I had the great honor of starting my 2016 wedding season with a destination wedding in St. Augustine, Florida with Jessica and Johan. While I had never met them before their wedding, Johan, a Swede, did work for my husband and my nonprofit, The Tribe, in rural Kenya. After his tenure with us, he was employed by the Swedish Embassy in Nairobi where he fell in love with Jessica, an American. Years later, I met Johan’s parents while photographing a wedding in Sweden in 2015. Johan’s mother volunteered for The Tribe while she and Johan’s father were visiting him in Kenya. The fruition of our desire to reflect on our woven interests and rewarding experiences of working in Africa culminated in St. Augustine where my husband and I were finally able to meet Johan, his parents, and Jessica. The wedding ceremony took place on the western shore of Matanzas Bay at Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. The drama of the Spanish stone fort provided some historical context in the wedding portraits. Working in a creative field and having the opportunity to document the human experience is such a privilege. I have met some of my favorite people on assignment; fell in love with husband while working in Kenya so I can relate to Johan and Jessica’s sentiment they shared on their wedding program,  “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”

xoxox,

Candice