Vow Renewal on Sanibel Island
Tom and Sandy celebrated their Sanibel island vow renewal on the beach. The ceremony was performed by Patricia Slater of Weddings by the Sea. Tom and Sandy renew their vows every five years, this was a promise they made to each other on their wedding day. On this, their twentieth anniversary, they chose to have it photographed. Tom and Sandy live in Kentucky and both work as flight attendants and world-wide flight attendant instructors. They are enjoying their vacation on Sanibel Island! Patricia Slater officiated at the warm and emotional ceremony which was on a secluded beach in the mid-afternoon. We took some photographs before we arrived to the beach and continued with photographs on the beach as the sun went in and out of the white puffy clouds. When the sun appeared, it provided beautiful blue and green colors on the Gulf of Mexico waters. Sandy carried a beautiful bouquet which included two coral colored roses, Tom carried an ice bucket with the champagne and glasses… 🙂
While photographing Tom and Sandy before and during the ceremony, I noticed they had gratitude. Gratitude for the simple, present moment. So photographing romantic and loving images was easy.
Sanibel Island Vow Renewal
For over twenty five years, Patricia Slater has performed vow renewals at her secluded beach on Sanibel Island. On many occasions I was the photographer for the ceremonies. After their ceremony, Tom and Sandy enjoyed a champagne toast on the beach. This made for some additional photographs against the beautiful blue sky and water. We left the beach an hour after we arrived. Tom and Sandy enjoyed a celebration dinner at the Mad Hatter on Sanibel Island. Shown here are some of my favorite images we created at this Sanibel island vow renewal.