Naples Beach Wedding by Studio 22 Photography
I have become quite obsessed with beach weddings and the more of them I see the more I wish for a summer beach retreat. Doesn’t that sound wonderful right about now? Megan of Studio 22 Photography captured some amazing images of this sweet couple as they wondered the streets of Naples, Florida from downtown to the pier. The sunset images are my favorite. From the photographer: These two are simply some of the kindest, most genuine souls I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and their entire family is true to that as well. There aren’t enough superlatives for me to be able to describe how wonderful of a day they had, nor can I adequately describe the love they share with one another and their families.
Waking up Saturday morning, the sky was perfect, full of fluffy white clouds and the sun was bright. From the moment I stepped into Jessica’s hotel room at the Bayfront Inn on 5th Avenue, I was welcomed like family. Much to my delight, everyone was completely on board with any crazy idea I tossed their way — which included moving all the furniture to one side of the hotel room. Even when I took the painting off the wall they didn’t even give a sideways glance — they were totally game. Their wedding planner, Mary Hines, was a wonderful woman and a true pleasure to work with, and she made the day run so smoothly from start to finish. I should have known then that the day was going to be spectacularly epic on every level, but they continued to surprise me time and time again.
Justin and Jessica allotted 2 hours for us to roam Naples after their first look, making our portrait time one of my absolute favorites of the year. From wandering in downtown Naples to Naples Pier to a gorgeous, must-be-out-of-a-fairytale staircase we found, Justin and Jessica showed me how truly gorgeous their town was.
When it came time for the ceremony, we made our way to 8th Street Avenue South, one of the many gorgeous vistas in Naples. Dubbed the “wedding park” and “wedding beach,” it truly lives up to its name. A cobblestone pathway lined with mature palm trees acts as an aisle way to the front, where Justin and Jessica said their vows. To top it off, it overlooks the Gulf coast, creating a breathtaking scene, especially as the sun sets. Following the ceremony, we were able to sneak off for some spectacular sunset shots, and Naples does live up to the Florida standard of sunsets!