Entries by Polly

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Xcaret and Hard Rock Riviera Maya Wedding – Donna and Israel

“When we were first trying to decide on a location for our wedding we realized it had to be Mexico. Being able to come back to the place where our roots run deep was amazing. Mexico is so rich in culture, everything from the food, the music, and the people created the perfect setting for […]

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Dominican Republic Portraits – Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort, Punta Cana

The del Sol Team love to work outside of Mexico! Martina previously lived and worked in the Dominican Republic. She introduced us to the gorgeous Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort in Punta Cana when she photographed fellow photographers Camila and Gaston.  “The Dominican Republic has the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in my life. It was amazing to […]

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Hurricane Season Family Portraits – Fairmont Mayakoba

Hurricane season in the Riviera Maya brings with it beautiful extremes of weather. Bright sunshine switches with dramatic clouds and short, intense bursts of rain. Sometimes we even have bright sun and rain at the same time! Every year we have hurricane and tropical storm warnings. Though it sounds scary, here in the Mexican Caribbean […]

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St Simons Island Wedding – Rachel and Andrew

Family legacy is a beautiful thing and wonderful to celebrate. Your wedding day is the perfect time to express how much you cherish your family’s love. As you move into the next phase of life it’s a meaningful time to honor previous generations. We often see parents and grandparents wedding photographs displayed at weddings. Some brides honor their […]

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Destination Wedding Excellence Riviera Cancun – Sarai and Lamar

“With our families living in different states, no matter where we had our wedding they would have to travel to come to it. So we thought, what better way to celebrate marrying the love of your life, than to get married on the beautiful white sandy beaches of Cancun, Mexico while drinking the best tequila […]

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Grand Sunset Princess Beach Wedding – Raechel and Bobbie

Raechel and Bobby invited family and friends coming from all sides of the globe. Michigan, Arizona, Seattle, London, and South Africa!  How incredible that the first time an entire family vacation together is also a wedding! A family vacationing and bonding over a wedding celebration is the true definition of a “Destination Wedding”. “I haven’t […]

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Paradisus Gabi Bridge Wedding – Ashley and Matt

You can see Ashley and Matt’s Wedding Highlights Video here “We decided very early on in our relationship that a traditional wedding just wasn’t for us.  The thought of being able to get married in a beautiful place, not too far of a trip from home, and in front of our closest family and friends […]

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Xcaret Guadalupe Chapel Wedding – Sabrina and Michael

“We knew from the moment that we became engaged that we wanted to have a destination wedding. We love to travel and loved the idea of spending a once in a lifetime vacation with all of our closest friends and family to help us celebrate our marriage. We knew that we wanted to provide our […]

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Mexican Vibe Destination Wedding – Valentin Imperial Maya – Steph and Todd

“I wanted a wedding with lots of Mexican vibe… less tradition, more my personality: romantic with a bit of rock and roll!” “When I told my mom we were gonna have skulls she was really unsure. But that’s US, our personality and style so we did what we wanted and it all came together and looked […]

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Paradisus Beach Wedding – Casey and Zac

“It is SO important to sit back and take everything in. Enjoy every second and everyone who is there to celebrate with you.” – Casey + Zac Casey and Zac told us they wanted a very intimate, romantic setting to celebrate the beginning of their life together. They decided on being with closest friends and family rather than a full on […]

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding – Rachael and Matt

Del Sol Photography is an approved vendor for Dreams Riviera Cancun Weddings luxury photo and video services – no vendor fee to hire us! Contact us to plan your travel and book room blocks at Dreams Riviera Cancun. Our sister company Del Sol Travels is a full-service travel agency – we offer this at no […]

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Blue Venado Beach Club Wedding – Pamella and Nick

You can see Pamella and Nick’s Wedding Highlights Video here “the best days of my life were the the day I said I love you, the days our children were born, and the day I knew I was going to marry you” – Nick’s Vows Lots of family love in this beach club wedding. Pamella and […]

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A Resting Place for Julie – Cenote Tribute Ceremony

A resting place for Julie.  Kutrina’s mother Julie passed away in Canada and she wanted to do something special to say goodbye. Kutrina decided to take Julie’s ashes and her three beautiful children to Mexico for an experience they will never forget. She asked us to plan an adventure to celebrate Julie’s life and document the entire story. The resulting photo […]

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Royalton Riviera Cancun Sky Terrace Wedding – Lori and Steve

“Having a destination wedding was the best decision. It provided us with more than an amazing wedding day, but an entire wedding week making lifelong memories with the people that mean the most to us.”-  Royalton Riviera Cancun Wedding Lori and Steve love to travel. They visited the Riviera Maya on their first ‘dating anniversary’ and fell […]

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Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Beach Wedding – Kris and Michael

“I vow to listen, for as long as it takes for you to feel heard, I vow to watch in awe as you kick a** and take names. I vow to be your unrelenting cheer squad on the days it feels like too much.” – Michael’s Vows Kris and Michael’s wedding was an awesome mix […]

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Engagement Portraits at CasaMagna Marriott – Tiffany + Tien

Tiffany and Tien took a break from a BIG reunion holiday of 50 family members for their engagement portrait session. We love to photograph newly engaged couples. Marriage may be until death do you part, but an engagement is a finite and super special moment in time. An engagement portrait session is a really fun way to […]

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Candle Boutique

Candle light and romance go hand in hand. The soft golden glow of candles creates an intimate and warm atmosphere is everything for Candle Boutique Weddings. Candles can be elegant or bohemian and they are a great idea for your destination wedding reception decor! One of our favorite vendors is the amazing Marcos Cazaux, owner of the […]

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Playa del Carmen Engagement Session – #Aworldofitsown

We took Therese and Shiraan away from their pre-wedding venue visit for a Playa del Carmen Engagement Sessions. The rain had been absolutely HAMMERING down in the hours before, but stopped to leave us with empty beaches, an eye-popping turquoise ocean and rich blue skies. Therese’s little red dress added the final splash of color. “The photographs are AMAZING… we […]

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Xcaret Park Wine Cellar Wedding – Plan B Location for a Rainy Day – Chantal and Rich

“Some say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”…We say “when life gives you rain, head to the Wine Cellar!” – Chantal “My Husband Rich and I love to travel. It’s one of our favorite things to do as a couple. When we became engaged, we knew that we wanted our wedding to be a […]

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Moon Palace Beach Wedding – Anne and Jeb

“There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you — of kindness and consideration and respect — not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect […]

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Hacienda del Secreto Beach Wedding

Krissia and Shane chose the fabulous Hacienda el Secreto for their wedding day. They told us they loved its private location and beautiful villas and who could resist a location that is called “secret beach”!. “Hacienda del Secreto is right on the beach and is a private residence so there are very few other people in the area. […]

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Beach Wedding at Now Sapphire – Alayna and John

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens Del Sol Photography is an approved vendor for Now Sapphire – there is no fee to hire us! Contact us to plan your travel and book room blocks at Now Sapphire. Our sister company Del Sol Travels is […]

Story Behind the Photo – Wedding Photobomb

Wedding Photobombs Anticipar – Preparar – Disparar Anticipation – Preparation – Shoot *english version below Las fotos inesperadas son algo genial!  Y son capturadas cuando estamos en el lugar adecuado y listos.. cuando sucede lo que va a suceder. Esta foto del padrino haciendo un photoboom al procesional es de mis favoritas en la vida – por todo lo que […]

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Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Gazebo Wedding – Jackie and Jay

There is nothing more endearing than a man giving his all to make his (future) wife a happy woman. Before their wedding Jackie told Jay that couples often write each other a special note to read before the ceremony. Jay pretty much knocked it out of the park – embrace these wedding day traditions boys, the simplest, sweetest […]

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Sanctuary Cap Cana Wedding – Lilly and Manny

What happens when you mix Persian and Latin in a new family? “Lots of food & hugs!!!!” Sanctuary Cap Cana Dominican Republic Wedding “When Manny and I first met we had no idea how similar our cultures actually were. Both Persian and Latin cultures have a strong focus on close family ties, respect, and hard work.” […]

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Dreams Puerto Aventuras Gazebo Wedding – Michelle and Brian

“The most amazing part of the day was the first look, and our vows. We wrote our vows all by ourselves that very morning, just sitting in chairs opposite of each other and enjoying being in such a beautiful place with all of our friends and family here to celebrate. We would look at each […]

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Akumal Bay Wedding and H2oh Yacht Reception – Toni and Jason

Del Sol Photography is a preferred vendor for Akumal Bay Beach and Wellness Resort weddings for luxury photo and video services – that means there is no vendor fee to hire us! Jason and I share a passion for the outdoors and for travel, and this is what we wanted to share with our families and friends […]

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Cenote Trash the Dress – Can and Zhoushi

Can and Zhoushi came from China for a trip to Cuba and to travel around the Quintana Roo. Can’s cousin Lola, also vacationing with them, had the awesome idea to give Can a pre-wedding trash the dress session with Sol as a gift. She thought it would be very special to take wedding pictures with the ruins and nature. “Trash […]

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Iberostar Cancun Garden Wedding – Maru + German

“Fue hermoso poder compartir el amor que vivimos esa noche con los seres que más amamos y darles a nuestros padres la mayor de las felicidades” Maru y German nos compartieron que escogieron el Iberostar Cancun para el día de su boda por la combinación de su jardín con el azul turquesa del mar. La atmósfera dulce, romántica y bohemia,  fue solo […]

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Mermaid Family Portrait – Cenote and Beach Trash the Tail!

Contact us to plan your own mermaid family portraits photoshoot “I love being able to make my girl’s dreams come true. Love that with small details, their imagination can make great things.” – Enrique We love new experiences and fresh ideas, so we were delighted when Enrique, #1 in the running for Best Dad in the […]

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Beach Palace Cancun Wedding – Jessica and Adam

“Promising to love you, is like promising pizza I will always love it, or air I will always breathe it, or water I will always drink it. Jessica, you are my air, you are my water, you are my pizza!” – Adam’s vows – Beach Palace Cancun Wedding Writing your own vows is a sweet and […]

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Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Lyndsey and Matthew

“We wanted something unique and completely different from traditional wedding pictures.” – Lyndsey and Matthew Lyndsay and Matthew joined Sol in her secret superhero cave and were blessed with epic light rays! The joy of the cenotes is that every time we visit them, we discover them in a different light and often nature reveals some beautiful surprises. “We […]

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Isla De La Pasión Chapel Wedding – Moni and Phil

“We were looking for a special beach… somewhere where we didn’t feel constricted by time limit, or space limit. I think that’s how our personalities are!” Moni and Phil chose the incredible Island of Isla de la Pasión – literally “Passion Island” for their wedding day. For hardcore beach lovers like Moni and Phil, Isla de la Pasión is […]

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Family Love Filled Wedding at Secrets Maroma – Felicia and Shawn

“My parents and step-parents have all played a part in raising me, and it was important to me to have their blessing in mine and Shawn’s marriage. What better way than to ask them to walk me down the aisle and give me away? I could not have imagined my wedding day without the four […]

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Soliman Bay Villa wedding at Sombras del Viento – Nubia and George

Those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words – La Sombra del Viento, Carlos Ruiz Zafón Nubia and George brought family and friends together in the beautiful, private beach of Soliman bay in the villa ‘Sombras del Viento’ – meaning ‘Shadows of the Wind’. The private villa and the idyllic surroundings were an amazing place for the […]

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Secrets Maroma Wedding with a rainbow! – Carla and Chad

Many spring breakers are counting on what happens in Cancun staying there! We’re here to tell you that if you get married in the Mexican Caribbean you’re going to take that home!  That is why we chose to have a Secrets Maroma Wedding in the Riviera Maya Mexico – in Playa del Carmen #Aworldofitsown Del […]

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Nizuc Akan Terrace Wedding – Suzanne and Michael

“What meant the most to us was the fact that so many close friends and family traveled so far to be with us on our special day.  The great turnout of all of these special people is what touched us most.” – Nizuc Akan Terrace Wedding -Suzanne + Michael Suzanne and Michael chose the Akan Terrace […]

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Colorful Gazebo wedding at the Valentin Imperial Maya – Elisa and Corey

“Destination weddings are an absolute blast, however there are a multitude of scenarios that pop up and the question of “who will be able to make the trip?” was at the top of my list! “Of course I wanted EVERYONE invited to share this joyous occasion with us (including my French bulldog and weenie dog) […]

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Isla Mujeres Beach Wedding – Ashley + Levi

Isla Mujeres is one of the most perfect beaches for a wedding with a truly Caribbean feel. Ashley and Levi had a beautiful ceremony with many personalized details, most notably their officiant: their high school Spanish teacher! While in his class Ashley and Levi would jokingly flirt back and forth and he would always join in on […]

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Beach Wedding at Secrets the Vine – Tanya and Franco

You can see Tanya and Franco’s Wedding Highlights Video here In amongst the grand gestures and general wedding day chaos, there are quiet moments and thoughtful details that are maybe the most meaningful and telling of a couples love. We have to applaud Franco for one of the most beautiful and meaningful gestures we have seen :) “On […]

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Soliman Bay Wedding – Julie and Don

Do you remember your first kiss? Julie and Donald get our ultimate “awww” vote for sweet loveliness: they can say that they married the first person they ever kissed – all together now: “aaaawwwwwww!” Although they went their different ways and lived their own lives post kiss, it makes the story all the sweeter knowing that when they […]

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Beach Wedding at Esencia – with a touch of rain – Christine and Bryce

“Sometimes the rain can be good to bring people together and reflect on what is most important in your life, which is your friends and family!” – Bryce Rain and indeed even the threat of it has the reputation of putting a damper on a wedding day – but it shouldn’t be so! Time and again […]

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Rainy Moon Palace Wedding – Brandi and Denton

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor – English proverb and favorite quote of Brandi and Denton The quotes couples choose say so much about their outlook on life. Brandi and Denton wore anchor bracelets as a nod to the proverb they try to live their lives by. Life’s challenges are indeed the things that help us learn and grow, so we […]

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Elegant Mayan Wedding at Grand Coral Beach Club – Hannah and Randy

“The shaman who performed our Mayan ceremony really touched our hearts. He told us that we were brought together for a reason, something we always knew ourselves.” – Hannah There are many different ways to get married, to celebrate love and symbolize commitment. We especially love to photograph Mayan ceremonies, not only do they pay homage to the culture […]

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Great White Shark Dive Guadalupe Island Mexico #aworldofitsown

Sharks are perfectly designed, beautiful creatures and vital for the equilibrium of the marine ecosystem. – Great White Shark Dive #aworldofitsown – Guadalupe Island Sharks, especially the Great White are portrayed in the media as man eaters when in reality is the other way around. Man is killing sharks at an alarming speed, killing them for their fins. […]

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La Novia de Mexico – San Miguel de Allende #Aworldofitsown

Original concept, photographs and text: Sol Tamargo “La Novia de Mexico” conjuga nuestra pasión por crear, innovar, nuestro amor por México y nuestra mision como Embajadores del Romance. Visualizo la creación de un proyecto que del Sol realice en todos los estados de México, creando un look unico de acuerdo a la cultura popular de cada […]

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Beach Palace Cancun Wedding – Nikita and Joshua

ride or die to be down with your husband or wife no matter what, through it all the good and the bad “That’s my ride or die husband 4 life” – The Urban Dictionary What are the words that mean the most? We often ask our couples to share a quote with a special meaning or to […]

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Hard Rock Riviera Maya Beach Wedding – Brandi and Jubba

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.  – Proverbs 31:10 “The Wife of Noble Character describes who Brandi is, who she wants to be, and who she will be.” – Jubba Hard Rock Riviera Maya beach Wedding Weddings are unique collections of words, traditions, family legacy, love… […]

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Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya Beach Wedding – Sammy, Nick and the Twins!

Ahh the twins!  To be honest, I could not have imagined a better way to say my vows than with one of them in my arms. They are my identity now, and the very reason why we love each other so much. – Sammy Kids at weddings – to invite or not to invite? Sammy […]

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Dreams Puerto Aventuras Gazebo Wedding – Brandi and Christian

The most amazing moment was when all of friends and family came together on the dance floor.  Coming from two different backgrounds and seeing everyone out there with one common interest, music, was amazing.  – Brandi Brandi is a lucky lady, she snagged herself a Mexican husband – well, we are allowed to be biased sometimes […]

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The Royal Playa del Carmen Gazebo Wedding – Ashley and Josh

“In Mexico, you don’t need to have a ton of flowers or a beautiful botanical garden… Everywhere is beautiful! What better back drop than the Caribbean ocean for the best day of our lives?” #travelforlove “Neither of us are religious, and we felt like there wasn’t any place special enough to us in St. Louis […]

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Playa del Carmen Grand Coral Beach Club Wedding – Lina and Serge

“Engagement photos? Do we really have to do this? Just crop my face and stick it on invite…”  That was the initial thought running through our heads as we are getting ready for the wedding, planning the trip, and deciding on the atmosphere of the wedding.  Well, I guess we kind of have to. Did […]

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Beach wedding at Omni Puerto Aventuras – Lorena and Francisco

Tienes que jurar que vas a estar conmigo Siempre, juralo, juralo con el Corazon  — UP, Ellie y Carl Lorena is a professional wedding coordinator, she has been witness to countless themes and designs – she told us she felt very special because finally “after so many weddings and brides it was my turn :)”  As was […]

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Wedding Grand Coral Beach Club – Del Sol Photography

“Finally putting the missing piece into our little family puzzle” – Karl, on marrying Sarah after 15 years together How long to wait… before calling after a first date, moving in together, getting married? Sarah and Karl married after 15 years together and brought their children Chloe and Lleyton all the way from the UK. It felt […]

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Blue Venado Beach Club Wedding – Kristina and Justin

“If anyone objects to this marriage you should go to the bar and keep it to yourself!” – Kristina and Justin’s officiants, also their siblings We salute all the couples who find different ways to customize their wedding days and change up the traditional format. Kristina and Justin told us they wanted their wedding to be […]