{ Project 52 for 2012 – Weeks 5 & 6 }

Theme for week 5 “Splash of Complimentary Color.”

Last week my family took a break from our busy lives and went to spend a wonderful and relaxing week together on the beaches of Jamaica.  I love Jamaica…the people of Jamaica and the beautiful flowers that are seen all over this tropical island.  I’m not sure what these particular ones are called but my favorite color is yellow and I found them growing near our hotel and just had to capture them.

joyfulreflectionsphotography.com_Jamaica 2012 Tropical FlowersTheme for week 6 “Passion.”

True Passion…getting married on a beach in Jamaica.  While on vacation in Jamaica I was a 2nd shooter for a wedding.  What an wonderful experience doing a destination wedding on a tropical island…and I was wearing my bikini during the entire ceremony!  Now that’s a first!!  You must read on.

I met Ashley and Tige at the pool a few days before their wedding and we chatted about how they planned their wedding just a week and a half before coming to Jamaica. We also chatted about photography and details of their special day and the photographer they were using for their ceremony.  They hired the resort photographer for one hour to capture the ceremony and a few formal photos afterwards.  I told them if I was available I would stop by and take some photos for them and that’s exactly what I did…I just didn’t get time to grab a cover up and they didn’t mind me in my bikini one bit…too funny.  I felt a bit funny about it but it surely didn’t stop me from capturing moments that will last them a lifetime.

I truly enjoyed watching the ceremony and it was quite fun and stress free since it was such a last minute decision….at least for me!  I captured some very precious moments for them and I know they will be quite pleased.   I could get into destination weddings.  Perhaps I’ll have to start thinking about doing them…let me know if you’re planning a wedding on a tropical island….I could be for hire!

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Julie - February 8, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Love the flower shot and what fun to get to give a total stranger some memories of a special day!

Marge - February 10, 2012 - 8:46 pm

I just love it!!!!

Karen - February 14, 2012 - 9:17 am

Love these Catherine. Glad you had such a fun opportunity to photograph a wedding too! Will we see more?

{ Project 52 For 2012 – Week 4 }

Theme for this week “Mis-Matched.”

I love, love, love tea parties!  When I have one and set the table I love to mis-match everything. It’s something special and unique and I just love it!  There is nothing in this table setting that is a match…all mis-matched.  My favorite “girly” restaurant in town is the same way…nothing matches and I love it!

The tea-cup and saucer in this photo is very special to me because it’s from my Mom’s collection and she graciously gave them to me a couple of years ago. A true treasure to cherish.

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Marge - January 26, 2012 - 5:35 pm

I love this photo…so Victorian..so frilly…so relaxing to look at!!


It finally felt like winter this past weekend…like January is suppose to with snow and sledding and hot chocolate and a warm fire.  This was wonderful snow…light and fluffy and I actually convinced my little neighbor Mr. T to blow some snow at me.  He loved the idea and for a very few moments he even did it with his bare hands.  Brave little guy…I could never do that.

Well…today it’s back to 50′ outside and the sun is shining bright and the snow…it’s almost gone.  Sad to see it go, but I know there’s a storm coming just around the corner.  You wait and see.

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Sharon - January 24, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Love it Catherine! Love the additional snowflakes you added it makes the photo.

Karen - January 25, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Catherine this photo is great! Love those snowflakes.

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