Every wedding needs three things. A bride, a groom, and a photographer. If each couple supplies the first two ingredients, St. John is blessed to have several excellent image makers to fill out the trio.
One of them is Bob Schlesinger who, with his wife Karin, have just added a wedding specialty Web site to the business.
While they've done weddings in the past, launching VIBeachWedding.com signals now that they're good at these events, they're getting serious about them.
One of Bob's distinguishing services is that he'll record the marriage whether it's been planned for a year, or a week. He always keeps some time available until the last minute for elopements. Bob also does vacationers wanting engagement or honeymoon photos.
The Schlesingers pride themselves on a Bob-arazzi style that incorporates a variety of tools and techniques to provide candid and sometimes black and white images of the event.
He was recently voted 2010's Best St. John Photographer by readers of the Virgin Islands Daily News. Not bad for a guy who studied electrical engineering and got an advanced degree in Physics.
Whatever mid-life review may have brought him and Karin to St. John, it's all to the island's benefit.