Key West is a destination for weddings of all sizes, for every Key West Wedding. You always seem to see the big weddings on the blogs, but what about Key West elopements? They matter just as much, and due to the size of them, the imagery usually is more personal. You are able to get closer, it’s more intimate, and the couple just radiates emotion. That’s exactly the case with the Key West wedding elopement of Kelsey and Jarrod.
Kelsey contacted me looking for a wedding photographer in Key West. She said she found my imagery as one that is a more personal, and strayed away from the typical commercial type images that she was finding. Wedding photography in Key West can become sometimes oversaturated. When you have a 4 mile by 2 mile area of space to work with, sometimes your imagery might mirror someone else’s. Therein lies the challenge, the art, the creativity. Creating wedding photography that is unique, and something the couple is going to hang on their wall. So back to Kelsey and Jarrod.
We met up the day before and I showed them around Fort Zachary Taylor. We came up with a location for images and the ceremony. The following day I met them at the Perry Key West where they were staying. I had Jarrod leave ahead of us and get to the location. We then took Kelsey to the site and setup the “first look.” Kelsey was glowing, Jarrod was cheesing, and the day couldn’t of been more perfect.
After the two of them recited personal vows to one another, a conch shell blew, and they were married. We then took them to a few locations around Key West that had the backdrops that they were looking for. Tropicals, flowers, sun! We then headed back to Fort Zachary Taylor for sunset and wished them well.
This is what being a wedding photographer in Key West is all about to me. Two people, endless happiness, and helping them remember one of the most important days of their lives. Congrats Kelsey and Jarrod!
Freas Photography provides Destination Wedding Photography for couples in the Florida Keys. If you are planning on having your wedding in the Florida Keys and Key West, be sure to contact us through our contact page, and we can be your Key West Wedding Photographer. We provide wedding photography for full day and weekend coverage. If your wedding is somewhere other than the Florida Keys and you are interested in photography services for your wedding, please contact us HERE