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Karla & Corey | Wedding

I am at a complete loss for words when it comes to trying to explain the awesomeness that was Karla & Corey’s wedding. For starters, it was in VANUATU (at the Holiday Inn in Port Vila)!! Looking at the photos is like an out-of-body experience.

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I felt like a kid in a candy store photographing all the details. Wandering the silent grounds of the resort at 6am was just heavenly. Every tree, flower and hut, all potential backdrops :)

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Karla is actually an incredible makeup artist, and not only did her own makeup but the makeup of pretty much all her family & friends.

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Photobooth: when all the mirrors are already taken :)

Documentary Wedding Photographers: Bride doing own hair

It was a much more relaxed scene with Corey & Bailey (their 6 year old son).

Vanuatu Wedding Photojournalist: Groom & son getting ready

Seriously, this kid is too cute for words!

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These few shots may look like regular getting ready photos, but Karla is actually spraying hair spray on her face, rather than finishing spray. Her reaction is priceless

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Bailey looks so far beyond proud to be giving his mum away.

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South Pacific Wedding Photographer: Bride carried down the aisle

After the ceremony, we headed to Mele Cascades, Vanuatu’s stunning waterfalls.

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To start with, we weren’t sure how far to climb. But once Karla picked up her dress and started walking through the water, there was nowhere to go, but straight to the top!

Mele Cascades Wedding Photography: Bride & Groom climbing waterfallMele Cascades Wedding Photographer: Bride and groom in waterfall

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After a brief siesta, it all started again, with a blessing by the lagoon.

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Nothing makes a grand entrance quite like a warrior escorted canoe.

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Honestly, how perfect is the Holiday Inn!

Vanuatu Wedding Photographer: Lagoon

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The highlight of the night!

Vanuatu Fire Dance Photography: Polynesian fire danceVanuatu Fire Dance Photographers: Polynesian fire dancePort Vila Wedding Photographer: Wedding cake

Wedding Photography in Port Vila: Fire blower cake cutPort Vila Wedding Photographers: Dancing on beach

Rather than a traditional guestbook, Karla & Corey had everyone write a message on a Jenga piece. First of all, how cool is that, but really, I love that it will be a conversation piece forever!

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Port Vila Vanuatu Wedding Photographer: DancingPort Vila Vanuatu Wedding Photographers: Singing & dancingPort Vila Vanuatu Wedding Photography: Marquee at end of night

Karla & Corey, I hope you had the best day ever!!

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  1. Karla March 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Your work is amazing! Thank you so much for capturing our story!

  2. James Macmang March 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    You’re indeed a professional and I will recommend you to anybody. Thank you for capturing all these memories…for my gorgeous daughter, Karla with her Corey.

  3. Marilyn Walsh March 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Absolutely fabulous Kel.

  4. Jenny Shami March 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    So amazing! Well done

  5. Dale Lempa March 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Love the textures and the colors here. Great work.

  6. Cathy Crawley March 16, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    These are so gorgeous Kellee! I’ve spend ages looking at this wedding and I love it! I want to go to Vanautu now………..

  7. Janelle tokon March 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    Kellee, it was pleasure to meet you. I really enjoyed working with you on Karla and Corey’s Wedding. The pictures are so beautiful and I have never seen the Holiday Inn Resort Vanuatu look greater! Thank you again!

  8. Sidd Rishi March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    This must have been an amazing experience. Awesome set of images :) Nice work

  9. Rob Dodsworth April 3, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    Great stuff. The fire dance looks amazing!

  10. Matt Ferrell May 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    wow! killer wedding, nice work! the waterfall shots were money

  11. James May 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Totally nailed this wedding!

  12. Sachin Khona May 12, 2013 at 9:28 am #


  13. Mario Colli May 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    The shoes on the tree … WOW… Loved it

  14. Alex Miller May 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Whoa – dream wedding!!!!! This is so, so amazing – what an absolutely beautiful place!

  15. Anni May 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    These are seriously stunning – I’m in love with the entire wedding, and your work is absolutely amazing.

  16. small May 14, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    Gorgeous wedding!! The waterfall and fire dancer images are awesome! And, LOVE her sparkly shoes!

  17. don barrington May 14, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Epic venue. Great use of light and great couple!

  18. Albert Palmer May 14, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    Just incredible – quality from start to finish

  19. Matthew Long May 14, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Beautiful people, beautiful details, beautiful location, what an incredible wedding and you’ve photographed it perfectly.

  20. Darren Gair May 14, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    Amazing set of images, awesome venue and natural bride & groom. Well done.

  21. Derek Martinez June 1, 2013 at 4:12 am #

    Such an elegant and amazing wedding. Love all the beautiful moments you’ve captured.