What have I been up to:
I started off 2014 in the greatest way possible because in early January I had the pleasure of joining Nicole Ashley on an adventure to Cuba to second shoot a wedding as well as style the bride Jazmin’s hair for her big day. We got to stay at the Riu resort in Varadero Cuba for 8 days and it was an experience I will not forget. The beaches were of near white sand and the water was the most perfect blue/green. Robbie and Jazmin were the best couple to have my first destination wedding experience with. Even when the weather on they wedding day turned questionable they didn’t falter or panic at all. With the strong winds and having to move the wedding off of the beach into the hotel lobby they got the most beautiful formal photos as the usually calm waters turned into turbulent waves they got these photos on a cliff. So worth the sprinkling of rain, wet shoes and nearly being attacked by dogs.
*photos taken by Nicole Ashley
Here are some photos of my Cuban adventure. I am proud to say I even went snorkeling in the ocean, which for those of you who know me is a major deal as I am terrified of sharks or even the chance that their could be sharks. One of the days we got to go into Havana which looks nearly untouched since the 1950s with all of the vintage cars on every street. Everyone should go to Cuba at least once in your lifetime. I’ve never been to a communist country and it was so interesting to meet locals and learn about how they live life. One thing I will say is that it made me even more grateful to live in a country like Canada.