Isa & Adrian Engagement Session, Riviera Maya, Mexico Destination Photographer

When Isa and I first met we hit it off right away.  She is a beautiful person inside and out with a wild heart and bright colorful soul.  A genuine person who is easy going and has a great attitude about everything.  And Adrian simply adores her. 

We had so much fun walking around the grounds of the hotel capturing their love and seeing how they just have fun together.  I loved loved loved Isa's wardrobe! 

The wedding was even more beautiful... which is coming soon! So remember to come back in a couple of days ;).


I was a little skeptical about the layout but I think I'm starting to really like it! I feel like it has a more modern gallery look to it and you can see the whole session rather than having to scroll for years on end, lol.  What do you think? Keep it? 

Anywhoo, if you want photos like this and are getting married at the beach or vacationing in my part of town Puerto Vallarta, click here to schedule your session!


Deby & Beto Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico Destination Wedding

We first met at Starbucks months before their wedding.  I was so nervous because they had booked me with out ever meeting me in person and were referred to me by another client and friend.  Deby and Beto is a couple that takes after my own adventurous carefree heart.  We couldn't stop talking and talking about places we had been, how much we like so and so place, and talked about everything under the sun. 

I didn't want to leave without them knowing that I was gonna do everything I could to make their day seamless and wonderful.  And that is just what it was.  Their wedding was full of emotion and excitement as these two beautiful souls joined their hearts in marriage.  I never tire of watching beautiful people tie the knot.

The Hard Rock Hotel in the Riviera Maya, Mexico was our playground for the day.  Deby & Beto decided they wanted their photos indoors, which made for a completely different set of photographs that I personally love!  We had shot their engagement session outdoors and beach side so this wasa nice treat.  *Those photos coming soon!*


I'm trying out this new layout instead of the stacked images like usual.  What do you think? Should I change back or keep it? I feel like this way you can see the whole wedding upfront and then click on any image you want to see closer.  Please comment with suggestions! 

Please contact me if you would like more information regarding Mexico Beach Destination weddings.  And share with your friends who might just want some wedding inspiration!

Day After Mayan Riviera | Session Cristy + Eduardo

*español abajo*

I absolutely love Day After Sessions.  They are perfect for destination weddings as it is most likely that we have little or no time to capture the bride and groom alone.  When you have family and friends coming from near and far to attend your wedding, all the time spent with them is precious.  Which is why sometimes, we don't get a whole lot of time for the bride and groom.  

Therefore, we do the session a day or two after the wedding! The couple is relaxed, so in love, and alone.  We take advantage of the beautiful location and choose the best time for the portraits, without feeling rushed.

Cristy and Eduardo wanted the best possible light for their day after session - which meant waking up at 6am! In Cancun, the sun rises behind the ocean, which is so breathtaking, but also really early.  And!!! 

Cristy + Eduardo: Gracias, gracias, gracias por confiar en nosotros como amigos y como fotógrafos para capturar tu día tan especial! Les deseamos lo mejor del mundo y que siempre sean felices como en su maravillosa boda! Fuertes abrazos y los dos!

Las sesiones que se llaman Día Después, ¡son unas de mis sesiones favoritas!  ¿Que es una sesión del Día Después? Son sesiones que se programan uno o dos días después del evento para que los novios, ya mas relajados y aun con toda la emoción de la boda se toman las fotos formales.  Es perfecto para bodas en playa porque muchas veces, tanto como los novios y los invitados, quieren pasar tiempo juntos ya que viajaron lejos para el evento.  Así que es mejor realizar las fotos formales en otro día donde los novios pueden disfrutar y estar mas relajados, mas enamorados,  sin preocupación de tiempo o iluminación y tomar toda ventaja de la locación de la boda - ¡el mar!  

Cristy y Eduardo querían aprovechar de la mejor luz del día, que son a las 6am de la mañana, la hora en que sale el sol detrás del mar. ¡Una vista sumamente maravillosa!  Y como pueden ver, ¡¡¡valió toda la pena!!!


Cristy + Eduardo | Moon Palace Resorts Riviera Maya Destination Wedding

We were afraid it was going to rain this day.  It rained the day before yet as luck would have it, the skies opened up for us on this beautiful November day.  The beautiful backdrop of the Mayan Riviera at Moon Palace Resort & Spa was just breathtaking.  A quiet morning, the bride ever so relaxed (and what a gorgeous bride)!

Cristy and Eduardo said "I do" at the resort's chapel over looking the ocean.  It was an emotional and intimate ceremony with all of their closest family and friends; and one very funny priest! Coordinated by Weddings by Herick Lamas (he's my cousin!) it was a magical wedding with a beach front reception where the couple danced the night away while enjoying the ocean breeze.

*Español abajo*


Temíamos que iba llover.  Había llovido el día anterior pero el destino abrió el cielo y salió el sol en este hermoso día.  El hotel Moon Palace Resort & Spa en la Riviera Maya fue el fondo perfecto para esta gran boda.  La mañana empezó tranquilamente, la novia relajada (y que bellísima novia)! 

Cristy y Eduardo prometieron un para siempre en la capilla del resort con vista al mar.  Era una ceremonia emotiva e intima compartida con sus seres queridos mas cercanos; y un padre muy gracioso!  Coordinado por Weddings by Herick Lamas (mi primo!) era una boda magica con la fiesta en plena playa donde los invitados bailaron toda la noche mientras disfrutando del viento del mar.

Published Destination Wedding

This year has been full of great surprises and I can't believe that I've been published again!  Earlier this year, in July, I photographed my cousin's destination wedding in Cancun.  Aside from the fact that this particular wedding was close to my heart, seeing it published makes it all that more special!  I am a mixture of emotions but mostly I want to jump up and down holding the magazine in my hands and play it back in slow motion. 

Life Instagram-ed | August Edition


1// Beach day with the bffs  |  2// Camera necklace my wonderful clients gave me  |  3// Iced latte + panini in lake arrowhead  |  4// wedding site at disneyland i stumbled across one night  |  5// hanging chandelier at a wedding i assisted  |  6// Ipad + latte + journal  |  7// Lake Arrowhead on a hot day  |  8// First dance

9// Swing dancing outdoors  |  10// On vacation  |  11// thrift store finds  |  12// bouquet  |  13// thrifty's ice cream  |  14// mason jars seating cards  |  15// pier in cancun, mexico  | 16// First day of vacation by the pool in playa del carmen, mexico


Dreaming of blue waters

I'm dreaming of blue waters, reefs, white sands, and a icy cold blended drink.  Preferably alcoholic ;).  In anticipation of this dream, prepping has been crazy!  I've worked until my eyes went cross eyed.  Made about 4 trips to the post office in the last two weeks, and managed to pack.  And I know, I'll forget something.  

However, now that it gets down to the wire, I am so EXCITED!  I will be photographing a wedding down on the beaches of Cancun.  Taking in the sites of the Mayan ruins, swimming and lots of tanning.  

Before I make you more envious, I wanted to let everyone know that I will be off line during this time.  Once I get back from my


 (work), I will answer phone calls and emails.  I will however, make time to upload to Insta.gram and hopefully update the blog with some beautiful photos!  

I will be back August 3rd.  In the mean time, I'll leave you with this cutie pie :).

Happy Summer!

Nothing says Relax like a Vacation!

I know that this year has been a difficult one and with this economic downturn, I am just so fortunate to be able to take a vacation. Luckily, my family in Mexico is saving me a few bucks which will be nice because upon returning I might have a couple of pesos to rub together.

For my clients: I will be gone until August 29th (Saturday). I will have limited internet connection and no phone communication. However, I do plan on returning any and all messages when I get settled back.

I'll be make one heck of a travel. First, the bus ride to Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico (yes, like the dog.) Next, will be family time for a day and a half then we fly out to Cancun. And the return home is just the same, only backwards. I am taking my camera and hope to get plenty of photos and will share as soon as I can!

And because posts are less fabulous without a photo, I share with you a color photo from my Rolleiflex on 4th of July. Happy Summer!