Andy Mann

Dancing with Santa hats – Turks and Caicos Style

This is now the fourth year that we’ve grabbed a bunch of fun loving people to help us welcome in the holidays. Anyone who is willing to wear a santa hat and dance around and have some fun is welcome. This year we had an extra bonus of finding out where Santa takes his vacation, though we had to “hurry him up” so he could catch his flight back to the North Pole and not be late for Christmas !!

A huge thank you to all that helped with this annual bit of fun. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it. Ho Ho Ho !Read More »Dancing with Santa hats – Turks and Caicos Style

Celebrating a new arrival.

Rebecca and Brian have been visiting Turks and Caicos for several years now. It’s how Turks works. It’s easy for it to get under your skin and its’s just a great fit for families. The combination of direct flights, ten minutes from everything, your own villa in turks and caicos on the beach with its own pool (Five Turtles Villa) and a beach that was empty when we visited it earlier this week just before sunset – gorgeous…what’s not to love about that !  For us it was great to catch up with this lovely family again, see how much they have grown over the past 18 months and also meet one year old Patrick  -the latest addition. A great afternoon playing in the sun. Perfect.Read More »Celebrating a new arrival.

Maegan and Michael’s Beaches Wedding

 

With such a significant date for the wedding 11.12.13, this was always going to be a memorable wedding. Maegan and Michael had an amazing group for friends and family at the Beaches Resort for their wedding day. We worked out timings with them, co-ordinated with the resort and  everything was just as it should have been – a wonderful day, such a fun group. Love the father daughter dance and its break out moves at the end and never thought I’d end up chatting with an old family friend about his work on Star Wars, movies and  35mm film lenses he has..what a fun time.Read More »Maegan and Michael’s Beaches Wedding

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Summertime family fun on the beach in Turks and Caicos

Another villa shoot ! Just along the beach from the wedding we just posted on the blog is another lovely villa called Villa Mirabelle. With two families vacationing together  in Turks and Caicos and kids aged between 15 months and 13 we had both Craig and myself pop along to help out with this sunset shoot. With cool kids, lovely families and a gorgeous villa we were soon having fun using the palm tress and hammocks spread around the villa. Then down to the beach as the sun slowly made its way down towards the horizon and finally set right over the water. The shoot was over in the blink of an eye and then everyone decided to run into the ocean !!  Love that!Read More »Summertime family fun on the beach in Turks and Caicos

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Celia and Bond’s turks and caicos villa wedding

Villa weddings are always special. They are naturally more intimate than a wedding at a public resort and also tend to lend themselves to greater personalisation and decoration. With such a fabulous backdrop as La Koubba villa on one of our favourites beaches at Sapodilla Bay, Celia and Bond’s wedding was always going to be  joy to photograph.With just close friends and family at hand for the whole week the wedding was simply delightful. Clive and his well oiled machine from Kissing Fish did an outstanding job and Diane’s cake soon disappeared! A lovely final touch was launching the “wishing lanterns” from the beach at the end of the evening.  As if on cue the tradewinds seemed to “dip” a little and permit the balloons to fly away skimming the oceans’ surface. Awesome.Read More »Celia and Bond’s turks and caicos villa wedding

Lauren and Keith’s Seven Stars Resort Wedding

I was asked last week what our favorite kind of wedding was, the ones we enjoy the most? Having helped with with weddings for over 17 years in Turks and Caicos its a hard question to answer simply, but high on that list is helping couples who have a strong family around them and a group of friends who didn’t even blink or think twice about wanting to be there – no matter what. Lauren and Keith’s wedding at the Severn Stars Resort, Turks and Caicos was colorful, fun, beautifully organized by Laura from the resort with a drop dead gorgeous setup on the west deck of the resort. Perfect for that picture perfect sunset over grace bay beach.

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Brandy and Jack’s beautiful Beaches resort wedding

By 3pm the thermometer must have passed 90 degrees and been heading rapidly towards 100F. As Jack stood under the bamboo canopy, sweat trickling down all he was focussed on was Brandy as she walked slowly arm in arm with her parents down the aisle. It was a perfect moment. The clear blue sky matched the turquoise water as the guests kept cool under cute parasols. It was a joy to spend time with Jack and Brandy and to help them capture this special wedding day at Beaches Resort. It was relaxed, fun, filled with special family moments and both Preston (shooting the movie)  and I had a blast. Read More »Brandy and Jack’s beautiful Beaches resort wedding