Engagement Session in Cuba: Catalina + Darren

Bride: Catalina Bloch
Groom: Darren Viau
Occupation: I work full time for AON as an Account Manager and on the side I am a Photographer. Darren owns and runs his own Cafe as well as helping me with my photography
Date of Wedding: January 11, 2011 (engagement photos taken at the same time)
Location: Varadero, Cuba (engagement shoot located in La Habana, Cuba)
Photographer: Jose Villa
Stylist: Joy Thigpen

How did you get engaged? Darren took me up to the cottage after a long night of work . He lit a fire down by the waters edge were he asked me to marry him in Spanish. :) (I'm Spanish)

What was your inspiration for your engagement session, and how did you achieve it? Cuba was the inspiration, with it's rich culture and tropical colours. I can't take credit for any of the styling, this was all thanks to the styling of Joy Thigpen with the help of Lacie Hansen, Jose Villa and Joel Serrato. Everyone pitched in to make this memorable shoot happen.

What kind of story did you want to tell? We didn't really have a story... We just love Cuba. How could you not love the beauty that is La Habana. It's like stepping back in time.

To see the happy couple's beautiful wedding film shot by 
Cat's & Darren's Cinematography: 
Joel Serrato, click here