Category Archives: Destination Weddings

The Tides, Zihuatanejo, Mexico wedding (sneak peak) Lela and Dave

Oh how looking at these images makes me long for the days on the beach in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Lela and Dave, I am guessing, are feeling the same feelings. Culling through the 1000′s of beautiful images could take a while so here is a little sneak peak to tide you over.

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Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, MexicoJulie and Nate decided on a Mexico wedding after celebrating her sister’s Mexico wedding in San Miguel de Allende. (which I also shot) Opting for a fun beach wedding Zihuatanejo proved to be a perfect spot, a cute fishing village with great beaches. Everything took place at The Tides Hotel and believe me fun was had by all. For me looking back on an older (2007) wedding is always weird, trends and technology are always changing and I tend to be extra critical. What struck me about looking back on these images is that emotion never goes out of fashion. Yes they had a beautiful setting, they were gorgeous. Their friends and family fun and beautiful. But I am more struck with how extraordinarily happy they are, how so many emotion packed images there are. That to me transcends it all.

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

 Julie and Nate Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, MexicoLast year and was lucky enough to add a another Mexican city to my ongoing tour of the country. Todos Santos is a couple hours outside of Cabo San Lucas and Brian and Kellie didn’t just choose this artsy beach town as the destination for their wedding, they are building a second home there. Because of this, myself and all of their guests were treated to more of insider’s view of the town. Friday night was a fun rehearsal party at Hotel California. Mexican flavors all around. The wedding and reception were held at a private residence on the edge of town. The backdrop to the ceremony was an empty beach and vast skies. Guests lounged around the property with margaritas and mariachis then sat down to a formal dinner. I saw this often, but, my favorite weddings have a blend of laid back attitudes, crazy fun, and just enough class and sophistication. Kellie and Brian pulled that off to the tee. They have so many adventures in store for them I will live vicariously through them.

Alvaro Colindres helped bring their ideas to life. He coordinates weddings and events and lives full time in Todos Santos.

The setting

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

There was this amazing this amazing abandoned building next to the house, complete with a graffiti heart

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

 Brian and Kellie 6.7.8 Todos Santos, Mexico

Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican RepublicMatti and Kwasi’s first trip together was to Sun Village Resort, Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. It was there we had our first meeting and where they gathered their friends and family from literally all corners of the world. Matti and I spoke many times as she was planning the wedding from New York. I know it was a leap of fate for her to choose a photographer without a meeting, I thank her for that and am so glad she loves her photos. Aside from the gorgeous surroundings and exotic destination Matti and Kwasi’s wedding was about friends and family, showing them a good time and enjoying their time together. I was so impressed with the warmth, support and fun they had with their friends and family, I loved how they incorporated elements of their African background and world travels, it was this even more than the location that made this wedding so special.

A destination wedding can be challenging but their flexibility and calm demeanor made it run smoothly. AND I can continue on with my claim of not having a single wedding rained out. (it rained every day except their wedding day)

Matti and Kwasi you guys are both so brilliant I cant wait to see what you do to the world.

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic

 Matti and Kwasi May 16, 2009 Sun Village, Dominican Republic