Andy Mann

The Lewis family at the Grandview on Grace Bay

We don’t do many photo shoots at the Grandview on Grace Bay. It’s a low key kinda place, so it was fun to head over there a few days ago to help Stephanie and Roy with a few family pictures during their visit to us here in Turks and Caicos. With girls the same age as my own is was easy to get into the “zone” quickly and have some fun playing around.  Great kids and the time flew by. A lovely evening that turned into a stunning sunset and some seriously cool jumps – some of the best i’ve ever seen.  Cool !
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Island time in Turks and Caicos

We helped Teresa and Paul with a family photo shoot a few years ago and they were back again recently along with a family friend. We helped them with one of our favorite photo shoots – the island escape. This shoot gives us a lot more time to play and allows us to show off some really fun places on Providenciales. We picked them up from Beaches Resort and headed around the island making a few stops in places we like to shoot. We even stopped off at the fun Bugaloo’s for a cocktail or two before heading off to the beach. It was really good to catch up with this great family and hear about what they have been doing and what they have coming up. Luke’s baseball career is certainly going to be one to watch! A great afternoon to sample some real Turks and Caicos island life. relaxed, easy and fun.
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Family fun at Villa Cascade

Villa Cascade on Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is a brand new villa. I mean really new! Frank and Melanie and their lovely family were the second only vacationers to rent this stunning villa. Wow! Set on a beautiful hilltop with amazing views of the ocean and Grace Bay in the distance,its a stunning villa designed by our favorite architect Ron Shaw. With  some lovely garden areas and a small but private beach at the bottom of the villa, it was perfect to do the whole shoot right at the villa. We started off with a few easy pictures of all the kids and grandma, so she didn’t have to walk up and down the steps to the beach. The kids aged from 16 to 3 were fabulous and I LOVE the fact that everyone wore what they wanted to wear rather than being in all khaki and white. For me personally it just makes this a fun time and not a “let’s pose” family picture thing. With 6 kids it was quite a challenge to capture everyone and mum and dad and a few candid moments all before the sun set. Time flew by. So great to help this awesome family with a few family pictures. Read More »Family fun at Villa Cascade

Flying kilts at Seven Stars Resort

Mary Martha and Alastair’s wedding at the Seven Stars Resorts was an Anglo-American match made in paradise. This jet set couple met in Thailand and travelled the world before selecting the amazing Grace Bay beach for their wedding day. With some Scottish heritage in Alastair’s family it was only right that he should wear the family tartan and wow what a colorful sight it made on the beach. It was only overshadowed by Mary Martha’s amazing dress from Katie May in Los Angeles. Makeup and hair was by Ann and Geraldine from Beauty and the Beach and it was great to see Ernst again from Environmental Arts. Pastor Padmore of course was perfection in officiating the ceremony. Naturally the whole day flowed effortless as Lynne from NILA Destinations kept things moving along and had the bride in fits of laughter. LOVE Alastair’s mum’s hat and his grandmothers fascinator.British style !
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Magical proposal on Grace Bay beach

As well as a busy week at the studio we are also having quite a romantic week! A couple of days ago we helped Steve pop the question to Jaclyn. After a few telephone calls with Steve we set up a plan involving a walk along the beach close to the Gansevoort Resort with me hiding/lurking ready with a camera. Jaclyn luckily didn’t suspect a thing and even Steve almost missed seeing me!  After the proposal we did a few pictures before the sun started to disappear  and then gave them a lift to the Grace Bay Club where Steve had made dinner reservations. What a lovely way to spend an evening…a magical proposal on Grace Bay beach.

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Family fun at the Gansevoort Resort, Turks and Caicos

With summertime in full flow here on the island we are getting lots of awesome families visiting the islands. This was our second family shoot with the Poole family.
Fab to catch up and see how fast the girls are growing up. Despite some strong wind and a fairly constant flow of people walking by on their way to the Fish Fry event next door, we had a great time hanging out at the resort and then on the beach.  Just a fun relaxing time.Read More »Family fun at the Gansevoort Resort, Turks and Caicos

Family vacation at Ocean Club Resorts

Helping with a family vacation at Ocean Club Resorts is one of our favorite things to do. The resort itself is quiet, laid back and purposefully promotes itself as a great place to relax and unwind. Old school caribbean rather than breakfast with Elmo and water-slides.  With kids ourselves we understand the attraction of each.. meeting up with the Curry family involved dodging the rain showers as it was literally pouring with rain minutes before we agreed meet up time. Families and brides often ask us about the weather. Well, its hard to predict when it can change so quickly. With rain drops still dripping from branches we were greeted to an amazing blue sky and a fab sunset. After a few formal groups and so on in the garden we headed to the beach for more relaxed, candid moments. Wow, what a great family. Loads of fun. I love the kids running ones but grandpa almost steals the show right at the end with some fun moments..awesome.Read More »Family vacation at Ocean Club Resorts