Creating Epic Experiences

Experiences – they make us who we are. What we experience in nature, in love, in every aspect of our lives, molds us into unique human beings. We’re here to help you create your most important and life-changing experiences – oh, and by the way – we’ll deliver mind-blowing photos of it all too!

Del Sol Photography is way more than a photo studio. We are experience designers, and patient listeners. We have spent north of a decade designing travel for love experiences in the Riviera Maya and beyond. Our sister company are travel advisors.  We aim to radically improve the end to end experience planning and remembering your destination wedding.

American Photo Magazine voted Del Sol as Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. Huffington Post called Matt and Sol Wedding Trailblazers for creating a new niche in photography with the Trash the Dress trend. We’ve been featured on the cover of National Geographic and our stories have been viral news featured in every major national USA TV news network and published on tens of thousands of blogs and news sites worldwide.

Del Sol Photography has been photographing weddings and trash the dress sessions in Playa del Carmen since 2005. We’re based in the Riviera Maya, but we travel all over Mexico and the world, as far as Thailand!  Studio co-founder Matt is from the USA so we cover weddings all over the US. We mainly specialize in the Caribbean area. We’re also proud to be the only boutique photographers who are preferred vendors for all Secrets, Dreams, Zoetry, and Breathless resorts in the Mexican Caribbean, plus many more!

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What our Clients Say

“Our Trash the Dress was our private second wedding. Pure connection, no one around, just our emotional expression captured on camera by Del Sol Photography.”

“At first we wanted to have unique pictures to signify our wedding day, but after our first photo session a year ago, we realized it was all about the experience. Experience like no other before. Swimming underwater in a wedding gown, feeling completely open with each other, and entirely comfortable with the photographer! The memories transformed into pictures”.

“That’s what Del Sol does. They create an unforgettable experience and then magically transform it into pictures. We personally encourage everyone to do it.”

“We had not even decided on what country to visit when Cherise found Del Sol’s website.  We looked at those pictures and decided right then that we were going to have Del Sol photograph our wedding.  That meant we would be traveling to the Riviera Maya, which was fine by us, but we didn’t know anything about planning weddings down there or even which resorts would be suitable for what we had in mind. We contacted Del Sol to find out about photographing our wedding and if they had any advice about planning destination weddings.  Matt was kind enough to set up a video call on Skype (which was truly great customer service as we hadn’t even discussed signing a contract.)We explained that we were looking to embrace the local culture and have a once in a lifetime experience. He suggested that perhaps Del Sol could put together a wedding experience that was unlike anything done before.  We were not expecting that at all but the more we thought about it the more it made sense.”

Creating something amazing…

“Del Sol obviously produces world class photographs. Letting them put their creative spin on our wedding could potentially create something amazing.  We emailed back and forth over the next few weeks. It was obvious that Matt, Polly and everyone else at Del Sol were 100% invested in planning our wedding. It was a stark difference from the indifference and generic responses we got from a lot of the resorts we’d contacted.”

“We knew it would be a risk to hand over control of our wedding. We also knew what we would get by going with the more common all-inclusive resort route. This was taking a chance to have something truly unique that embodied the spirit of the locale and that spoke to us as a couple.  By the time we signed the contract we were convinced that Del Sol was going to provide us with a wedding we could never have imagined in our wildest dreams.”

“From the second I found Del Sol Photography’s website, I knew I had to choose their company. The quality of work was incomparable to any one else. The team’s ability to capture special moments was obvious and communication was very important to me. Matt and Polly were very easy to communicate with and they understood my vision as I understood Sol’s style.”

“After looking at Sol’s portfolio, I knew I had to have her specifically. Watching her video showed me how passionate she is about photography and I felt comfortable with how much experience she has had. I set up a meeting with her in person during my site visit and fell in love with her personality as much as I did her photographic style.”

“Sol is exceptionally talented and has a unique shooting style. She captures unique and special moments and highlights them in a beautiful, different way. Her style is anything but traditional and that is exactly what I was looking for. When I met Sol in person, her smile lit up the room, she is so fun to be around, she is happy, hard working, funny and high spirited.”

“Sol is talented and understood my vision of using different lighting to capture beautiful photos. She understood and respected my vision as I did her style, it was truly a perfect match. I hope to forever remain her friend :)”

“Our wedding was truly the happiest day of my life. There was the aroma of vibrant tropical flowers mixed with the salt air, sand between our toes, waves crashing behind us and our loved ones, vows of love given, the most bad-ass wedding photographers in Mexico (if not the world) capturing every moment for us, but the best…….marrying the love of my life! We got the fairytale!!!”

“Our experience with the del Sol team was excellent from start to finish. From the first email about how the process worked and many other questions to the final product. I have talked about how great my experience was to EVERYONE who will listen.”

“I will be the first one to say that we were skeptical because of the distance. But every email was replied in a timely manner and that was very comforting. When the big day finally arrived, our photographer greeted us with a smile and made us feel comfortable. She remembered all details about the type of photos we wanted. After the photo session, we had brunch with Valeria as she told us about her journey as a photographer. It really felt like we knew her way before that day.

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. The pictures were beautiful but we know it took a team effort to get everything organized. Your team is truly amazing and we look forward to working with the Del Sol team in the future. We wish everyone the best.”

“We actually worked backwards by choosing Del Sol Photography FIRST, then choosing the venue: Secrets Maroma Beach!  I knew from the get go I HAD to have Del Sol Photography for our wedding, so once that was squared away. We were able to look through the del Sol website at other wedding photos from different venues and do my own research based on what I thought we’d like.”

“We have to say, from the very beginning of this process, even before we selected the venue, the Del Sol Photography team was AMAZING. I was even able to Skype with a member of the team, before paying any kind of deposit. That just showed me how much the team (and the company as a whole) is truly invested in the process, and dedicated to making our wedding day truly special. The level of customer service and communication was out of this world – from the responsiveness, to the patience in answering all my questions (and I did have a ton of questions), to the actual wedding day – it was perfect, and worth every penny.”

“The entire Del Sol Photography team made this process such an exciting adventure.”

The professionalism and effort they’ve given us has given us memories for a lifetime. We knew we were getting the best quality and most humbling photography team out there. At times Matt has personally called us to help us get through bumps in our wedding planning that had nothing to do with photography. The whole team made us feel like friends discussing all kinds of things from abroad. They never made use feel like just another business to them.”

“The day of the wedding, I was so happy to see the team. At the altar, Anil and I were whispering to each other on how the Del Sol Photography team was literally in every corner of the church in the most awkward spots that they can put themselves in just to get a great picture of us.”

“The Del Sol Photography team was fantastic. We think you guys really take pride into your work and made the whole event seamless. We really appreciated the attention to detail and helping us look and feel our best. Thank you again for the great time!”

“The entire Del Sol Photography team is professional and incredibly helpful. Even with the long distance between us, the planning process was seamless, straightforward and a lot of fun! We were always well informed and they were very quick to respond to all our questions along the way. We can’t wait to plan our next photo shoot with Del Sol Photography!”

“The crew was great and communicated very well! I feel I’m biased for whom stood out due to being a freelance photographer myself! But Matt was hands down the man. Between his cool, outgoing personality and effort to get the shot, he went above and beyond.”

“Besides how incredible Ashley looked; Your creativity to find the angles and utilize every day objects to refract light in a certain way against the lens was awesome! It’s all in the details and thinking outside the box.”

“We choose Del Sol because we felt that they truly captured every special moment of our wedding. Everyone raved how amazing the pictures were and how friendly, and nice both Sol and the other photographer were. We feel blessed and thankful for considering us as part of the Del Sol Photography family!”

“Del Sol went beyond our expectations.​ Sol and Valeria  were amazing. Very professional and they guided us through the entire photo-taking experience with patience and kindness. Their passion and love for what they do ​made it a fun experience for all of us. they both took care of every single detail, they had their eyes set on the people, the light, the moon, the action.”

“We don’t like our photos… we ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!​ The follow up since we booked was amazing, very well organized through the questionnaires, the experience itself was amazing and we’d do it all over again!​”

“The Del Sol team were ultra professional.  They effortlessly captured all the right shots with their creative eye, all the while putting us at ease in front the camera.  We are very happy with their work, and highly recommend them! We just reviewed the photos and they are fabulous!!  Thanks so much for capturing all of these moments perfectly!!”

“Quite simply Louise and I had the best time with Del Sol Photography team. Their imaginative ideas towards photography and their ability to cater to how you want your photos is second to none.”

“We would recommend them to everyone and anyone. We wouldn’t change a single thing and only wish we could do it all over again because it was so much fun. On behalf of Louise and myself we would just like to say a massive, massive thank you to Polly and Valeria for making our day such a blast.”

“The Del Sol Photography team was AMAZING!! I even had a little wedding morning freakout about where we were taking the get ready pictures and Polly was very helpful and responsive and calming. She got back to me quickly and made sure everything would be perfect! Throughout the evening it was very apparent how much passion the photographers had for their work, coming up with new and interesting ideas for shots, angles, etc. Thank you all again, your service is just outstanding!”

“Fantastic experience! The Del Sol Team were super professional and extremely nice and supportive. I’m not someone who likes to be the center of attention at all and your photographers really made me feel at ease. The pics are just so beautiful and intimate, awesome experience!!”

“Our experience with the Del Sol team was fantastic! Sol is one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met (no pun intended!) Her positivity and energy were so very infectious! You guys really think outside of the box which, for people very uncreative about photo ideas, we really appreciate! You guys really put in the elbow grease to get great shots for your clients.”

“Everyone on the team seemed to share Sol’s positivity and upbeat personality. The team was also very professional and were very transparent and upfront about contract stipulations, payments, etc. It could not have gone smoother with you guys in charge.”

“It seems folks normally choose their travel agent/wedding planner first, before “settling” on a photographer who is either included in the resort wedding package, or happens to be local. After reviewing all the gorgeous shoots Del Sol has posted on their website, we realized we had stumbled upon a gold mine of destination wedding information. Who better to help us decide on a location, than the folks who have been to a ton of wedding locales, and seen essentially every kind of destination wedding there is?”

“We still hadn’t decided on a resort when we found Del Sol, and that process was really starting to drag on the both of us. We expressed our frustrations to Matt, and he began making all kinds of suggestions of possible wedding locations based off Augusta’s vision. We can’t stress enough how difficult the process really is of wading through the hundreds of resorts and private wedding venues available. A google search really just doesn’t cut it. Every resort seems to host weddings, and the pictures on a bunch of the resort websites are very deceiving. We’d find a resort that looked beautiful, go to Google and Instagram to confirm, and see that the actual weddings looked nothing like the photos from their respective websites. This is one area where Matt was able to help us sift through the BS.”

“One of the main benefits in hiring Del Sol before choosing a venue is their first-hand experience with several locations. Because they’ve been involved with so many weddings, it’s easier to make recommendations based on their client’s vision. That helps to eliminate the overwhelming stress of spending hours on the internet looking for a perfect location. Also, because the photographers are heavily involved on the day of the wedding, they really get to witness the strengths and weaknesses of several venues which can be very helpful. In particular, because Matt speaks Spanish fluently, he is able to talk to the workers to get a better feel for a resort and everything that goes on there.”

“Once Bryan and I were engaged I started looking for photographers. I’m not into social media, however, the bride Facebook pages really made a huge difference! People kept talking about Del Sol Photography and how amazing they were. I went to their site and looked at their pictures and I fell in love with their style. It was like nothing I had ever seen before. They caught all of the priceless moments along with creating unforgettable memories and art. What they do is true art! I reached out to them to find out what pricing and packages were. When I heard back from them they asked what my preferred way of communication was. This stood out to me. No one else had asked that, they just sent a list of their pricing. So I told them it was by phone. Like I said I’m not into social media and I’m on my work email all day, I never check my personal. I figured they were asking to be polite. Next thing I knew Matt was reaching out to see when we could talk. We talked for around an hour and a half, it felt like I was on the phone with an old friend for like 20 mins. He explained how they really like to get to know the people they work with. They build relationships with them. The second I got off the phone with him I told Bryan I was sold and wanted to work with them. We knew we had a trip planned and it came up that we all enjoyed golfing. We have seen Matt almost every time we have traveled to the area since. He is a true friend to us for life now! It was so special to have built this amazing friendship with Matt and have him and Polly there with us for our special day. The alone time Bryan and I were able to have with Matt and Polly was wonderful. They really made taking pictures a lot of fun!”

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