Mexico Wedding Photographer, Allison and Adam, Azul Beach, Puerto Morelos Mexico 1 19 13
February 21, 2013
Molly and Josh…Le Blanc Resort, Cancun Mexico Photography
November 8, 2012
Shannon and Konstantin, Dreams Riviera Cancun Destination Wedding Photography
September 5, 2012
Summer was busy with photography and so much else, I am just thrilled that fall is here, although it absolutely does not feel like fall here in the Yucatan, the weather is still definitely still hot and humid here in the tropics! I think I will throw a party on the first somewhat semi mild day if it ever comes. But even with the heat it does seem like fall in the back-to-school-fresh-new -start sense! Here in our small studio we are totally on a roll and gearing up with plans to be at the very top of our game for this fall’s weddings!
Here is a little blog goodness to kick off fall 2012. I admit that I totally fell in love with Shannon and Konstantin. I think you will too, they are such a beautiful couple (and as always when speaking of beauty I mean the inner kind, although of course it can’t be denied that this tends to spill over and make for amazing photo!). The wedding had many family created DIY details that were amazing and made the wedding very personal, and of course the setting at Dreams Riviera Cancun was amazing as ever. All images (c)2012 Elizabeth and Lauren Medina.
Just a few day after photos, so many more I wish I could share…there were many bright and happy laughing images from the day after session but I am choosing these relaxed and quiet images to share here because I think they compliment and go a little bit beyond the very expressive wedding day photographs below.
Wedding day! Here we go… starting off with a few details, a bridal portrait in black and white then something we just loved photographing… Shannon’s “first look’.. with her bridesmaids!
Then over to spend some time with the guys…
While we are shooting we always have in mind the idea that the photographs could lend them selves to the creation of an amazing wedding album which will show the both the elegant and beautiful side of eh. I was totally feeling the future design possibilities of ithe next two photographs of the wedding party…
Ceremony site details…
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Nicole and Brian, Le Reve Destination Wedding
July 13, 2012
Grand Velas Wedding, Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography Francesca and Tommy 5 04 12
June 19, 2012
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Jillian and Vince, Beach Club at the Gran Coral 3 24 12
May 8, 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.
The Royal Resort, Wedding Photography Playa del Carmen, Roza and Gerard’s Destination Wedding
January 11, 2012
This was an all around a beautiful destination wedding at the Royal Resort in Playa del Carmen! I hope this small sample of the day’s photographs gives a little glimpse into the day that Roza and Gerard spent with family and friends who traveled to celebrate their marriage in the Royal’s beautiful gazebo overlooking the ocean in Playa del Carmen. (some from all the way around the world!). Roza and Gerard we are so happy for the two of you and thank you for letting us share in your day!
The bride and wedding party (bridesmaids and groom’s ladies!) made a very dramatic and beautiful entrance to the ceremony.
Pretty ceremony details! There is nothing like a turquoise ocean as a backdrop of course!
Some photographs on the beach during the cocktail hour…
Bride and groom, this photo was taken in the gazebo where they said “I do”.
All photographs 9c) 2011 Elizabeth Medina and Lindsey Medina. Elizabeth Medina Photography, Wedding Photographer Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
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.
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.
Shani and Steven, Azul Sensatori, Wedding and TTD photography
July 15, 2011
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Jillayne and Corey Fairmont Mayakoba 5 14 2011
June 29, 2011
What a fantastic day! With its beautiful architecture and grounds the Fairmont Mayakoba is hands down one of our favorite Playa del Carmen wedding photography locations. Corey and Jillayne were marriedon the golf course this Playa del Carmen wedding venue on a bright day in May. I love seeing the beautiful day and the sunny disposition of this very happy bride and groom captured in the wedding photographs. The clock seems to flow in very unusual and mysterious ways when a wedding is in process and we sometimes feel that the biggest luxury we encounter at a wedding is time during the day to create relaxed and memorable photographs. Little by little I have come to appreciate as one of the most important skills an experienced wedding photographer can possess the ability to wrestle that ticking clock into submission and make every minute count! Jillayne and Corey’s wedding stands out as one in which a relaxed schedule (and couple) allowed for a great variety of images and lighting conditions, not to mention that starting the day somewhat early allowed for photographs not only of bride and groom candidly with their respective teams but also alone together before the ceremony (first look photographs = priceless!). Now if we could just figure out how to manage time to have enough days on the calendar to both shoot and edit our summer weddings!