Vendor Spotlight: Caroline Lima Photography
Caroline Benusa, Owner, destination wedding photography in the Bahamas
Name of Business
Caroline Lima Photography
How long have you been in business?
Describe what you do and what makes you unique
I capture emotional and elegant photographs for couples who want to throw an incredible bash, trusting that every nuance is being captured for them.
Tell us about yourself
I was born and raised in Brazil. I immigrated to the US after marrying my Army medic husband, Michael. After completing my BA in my home country, I focused on creating a business that resonated with my values. Since then, I’ve captured the emotions and love of hundreds of couples. I photograph weddings across the country and abroad, and have been featured in both national and international publications. Having lived in four different countries, I’m now based in San Antonio, Texas with my husband and Golden Retriever, Ronon.
What does your typical day look like?
I work out, read, walk my dog, and Facetime with my family in Brazil. And soon I will be going back to one of my favorite activities, volunteering at a local animal shelter.
Favorite music/book/MOVIE/tv show?
Book: Do the Work, Steven Pressfield
Movie: The Equalizer & The Lord of the Rings
Show: Goliath & Schitt’s Creek
You have a friend traveling to The Bahamas for the first time – where do you recommend they eat/drink/shop and stay and why?
In Eleuthera, The Cove is one of the most relaxing and beautiful hotels. It’s just a perfect place to unplug, have a great meal and enjoy your loved one.
In Harbour Island, the Coral Sands Hotel is incredible! I had a delicious meal at the Boathouse and lovely coffee at COCOA Coffee House.
In Exuma, the Peace and Plenty Resort is a good option if you want to stay downtown in a hotel with a great restaurant.
If you’re looking for a big resort with all the amenities, SLS Baha Mar is the way to go.
Make sure you walk around the island and talk to the locals, everyone is very friendly with a contagious smile and energy!
Best advice for couples planning a wedding
“This is your wedding. Do what you love. Invite the people you want. Dance to the songs that bring you the most joy. Eat the best food you’ll ever have. Enjoy all the moments. Share the photographs with your children and grandchildren. Most of all, spend the rest of your days with the person you love.” – Unknown.
Any tips for couples planning to marry in the bahamas?
Hire an experienced planner! I can’t stress this enough. The logistics of a destination wedding are no easy task, you need someone you trust helping you along the way so you can enjoy your wedding to the fullest. Don’t skip it!
This is your wedding. Do what you love. Invite the people you want. Dance to the songs that bring you the most joy. Eat the best food you’ll ever have. Enjoy all the moments. Share the photographs with your children and grandchildren. Most of all, spend the rest of your days with the person you love.Unknown
We love Caroline’s effortless style and beautiful images. We have worked with her several times (see here, here and here) and plan to do so in the future! If you’re looking for a destination wedding photographer in the Bahamas, Caroline Lima Photography is truly a top-notch choice. Visit her website for more information and tell her we sent you!