Destination Wedding Photography ◦ KYLIE & DERRICK


There is absolutely no other way we would have wanted to ring in 2014 than celebrating it with Kylie & Derrick! This wedding was special to my heart, as Kylie was one of the very first people I met while moving into the dorms for my first year of college. I will never forget unpacking my things and seeing Kylie and her sweet mom stick their heads into my room with their famous smiles. Kylie quickly became a wonderful friend, sharing her infectious smile and positive attitude with all those around her. So when I found out that Kylie had met Derrick and was going to marry him, I knew he had to be a special man! From the moment I met Derrick, I knew he was perfect for Kylie and it’s been such a joy to see them embark on the adventure of living in St. Kitts while Derrick is in medical school. Kylie promised me way back in college that when she met the man of her dreams, I would photograph her wedding, so it was absolutely surreal when I walked into the room on the morning of her wedding to see her sweet face. We’ve both come so far since our college days and it was such an honor to document the truly great love she has found.

Kylie & Derrick met on New Years Eve, so it was only fitting that they celebrate their love with a New Years Eve wedding! Their motto in life, faith and love is “Let your Light Shine!” from Matthew 5:16 and I think you can see how evident that light is throughout this entire day…


Kylie and her mom share such a special relationship and I love that they were so intentional about spending the morning preparing together.


Kylie, you were an absolutely stunning bride.


Derrick helping his little brother get ready. Too precious.


You can’t help but love them! These two braved absolutely frigid temperatures for these photos and I have to say…it was completely worth it!


Such sweet friends!

winter_destination_wedding_iowa_13winter_destination_wedding_iowa_14winter_destination_wedding_iowa_16Kylie & Derrick respected the sacred importance of their wedding ceremony and it was beautiful to witness.
winter_destination_wedding_iowa_19winter_destination_wedding_iowa_20Kylie’s Opa, who is over 90 years old, sang their first dance song. It was one of the sweetest moments ever.
winter_destination_wedding_iowa_21winter_destination_wedding_iowa_22winter_destination_wedding_iowa_23winter_destination_wedding_iowa_25winter_destination_wedding_iowa_28Happy New Year!!! Kylie & Derrick, may you ring in a lifetime of new years in each other’s arms.

Nashville wedding photographer, Kristyn Hogan, documents the spirited, fresh, timeless story of weddings in Nashville and destinations worldwide.

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Kristyn Hogan photographs spirited, fresh, timeless weddings in Nashville and destinations worldwide.