Florida Destination Wedding Photographer- Coral Gables-South Beach


Raleigh, NC  based wedding photographer, Michelle Gunton Photography, is available for Destination weddings. Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Coral Gables, Florida to photograph my first destination wedding. Lauren’s original photographer friend canceled on her a month and a half before her wedding date so I was happy to get the opportunity. Lauren and I did all corresponding through email since Lauren Lives in Florida. I am not one who really likes to fly and have never flown by myself so my destination wedding packages comes with a 2nd photographer. Michelle Robinson Photography was free and was able to join me on this new adventure. All I can say is it was like the blind leading the blind when it came to the airports. Michelle’s husband Joe was kind enough to walk us through the Raleigh airport to make sure we got where we needed to be and then we were on our own when we arrived in Fl. We laughed at our selves alot. We both had 2 large bags and I also had a laptop bag and what we learned on the way home was that airports have carts you can put your luggage on, haha We didnt realize that when we arrived so we had to go up and down escalators, elevators and walked a mile through the Miami airport, rode on trams, needless to say we were tired and had to stop and take breaks, but we did it. We were so proud of ourselves never having flown before by ourselves. Something I also learned was if you cant afford first class the next best thing is the isle seat, it has a lot more room than the normal seat that we had on the return flight to Raleigh. I think I have officially conquered my fear of flying, yaayyyy. I look forward to my destination weddings in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in July and then also my destination wedding to Jamaica in November this year.

Lauren and Gorge wanted a day after session at South Beach,FL on that Sunday after the wedding and wouldnt you know it was the coldest day Miami had seen in quite some time, 40 degrees. Poor Lauren had the goosebumps, but she was a trooper and I’m glad she was b/c we were able to get some amazing photographs. Gorge was a trooper too, I told him the night before he could wear whatever he wanted as long as he came, haha. The only sad thing about the beach photo session was the ocean ate Laurens veil. She was totally fine but I’m sure a little part of her had to be a little disappointed, I was just happy it wasnt her mother’s wedding veil. I was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC so being at the beach made me feel like I was at home. If you are having a beach wedding I would love to be your wedding photographer. I hope you enjoy the photos, I LOVE them!!!!

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