Paradisus La Perla, Playa del Carmen, Wedding Photography, Sierra and Joshua 4 26 12
June 5, 2012
Rosewood Mayakoba, Mark and Jessica, Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding Photography Part II
May 30, 2012
Wedding Photography, Cassie and Scott, Secrets Maroma, Riviera Maya, Mexico 4 22 2012
May 28, 2012
Grand Occidental Xcaret Destination Wedding and Trash the Dress Photos, Sal and Ashley, 4 20 2012
May 24, 2012
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Jillian and Vince, Beach Club at the Gran Coral 3 24 12
May 8, 2012
El Dorado Royale Wedding Photography, Heidi and Chris’ Beach Wedding, 2 18 12
March 28, 2012
Akumal Wedding Photography, Janelle and Todd, Grand Sirenis Resort
March 9, 2012
I have to think that one of my favorite things that come with destination wedding photographer territory can also be one of the most bittersweet. Getting to meet wonderful, hospitable and caring people like Janelle and Todd and spend with them their most special day is an amazing privilege! The flip side of the coin- knowing that they live too far away for us to crash their future celebrations! Although as cold as it is where they make their home we won’t give up hope of seeing them again in Mexico one of these winters! Janelle and Todd took such good care of their guests (and photographers!) it was a pleasure to see how they enjoyed their wedding in Akumal, Mexico and we hope the photos capture the spirit of the day. All photographs (c) 2012 Lindsey Medina and Elizabeth Medina.
Its fun seeing the wedding bands that each bride and groom have chosen, Janelle and Todd’s were super unique!
Getting ready and off for the first look! Todd nad Janelle seemed so happy to have this private encounter before the ceremony! And as photographers Lindsey and I were happy to have a chance for some relaxed moments to photograph the couple before things got rolling!
Beach ceremony, Akumal is such a beautiful location. The weather was kind of “iffy” and I think it even rained for a few seconds but fortunately all was good and after the ceremony the sun came peeking out!
I love all the different emotions that are revealed in the next images.
We found Mexico’s next Mariachi!
Accompanied by a Mexican Mariachi trio Janelle and Todd rejoined their guests to party at the Grand Sirenis’ Palapa complete with typical Mexican details like papel picado streamers and the bride and groom calavera cake toppers.
Nope, not finished! The next morning bride and groom were up bright and early for trash the dress photos, so amazing to have the beach to ourselves at such a lovely time of day!
Cancun Wedding Photography, Leslie and Chris, The Royal Cancun 01 07 2012
February 13, 2012
Hola! Its been a while! I know, I know, 2012 has started off a little slow in the blogging department, mostly because of some really fun photo sessions and also because other creative projects have made it hard to find the time to blog. But I am excited to share this really fun couple’s wedding on a beautiful beach in Cancun. These two had so much fun on their wedding day it was contagious, just uploading the days photographs has put a smile on my face today! The day could not have been more gorgeous, could the color of the water in Cancun possibly be more amazing? All photographs (c) 2012 Elizabeth and Lauren Medina.
A few details and getting ready photos with the beautiful bride, then it was off to join the groom for a very emotional “first look”… if anyone out there believes that when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony it takes away from the emotional moment at the altar I hope you will please be sure to scroll down and check out Chris’ face when Leslie entered the ceremony!
Chris patiently waiting for his bride to arrive for the first look.
Bride and groom had some time alone together before the ceremony, these two just have so much fun together!
Back to join the wedding party and prepare for the ceremony!
Love the navy and hot pink colors, amazing with the turquoise water! And love, love the groomsmen’s navy canvas Tretorn sneakers!
Time for the ceremony on the beach…
HMMMM…. speechless on the next one…
It really was a lovely and very happy day!
Elizabeth Medina is Mexico’s premier wedding photographer, photographing events in Cancun, The Mayan Riviera, Tulum, Puerto Vallarta, Yucatan, Guanajuato, San Miguel, and Los Cabos, Mexico.
El Dorado Royale, Tracy and Bryan’s Mexico Wedding Photography 11 12 11
December 28, 2011
I am happy to be able to share the photographs from Tracy and Bryan’s beautiful destination wedding. The couple’s Jewish ceremony was held at sunset under a chuppah which overlooked a beautiful Mayan Riviera beach, at Karisma Resort’s El Dorado Royale Resort. The day the couple spent with friends and family was really wonderful with much emotion, fun and enthusiasm on the dance floor. Icing on the proverbial cake? Getting to spend time the next morning with Tracy and Bryan for a morning after trash the dress session! All photographs Elizabeth and Lindsey Medina.
First a few images of the many taken the morning after….
Now the wedding day… Tracy and her girls under the beautiful palm trees.
Bryan and Tracy met for a “first look” before the ceremony, the photo below is bryan’s reaction to seeing Tracy for the first time as a bride. You know we love doing this, especially because it allows us to photograph the bride and groom (and in this case the family) together before the ceremony, leaving more time for bride and groom to spend having fun with their guests post ceremony. And despite common belief, I have witnessed over and over that this private encounter does anything but diminish the emotional impact of the processional, if anything the opposite seems true!
The Jewish ceremony began right at sunset, very lovely, I hope the photographs are somewhat able to do justice to the moments.
I have a huge appreciation for the way family is included in the Jewish wedding ceremony! Tracy and Bryan each entered the ceremony on their parents arms
Mexico Wedding Photographer Elizabeth Medina Photography, photographing weddings thoughout Mexico.
Destination Wedding Photography, Playa del Carmen, Trisha and Jeff 11-11-11
December 18, 2011
I think everyone, wedding photographer or not, will probably remember how they spent November 11, 2011. I really hope that everyone’s 11-11-11 was as “lucky” as ours! Trisha and Jeff were such a fun, happy couple, a joy to photograph, their wedding photography in Playa del Carmen included getting ready photographs at El Taj hotel, a Catholic mass at Nuestra Señora del Carmen Chapel on the Quinta Avenida and a reception at Las Palapas, also in Playa del Carmen. We could not help but especially appreciate the beautiful weather for our Playa del Carmen beach photographs after a near brush with rain. (I think that I actually felt 11 tiny raindrops before the weather blew over and the afternoon turned absolutely beautiful!) I would have liked to celebrate this special date by posting only 11 photographs to the blog… but of course it would be impossible to narrow down! Trisha and Jeff, congratulations, we wish you all the very best! All photographs Lindsey and Elizabeth Medina.
Azul Beach, Puerto Morelos Destination Wedding, Yari and James
December 8, 2011
Such a beautiful beach wedding! Yari and James are an awesome couple! We loved being able to share in the oodles of laughter (and more than a few happy tears!) these two shared with their friends and family throughout the day. By the end of the evening we felt like we had made a whole new group of friends (not to mention a new branch of the Medina clan). It was very clear that many hours had been spent lovingly and carefully planning this lovely vintage inspired beach wedding. The Azul beach resort in Puerto Morelos, is one of our favorites in the Riviera Maya, it was perfect for this intimate event. I hope the photographs reflect a bit of the happiness and bring back wonderful memories for the bride and groom! All photographs Lauren and Elizabeth Medina.
This destination wedding had a vintage theme that was carried out elegantly, the brooch bouquets carried by the bride and bridesmaids were amazing!
Elizabeth Medina Photography, Mexico’s premier wedding photographer, photographsdestination weddings, offering wedding coverage throughout Mexico and internationally.
Wedding Photographer Playa del Carmen, Kim and Thomas’ Destination Wedding at the Royal
November 3, 2011
Mexico… what can I say I am a little biased since this is my home. But there are no two ways about it… I am firmly convinced that there can be no more perfect place to be married! Kim and Thomas’ wedding at the Royal Resort in Playa del Carmen is a case in point. The couple shared a very intimate and relaxed gazebo ceremony with a very happy and spirited group of family and friends, followed by an exhilarating toes in the sand beach side fiesta. In between we somehow managed to steal time for images of the couple enjoying each other and the moment. Kim and Thomas, we had such a wonderful time with the two of you. We hope the photographs bring back some great memories!
The first photographs are from the morning after the wedding when Lauren and I met up with Kim and Thomas for a brief “morning after” shoot.
The big day! A few detail and getting ready photos…
Not only was she amazing to start with Kim had Adrian Guerra performing his makeup art!
When the veil goes on the whole bride thing somehow seems to becomes real.
The gazebo ceremony site, lovely and the wedding colors really popped against the blue sky, turquoise ocean and palm trees!
All photographs (c) 2011 Elizabeth and Lauren Medina. Elizabeth Medina Photography, photographing weddings throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan Riviera, Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Cozumel and Tulum, Mexico.
Jessica and Toan, Cancun Wedding and TTD Photography 6 30 2011
August 15, 2011
Greetings! I hope everyone is having a relaxing summer! Toan and Jessica’s destination wedding was held at the Royal Cancun. Hot and humid with clear skies above the beach ceremony and reception, Cancun’s famous white sand and turquoise water were amazing. All in all a beautiful day in paradise… right up to the end of the reception when a sudden rain took us all by surprise! Lindsey and I met up with the bride and groom early the next morning for the day after session. This was a lot of fun as well and a great chance to take some relaxed photographs (especially once everyone had finished waking up!) Jessica…. you have been patient long enough so I will stop writing so that you and Toan can see a few of the photographs from your very special big day in Mexico! Below, a few bridal photographs before the ceremony. I loved Jessica’s smile and the wedding colors really popped with the bright water in the backdrop!
The wedding party was a lot of fun… it was HOT out and super bright on the beach but they were a lot of fun all through the photos.
It was a great party…this was such a fun crowd and DJ Doremixx kept everyone on the dance floor.
Elizabeth Medina is Mexico’s premier destination wedding photojournalist, photographing weddings throughout Mexico in locations including the Yucatan, the Mayan Riviera, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Vallarta, Las Caletas, San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato, Cabo San Jose and Cabo San Lucas and available for international commissions.