Krystal and Ben met ~five years ago at a small Christian college in Pittsburgh. Ben was a football player and Krystal a cheerleader. :) Ben’s family is from the west coast and Krystal’s is from the east coast. Since half of their guests would have to travel to a wedding regardless, Krystal and Ben decided to make it exciting and have a wedding on the Disney Cruise Line. I think they made the perfect decision, and it was so fun to document their adventure!
The day of their engagement session happened to also be Krystal’s birthday! And I just have to put it out there that Krystal is the one bride I’ve ever bonded with over mutual love for Mary Kate and Ashley’s Holiday in the Sun! It’s because of the movie she wanted to spend her birthday going to Atlantis, and I was totally jealous.
Krystal and I basically spent most of her session discussing how Holiday in the Sun is the most underrated film of our generation. Yep, I went there. ;)
Love all the color in Krystal’s dress! :)
We had to be back at the boat by a certain time so Krystal and Ben could go swim with dolphins, so we hoofed it to this awesome location Krystal found called the Queen’s Staircase.
Glad you found your “he’s what time it is,” Krystal. ;)
The wedding adventure continues tomorrow with our first-ever ceremony at Castaway Cay!
Let’s just enjoy some happy photos of a happy couple around Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, shall we?
These two theme park lovers are getting married in Williamsburg, Virginia this fall, and I can. not. wait. :)
I wonder how many couples we’ve photographed on this couch through the years! :)
I fully intend on stealing Melissa and Josh’s dog name someday.. R2. <3
So stinkin’ cute. :)
Melissa and Josh, we can’t wait for your wedding! See you sooooon! :)
More Root Photography sessions around Walt Disney World :
Do you remember that time we photographed this wonderfully adorable engagement session? (If not, you can click the photo below for a refresher course!)
Well, that was the charming Kimberly and Mark, a couple that lived a block or so away from us in Celebration for years and we never met. Did I mention she’s also a wedding photographer and fellow lover of tiny dogs? :)
Kimberly and Mark brought us along on their 7-day Royal Caribbean adventure aboard the Oasis of the Seas. The Oasis of the Seas is the second largest cruise ship in the world, second only to her sister ship, the Allure of the Seas. Nate and I had a crazy fall wedding season and were so looking forward to this forced disconnect!
A couple days before their wedding on St. Thomas, Kimberly and Mark were up at dawn for some more engagement photos around an empty cruise ship. :)
We started shooting on the top deck, only to realize the wind was a bit unruly. Thank you Kimberly, for being such a great sport!!
That’s better. :)
Yep, this boat has it all- Even a carousel. And a zipline. Did I mention there’s a wave pool and skating rink, too? :)
When we were done with the Boardwalk section of the ship, it was off to Central Park!
I love Kimberly going along with my crazy suggestions.. “Pretend like you lost! Pretend like you won!” :)
Their wedding day at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef on St. Thomas is not a blog to miss- Trust me on this! Until tomorrow…
More Root Photography Cruise Photos!
Cassie and John’s Wedding Reception Aboard the Disney Wonder
Krystal and Ben’s Wedding Preview from the Disney Dream
I was a freshman in high school when Robyn’s oldest sister was a senior.
I was a sophomore when Robyn’s middle sister was a freshman.
I was a senior when Robyn was a freshman.
I only met her oldest sister Amy a couple of times in Mock Trial, a club I joined and then had to quit shortly into the semester. Her sister Lesley and I were in a class together and we always got along swimmingly (and both had a crush on our film teacher, of course.) When I was a senior, I decided on a whim to take Honors Spanish 1 after three years of French. It ended up being one of my favorite classes of my senior year, the biggest reason being walking into first period and being greeted with Robyn’s smiling face every day! She’s sweet and bubbly and absolutely cracks me up (and has the cutest voice ever) and just the sort of friend every girl wants.
When I went to college, Robyn and I wrote a couple of letters and then lost touch. When I joined Facebook, she was one of the first people I tried to find. We finally got in touch and now she’s engaged and I practically begged her to let us photograph her wedding day… It was sort of embarrassing. :)
Nate and I photographed Robyn and Jake’s engagement session around downtown Nashville (I know, I know- We do photograph in our hometown once in a while!) I’m so looking forward to their fall wedding in Memphis and then making Robyn and Jake be our next best friends. :)
I had some high expectations for Jake and he absolutely exceeded them!
Know how sometimes when you see someone for the first time in a decade all you notice is how different they look? Robyn looks the exact same as when we said goodbye 11 years ago. Not a wrinkle, extra pound, or hair out of place… I’m pretty sure she’ll look just like this in 50 years from now. :)
I love you guys. :)
Robyn and Jake, I love you both and we’ll see y’all soooooooooon!
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