Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography, Nicole and Brian, Le Reve Destination Wedding
July 13, 2012
Isla Mujeres Wedding Photography, Linda and Jack, Vista de la Luz
June 21, 2011
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.
Trash the Dress Session Hacienda Style, Veronica and Tobias, Hacienda las Trancas, Hidalgo, Mexico
September 28, 2010
Excellence Riviera Cancun, Destination Wedding Photography, Jamie and Aaron 05 14 2010
June 24, 2010
I am such a fan of my couples. It is hard to explain but I can´t help but think that people like these brides and grooms are what makes the world go round! I always find myself in admiration that such beautiful people exist, happy that they have found and committed to each other and thrilled that they living the experience of a dream wedding in Mexico
A note to all of my very patient spring 2010 couples who are caught in the time warp known as wedding season. As someone who is terrible at waiting myself I an only imagine how hard it must be to wait for the photographs to be ready! Of course at the same time I know the photographs are memories that will last a lifetime so rushing the finishing touches is just not an option! I will continue to plug along but wanted to take a second to tell my clients I appreciate your confidence (and at this time of year your patience) more than you can begin to imagine. It will be worth the wait I promise!
Jamie getting ready…
The ceremony was held on the pier over the beautiful bright blue water.
After the ceremony we did some beach photographs and then onto the reception which was held on an open covered terrace area.
A few reception details…first dance and father and bride dance.
Lauren and I were able to sneak out of the reception with Jamie and Aaron to steal a few twilight photographs.
El Dorado Royale, Mayan Riviera Wedding Photography, Caitlyn and Ryan´s Amazing Day 4 23 2010
June 8, 2010
I have always enjoyed the weddings I have photographed at the El Dorado Royale resort, in part because of the incredibly lush natural beauty of the resort and also because everyone seems so happy there! I was especially looking forward to this wedding since I had not photographed at this location for almost a year. It was such a pleasure to return with such a wonderful bride and groom. I loved the decor and colors chosen for this wedding, it probably would have never occurred to me to choose red for a beach wedding but wow, it certainly worked! Caitlyn and Ryan, thank you for being such a happy couple, and for your patience as we slowly edit our way through this busy season, slideshow and gallery to follow tomorrow!
This wedding was special because we had a ¨guest photographer¨, fellow wedding photographer Hiram Trillo came down from Texas to give us a hand with a couple of weddings. The following shot of the groom prior to the ceremony is from Hiram´s camera. Gracias por todo Hiram!
The next image is from Hiram´s camera, such a peaceful moment.
The following image is mine, I loved seeing that our interpretations of the same moment were so dissimilar.
The reception site, just a few feet from the ocean.
Elizabeth Medina specializes in destination wedding photography in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, Cancun, Yucatan and throughout Mexico.
Riviera Maya Wedding Photography, Kate and PJ at the Excellence Riviera Cancun and Maroma Chapel 12 05 09
January 14, 2010
San Miguel de Allende Photographer, Jessica and Scott’s Destination Wedding 07 04 09
August 20, 2009
Too many photos, I know, I know! There is just no way I can keep this blog entry reasonable…not for Jessica and Scott´s San Miguel de Allende bash! As I overheard a guest comment after the fireworks went off… no one else will ever be able to have a wedding after this one! The wedding was held in San Miguel de Allende, which could not be more perfecto! Jessica and Scott had put so much thought into every detail of the multi day celebration, it was an honor for Lindsey and I to document the fun! The evening before the wedding the festivities began with a ¨tequila tasting¨ (like a wine tasting Central Mexico style!), the entire group of guests, musicians, photographers and one tequila bearing donkey danced through the streets of San Miguel, what could be more fun?
We were able to do some quick bride and groom photos before dinner began, I love love San Miguel for photos, every doorway is an amazing background! The next shot is Lindsey´s.
I loved this photo of Jessica and Scott listening to the father of the groom give a toast. They had such a beautiful interaction with their families and friends it was wonderful to witness.
The wedding day festivities were held at an amazing colonial home called Casa Capricho. The next images are from the pre wedding portion of the day. We were fortunate that Jessica and Scott had planned a first look so we were able to do some photography with the two of them…before it began to rain!
A wonderful thing about having your wedding in a private villa (and being calm and flexible!) is control over timelines. Jessica and Scott were able to move their timelines a bit and the afternoon turned beautiful in time for the rooftop ceremony to go on beautifully.
This photo really sums up the whole event for me, people were laughing and crying happy tears all day! So much emotion!
The coctail hour was held on the roof and the dinner reception in the main courtyard below. I am posting extra detail shots, I loved the colorful Mexican tables and wanted to share with all the future brides!
The cake toppers…
Azul Sensatori Destination Wedding, Kelly and Michael in Mexico 6-6-09
July 21, 2009
Azul Sensatori Wedding and TTD Photography, Katherine and Jim Mayan Riviera Destination Wedding 6-5-09
July 16, 2009
Wedding Photographer Playa del Carmen, Alex and Drew Destination Wedding at the Royal Resort 5-29-09
July 14, 2009
Playa del Carmen Wedding Photography Shana and Jeff, Aventura Spa Palace, Playacar Palace Resorts
June 17, 2009