Sarah and Clay, T+L Destination Wedding at Al Cielo, Xpu Ha, Maya Riviera, Mexico
May 31, 2008
I am sure that some people probably think that photographing weddings pretty much every week could get to be boring and repetitive. In my experience nothing could be farther than the truth. It seems that each wedding has its own unique style and vibe, as well as its own set of challenges. Clay and Sarah’s wedding at the rustic Al Cielo Hotel on Xpu Ha Beach in the Maya Rivera of Mexico was perfectly beautiful and I loved being able to photograph it!
As some of my blog readers already know I have a thing for Travel + Leisure Magazine. When I was newer to photography and working on developing my own “style” of photogrpahy I would analyze the images in the magazine and try to figure out how each was done and what made them have that look. Nowadays I think that the weddings I photograph are way better than anything on T+L’s pages, they have the fabulous locations and cool details but also feature emotion, true love, beautiful people and wild celebrating. Sarah and Clay’s wedding certainly possessed a wealth of all of those elements!
I was very happy to have wedding photojournalist Grace Kim from Seattle lending Lindsey and I a helping hand as a guest photographer. Thank you Lindsey and Grace for your hard work! And of course many thanks to Clay and Sarah for being so much fun and absolutely amazing to photograph! Sarah, I am going to miss your emails!
Sarah’s dress was very unique, I really thought it was incredible.
Golf carts can be hard on hairstyles…
Th ceremony location at Al Cielo.
The Ketubah singing was carried out here…
These Mexican musicians greeted the guests as they arrived for the ceremony.
Los novios before the ceremony…
The ceremony was held right on the beach, the color of the water was a spectacular dark turquoise.
Sarah walked into the ceremony with both of her parents, I really like that tradition.
Clay met her at the end of the aisle and they walked in together. Grace is responsible for the following photograph.
The guests toasted the bride and groom with Kir Royals, how perfect for the color scheme! This is another one of Grace’s photos.
In additional to dancing the Hora at sunset these high energy women did some amazing Greek dancing later in the night, how fun is that?
Grace captured the funny shot of Sarah feeding Clay, while I captured the one below of Clay “feeding” cake to Sarah.
Wedding photographer Elizabeth medina, photographing destination weddings throughout Mexico. Xpu Ha, Maya Rivera wedding photography at Al Cielo hotel.
Cheryl and Patrick, Destination Wedding at the Cancun Hyatt Caribe, Cancun Wedding Photography
May 22, 2008
Cheryl and Patrick had a gorgeous and very emotional destination wedding in Cancun Mexico at the Cancun Hyatt Caribe. The location was beautiful as was the wedding attire and all teh many details that had been prepared. It was great to be able to photograph such incredible color, the contrast between the oranges and yellow of the decorations and the bright, bright blue Cancun ocean was fantastic.
The beautiful bride prior to the ceremony, Grace Kim photographed this wedding with me, we photographed bridal portraits of Cheryl from different angles, I like both viewpoints below! Grace’s version is on the right hand side and mine is on the left.
Patrick waiting at the altar for his bride.
I think Patrick could have been so nervous he may not have even noticed the cameras all pointing in his direction.
Lindsey captured this image from a third floor balcony, while I photographed the following image.
Jumping the broom, I am such a fan of that tradition!
The following are some of my favorite images of this great couple.
Cancun Mexico wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina, member of the Wedding Photojournalism association.
Lysiane and Francisco, Gazebo Wedding at the Royal Resort and Spa, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
May 14, 2008
One thing that I really love about destination wedding photography in Mexico is that it gives me a chance to spend time with so many great people. Lysiane and Francisco had a wonderful turnout of family and friends for their gazebo wedding at the Royal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Photographing the ceremony really kept me on my toes, it was filled with emotional moments and I didn’t want to miss a single tear or laugh! After the midday ceremony there was a little break and my assistant Lauren and I shared sandwiches with two of the nicest “consuegras” (I guess the closest translation for that is co-mothers-in-law) we had ever met. We felt like we had made so many new friends by the time the night was over.
I have made a vow to add fewer images to my blog from each wedding, it takes quite a while to upload them and I don’t want to bore anyone who is kind enough to follow my blog…I think it will have to be gradual transition though, it is so hard to narrow down the images!
The beautful bride..
I don’t know what is going on but the shoes lately have been amazing! I cannot believe that Lysiane could walk in these!
Bride and groom with their mothers, the minute I pressed the shutter button I knew this one was a winner!
Lysiane and I seemed to be on the same page as far as the portrait session went…but Francisco had a few ideas of his own! I have no idea what he was up to but it got a laugh from the bride!
First dance in the ballroom at the Royal.
Wedding photojournalism by Mexico destination wedding photographer Eizabeth Medina in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Elizabeth Medina is a menber of the WPJA, Wedding Photojournalism Association.
Kim and Tim’s Amazing Destination Wedding at the El Dorado Maroma in the Maya Riviera
May 10, 2008
Kim and Tim’w wedding was so much fun! They are one of those couples that just seems to be a perfect match, and are both down to earth and fun. I loved the color scheme of the wedding, the very unique ceremony location, the really fun and crazy bridesmaids and groomsmen and the special details, not to mention Tim and Kim’s surprise choreographed first dance. I think I will let pictures speak louder than words on this one! Kim and Tim, congratulations to both of you! I hope you enjoy the photographs!
I love to do bridal portraits when there is a few quiet minutes before the wedding starts. Kim looked awesome.
The ceremony site at the Maroma was incredible! It had actually been raining as I drove to the wedding location, I was so glad it stopped and the wedding could go on as planned in this one of a kind location!
Two perspectives as Kim and her father walked down the “aisle”, the photograph on the left is mine and the one on the right is Lindsey’s.
A moment during the ceremony.
How fun is this? A really talented bridesmaid had made all the foot jewelry for Kim and the girls!
The wedding party, sometimes there are photographs that just make me smile, this is one of those!
Relaxed portraits of the bride and groom…
The bride and groom had a great entrance/first dance that took everyone by surprise!
Elizabeth Medina mexico wedding photographer, wedding photojournalism in the Rivera Maya, at the El Dorado Maroma.