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Awesome testimonial
07.26.2009 in Weddings | by Matt Adcock

Today I was suprised by an email that landed in the inbox from a former client. From time to time, we get awesome testimonials but this one stands out because this couple got married back on August 22, 2006. We have the honor of being asked from time to time to cover weddings of other professional photographers. Ashley & Chris were both working a portrait photography studio when we first met them....

Today, we got this email from Chris:

Mateo y Sol,

Hi guys! Just wanted to write a little note to say "thank you" for your continued inspiration...

You see, never in a million years did we think we'd one day be shooting weddings. But a seed was planted, waaay back in August 2006, when you guys shot our little wedding in Playa Del Carmen. I remember we originally asked Sol if she was available for that date, but she was just getting back from shooting a wedding in Peru (?) the day before. She recommended her then boyfriend Matt Adcock in Atlanta, who's work we loved, but was a little out of our price range.

And what did you do? Matt ended up flying down to Mexico to shoot our wedding at Sol's prices - with an exhausted, jet-lagged Sol as his 2nd shooter!!!

Talk about going above and beyond!! You guys really came through for us that day - giving us memories we will always cherish. Your example, both personally and professionally, has stuck with us ever since.

Over the years, Ashley would get asked if she covered weddings. We always answered 'no'. It seems silly now, but at the time, it just wasn't something we were interested in doing. However, our experience with our own wedding photographers, and the quality of work they delivered, was always in the back of our minds. Even though we weren't wedding photographers ourselves, I followed Flash Flavor from day one, always learning new things and discovering cool wedding images. I respected the wedding photojournalism style, and kept my eye on the techniques of various wedding photogs around the world.

Two weeks ago we shot our first wedding. We were nervous, excited, anxious, terrified... but we told ourselves to just "do what Matt and Sol would do". We used our own wedding as an example for how we would cover weddings.

This is their slideshow: http://www.ashleysummer.com/matt&chelsea/

I realize this is kid stuff compared to what you guys are doing now. But, considering it was our first, I'm thrilled with the outcome. And we couldn't have done it without your inspiration and online 'guidance'.

Thank you for being who you are. We feel blessed to have met such cool people, even if only for one day. You showed us love and passion for what you do - and it was infectious! We will always use your example as our guide.

Hope this email finds you both healthy, and happy.

All the best,

Chris & Ashley

Chris & Ashley were married at Villa Tortuga in Playa del Secreto.

WOW... thanks amigos for the jaw dropping testimonial. Chris, your wedding slideshow is awesome... great work. I'd say you are both awesome shooters...be it a wedding or whatever else!

We love our job and even more, love our clients who put their faith in our approach. Like so many other clients, we had never met Ashley or Chris before their wedding date. Finding two other photographers who trusted our vision is hard enough.... to get a ground shattering amazing testimonial like this just makes me blush!

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12.15.08 Michelle y Phil | Cenote Trash the Dress at the "Bat Cave" and Beach | Photos by Matt and Sol
07.25.2009 in Trash the Dress, Main, Trash The Dress | by Sol Tamargo

**** 2008 Posts that haven't been blogged yet***

Here we are, 3 days after Michelle and Phil's wedding ready and excited to go back to the "Bat Cave" for a Trash the Dress Session.

Matt jumped in his "aquaman" suit and we headed up for the adventure.

photo by Sol

This location has become a "Del Sol Cenote Trash the Dress" classic., we called it the "bat cave" as it's a dark hole, home to countless bats.. but its very dramatic and even when it's hard to walk to the little island ( feet sinking in mud and bat "gifts") couples love it!.. We have seen other photographers using this same location, we couldn't keep it secret for too long..., but the main idea is that brides are really going extreme to have amazing images.. and that is awesome.

photo by Matt

Photo by Sol (Phil the groom is holding my off camera flash)

photo by Sol

The moment I get this kind of chemistry between a couple.. it's MAGIC!!! I LOVE LOVE IT!! Underwater cenote trash the dress photography at our very best!

photo byMatt

Matt is the underwater expert swimming with the bride and groom

photo by Matt

photo by Matt

photo by Matt

photo by Matt

photo by Sol

Getting this undewater images is really really a challenge, Matt was the aquaman at this session, and I'm amazed by his talent not only to operate the camera, but to "direct" the couple... to achieve this results.

photo by Matt

After the cenote, we headed to the beach..

photo bySol

photo by Rodrigo

The following images may seem "redundant".. but I think is a serie: "How to break for 5D".. Fun images!

photo by Matt

photo by Matt

photo by Matt This photo was published in American Photo Magazine's Top 10 Wedding Photographers of 2009. This photo also was published in May 2009 in Bodissima Magazine.

The ultimate wave takes over the camera!!! OUCH

Photo by Sol

Matt is quick to signal to Rodrigo to get a towel to dry the camera ASAP! Towel PLEASE!!!!

Photo by Sol

Rodrigo is always ready to help us..Photo by Sol

photo by Matt

photo by Matt

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photo by Sol

Can you tell How much we LOVE our job? And guess how many new cameras we have to replace each year???... A LOT!

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