Tori Nichole Photography ( performed an international wedding photoshoot for Andrew and Sara Van Es August 16 at Sandals Southcoast in Whitehouse, Jamaica, and couldn’t be happier with the results.

The couple had originally just scheduled an engagement session with Owner Tori Hughes. After their engagement session downtown, they loved their images so much, and the connection they had built with Tori, that Sara requested Tori tag along and fly to Jamaica to photograph their wedding. Sara was overjoyed when Tori responded that she would absolutely love to join them and photograph their special day. When they got down to the logistics, Sara shared her entire photography vision with Tori, and they made it a complete reality. It was absolutely beautiful.

“What is especially awesome about this is that Sara and Andrew wanted to elope (mostly) for the stress free aspect – a day about being truly happy and present, and not about all the “typical” wedding series of events,” shared Tori. “I do see couples get caught up in the planning and the stress of trying to please everyone. An elopement really does eliminate that. The couple can truly focus on each other. How beautiful it was to witness Sara and Andrew concentrate on one another, with no stress, and in an absolutely stunning location. The imagery displays just that; they were grinning ear to ear and so profoundly intentional.”

Tori Hughes is the Owner and Founder of Tori Nichole Photography; an Omaha, Nebraska-based, award-winning and international photography company that uses imagery to tell a story. Tori specializes in photographing couples, weddings, families, births, newborns and more. For more information, visit