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Zulaika & Mark | Maui Destination Wedding

I met Zulaika and Mark about a year ago at a mutual friend’s BBQ here in Calgary.  That mutual friend was also a client who’s destination wedding I photographed in the Dominican Republic.  Our mutual friend had told me that Zee and Mark were planning on getting married in Hawaii and were looking for a photographer.  Most people who know me, know that Hawaii is my most favorite place on the planet.  I have always wanted to shoot a wedding in Hawaii, so naturally I had to throw my stick in the pile (hockey reference), hoping they’d want to consider me.  Consider me they did!  Before we even went to Hawaii, I got to know Z&M a little better and they soon felt like a couple friends that I have always known.  Both of them came to Calgary from the UK when Zee got transferred at work, so most of their guest were from the UK.  They even had friends and family from the UAE and Spain.  This was a true destination wedding and I was more than happy to be their photographer.

PAZ + RENATA

Paz and Renata kept it pretty simple. One celebrant, one witness (a complete stranger grabbed from her morning beach walk), one bride, one groom, an incredibly beautiful setting…..and one photographer (that’s me), doubling as second witness.

I hadn’t met Paz from Israel or his Brazilian fiance Renata before their wedding. Making my way from my little Aussie coastal dwelling an hour down the coast it really felt like three worlds colliding. My introduction was warmed with dutiful shots of well aged scotch from some likewise well aged egg cups – they did the job.

From our first moments onwards, the shots (photographic shots that is) tell a story of love and romance fused with a strong dash of Brazilian spirit and Israeli charm.

Dallas, the celebrant , our new found and very enthusiastic witness, and of course myself, all felt incredibly privileged to have played a small role in celebrating Paz and Renata’s South Coast Wedding.

Dean Dampney, AAIPP, CloudFace Photography