Mayan Riviera Photography, Maegan and John, Playa Azul, Barcelo
August 25, 2010
When Meagan first reached out to us about shooting her wedding the date was still almost a year away. It was incredible how time flew and when John and Meagan´s big day rolled around we knew that we would not have missed it for the world! Faithful blog readers will have noticed that we had a string of Barcelo weddings this spring, and that each and every one was picture perfect. Maegan and John, you were a joy to photograph. Best wishes to the two of you!
The first look and bride and groom photographs before the ceremony…
The ceremony was held at the Barcelo´s Playa Azul, a gorgeous secluded stretch of beach.
The next two images are both from the same moment, Lindsey´s is first and then mine.
The next shot is either Lindsey´s or one I stole from her….
Destination Wedding Photography in Mexico, Tania and John, Barcelo Mayan Palace 6 26 10
August 19, 2010
It was a beautiful day. But the weather…unbelievably atrocious! This tropical storm wedding made me feel blessed to be photographing Tania and John, a bride and groom with the amazing ability to roll with it all and never let the weather put a damper on the day´s festivities. I don´t think it ever stopped pouring down all day or night, but thankfully it cleared just long enough the next morning for some outdoor bride and groom photographs before the storm rolled back in and completely soaked us all! Thank you, Tania and John and best wishes! Lauren, thank you for your detective work!
Mayan Riviera Wedding Photography, Hayley and G. David, Destination Wedding and TTD at the Barcelo Mayan Palace 6 17 10
August 15, 2010
Good energy. Sometimes you just can´t help but feel surrounded by it. Hayley and G. are such a joyfully spirited couple, Lindsey and I had an amazing time photographing the two of them as they lived their ¨big day¨ in Mexico to the fullest.
I know Hayley and G. will not mind a little parenthesis for a shout out to studio teammate Lindsey… Lindsey has been a part of Elizabeth Medina Photography since she began helping out in high school. We have been through a lot together on this crazy, crazy journey! Aside from her role in keeping things running smoothly as studio manager, Lindsey has also been an incredible photography assistant and second shooter as well as attending college full time and taking on independent photography projects as well! Congratulations, Lindsey on your graduation, and on being the amazing person you are, I could not be more proud or excited about what the future has in store!
Hayley before the ceremony… I think I already mentioned the good energy, it was apparent from the start that bride and groom were walking on sunshine and that this was going to be a very happy day!
Time to go get married!
The ceremony site was surrounded by tropical vegetation and overlooked the bright blue Mayan Riviera water, it was a very peaceful and intimate.
The next two photos are Lindsey´s…
Hot pink really popped against the natural colors of the bright blue ocean and bright green palms!
La fiesta… the Barcelo Mayan Palace has a very long stretch of undeveloped beach, it is quite amazing actually. The reception was held at Playa Azul´s palapa, this was a fun, fun group and a great party!
The next morning, time to trash the dress. I am pretty sure that Hayley and G. had to be totally exhausted from their reception fun the night before… but they gave the TTD session their all, even when we were joined in the ocean by a very good size Manta Ray!
The next shot is SO Hayley and G.
Mexico destination wedding photography at the Barcelo Mayan Palace in the Mayan Riviera by Mexico´s premier wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina.
Amy and Matt’s Wedding Weekend, San Miguel de Allende, Hacienda Las Trancas Photography 06 05 10
August 5, 2010
One of my very favorite wedding venues, a couple who could not have been more relaxed and happy, a fun, emotional group of family and friends…this wedding weekend seemed to flow. It was a real treat to get to know Amy and Matt. We started off with a very informal mini photo session before their rooftop welcome dinner at La Posadita restaurant in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. The next day the action took place at the amazing Hacienda Las Trancas. I have photographed some fantastic weddings over the past years at Las Trancas and have to say that it never gets old! Well actually the hacienda is already really, really old, but somehow I am always surprised to discover something new each and every time I visit. I can’t say enough about this very special piece of Mexico and the hacienda’s staff of local people who care so personally for each of its guests.
Feliz aniversario Amy y Matt! We hope the photographs bring back lots of happy memories!
The next one is Lindsey’s, it is one of my favorites because it really seems to me to capture Matt and Amy together.
Amy seems to pretty much be laughing and smiling all the time, but I was happy to be able to capture more serious portraits as well.
A few photographs from the welcome dinner festivities…
The sunset was amazing.
The wedding day… at the one and only Hacienda las Trancas, Hidalgo, Mexico.
The following image is one of my favorite photographs ever.
The next two images from the first look are from my camera and Lindsey’s respectively. If you take a good look at the left side of the first image you will see that we also had some very discreet back up by both of the moms!
Amy presented each of the mothers with the flowers they would carry down the aisle prior to the beginning of the ceremony, thank goodness for waterproof mascara!
Mexico Hacienda Wedding, San Miguel de Allende wedding photography by Mexico’s premier wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina.