Shabnam and Randall, The Tides, Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography 12 11 2010
January 18, 2011
Shabnam and Randall were married in a joyous and very beautiful late afternoon ceremony at The Tides Riviera Maya. Times like this I am grateful that my task is to document with images and not words since I have a feeling that if I tried to tell this fantastic couple’s story with any language other than the camera´s no one would even believe me! It really did happen though and fortunately I have lots and lots of photographic proof… I hope you enjoy this small sample of the day’s photographs.
The Tides is located in the jungle on a gorgeous stretch of beach and basically captures the essence of Mayan jungle-chic. A few getting ready details from the bride’s bungalow:
One of the aspects of wedding photography that I truly love is collaborating with my clients and album designer to create flush mount albums. I will confess that often when I am shooting I am imagining juxtapositions and how the images can work most expressively in a wedding album. I think that the two getting ready photos would make an awesome album spread!
Blue sky, turquoise water and the ceremony location, I loved the very light and organic yet elegant feel. Ceremony details and moments… A quick shout out here to the lovely Rebecca Elias from Luxe Destination Weddings : working with the wedding planners from Luxe is such a treat, thank you Rebecca for your great wedding day energy!
The Persian sugar ceremony…
Fantastic second shooting from Lindsey… I loved the candid moments she captured throughout the day…
Bride and groom portraits on the beach at sunset… wow.
A few reception details and some of the fun…this was a great dance party!
Shabnam and Randall’s first dance…
Playa del Carmen wedding photography by destination wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina.
Azul Beach Wedding Photography, Mayan Riviera, Mexico, Vanessa and Sean 12 04 2010
January 12, 2011
Hacienda Wedding in Mexico, Karah and John’s Destination Wedding at the Hacienda San Jose, Merida, Yucatan
January 3, 2011
Amazing, amazing, amazing… possibly the most overused adjective in the English language! One bad habit I would like to put behind me in the new year is the overuse of this superlative. Unfortunately I will have to start tomorrow because here is no way I can avoid saying AMAZING just a few more times in describing Karah and John’s big day! Karah and John chose a destination wedding and the Hacienda San Jose Cholul as the wedding venue. This location is truly special, it has a very intimate scale, authentic rustic charm, and of course the incomparable local Mayan culture. Located very near my home base of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, this colorful venue has hosted some of my favorite weddings to date. The Hacienda San Jose somehow seems to attract the most amazing (oops) people and Karah and John and their whole group certainly were just that.
Karah and John’s choice of colors really complemented the location and the team from Baku Events did an amazing outstanding job with the wedding set up.
After finishing up with photos Karah and John joined their guests at the cocktail hour held near the pool, I loved being able to capture the quiet moment when they walked down the path to meet their friends and family.
One thing I love about this hacienda is the way the spaces visually separate. The walk from the pool area to the garden area area where dinner and dancing took place had a very dramatic and beautiful ambiance.
Fotografia de boda, Hacienda San Jose, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.