Sunamita and I had been looking forward to doing a “Trash the Dress” photo session for almost a year. (I’m not really sure if Rob was looking forward to it or not but if not he never let on!) For those who don’t know about the trash the dress concept, the idea (as I interpret it anyway) is to be able to do a photos session that is a little more free than it would be on the wedding day, since there are no time pressures or waiting wedding guests and no need to worry about maintaining a pristine dress, hair, etc. And if the bride and groom just happen to end up in the ocean in the name of art, all the better!
When Lindsey and I met Sunamita and Rob at 6 am (yes, it was early!) in time for sunrise the morning after the wedding, the weather was not encouraging. It was very dark damp and grey, I knew the sun had to be rising but it was well hidden behind the clouds. We did some photographs around the hotel (of course we had the place to ourselves the sane people were sleeping!)
Sunamita and Rob have such a special bond between them, it is obvious right away and I think the camera could not help but capture that! Thank you Sunamita and Rob for waking up so early and for being so absolutely fabulous!
Thank goodness the sun came peeking out of the clouds…and it was a beautiful morning! The storm had washed the beach completely clean, it was an amazing. The waves were still strong and we ended the session just as soaked as Sunamita and Rob!
Elizabeth Medina is a professional photographer located in Yucatan, Mexico. She specializes in wedding photojournalistic wedding photography and is a member of the WPJA, Wedding Photojournalist Association.
Photographing Sunamita and Rob’s intimate wedding ceremony on a private beach in Tulum Mexico was a true privilege. The weather was touch and go all day because of a storm front, there was quite a bit of wind and waves and it looked like rain was a real possibility. Fortunately the weather held. Tt did not rain and we had the beach all to ourselves. Even if it had rained I think Sunamita and Rob may have never even noticed, they were completely living their own moment all through the marriage ceremony. Here are a few wedding day images…stay tuned for the fabulous TRASH THE DRESS session the next morning….
Destination wedding photography in Tulum, Mexico by Mexico wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina. Elizabeth Medina specializes in wedding photojournalism and covers weddings throughout Mexico.