Destination Wedding Photography
The Wedding day has arrived!!!
This is the begining of the rest of your life. The best thing you can do for yourself and have the wedding you imagened is...RELAX!!!. Know that you have done all the planning, you have put in the time and effort to make this day incredible. Now is time to enjoy every second of this wonderful day.
We always recommend at least 1 hour of getting ready so we can take pictures of all the details that make your wedding so special. This part of your day is so special and helps start your wedding day. Dresses, shoes, flowers, suits and all the weddding preparations are what makes your story unique. Plan on having our photographers start with you getting the finishing touches done to your hair and make up. This will leave time to capture all those candid moments before you step into your dress.
At the same time, our second photographer will be with the groom and his friends recording the wedding day from their point of view! It's amazing when you see all the things you missed leading up to the ceremony!
The great debate of the first look: should you or shouldn't you? There is no correct answer to that question. A first look allows you to see your fiance in an intimate, private setting before the wedding ceremony. We always recommend a first look when you have a late ceremony time. This is because we won't have enought time for newlweds after your ceremony but before the sun sets.
Symbolic ceremonies usually last 30 minutes. We recommend if you are having a legal marriage at home, you do it after your real wedding here in the Riviera Maya. The emotions you feel when you see your love and say "I DO", will always be the most intense the first time. So please get married first here in Mexico. This will also probably be the real wedding date you celebrate for years to come.
Classic family formals usually are photographed right after your ceremony. Some couples are torn on traditional family formals and often called "boring pictures". The truth is, these are classic and timeless images that are most displayed in homes all around the world. They are emotional for our parents, grand parents and will be the ones your children look at and say "Look at you!!!"
Family Formals will take at least 20 - 30 minutes to capture on average.
To make the process as easy as possible, we will send you a planning worksheet to line up all the different family and friends you want photographed after your wedding so nothing is missed.
Please be sure to notify family members that they will be requested for photos! Having to wait or seach for family members is the number one reason things fall behind schedule and cuts directly into your Newlyweds time.
We love bridal party and group photos having fun! Your wedding day is celebration, so why not include your best friends and family by your side! Bridal Party photos are relaxed and fun to capture. This also allow you to relax and get ready for our intimate Newlyweds together!
Newlywed photos are an intimate time when we really get to connect with our couple and infuse their personalities into the wedding day! Couple need to let their feeling show and allow us to capture the magic within. Please plan for at least one hour before the sun sets to create unique and artistic pictures for you! In the Mayan Riviera, the sun sets very quickly (30 minutes of the "golden hour") that is why it is really important to stay on time! We want to capture you in the best light of the day. The ocean turns into an amazing blue and the clouds in the sky reflect the golden sun as it sets!
We like to arrive 10 - 15 minutes early to your reception so we can photograph your wedding details before your guests arrive. Table settings, decorations, lighting and a perfect ambience that you have planned for the evening.
This is also when you will do your first dance, speeches, cake cutting and flower/garter toss! The reception party leads to some of the most memorable and fun images from your wedding day. Guests finally start to let loose and we use creative photography techniques to make all your reception party images stand out!
Let loose... have fun... we have you captured!!!