress was stunning in the wind! We've been so lucky this year with amazing Babymooners, shooting destination maternity sessions all over the island! We hope you both had an amazing stay, and wish you all the best for a safe & healthy delivery! x

Bermuda Portrait Photographers: Chiang Family at Horseshoe Beach by Mark + Ally

We met the Chiang family at Horseshoe Bay Beach for a fun and sunny family session. It was a gorgeous morning to capture a lovely family, Grandma included! Hayden was all about the photos while his little sister was a little more shy to the camera, preferring to hang back for snuggles with her mum and dad. We hope you all had a great Bermuda vacation and visit us again soon! x

Bermuda Engagement Photographers: Nagisa & Nao at Cambridge Beaches by Mark + Ally

Today's post is so special to us! Nagisa has been one of my absolute best friends for 15 years, and she and Mark have hit it off since day one. Living in Tokyo, we don't see her as often as we'd like, but have been lucky the past three years with four trips between us. Last February 2016 when Mark and I were visiting Tokyo, Nagisa had just started seeing a new guy - "the boy". Fast forward to June this year they both flew out to catch some AC35 action in Bermuda - and we couldn't wait to meet him! Knowing their relationship was getting more and more serious, and because Bermuda will always be her second home, Nagisa planned a vacation portrait session with Nao during their trip.

This is where it's important to know that for Nagisa, having spent her high school and college years in Bermuda and Canada she is 100% bilingual - except maybe for that one time she called a massive centipede a caterpillar, but still - and she was pretty convinced there would be some communication delays between Nao's English our (completely non-existent) Japanese. It turned out that my bilingual bestie seriously underestimated her man's English skills, as he reached out to us on Facebook a few weeks before they left Japan to let us in on a big surprise. In perfect English, he told me his plans to propose during the trip - and best of all wanted to do it during their portrait session! So in secret we messaged back and forth laying the foundation of the scheme, and once they arrived Mark and Nao went on a mission to 'get the boat', which was really code for hashing out the fine tuned details for the next days proposal! I had already contacted Nadja at Cambridge Beaches to plan a celebratory dinner at Breezes following the shoot on property. All the wheels were in motion, and Nagisa had no idea!! 

Now we capture many a proposal and each involves a fair bit of orchestrating ahead of time with the 'question popper'. But holy! Capturing this for a friend was so nerve wracking (is this how you folks feel when proposing!?). Mark managed to discretely start filming on his phone while I kept shooting, and as planned directed Nagisa through poses to a kneeling Nao.  I hope that the images will tell the narrative of Nao's epic proposal - it was such an honour to be able to capture this for our friends. Nagisa, I could not be happier for you. Nao is such an amazing guy and I know you two will have a lifetime of love together! xo

Bermuda Portrait Photographers: Lightbourne Family by Mark + Ally

I know Gemma & Natalie from dance, so it was super fun to capture them with their parents as a birthday gift for their mum, Linda. We met at Southlands for some nice variety between the jungle and beach of the nature reserve. Gemma, Natalie, Linda and Yuri all have such a great sense of humour and clearly enjoy spending time together as a family - it made them a joy to photograph! We hope you had a lovely birthday - and it was great seeing you all! x

Bermuda Portrait Photographers: Brooklyn is ONE! by Mark + Ally

Blink and you'd miss it, but Brooklyn is a year old! To celebrate, we met for a session at St Peter's Church with little Miss Brooklyn in her best party dress and ALL smiles! Even during her newborn session she was a very happy baby, and it was so nice to see this lovely girl once again. We can't wait to capture the whole family soon! x

Bermuda Engagement Photographers: Heather & Joel at Grape Bay by Mark + Ally

Heather & Joel are getting hitched - and we can't wait to capture the big day! For their engagement session, these two were all about capturing their personalities with a beachy, natural surf vibe. We met up early morning at Grape Bay, boards in tow, for a super fun session - and learned a little about surfing in the process! You guys are two cool kids, and if your wedding is half as fun as your engagement session it's going to be an awesome day! x