Gibara Cuba Wedding Bridal Session | Heather
This session is like none other I have ever shot. When Heather and I were out in Cuba for a wedding I really wanted to do a session that is really unique to the area as I like to do in all my destinations. This time around I actually used Heather as my model though. It’s pretty strange taking pictures of your girlfriend in a wedding dress but I think the weirdness was outweighed by the amazing pictures.
Heather has a couple wedding dresses she has used for models as well as to model in herself for other photographers. I made sure I packed my bags lightly so I could throw the dress in my bag. Before we left for Cuba I knew exactly where I wanted to go. 45 minutes away from the Paradisus in Cuba is the town of Gibara. It’s a fishing town that was hit by hurricane Ike a few years ago which you can still see clear signs of to this day. I rented a guide and jeep to get us around which was probably the best decision I made for the trip as having a translator came in handy. My Spanish is still very limited.
This ship was broken into three pieces and has been sitting on the rocky shore for years. While the locals thought I was crazy for wanting to go take pictures with them it was actually one of the biggest reasons I chose to go here.