The Grand Caribe Belize | Tyler + Brandon


In what feels like an absolute dream (did this really happen?!) I traveled to Belize last month to photograph Tyler and Brandon’s beautiful wedding by the water at the Grand Caribe Belize. I cannot say enough about these two! It was such an honor to be welcomed into their closest group of family and friends, and I loved everything about their amazing wedding celebration.

Tyler and I were actually roommates our first year in college (and then housemates for two more!). She was my very first new friend after leaving home, and I loved her immediately. Tyler is outgoing and kind and one of the most adventurous people that I’ve ever met. She can walk into a room and make anyone feel comfortable, and she’s also the first person that I’d call for advice (and support!) if I decided that I wanted to jump out of an airplane. She’s the kind of friend that makes everyone feel special, and she also inspires the people around her to take more risks and look for adventure. She’s just that amazing! It is such a wonderful feeling to know that she’s met her match and true partner in Brandon. He’s incredibly kind and welcoming– just as adventurous as Tyler– and the way that he loves and cares for her was such a special thing to capture. I absolutely ADORE these two, and their wedding day was an absolute dream to photograph!

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Tyler and Brandon had their first look down by the water at their ceremony site. Isn’t this the most amazing view?!

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Tyler, you are such a beauty!

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After the ceremony, guests headed up to the Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace for a sunset reception. The view was just amazing!

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Last one… the moon in this photo!!


Tyler and Brandon– I cannot thank you enough for inviting me to be a part of your wedding day. It was wonderful to celebrate with both of you, and I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!


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3 responses to “The Grand Caribe Belize | Tyler + Brandon”

  1. Calder Reardon says:

    Great photos. Looking forward to seeing more. Any Smoot family photos?

  2. Rebecca Smoot says:

    Kristen you did a wonderful job of photographing Tyler’s and Brandon’s wedding. Can’t wait to see the rest. Thanks again.

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