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January 4, 2008

If you’re wondering what happened here. Why no posts in such a long time. Wander no longer. We’ve moved to http://www.bryanmorrisphotography.com/blog so swing on by here and pay us a visit. See what’s new on that side. There’s a whole lot going on.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

This Is Why I’m Hot

December 10, 2007

There is so much going on that I’m excited to share, I really wanted to keep this until later down but excitement burning inside can’t wait any longer.

Very soon I’ll be switching over to my custom blog, I have a company working on something for me. It looks nice. I always knew that I wouldn’t stay with this generic layout and therefore I’m holding back on posting a lot of stuff until the new blog is fully functional. I’ll however tell you a little of the much that will be going on around the blogosphere. Below I’ve posted an image of the first draft of the layout. there are a few changes made but not much. I really like it but it’s just down to the fine tuning and make sure that the platform works fine and then I’ll switch over.

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I’ll be celebrating my 5th year anniversary in business as well as married in 2008. I’m so excited with this milestone that next year 2008 will be the year filled with love. I will be showing some love and  giving away some prizes worth quite a few thousand of dollars, so stay tuned.

Bryan Morris Photography TV will be launched. Right here on my blog for the beginning. I however have plans to expand it to something even bigger than the blog. I totally know that it can be pretty frustrating being so far away and still trying to set up a wedding in a strange country and with people you don’t even know. Through BMP TV I would if they permit me to introduce you all to the local wedding planners and the different locations on the island for weddings.

I’ll be launching the “This Is Why I’m Hot” campaign. Along with this I’ll be preparing a slideshow for the best of 2007 and I just might add, 2006 and 2005 if I can just find those files.

I’ll also be very active on the Aruba’s Main Site Forum, mainly the Weddings and Honeymoon section. I’ve purposed to do as was done unto me in 2007, by my mentors and give back to the community.

Feel free to leave comments if you wish in the comment box below.

 Blessings,

 Bryan Morris

Dancing With The Stars

November 26, 2007

I was contemplating this weekend of topics I should publish this week on my blog and I’ve decided that I wanted my audience,brides to get to know me just a little bit more so I decided to confess….that…….

…………..I’m a Dancing With The Stars junkie.

This season had been the best season ever. Awesome dancers. The competition is so tight that I don’t even really have a favourite. I know who I don’t want to win, Marie Osmond of course but I believe that she has an enourmous support after fainting before the judges and then the death of her father and let’s not forget the ever visible promotion that she gets through her brother being on ET every evening.

The disagreeable thing is that the judges judge the dancing but the fans vote for the dancers they like. Technique is certainly not one of the factors considered during the fan votes. I was totally surprised a couple of weeks ago when Sabrina Bryan was eliminated for the lack of fan support.

I always loved dancing and since the beginning of this show, Dancing With The Stars on ABC Network, I promised myself that I would really get myself involved in dancing. The reason, I haven’t started dancing yet is because I have to first get all my ducks in a row, but dancing shall we.

I’m really expecting a great show tonight, the grand finale of Dancing With The Stars and I really hope that either Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough or Melanie, Mel B aka Scary Spice and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy would take home the trophy of this season’s Dancing With The Stars.

Enjoy the show to might and may the best one win, but really the best one not the people’s choice. In cases like this the people’s choice is not always the best one technically.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2007

This is not such a big celebration here on the island of Aruba. Tourism is by far the biggest industry here on Aruba and the Americans (Thank You!) make up the largest percentage of tourists visiting Aruba, so thanksgiving is however still celebrated on Aruba to some extent.

I would personally like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.

I know that Thanksgiving is all about celebration with your family and eating a hearty portion of food. Today as you celebrate Thanksgiving with your loved ones, don’t forget to whisper a prayer giving God thanks for everything in your life.

“In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”1Th 5:18

The part I want to really stress on from this scripture is the first part, “In every thing give thanks…..” In the good, give thanks, in the bad, give thanks.

Be blessed this Thanksgiving,

Bryan Morris

La Familia Part II

November 22, 2007

Today it’s Naeem’s day to shine. What can I say about Naeem? He’s probably my shadow. He consumes all his energy to emulate me in all arenas.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Do you see the modern day Gandhi. (No offence mainly the looks but really the wit as well)

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Here he’s acting out Madagascar

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Here he’s enjoying nature at 30 feet

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How cool is nature?

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Up, close and personal

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Enjoys being goofy

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La Familia Part I

November 21, 2007

This is the first of a three part series. I have to many nice images to post them all in one post.

You might think that me being a photographer would have a gazillion of images of my kids. Well I’m sorry to dissapoint you but I don’t have. After all day on the road shooting when I come home I don’t want to break out a camera to shoot my kids. I purposed to shoot them more often and even if that don’t work at least once a year around there birthday. I have gotten this idea from a fellow photographer.

It was Shaydee’s (7) birthday in September, Naeem (6) and Ishaq’s (5) in October. The season slowed down quite a bit and last week I’ve decided to go and take them somewhere and take a couple shots of them.

WOW, I really loved them all. I didn’t even go far from home. It took me 3 minutes away by car to get to the spot, very close to the Alto Vista Chapel. I took them one by one to avoid one distracting the other.The entire shoot took me about 1 hour.

See some of what was captured in that hour. I tend to shy away from studio as Aruba is a beautiful backdrop. So by now you know that the shoot was done outdoors. I must also add that my kids are growing up so quick they are really getting big. I had fun doing the shoot and decided that I’ll be repeating this more often. I love my kids! It’s really funny to get them in their moment and capture them just the way they are. Their expressions really show this. Every picture you see is them in real life.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

This is a candid shot of all three of them walking back to the car after the shoot.

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Shaydee just enjoying nature.

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Doing what she loves best!

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Isn’t she cute?

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Blowing kisses in the wind.

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The Leverock’s

November 19, 2007

WOW, I even forgot that I did this shoot. I worked these images to put them on the blog and I forgot them in the folder. I was cleaning my PC today and I remembered that I had them there. It was Anneke’s mom’s birthday she celebrated her 74th birthday. All of Ms Ruby’s kids surprised her and flew in for her birthday. Anneke called me and informed me that her brother and sister is on the island and she wants to take a family for her mom. I was much delighted to do that as I’ve gotten the chance to see her brother Ricardo a.k.a. Ricky who I haven’t seen in a while. He says it should be at least 21 years so I was happy to see him and meet his family.

Enjoy this family shoot.

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The entire family.

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The man, Ricky himself!

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Ricky and his daugther, Sammy.

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Ricky, his daughter and his nieces.

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This is Stacey Ann, a.k.a. Beyonce

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This is the entire clan again.

Did you notice the unconventional ways of doing family portraits? The experience just has to be different if I’m behind the lens. I’m not into this roll call line up portraits. They have to be casual and look effortless. Just different, just hot.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

Candice (Cindy) and Brendan

October 30, 2007

Candice and Brendan, what an easy going couple. They were up to anything. I don’t know if you’ve noticed that in the title I’ve placed the name Cindy between brackets. For some reason upon replying to Candice’s first email I’ve called her Cindy and every now and then I still slip and do the same. For some strange reason I insist on calling her Cindy. Thank Gosd that she’s so easy going she just laughs hard anytime I do it.

Candice and Brendan know each other for 19 years but it was up till about 3 years ago they realised the sparkle in each other’s eyes. So they started to date. They love to Travel and in the 3 years they’ve been to Aruba 5 times.Brendan ask her to marry him at the lighthouse, so they’ve decided what better place to get married. They had a very nice ceremony and great guests, 60 in total. They can party. They all stayed at the Marriot and had there ceremony and reception at the Rennaissance Island.

Candice and Brendan whenever you’re back just know that you have some new found friends here on the island. You guys are absolutely great. Keep Sweet and remember never to be part of a statistic. Just remember life has it’s ups and downs but it will work if you work it. Giving up is the easiest thing to do.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

The cutest flower girl ever. She’s a future runway model. She loves the camera.

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Brendan’s first sight of Candice as she walks down the isle. Look at that expression!

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Candice coming down the isle with her parents.

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Listening attentively to the officiant.

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A detail shot of the flowers.

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The first kiss.

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Candice and Brendan walking down the isle as Mr & Mrs O’Connell.

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Don’t we have beautiful sunsets here in Aruba

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The newlyweds just chillin in a hammock.

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Another portrait.

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The bestest best man! OH Brother, he can dance.

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The first dance…..

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Here you have the Puerto Rican version of Celia Cruz. This is Candice’s grandma. Man, she can dance.

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Another detail shot…..The rings!

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This is the famous lighthouse where they were engaged.

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Having fun at the beach!

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Dancing on the beach….

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This was a very beautiful day. We cancelled to days in a row prior due to the sky being grey and dark.

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A spontaneous portrait!

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This is the end. Stay tuned for the slideshow.

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Anna Stjerneby & Stefan Hagglund

October 26, 2007

Mr. Hägglund and Ms. Stjerneby officially married, as per Aruba’s custom, in Oranjestad’s historical Town Hall with the charming architecture, wooden floors and elegant chandeliers providing a magnificent atmosphere. Following the official and legal ceremony the couple enjoyed their dream beach wedding with a fiery red sun setting behind them on Bucuti’s 14 acres of pristine, powder white beach. 

Anna and Sefan flew all the way from Sweden to Aruba to promise each other to remain faithfull untill death part them. When asked why the came to Aruba their response was: “We wanted to get married in Paradise”

Stefan works as a software developer for Opera Software and Anna is a project manager at a swedish meteorological and hydrological institute. The couple met through mutual friends at the Linkoping University in February 1998  The couple eloped to Aruba and surprised their family back in Sweden with the news of their marriage. “Our families were surprised and very happy to learn about our beautiful wedding” expressed the newly wedded couple. Congratulations and we’re expecting to see you next year for your anniversary. 

Blessings, 

Bryan Morris

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Enjoying each other in the garden.

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Are they in love or what?

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So easy going so romantic.

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Walking down the sand isle.

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What a simple and yet beautiful setup. Less is more.

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Detail shot of the rings.

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The first kiss.

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The toast!

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A piece of art.

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Getting comfy in the garden.

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Detail of the flowers.

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Mel & Joe

October 10, 2007

On September 29, 2007

A perfect Saturday evening on the pristine powder white beaches of Aruba, Melanie Harris and Joel Cooper promised to remain at each others side until death do them part at the Eagle Beach. It was a very casual setting. They were accompanied by their close relatives and loved ones. Rev Gibson was the officiant. They were all smiles the entire evening with each other. See for yourself in the images. Melanie and Joel when the not so nice seasons approach you, just holds hands look in each others eyes and smile just as you’ve smilled on your weding day. Know that those dark seasons are nothing but seasons. We all go through them from time to time. Aruba Weddings were the wedding planners for this evening, who did a great job in setting this up.

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Blessings,

Bryan Morris