We are reminiscing about this amazing wedding last year and longing for those days on the beach in the beautiful Riviera Maya!
Katie and Kip wanted to hire us for their engagement session only, and I wasn’t going to let that happen. She found our studio online and fell in LOVE with our work – in fact, she is our biggest fan, even now. Katie is fantastic because she knows exactly what she wants and loves everything we do. She wanted something dramatic and stylized for their engagement session, but they didn’t want the expense of taking us to Mexico for their wedding… I get it #budgets.
After the engagement session – they were in love with the images, we were in love with the images – they decided to take us to Mexico!
On that note, let me just say how wonderful it is having us. I say that not to be “braggy”, but because it really is a good value for our couples! The piece of mind of knowing your photography team is there for YOU the whole time, you are able to build a rapport with them prior to going, and you know where they are when it’s over. We blend in seamlessly with your friends and family, and as an added bonus, I (Jewels) am a licensed hair & makeup artist and include that service for the Bride! Additionally, we get to do a day-after session off-site or around the resort, getting those epic and dramatic portraits that you will hang on your wall and enjoy forever. We are there, dedicated to you, to your event, your images, and your story are our number one priority.
What is the alternative? You hire the on-staff photographer at the resort. They are there for a specified amount of time (usually a handful of hours), and you have never met this person – you aren’t familiar with their work, but they will take you to all the same spots and do all the same poses they do with everyone. They’re punching the time-clock.
That being said, here are some of our favorites from Katie & Kip’s wedding in the Riviera Maya. We hope they help you feel like you were there – amongst the palm trees, in the warm sunny weather! Looking back on these, they make me happy! They help us remember how much fun we had – how beautiful Katie & Kip were celebrating their marriage – how we now get to call them our friends.