St. Thomas Wedding Photography

Sand Dollar Estate Wedding: Sheyla and Joao

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Congratulations to Sheyla and Joao!!!

I’m so excited to share their beautiful wedding day at Sand Dollar Estate. This villa is such a unique venue for a wedding in the Caribbean. There are a few options for a ceremony location on the property. It has it’s own private beach but the day of Sheyla and Joao’s wedding the water was high, so they decided to have the ceremony on the deck. I am totally in love with the view from the deck. Here are a bunch of my favorite photos from their day:


The Wedding Team:

Wedding Venue: Sand Dollar Estate

Planner: Blue Sky Ceremony

Officiant: Island Mike

Makeup: Makeup by Shary

Flowers: Roses Too


Music: DJ Adonis

Video: Tropic Media

Photos: Crown Images

St. Thomas Wedding Photography

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Congratulations to Jennie and Joseph! They recently came to the U.S. Virgin Islands to exchange their wedding vows on beautiful Magens Bay Beach. Their wedding was in the morning and it was just the two of them, it was simple and perfect!


My favorite part about an “elopement” is everything is all about the bride and groom, there are no distractions. Their wedding had beautiful simple details that made everything come together in such an intimate way— Jewels Beauty Box met Jennie at her hotel for her hair and makeup and Island Mike set up the arch and performed the ceremony. Blooming Things had the most amazing flower arrangements for the arch and bridal bouquet. They had one hour of photo coverage with me, Crown Images.


It was a picture perfect day for photography and there was hardly anyone at the beach.


I loved that even though their family and friends were not with them in person they showed up in other ways. Jennie’s best-friend made her this necklace and her mom sent Mike a note/blessing to read during the ceremony. Her mother had us all crying.


Wishing them a lifetime of happiness and love!


The Best Beach for Photos on St. Thomas

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Now that you have decided to do a photo session with Crown Images, your first question will be: “Where is the best beach for photos on St. Thomas?” If you are anything like me, you will want to know all your options to help you find the perfect fit.

Here are my 4 favorite beaches for photos on St. Thomas:


Sapphire Beach

I always recommend Sapphire Beach if you would like something more than just the beach for photos. The above 2 photos show the palm tree area (my personal favorite) and Pretty Klip Point. The point has a rocky area (see photo under this text) and a beautiful view of St. John in the background.


The lower photo is on Sapphire Beach. The beach itself is okay, not my favorite beach, because it can get really busy with resort and cruise ship people. This location is perfect if you are looking for multiple backdrop options. Sapphire is on the east side of the island, so it can have seaweed during the summer months.


Magens Bay Beach

Magens Bay Beach is located on the north side of the island and is the largest beach on the island. I normally go to the left side of the beach for privacy (you can see the entire beach from the left in the photo under this text). This location is awesome if you are going to spend the day at the beach after photos, they rent chairs and have a beach bar. Magens does charge a small entrance fee.

The next 3 photos are all at Magens Bay Beach.


Lindquist Beach

I think Lindquist Beach is the prettiest beach on St. Thomas. It has the clearest water and the whitest sand. This beach is located on the east side of the island, it is a small beach, and photographs well any time of day. The next 2 photos are at Lindquist beach, the first one is in the morning and the second is in the evening (see how different the lighting is?) This beach is normally windy (something to consider for your hair in photos) and does get seaweed during the summer months. This beach has a small entrance fee.


Brewers Beach

The next 3 photos are at Brewers Beach. This beach always feels empty to me and I don’t go here often but I do like the location for photos. It has a nice view of the mountain, a grassy area, and old stone ruins if you would like more options than just the beach for photos. This beach is close to Crown Bay if you are on a ship and dock there for the day.

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Need more options?

The next 2 beaches are a little more specific.

Frenchman’s Cove Beach

If you are staying at the Marriott their beach is called The Cove and totally works for photos if you feel like walking barefoot from your room down to the beach. It’s small, has a dock, a rocky area, and a nice view of St. Thomas in the background.

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Secret Harbour Beach

Secret Harbour is a small beach with a great little hotel on it. If you are staying at this hotel, do your photos here. The other reason to do your photos at Secret Harbour Beach is if you want to go to dinner afterwards (there is a foot-shower, so you can walk from the beach to the restaurant.) I always recommend this to anyone about to propose. It does face west, if you love a sunset this is your beach. Since it does face west normally in the evening there isn’t much color in the ocean (the next 2 photos are just prior to sunset at Secret Harbour Beach.)

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secret harbour beach for photos

The island isn’t that big, so on the norm it takes about 20 to 30 minutest to get to any of the beaches.

I hope this helps you pick the perfect beach for your upcoming photo session on St. Thomas. As you can see you just can’t go wrong, all the beaches here on the island are just perfect for pictures.

Please send me an email and let me know which beach you would like to meet at for photos.