Kathy and Claudio, Wedding Day Photo Session in Merida, Yucatan Mexico 02 27 10
March 31, 2010
Beautiful couple, amazing location…I am just about speechess! (and if you have been reading this blog and are thinking that its about time, since this is a photo blog, not a collection of essays! But I really do photograph the most amazing couples and sometimes I just can’t help babbling on. Feel free to skip to the good stuff, you know, the images!)
Kathy, Claudio and Lauren and I were so fortunate to have the use of a historic family residence on the very lovely Paseo de Montejo here in Merida for this wedding day portrait session. This home is one of the two ¨casas gemelas¨ or twin houses, very striking turn of the century European inspired landmarks, and it was a delight to see that this incredible mansion is being cared for with such love and respect. Kathy and Claudio were a pleasure to photograph and if it hadn´t been for the fact that they needed to go get married I could have happily continued to shoot away!
Elizabeth Medina destination wedding photographer located in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Wedding photojournalism throughout Mexico.
Merida, Yucatan, Destination Wedding Photographer, at the Fabulous Hacienda Xcanatun 02 20 10
March 22, 2010
I hope to be forgiven for a blog post heavy in both wedding day detail photographs and superlatives. I met Zach and Lolita several months prior to the wedding when they came to Merida, Mexico for a site visit to their wedding venue, the Hacienda Xcanatun. I was delighted to be able to meet “my” bride and groom in person and very excited knowing their celebration would take place not only in Merida but at one of my very favorite destination wedding locations!
For those who might be unfamiliar, Yucatan’s haciendas are true hidden gems, as former plantations they are incredible historic sites, very unique to this part of the Peninsula and not found in the Mayan Riviera or Tulum, areas that have been developed recently. Xcanatun dates from the XVIII century and is now a wonderful boutique hotel, it is charming and intimate with an upscale feel, and was the perfect setting for this very lovely wedding. Zach and Lolita, Lindsey and I wish you all the very best! Felicidades a los dos!
Lolita on her way to meet her groom for a “first look” and bride and groom photgraphs on the grounds of Hacienda Xcanatun, these two are so great together!
The backdrop of the ceremony was the hacienda chapel, it was very peaceful and beautiful.
The dinner reception was held on the hacienda’s outdoor terrace. Zach and Lolita had music all throughout the evening, an orchestra accompanied the ceremony followed by a traditional Yucatecan trio (perfect for the location and ambience!) and finally after dinner a local salsa band had the guests on their feet!
Lindsey and I were able to “escape” the reception for a few minutes with Zach and Lolita for a few nigh time photos…
Wedding photographer based in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Elizabeth Medina photographs weddings in Yucatan, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cancun, the Maya Riviera, Tulum, San Miguel de Allende and throughout Mexico, with a relaxed, natural and expressive style.
Mexico Wedding Photographer Scott and Sara Mayan Riviera Photography, Grand Sirenis Resort 01 28 10
March 16, 2010
I really never thought I would be mentioning snow in the context of wedding photography in Mexico, but thinking about Scott and Sara’s big day reminds me that weddings are a little like beautiful snowflakes in that no two are ever alike! (another similarity that occurs as I edit a mountain of images this week is that as beautiful as they both are, neither a pile of weddings or a pile of snow is very easy to dig your way out of!)
If I had to list one skill that is important in photography I would have to say the ability to be truly observant. That may seem obvious, but it can be so easy for us to get caught up in recreating a preconceived idea, following the latest trends, or worrying about the camera and lighting technology or a million other things and end up overlooking the moments that can tell the story.
Sara and Scott and their group traveled from Canada for an intimate destination wedding. The couple was very creative in making use of several different areas of the Grand Sirenis resort and the hotel’s architectural details and the natural beauty of the Mayan Riviera coastline combined to provide a striking context for the wedding photographs. Thank you Scott and Sara!
Sara and Scott did not see each other before the ceremony, as they waited to enter I thought Scott had a lot of discipline not to turn around a take a peek at his bride!
The dance reception was held in a very breezy palapa right on the ocean, this is a really nice spot, very private and peaceful.
Elizabeth Medina is a wedding photographer located in Yucatan, Mexico, photographing weddings in the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Yucatan and throughout Mexico.
Mexico Wedding Photography Best of 2009, Year in Review Slideshow, Elizabeth Medina Photography
March 13, 2010
I think it is no secret to anyone reading this blog that we love, love, love all our brides and grooms, they are the very best people! I certainly can´t imagine a sweeter job than documenting their love for each other. We hope you enjoy our tribute to some of the most special people anywhere, all of the amazing couples we were privileged to photograph during 2009. To view the slide show please click here and allow a moment for loading.
Tulum Wedding Photography, Kimberly and Farid, Dreams Tulum, Mexico 01 20 10
March 8, 2010
Dreams Tulum…what can I say, I have never really learned too much about Feng Sui but having visited Dreams Tulum several times now I am pretty sure that this place has a special energy….maybe floating over from the Mayan ruins down the beach in nearby Tulum. Each wedding I have photographed at Dreams Tulum has truly been a dream. Kimberly and Farid’s, where to start? Such a beautiful couple and so happy together. I love it when couples choose to see each other prior to the ceremony for a “first look”, I think that somehow it can actually be even more emotional to have that moment separate from the first ceremony moments, very intimate and special. I was so happy that Lindsey and I were able to document the first moments when Kimberly and Farid saw each other as bride and groom. Time must have stood still, because there are so many photographs. I think we could make a whole sideshow of our photographs of just that sequence alone! (And in case anyone is wondering, there were still tears left for the ceremony.) :-) Kimberly and Farid, thank you for allowing Lidnsey and I to photograph your destination wedding, it was unforgettable!
Elizabeth Medina wedding photojournalist, specializing in destination wedding photography in Mexico. Elizabeth Medina photographs weddings throughout Mexico for the world’s best couples.
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Loan and Mitul´s Wedding and TTD Session at the Royal 01 16 1
March 2, 2010
Mariana y Eduardo, wedding photography, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico 01 09 10
March 1, 2010
Mariana and Eduardo were married in early January, the wedding reception was held at Mariana’s grandparent’s home here in Merida, Yucatan. Lindsey and I were in charge of photographing this beautiful bride and groom’s portrait session prior to the wedding. “Los novios” and I have big plans for an after session (with clear skies this time we hope!) but I can’t help sharing several images of this beautiful couple on their very special day. Mariana y Eduardo, gracias por todo y nos vemos pronto!
How cool to see this vintage family wedding photograph, taken in the same location. I have such an admiration for the past generations of photographers.
Wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina, wedding photojournalism throughout Mexico.