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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

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La Familia Part III

November 23, 2007

This is the final set from the three part series La Familia. This is Ishaq. This was actually the first one (child) that I shot with Shaydee being the girl last. As you know the girls need to spend way more time getting ready. I however decided to display them in the order they came.

Experimenting with Aruba’s wild life.

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Ishaq just lounging in Aruba’s arrid landscapes.

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Ishaq is in the party mood.

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Just chillin’

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Life is hard on the island.

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This is the angry look.

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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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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

Before and After

September 26, 2007

I must say that photography is so diverse in this day and age. I’m just going to show you what can be achieved in a setting of 8’x7′ in my living room. I don’t do this much but I’ve experimented with this on Monday and I kind of liked it. I think this might be the transition to my studio. I don’t really see the need in having a studio as Aruba has sooo many beautiful backdrops so why have a studio if you wouldn’t use it especially if your preference is shooting with natural light. Like it is in my case. This however opened up additional possibilities that I’ll be lookin into in the near future as I already have all the basic neccesities. I’ll be showing you a series of images that I took, thank God for self timers. All these images as mentioned earlier in a section of my living room, sitting area, den. However you would like to call it. And then taken into the digital lab and this is what came out. I must say that they look pretty good. Being the perfectionist that I am I have to work it a bit more before it will be offered to the general public but to this point I’m happy.

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Be Blessed,

Bryan Morris

Thy and Tommy

September 18, 2007

Her name is pronouced “Tee”.

Destiny brought her to Sweden as a little girl from Vietnam, where she grew into a beautiful young woman.

Faith had it that as she grew up she would work in the restaurant where she met Tommy. It was love at first sight. Tommy became a regular customer of that restaurant just to stop by and see Thy.

After requesting Thy’s hand in marraige from her parents. He proposed to her about a month later on bended knee in a restaurant in Bastad, a popular summer retreat in Sweden.

The wedding plans began and after consulting some travel experts in Sweden they were advised to come to Aruba. After them doing their own research, their unanimous decision was Aruba.

They tied the knot on Sept 10, 2007 at the Bucuti Beach Resort . Nashette, the wedding planner did a marvelous job at preparing everything as the couple raved about not being able to ask for more. These guys are so in love you can see it in every shot. They were just so natural in front of the camera and you could really see their emotions through the images.

Thy and Tommy, may you live a happy life together. May God bless your marraige. We’re right here anxiously waiting for you to come back to our island, Aruba.

Blessings,

Bryan Morris

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Ramphys Tromp

August 12, 2007

WoW!

This was my expression on Sunday at the end of a concert. at the Westin Aruba Resort & Casino. (http://www.westinaruba.com/)

Ramphys Tromp is one of Aruba’s largest artist that on January, 2005 turned his life around. (Dedicate his life to Christ)

He then vowed that he will never sing until He feels it was right. And when he feels it’s right the only music he will be singing is Gospel Music.

He is a Latin Gospel artist that is promising. It was a pleasure for me to be present and that I could’ve shoot for fun.

Here are a few of the images captured on the night.

You can follow him at http://www.myspace.com/ramphystromp

Enjoy!

Ramphys himself in action.

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One of his opening act. The great Mr Eduardo Maya. Eduardo coincidentally is Ramphy’s father in law.

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These guys are so young nd so talented. They really rocked the crowd with their Reggeaton version of praise.

Los KBS, Focus!

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This is part of a duet with the Worship Leader of Corporate Impact Ministries, Ghislaine Grant! Very talented lady.

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Duet

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