Updated: Aug 1, 2022
We have had the opportunity to shoot a lot of beach weddings this year! I can't say too much, cuz it's been quite the summer already. There's something about being near the water, watching the sunset, and watching a couple express their love all at the same time that makes for the most perfect photos. Caitlin and Brett were so excited on the wedding day, I could tell they had waiting for this day for quite some time.
Number One Tip for Future Phocus Couples to Consider About The Wedding Day: Easier said than done, but don’t stress! You’ve done everything you can do by the time the day comes - everything will fall into place 🙂
We try to make sure our brides are stress free on the wedding day. There is so much time and effort that goes into creating the wedding day so we hate to see brides stress over the little things.
What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? (bride's response) The first look photos.
What moment were you most looking forward to seeing in the photos/video? (groom's response) I am really looking forward to seeing the “I do” kiss.
What a kiss! These two were so excited when they finally got to share their first kiss as husband and wife. You could literally say Brett swept her off her feet...;)
How did you two meet? (Tell us all those little details!) We met at a CrossFit gym. We were friends for quite a while before we went on our first date. He asked me to hang out several times before I finally said yes. We’ve been inseparable since!
Tell us about THE dress! What made you fall in love? I had ordered a dress online that was just okay. I was going to settle and just wear it, but my MOH forced me to go try some dresses on. I ended up choosing the first dress I tried on. It was perfect, fairly simple, and fit me like a glove with the open back. It was an easy choice!
Caitlin's dress was a slim, sequenced, white gown. It was 100% perfect for their beach ceremony. It had a sequin pattern of florals and leaves that went from the top of the dress to the bottom. It was absolutely stunning.
What was your first dance song, and why did you choose it? We didn’t have dancing at all - we aren’t dancers, so we just decided to bring our corn hole boards and some other yard games to keep people occupied.
(For the Groom) Describe what you felt when you saw your bride on your wedding day: I was in awe! She was so beautiful and her dress looked amazing!
(For the Bride) Describe what you felt when you saw your groom on your wedding day: His suit made his eyes pop. Can’t believe this handsome man is mine!
What was the most emotional part of the day for you? (bride's response) I was just happy all day - my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. I am not much of a crier, but I think I was just sad when the day was over!
If your cheeks don't hurt at the end of the day, did you really have a wedding?? No, seriously, that's not a bad thing. Getting to celebrate something as special as a wedding, seeing so many people you love and care about should make you smile for hours.
What was the most emotional part of the day for you? (groom's response) The whole thing was emotional. I was surprised I didn’t cry more. From when I first saw her to when my dad gave me a big hug afterwards.
What is ONE moment of your day that you will always remember? The first look!
Being a part of Caitlin and Brett's wedding day was such a joy to us! Being surrounded by the people they love and are closest to means the world to us and reminds us of the WHY behind what we do. It's something we will never take for granted.
Favorite part of the Phocus Experience? It was as laid back as we were. They had a schedule of when certain photos would be taken which was exactly what I needed.
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard!
Here are some of our favorites from the day.
Photography // Phocus and Company
Videographer // Phocus and Company
Suit // Studio Suits
Caterer // Chipotle
Decor/ rentals // Supposey