Kelli & Jeff | Destination Wedding Photographer / by Annemie Tonken

This morning, I'm putting the last of Kelli & Jeff's wedding package in the mail to them, and it's making me a little sad... theirs was such a special, intimate wedding, and I looked forward to it for so long it's hard to believe it's over! Kelli & Jeff have been together for a long time - they met in Sun Valley Idaho and have since moved to Hilton Head, SC. But did they choose either of those beautiful destinations for their wedding? No way! They pulled out all the stops and headed down to the Dominican Republic for a beautiful Caribbean beach wedding with their nearest and dearest family and friends.

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Then, just as the sun was setting and the amazing full moon was rising, the rain stopped, and Kelli, Jeff and I got to take advantage of the extraordinary light for a short couples' session before the reception.Dominican Republic Wedding Beach PortraitsDominican Republic Wedding Beach PortraitsDominican Republic Wedding First DanceDominican Republic WeddingDominican Republic Wedding CakeDominican Republic Wedding ToastsDominican Republic WeddingDominican Republic WeddingDominican Republic WeddingKelli & Jeff, it was such an honor to be there with you on your big day, with such a fun group, and in such a beautiful location. Keep an eye on your mailbox in the next couple of days :D

Dominican Republic Wedding

xox,

annemie