We only break our “exclusively on Nantucket” rule for a few special people, and only if they send us to equally awesome places. Sarah, Carl, and their 3 kids are our neighbors and great friends of ours. Sarah was one of our bridesmaids, and Virginia was a flower girl at our own wedding. When he (finally) proposed at Brant Point last year, we were extremely happy for them.
Last week, we got to vacation with about 50 of their closest friends and family at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge on Abaco Island in the Bahamas. We were blown away not only by the beauty of the island, the quaintness, the quiet, but by the overwhelming hospitality of the locals. Blown away. The nicest bunch of people you’d ever want to meet. Everyone says hello, good morning, and engages in helpful conversation. It warmed our hearts. Visit our Zofia Photography Facebook page for photos of the island, including our bike and fishing trips, lighthouse visit, and even a little excitement over an explosion and fire the night of the welcome dinner.
Weddings involving children of the couple are especially sweet. Virginia, Lillian, and Hutton were the only wedding party. Hutton carried a “Dad, Here Comes Your Bride” sign down the sand to meet Carl. Lilly was her adorable, precocious self making silly faces. All eyes were on Carl, who barely kept his composure upon seeing his bride for the first time.
I had the pleasure of photographing Carl’s father’s wedding a few years back. Our June couple, Kendall and Tom were in attendance, as well as a couple whose wedding we’d kill to shoot this October. (Set the date!!) Pulling double duty as guests and photographers was so much fun!
To Sarah and Carl, and their family, thank you for having us along. Let’s go back soon! Conch fritters all around!
~ Enjoy, Zofia & Mark