Rachel and Adam, Sapphire Riviera Cancun, Destination Wedding on the Beach 5 30 10
July 31, 2010
Glad to finally be able to share Rachel and Adam’s photos! We try to keep things moving along relatively quickly and are proud to have never passed the 8 week editing mark but this wedding from late in our spring season cut it a little close for comfort. Wish as I might for a magic bullet (or a magic mouse or Wacom tablet as the case may be) as an artist I have never been able to find a way around the notion that each individual photograph deserves to sparkle and that the elegance lies in the the little touches. I am sure that each photographer has their own process and way of doing things, contrary to what common sense and practicality would dictate the polishing process at Elizabeth Medina Photography seems to involve about 87 steps, the final and most time consuming of which are customarily carried out on a computer which decided that July was a good time to take a break. (we are suspecting that the Macs may be in cahoots because the iphone decided to go for a swim in salt water, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the others for signs of rebellion). Happily we are up and running, chugging away a little slower than we’d like but definitely on track. (and Amy and Matt your San Miguel de Allende weekend is up next!)
This was such beautiful day, super fast paced with a great couple and a really super fun group. I think the Sapphire Riviera (formerly Paradisus) in the Riviera Maya has such an ideal beach wedding set up with a very private beach ceremony site and a deck overlooking the ocean that was just perfect for Rachel and Adam’s event. Rachel is in fashion and has great style, and is just a really nice person to be around. I loved hearing that she found me through another very cool past bride. Rachel and Adam, thank you for all your patience and good humor on the wedding day (a little warm, no?) I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I have!
I stole Rachel for a few minutes between the Ketubah signing and the ceremony, these “stolen” bridal portraits where some of my favorite images from the day.
I loved these shoes so much!
We had time for just few bride and groom shots before the ceremony. Did I mention it was warm out?
Corlorful beach ceremony decorations, love the flip flops for the guests and the combination of bright colors.
Rachel was not the only one with blinged out footwear, her flower girl was right there with her!
A few ceremony moments.
What do you do when you reach the end of the aisle and there are still petals in the basket?
Th ceremony was timed very close to sunset, we a very quick bride and groom photo session after the ceremony, I was very happy that Rachel and Adam we were able to capture so much variety and expression in such a short time.
A few reception details, and some of the action…
During the father of the bride’s speech…
Elizabeth Medina is Mexico’s premier wedding photographer, photographing events in the Riviera Maya, Cancun, Yucatan areas as well as San Miguel de Allende, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and throughout Mexico.
Mayan Riviera Wedding Photography, Jehda and Ken, Destination Wedding, Paradisus Riviera Cancun
May 12, 2010
I guess it probably goes without saying that participating in a destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera is a fantastic experience. Bringing together so many unbeatable elements…travel, love, happiness, fun people, sun, ocean, sand, and of course an amazing fiesta…I guess it would be hard to go wrong with that recipe! Oh and I almost forgot… if you are the bride and groom and so inclined you can top it all off by “trashing the dress” on a gorgeous beach the next day. Blog readers get ready because this little photo blog is going to be on fire in the coming weeks with photographs of some amazing destination weddings at the most incredible locations!
Jehda and Ken were married at the Paradisus Resort, one of my favorite locations, and in addition to the Paradisus’ team they had the assistance of ace professional wedding planner Yazmin de la Mora in making sure that every detail went smoothly on the big day. All in all it was a lovely day as I hope the day’s imagery will attest.
Jehda and Kenneth decided just a day or two prior to the ceremony that they would like to do a “first look”, and then do some photographs with their wedding party prior to the ceremony. Although it was a bit warm, (OK, that should read it was really, really hot!) this turned out to be a very good call because the ceremony ran a little longer than expected leaving a pretty tight window of daylight for after ceremony photos. It also freed up time for Jehda and Ken to enjoy part of the really fun cocktail hour with their guests.
The next two images are really two views of the exact same moment! Lauren and I seem to have each hit the shutter button of our cameras from slightly different perspectives at just the same very sweet second. The first is mine and the second Lauren’s.
The ceremony was held on the beach, such vibrant color!
Mexico wedding photography, breaking the blog rules…teaser photos from Fanny and Dan’s wedding on the beach at the Paradisus Resort
June 23, 2009
Those who read my blog regularly may have picked up on the fact that there is a method to the madness…No posts about my dog (although he is the cutest and most clueless poodle around and really deserves to dress up in costumes and have a photo session, oh the guilt!). You won’t find photos from my latest vacation (wait a minute…what latest vacation?) or news about my recent photo contest awards (Apparently you have to actually enter to have a shot at those).
But boy do we do have weddings to share and each and every one is just delightful! While I am finishing up all the images from Camille and Chris’ amazingly beautiful El Dorado Royale beach wedding (planning on sharing those tomorrow morning) I thought I would break my self imposed “blog in order” rule and sneak in a few out of order “teaser” photos from a sensational destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera at the Paradisus resort. So without further ado, Fanny and Dan in the Mayan Riviera…
It didn’t start out as a great weather day (come rain AND come swine as one bridesmaid ruefully commented) but it took a positive turn during the ceremony and the evening was glorious. Lots of bride and groom photos in this batch….such a sweet couple!
More to come! :-)
Mayan Riviera Wedding, Heath and Robin’s Destination Wedding Photography at the Paradisus Resort
March 2, 2009
What a joyful day! I actually tried my best not to photograph this wedding! Believing I could not guarantee to be back from Kate and Bill’s Puerto Vallarta wedding in time I told Robin I was unavailable and recommended a couple of very talented fellow photographers. Fortunately for me Robin was firm in her decision and not a person who lets logistics stand in the way. When she did some legwork and started finding ways to make it possible I turned out to be putty in her hands! I was almost afraid to see what she could convince me to do on the day of the wedding! Of course she and Heath are as nice a couple as I could ever imagine working with and the wedding was both a warm and happy tradition filled celebration and a feast for the eye. Thank you Robin and Heath for not taking no for an answer! I loved photographing the wedding!
Girls and guys before the wedding…
Robin and Heath chose to do a “first look” before the ceremony.
The ceremony site was just beautiful and meaningful as well.
I loved this one!
Lauren captured the next image, nice!
Destination wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina, wedding photojournalism in the Riviera Maya. www.elizabethmedina.com
Melanie and Chris, Wedding Photography at the Paradisus Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico
November 26, 2008
It never stops amazing me how each wedding I photograph is unique and full of surprises. Melanie and Chris in particular had some very interesting surprises along the way! They found out just weeks before the wedding that a new location would be needed, but rolled with it and had an amazing beach wedding at the Paradisus resort in the Maya Riviera. They were married on the beach accompanied by more than a hundred guests who had traveled to Mexico for their destination wedding. The weather was kind of so-so…but then in true Maya Rivera form took a turn for gorgeous, rewarding Melanie and Chris with an incredible rainbow during the ceremony! I may not have believed it had I not been there!
Melanie before the ceremony…
Chris waiting patiently.
for the “first look” before the ceremony.
Melanie and her girls on the way to the beach for the ceremony….
Such an exciting moment as Melanie and her father entered the ceremony.
Melanie and Chris were the last ones to realize that an incredible rainbow had appeared right over the wedding chuppah.
Lauren captured this one of the happy crowd as I was photographing from a second floor balcony.
Bride and groom after the ceremony on the beach.
The reception was also held on the beach, the next image is from the “first dance”.
The two families are so united, what a beautiful thing to witness.
I love the next photo from the cake cutting.
Things got a little crazy…
Fotografa de bodas Elizabeth Medina, fotografia de boda en la Maya Riviera.