Destination Wedding on the Yucatan Peninsula – Rebecca & Roy – Tulum, Mexico

Rebecca and Roy were married at the beautiful Blue Tulum Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico. Located about an hour south of Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Penisula, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Tulum is famous for its beautiful Mayan ruins, as well as its breathtaking coastal waters. These brilliant ER doctors are both crazy for photos, so I was thrilled that they gave us so much time to play. This intimate wedding took place under stormy skies with a crashing, angry sea spraying saltwater all over our lenses. Despite the saltwater bath (we were seriously covered from head to toe, and had to spend about 15 minutes wiping down the cameras and lenses with wet cloths), the wedding itself was actually lovely and exactly what they’d both hoped it would be. My client base is full of doctors, but I never realized that ER docs are all closet dancing fools. Suffice it to say that we were very impressed with the impromptu “ER Docs Do Dirty Dancing & Thriller” performance at the reception.

Rebecca is an accomplished horsewoman, so after tooling around in downtown Tulum for part one of our day-after session, she rented two horses to take down to the beach for part two. The first horses — a white horse and a palamino — were a bit too spirited and jumpy, so the caballeros exchanged those horses for two kinder rides (in a totally different color scheme). The wind refused to cooperate with Rebecca’s veil, so we reluctantly had to bunch it up and set it aside. The weather for our day-after session consisted of a strange, humid, light-gray haze that made everything seem almost otherwordly. But it was definitely fun shooting horses on the beach, particularly in such weird weather. I’m not sure why, but I just discovered that I really love horses in B&W. 😉 Rebecca and Roy, thanks so much for having us. We loved being a part of your wedding.

4 Comments On This Topic
  1. Crash Taylor

    Awesome photos! Rebecca and Roy are lovin’ these.

  2. Amanda Patrice

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the way you make flash photography look so natural and flattering.

  3. harrison

    the colors are amazing!! great work, everything is so lively!

  4. David Quesada

    Love the Flowers with Background in #4

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