Carolina and Jerry, Hacienda San Ignacio Tesip, Yucatan Hacienda Wedding Photography 02 21 2013
May 9, 2013
Lindsey here…I am taking over the blog today to share a few pictures from Caro and Jerry’s bride and groom session. It was a beautiful day and we had this entire rustic hacienda all to ourselves. This magical setting was the perfect backdrop to photograph our good friends and Lauren and I enjoyed every second of it. Thank you Caro and Jerry for giving us the honor!
All photographs (c)2013 Lindsey and Lauren Medina.
All photographs (c)2013 Lindsey Medina.
Geral y Manolo, Fotografía de Boda en Mérida, Yucatán, México
April 19, 2010
Geral and Manolo… such a happy, beautiful couple, just enjoying every bit of their amazing wedding day experience and having the very best of times with their family and friends. The wedding day passes so quickly and it is marvelous to see a couple that seems to live every single moment to the fullest. Gracias Geral and Manolo!
Bride and groom met before the ceremony for photos.
A few photos from the Catholic ceremony at the Nuestra Señora de Libano church.
Reception decor, wow, I loved all the color!
Geral with her sisters and the bride and groom with their friends.
I think this would be the first time an inflatable lobster has appeared on the blog… guess there is a first time for everything!
Fotografía de boda, fotógrafo de bodas, Yucatan, Mexico.
Mexico Wedding Photography Best of 2009, Year in Review Slideshow, Elizabeth Medina Photography
March 13, 2010
I think it is no secret to anyone reading this blog that we love, love, love all our brides and grooms, they are the very best people! I certainly can´t imagine a sweeter job than documenting their love for each other. We hope you enjoy our tribute to some of the most special people anywhere, all of the amazing couples we were privileged to photograph during 2009. To view the slide show please click here and allow a moment for loading.
Maria Elena and David, Hacienda Wedding Photography in Mexico at Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Merida, Yucatan
January 25, 2010
I think it has been firmly established by now that my couples are rockstars each and every one! I truly could not feel more fortunate than to be the photographer of such beautiful and amazing people on their happiest day! Maria Elena and David are a delightful couple, just as sweet as can be. The wedding was held at the Hacienda Chichi Suarez and the details were implemented beautifully by Yucatan’s star wedding planners at BAKU. All I can say is wow, this wedding was amazing and Lindsey and I really enjoyed photographing it. As much as I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing at new and different locations I also really find it incredibly energizing to return to favorite familiar locations because each wedding is always full of unique challenges, surprises and creative opportunities. Maria Elena y David, gracias por el honor de fotografiar tan bonita boda, les felicitamos y les deseamos lo mejor!
I love the next image. The wedding was held outdoors at night, the backdrop of the ceremony was the confessionary, which is a very unique small stone chapel.
A detail of the cross above the altar. The fireworks were timed for the bride and grooms exit from the ceremony.
I have to share some of the hacienda wedding details and decor, it was gorgeous.
Mexico wedding photographer Elizabeth Medina, hacienda wedding photography in Merida Yucatan Mexico at the Hacienda Chichi Suarez. Fotografia de boda de Elizabeth Medina, at the Hacienda Chichi Suarez, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Merida Wedding Photography, Kika and Chino at the Hacienda Chichi Suarez 11 21 09
December 23, 2009
Ana Paulina and Gabriel, Religious Wedding and Cholul, Yucatan Reception
December 16, 2009
Minty and Giovanni,Mexico Wedding Photography in Merida, Yucatan 10-17-2009
November 13, 2009
Mexico Wedding Photography, Haciendas and Historic Homes… Guess Who Wrote the Book?
July 9, 2009
I hope no one minds if I take a few minutes break from shooting, editing and blogging up a storm to share a little studio project. This little book is volume one, (volume two will naturally feature Mexico’s fantastic beach wedding destinations) was done as a personal project to showcase some of our wedding photography in Mexico’s incomparable haciendas and historic homes. I truly feel that there is nothing better than a destination wedding in Mexico and that Mexico’s haciendas are magical wedding destinations. Having photographed a good number of weddings at haciendas in Yucatan and throughout Mexico and just love for people to find out about the amazing locations for wedding photography in Mexico through my work!
Those that have been reading this blog for a while already know that I consider travel + leisure magazine as one of my photographic influences so I hoped this project would reflect a bit of that T+L vibe. Being busy with work for my clients I turned to Karen Dahlquist for the design and layout of this book. That proved to be a great decision because it was way too hard for me to choose just a few images from each wedding/location! I would have given up had I not been able to send folders of images for Karen to wade through! Maybe because I was at all the weddings and have great memories of each one, but I just loved how it all came together. Not sure if amazon.com will be calling soon but I do hope it will give a bit of exposure to Mexico’s haciendas as wedding locations.
Here are a few glimpses at the book’s contents. This spread is dedicated to the Hacienda Xcanatun this is a wonderful wedding location. (Zach and Lolita I can’t wait!)
Another absolute favorite, Hacienda Las Trancas is located in Central Mexico and is a magical destination. I am looking forward to shooting Amy and Matt’s wedding next summer at this location!
The hacienda wedding photography volume includes several weddings from Yucatan’s magnificent group of haciendas operated by Starwood Resorts. This group of haciendas include amazing locations like Temozon, (So excited about upcoming 2009 weddings at that location), San Jose (love, love this one!), Santa Rosa, (very cool hacienda venue, I photographed the very first wedding at Santa Rosa!) and of course Hacienda Uyamon in Campeche, Mexico.
The Hacienda Chichen Itza, it has been several years since I photographed at this location but I would just love to photograph another wedding at the hacienda.
Well, enough of all that… but please stop back soon for Alex and Drew’s wedding at the Royal in Playa del Carmen, to be followed by Katherine and Jim and Kelly and Michael both at the Azul Sesatori! I can’t wait to post each of these colorful one of a kind weddings to the blog, to be followed by Benny and Sandra’s Maya Rivera wedding and finally Jessica and Scott’s incredible San Miguel de Allende wedding.
Mexico wedding photography by Elizabeth Medina, a wedding photographer based in Yucatan, Mexico and available for photographic coverage throughout Mexico and internationally.
Hacienda Wedding in Yucatan, Ingrid and Casper, Hacienda Temozon Sur 4/3/09
May 22, 2009
Ingrid and Casper are the ultimate international couple, from Mexico and Denmark they met in Barcelona, Spain and guests came from around the globe to join them as they were married in Yucatan on the grounds of the incomparable Hacienda Temozon Sur. It was a great day, a beatuful setting, con mucho amor and a fabulous couple. Congratulations Ingrid and Casper, I hope to see you in Merida again soon!
I fell in love with Ingrid’s Teresa Helbig gown, it was the first I had seen from this Barcelona designer and so beautiful.
This little blond “mini mariachi” was a crowd pleaser! She would watch the mariachis and imitate their moves for a very appreciative audience.
Hacienda Wedding in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, Natalia and Raul, Just a Few for Now!
April 15, 2009
I am not one to divide up my blog posts, but Natalia and Raul’s wedding will be an exception since it is vacation time here in Yucatan and I can’t wait until next week when it is all finished to share photos from this special wedding! Natalia and Raul were one of my favorite couples of all time before the wedding day even arrived! I was so happy that they planned a photo session prior to the wedding date. The wedding was a large one with many guests and this pre wedding photo session was a fantastic way to get to know each other better and to have plenty of time to really enjoy the photography without the hurry and nerves of the “big day¨. I loved hearing Natalia say that she did not regret it, in fact it was the best thing they could have done! Here are just a few photos for now…stay tuned for many more images from the fabulous ¨big day¨in my next blog post coming next week!
The wedding was held at Natalia´s family´s beautiful old hacienda. This photograph of the bride surrounded by the beauty of the hacienda took my breath away even before I pressed the shutter of the camera.
Bride and groom….the first look was very moving, I am saving your tears for the slide show!
Natalia and Raul, just a few more for now, the rest to follow soon!
Hacienda wedding photography by elizabeth Medina in Merida, yucatan, Mexico.
Hacienda Wedding in Yucatan Mexico, Shaelyn and Tony’s Destination Wedding at the Hacienda San Pedro Nohpat
January 31, 2009
If the Mexico destination weddings and couples I photograph were not so amazing and the energy of the wedding day so addictive, my dream would be to photograph for magazines like T+L (Travel and Leisure) or Conde Nast Traveller. Long before I started photographing weddings I would look at the images in those magazines and analyze how they were made. So when I get to photograph weddings that have that kind of cool travel vibe I could not be happier. Shaelyn and Tony were married at a private hacienda very close to Merida, Yucatan. This hacienda is quite unique in that it has kind of a funky, bohemian style and a lot of personality. The whole group seemed very relaxed and ready to enjoy the Yucatecan flavor of the wedding. All in all…a fun way to kick off 2009. Gracias, Shaelyn y Tony!
Hmm…a birdcage veil and a birdcage…couldn’t resist this one.
The ceremony was held on the front lawn, Lauren captured this photograph from the roof of the hacienda.
When in Yucatan you can’t miss trying panuchos, especially from fresh handmade tortillas.
When the bride and groom kissed they were surrounded for an instant by a sudden flash of fireflies! How cool is that!
The little dolls were made by a friend…so cute I had to borrow them for a photograph of the wedding rings.
The reception was held by the pool.
Hacienda Xcanatun Wedding, Wedding Photography of Mariana and Alex’s Mayan Wedding in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
April 17, 2008
This was one of those fabulously international affairs. Mariana is of Argentine descent and had many family members make the trip from Argentina, Alex is from Switzerland and also had many people on hand for the event. It was pointed out that those two places are just about on opposite ends of the earth! They were also accompanied by a large group of friends from Mexico City! So as out of the way as Yucatan can seem to some it was really a common ground for this far flung group of family and friends and I think a special one since Mariana and Alex were able to incorporate so many regional details to really give the wedding the flavor of the Yucatan.
Mariana and Alex had both a civil wedding and a Mayan ceremony which were held on separate dates, both at the Hacienda Xcanatun in Merida, Yucatan. Xcanatun is an exceptionally beautiful hacienda, it has been restored spectacularly and the grounds are very lush and green. It was a very unique, once in a lifetime event and I was honored to be able to photograph it!
A few details for Xcanatun the night of the civil wedding (boda civil).
La boda civil.Los novios…
The grounds of the hacienda are so beautiful, it is like an oasis.
Xcanatun at twilight.
Mariana chose the perfect dress for the hacienda setting, it was just gorgeous and looked perfect on her.
Her shoes definitely made my all time favorite bridal shoe list!
I really thought that this photograph of Mariana before the ceremony captured a bit of her wedding day spirit.
The tables for the reception dinner were set up under the most amazing palm trees in the hacienda gardens, it was spectacular.
The Mayan ceremony was held in the garden of the hacienda at night.
An important part of the Mayan wedding ceremonies that I have witnessed is giving some type of offering back to the land, here the flower girl helped offer seeds and vegetables to the earth.
Another part of the ceremony is the “limpia” or ritual cleansing. The officiant was very thorough, not easy with such a tall groom!
A la fiesta!
The reception set up.
I was happy to have caught this moment! I love thinking that she will see this and the other photographs when she is all grown up and remember playing such an important role and how it felt.
Mariana assured me there would be no “first dance”, I guess it pays to be prepared for anything…
This detail shot is my fab assistant Lindsey’s!
Hacienda Xcanatun wedding photography by Merida, Yucatan, wedding photojournalist Elizabeth Medina.
Eye Candy Anyone? Magdelana and Eno at the Hacienda San Jose Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico
March 6, 2008
Having met Eno and Magdelana almost a year ago and having photographed previously at the Hacienda San Jose, (one of the fabulous group of haciendas in Yucatan, Mexico that are operated by Starwood resorts) I knew ahead of time that there would be some serious eye candy at this wedding. The day was beautiful and there was a great turnout of family and friends who traveled to this off the beaten track destination. I had not photographed a hacienda wedding in a while and it was so much fun to photograph this amazing couple and their warm and relaxed fiesta in Yucatan!
I loved the act that all three of the bridesmaids were sisters of the bride!
Lo mariachi´s made a dramatic entrance.
The fiesta was held on the lawn of the hacienda and started right at dusk.
This was one of the longest toasts ever and really funny!
The DJ came down with the group and really knew her stuff. I had no idea that DJ´s work could be so complex, it was very cool to watch her work.
Hacienda wedding photography in Mexico by Elizabeth Medina, wedding photojournalist. Hacienda San Jose, the haciendas, Merida, Yucatan, mexico.