After assuming I’d have to wait another 15 years to get to shoot another destination wedding, along came Jennifer & Kevin, who enjoyed a beautiful beach wedding at the Royal Haciendas Resort in Playa Del Carmen near Cancun, Mexico. I particularly liked the sand ceremony, where after the couple combined sand into a small bottle, each of their guests added a small shell to the keepsake. They recessed to a punk version of “Ring of Fire,” which set the tone for a fun evening of fiesta, and a most spectacular moment provided by photographer Angela Talley‘s hubby Chris that will be talked about for years to come.
We were all looking forward just as much to the following day, when Angela and I took the couple and their entourage to a breathtaking stretch of the Riviera Maya for an amazing “Trash the Dress” shoot, which ended up with all of us waist deep in the beautiful turquoise water. Jen & Kevin topped it all off by frolicking with the dolphins at Puerto Aventuras.
Needless to say, I had an amazing time with the Talleys and their extended family who joined us for the adventure, and I cannot thank Angela enough for talking Jen & Kevin into letting this very lucky videographer tag along!
Photo by Angela Talley Studio