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Three postponements. Two venues across two countries. One epic wedding weekend that finally came together.

After multiple reschedules and the tumultuous year of uncertainty, Maria and Levi finally got their dream wedding, though it looked much different than what they imagined when they originally got engaged more than two years prior. And this epic destination wedding weekend came together in only four months’ time.

Due to covid, Maria + Levi had been forced to postpone their date three times, and after the third date fell through with their original venue, the couple decided to change everything and move their wedding to the first place they ever vacationed together, Harbour Island Bahamas.

Harbour Island Destination Wedding at the Ocean View Club | Harbour Island Wedding Photographer | Fine Art Film Wedding Photographer

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Sharing some photos from my new favorite destination, Harbour Island. This beautiful hideaway is a small island nestled in the Bahamas, best known for its pink sand beaches and turquoise waters. While vacationing there this spring I explored all the beauty Harbour Island has to offer, and of course photographed it to share with you. The islanders are some of the friendliest people I’ve ever encountered on vacation, the beaches are even more beautiful than the pictures, and it’s the perfect getaway if you’re a couple planning a destination wedding.

Getaway to Harbour Island, Bahamas Travel Photography | Harbour Island Wedding Photographer | Harbour Island Vacation Rentals | Ocean View Club Harbour Island Wedding

Photography: Jessie Barksdale Photography // Fashion Stylist: Ginny Au // Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Carrie Purser // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

Coastal California Engagement Session | La Jolla Wedding Photographer | San Diego Wedding | California Wedding Photographer

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This was such a special day celebrating Christin and Mike. We had a dream team of talented vendors working behind the scenes to ensure no detail was left untouched. Christin wore a custom Heidi Elnora Atelier gown that complemented the scene effortlessly. Cascading florals lined the fountain leading down the staircase to their intimate ceremony, […]

A Classic Garden Wedding at Swan House Atlanta | Destination Wedding Photographer | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Vendor Team: Photographer: Jessie Barksdale Photography // Wedding Planner: Nancy Doan with SmittenKiss Weddings // Venue: Hakone Estate & Gardens // Florist: S & V Collections // Cake: Susie Cakes Bakery // Hair & Makeup: Joli de Jackie // Gown Designer: Willowby Watters // Shop: BHLDN // Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Caterer: Greenfish Catering […]

Dreamy Bay Area Wedding at Hakone Estate + Gardens Saratoga – San Francisco Wedding Photographer