Sunrise Trash the Dress Session | Riviera Maya, Cancun


Sweet Darling Weddings, creating lasting memories in Central Illinois and beyond.

Kelly and Kale's wedding was magical.  We blogged about their wedding last week and you can view it here.  We didn't think anything could top their beachfront wedding and reception by the pool at the Silversands Resort in Riviera Maya, Cancun. And then we did a "day after session." 

Sometimes, particularly for destination weddings, couples will choose to do a day after session.  They have also been called "Trash the Dress" sessions.   Kelly and Kale opted to do a sunrise session two days after their wedding that had us squealing with delight.   It was a chance to be a little more adventurous without the bride having to worry about her wedding gown since the wedding day is over.  

A make-up artist arrived at Kelly and Kale's bungalow ocean front suite in the early hours of the morning for hair and make-up.  We met them on the beach before the sun even rose.  It was a really early morning but - wow - that yummy golden light of sunrise over the ocean left us speechless and the gorgeous images we captured were magical!  The soft early morning light is breathtaking and being able to get them waist deep in the water splashing around and having fun made it all the more awesome.  

You can choose to do a day after session in your wedding attire or more casual clothes.  A day after session isn't just for the beach.  It could be in your family barn, a field of tall grass and wildflowers, exploring downtown Chicago, snuggled up on the couch in your home, or on a beach before you catch a flight back to reality.  


Heather and Kristin

Kristin Darling and Heather Wanninger have over 12 years of combined experience photographing the connection between couples on their wedding days in Champaign County, throughout Central Illinois and beyond.  Located in Mahomet, Il, they have photographed weddings in Chicago, New York, and Mexico and are eager to add more locations to their list of destination weddings. 

Are you recently engaged?  Whether you are planning a wedding in central Illinois, in another state or overseas, Kristin and Heather would love to learn more about your plans.   Shoot them a message and say hello!  They capture love and connection through a fun, relaxed, and creative process providing you with images that will provide you with memories that last a lifetime.