JP and Carolina, Wedding and Trash the Dress Photographer, CanCun and Mayan Riviera, Mexico
May 6, 2010
In the months leading up to the wedding I got to know the groom, JP, pretty well, we chatted several times on the phone as the plans for the wedding at one of my very favorite venues, the JW Marriot Cancun came together. Up until a few days prior to the wedding I had not really had any contact with Carolina. I assumed that JP was doing most of the wedding legwork, and that Carolina was either too busy with work to do much wedding planning or maybe she just wasn’t that in to the photography aspect. As one who often needs to do a fair bit of delegating on a daily basis this hypothesis seemed logical, but actually it could not have been more wrong! Carolina turned out to be a star wedding planner and all about doing whatever it takes for great photos, it was a lot of fun to see how the details came together and photograph in some off the path locations that she had scouted. Lauren and I were very happy to get to know Carolina and JP and their group and are very excited about the photos both of the event at the JW Marriott as well as the TTD session at Secrets Maroma beach.
The ceremony was held at the gazebo, it was a little windy that day, but so pretty!
The reception decor and some of the action,the wedding guests had front row seats to a spectacular view of Cancun’s tuquoise water.
Just a few images from the TTD session, this session was done at Secrets Maroma Beach, what a gorgeous resort!
Puerto Vallarta Wedding and Trash the Dress Photography, Jaime and Martin’s Las Caletas Wedding Adventure 5-24-09
July 1, 2009
This was not your typical run of the mill wedding, for sure! Ever since Jaime contacted me WAY back when she started planning this Puerto Vallarta wedding I knew it would be a one of a kind day! When she settled on Las Caletas as her location I was especially sure! Las Caletas is a secluded jungle wedding spot that can only be reached by boat, and Jaime and Martin´s wedding there was a spectacular, once in a lifetime adventure! I wish I could pack the whole wedding onto the blog! Gracias Jaime and Martin for all your enthusiasm about my art and your good energy along the way and especially for being so in love and enjoying every minute of your wedding adventure in Mexico!
I accompanied Jaime and her bridesmaids on the a speed boat trip to Las Caletas…so very beautiful, this was such a fun start to the wedding day!
Once the girls arrived at Las Caletas the morning was spent relaxing on the island, with spa treatmentes, and floating in the jacuzzi. The bride and maid of honor even went for a wedding day swim in the ocean!
Meanwhile…the groom and the rest of the group had some time to enjoy Puerto Vallarta before heading to the wedding location by boat. Lindsey did a great job documenting this part of the day, it was fun for me to see the photographs from her camera!
Finally it was time for Martin and Jaime to meet for a first look…plenty of tears all around!
Wedding site details, I love photographs that give a sense of place. Between Jaime´s planning and fabulous Las Caletas wedding coordinator Nicole there was plenty of eye candy!
Time for the ceremony…Martin as his bride arrived…
Jaime entered with both her father and grandfather, so special!
The rings were flown into the cermony by a parrot! You certainly don´t see that every day!
Let´s not forget the fire dancers!
The trash the dress session was at sunset the next afternoon…being based on the Gulf of Mexico and doing so much Cancun photography and Mayan Riviera photograpy I just I love photographing at sunset on the Pacific coast!
Puerto Vallarta wedding photographer Elziabeth Medina, Mexico wedding photojournalist.
Darlene and Manoj, A Beautiful Day at the JW Marriott, Cancun Mexico
June 4, 2008
What a beautiful day! It was so enjoyable to photograph this adorable (I don’t use that word very often…but they really are an adorable couple!) having such a splendid time with the very diverse group of family and friends that had traveled so far to be part of the day. A much as I enjoyed capturing and putting together the collection of images to tell the story of the day I am also really looking forward to designing the wedding album, it is so wonderful to compile the images of such an important event into a tangible piece of family history.
Darlene and Manoj’ wedding was the third I have photographed at the JW Marriott and I have to say it has become one of my favorite wedding locations. There are several different spaces that can be used throughout the hotel grounds, including the gazebo which is authorized to hold a Catholic mass, so each event seems to be different. The coordinator, Francisco Roman, seems to do such a nice job of keeping everything flowing. I think the gazebo with its ocean view is really special…and of course that amazing turquoise Cancun water, WOW!
The only thing that was a little sad for me is knowing that this was the final wedding that my photographer friend Grace Kim from Seattle accompanied me to as a “second shooter”, I loved having her help and knew I would really miss her when I looked over at one point and saw her carrying, in additional to her own gear almost all of mine! Grace is not a very large person so it just looked like a mountain of equipment walking along! I guess I had been so intent on the photographs I was taking that I just left everything behind! Thank you so much Grace it was amazing to have you here! I hope some day for the chance to repay the favor!
I thought the bridesmaid’s dresses were really special, it turned out that a very talented bride’s maid had actually made them herself!
Darelene’s mother placed the finishing touches on the veil.
I think this “grab” shot looks almost posed, I think that they were all standing in a strip of shade about 6 inches wide waiting for the ceremony to begin.
A few images from the Catholic ceremony in the gazebo.
The ring bearer was very serious and did an excellent job.
Grace caught this great moment right after the kiss.
This one is for Darlene…
After the ceremony we were able to do some photography on the beach.
The reception was set up poolside right in front of the ocean, this is just a little detail from the table decoration.
Darlene “escaped” from the reception for a couple of pictures.
The toasts had everyone laughing and crying and then laughing again!
Father daughter dance.
Ok…this crowd know how to dance!
Wedding photojournalist Elizabeth Medina photographs destination weddings in Cancun, the Riviera Maya and throughout Mexico.