Entries by Polly

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 […]

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 […]

Hacienda del Secreto Beach Wedding – Krissia and Shane

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. […]

Beach Wedding at Now Sapphire – Alayna and John

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens What makes a wedding day special is when we see the true emotions shining through. Sometimes it’s tears, sometimes it’s a soft touch or look. For Alayna and John it was a day punctuated with full on laughs, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

Sanctuary Cap Cana Beach Portraits – Dominican Republic – Lilly and Manny

“Me being a beach lover and Manny being from a place with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world made for a perfect combination!” – Lilly  – Sanctuary Cap Cana beach portraits Lilly and Manny’s wedding day plans did not include them touching the sand. They had chosen a beautiful corner of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mermaid Family Portraits – Cenote and Beach Trash the Tail!

Contact us to plan your own mermaid photo shoot “I love being able to make my girls 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 UNIVERSE, asked […]

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 […]

Top Mexican Caribbean Luxury Resorts for Destination Weddings

This post is intended to help you find a luxury resort destination wedding location to celebrate one of the most incredible travel for love vacations with friends and family.  Afterall, just google “Best wedding resort in Riviera Maya” and you will see TONS of links and pages but how do you really know ?   We […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Love Filled Wedding at Secrets Maroma – Felicia and Shawn

“My parents and stepparents 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 […]

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 […]

Wedding at Mulberry United Methodist Church – Joanna and Mark

“I am so happy that you are to be my bride today.  Remember to breathe.  Look at me (I’ll be the guy trying not to ugly cry) We got this.” – Mark Time goes by at light speed on the wedding day and we quickly realize we are left with only memories, hopefully in photos, as […]

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 Carla […]

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.” – Suzanne + Michael Suzanne and Michael chose the Akan Terrace of the fabulous Nizuc Resort & […]

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) […]

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 […]

Beach Wedding at Dream Sands Cancun – Janelle and John Paul

“I didn’t believe that I could find a man who would remind me every day to dream bigger, to work harder and to open my heart to all the possibilities of this beautiful life.” – Janelle One of the wedding day traditions that we love to capture is the exchange of love letters before the ceremony. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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… the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wedding at Grand Coral Beach Club – Sarah and Karl

“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 […]

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 […]

Grand Sunset Princess Gazebo Wedding – Sophie & Adam

Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy – Sai Baba We always pay close attention to handwritten notes on wedding days. These small details are easily overlooked, but notes and letters from loved ones are often the most meaningful details of the day. For Sophie it was a tiny hand-written note from her father: “Two months […]

Vow Renewal at Paradisus La Esmeralda – Selina and Daniel

“Remember why you said yes when he first proposed, look back on those years and the simple times your have with your family, running late errands at night, working together on busy schedules, staying up with a sick child, making your daughter her favorite wings! It’s in those moments that love really exists, keep it […]

Underwater Family Portraits – Dana, Anthony + Roma

This is the underwater family portraits session of Danaa and Anthony and baby Roma.  Underwater photography for us has always been so special to do in the cenotes located in the Yucatan Peninsula.  The aquifers are crystal clear and give us amazing opportunities for underwater photos.  Bring your family and now you have a tour […]

Gran Porto Real Resort Wedding – Denise & Shawn

“Denise and Shawn are an awesome couple and SUPER sexy. This is one of my favorite weddings for sure, intimate, full of emotion and fun moments, like randomly being surrounded by bees during the formals! “The sweetest moments were the live skype-ing of the ceremony to family back home and the first dances: Denise’s mum […]

Le Reve Hotel Beach Elopement – Niki & Jonathan

“Oh, I definitely think an elopement is in order. The sooner I get you all to myself, the better.” – Deanna Raybourn To “elope” most literally means to “slip away” or “escape”. More commonly it’s used to describe running off to get secretly, exactly what Niki and Jonathan did! I think it’s awesome that Niki and Jonathan eloped! Not […]

Dreams Riviera Cancun Beach Wedding – Aubrey & Justin

Del Sol is a preferred vendor at Dreams Riviera Cancun Weddings for luxury photo and video services. That means there is no vendor fee to hire us! “We’ve always wanted to get married barefoot on the beach surrounded by our family and friends.”  – Aubrey & Justin After ten years together, these high school sweethearts […]

Havana, Cuba Photo Adventure Tour – Lauren & Preston

We were lucky enough to be commissioned by our friend Russell Brown to document Lauren and Preston on their honeymoon. This wasn’t a typical resort honeymoon though, this one took them on an epic Havana Cuba Photo Adventure Tour. Here’s what Sol had to say about the trip: It was an amazing adventure full of new experiences, with magic in […]

Cute Kids everywhere at this Paradisus Gabi Bridge Wedding – Racquel & Troy

Enjoy the chaos. Slow Down. Take in the beauty that you both have created together – Racquel … with a total of 17 kids at Raquel and Troy’s wedding this is top advice! Kids at weddings are always fun to photograph, they are guaranteed to shake up the formality of the day playing with petals or marching into a […]

Cenote Trash the Dress – Suzannah and Josh

I was drawn to the ethereal and angelic look of the photos you were creating. You guys have a group of photographers that understand light… and that’s the MOST important thing. Good models and willing couples are great, but without the light… well, there is nothing – Josh  Is always an honor (and a little […]

Yucatan Trash the Dress Adventure – Javier & Clara

 This was a once in a lifetime adventure, those that you will remember forever…. everything was magical and spontaneous, simple, joyful, and with super good vibes. – Javier Life, love and experiences are the passions behind Del Sol. Weddings, capturing family love and legacy along with unique Trash the Dress portrait session have been the main subject […]

Thailand Trash the Dress – Koh Samui Photo Adventure – Phoebe and Jonathan

“Life’s an Adventure” is not just a saying at Del Sol, it’s in our job description. We’re lucky to live awesome lives, photographing amazing people having epic experiences in incredible locations. This story starts when Phoebe and Jonathan saw our work and invited us all the way for a Thailand Trash the Dress photography experience and adventure. Their adventure […]

Paradisus Resort Gaby Bridge Wedding – Lana & Jason

Del Sol absolutely loves the chic Paradius Resort. Lana and Jason transformed the iconic Gaby Bridge with spectacular floral displays and a pink chuppa for Lana and Jason’s ceremony and the whole day was full of lavish details (yes we noticed Lana had a choice of Saint Laurent and Louboutins!) The sweet-as-sugar set up can only be matched […]

Hard Rock Cancun Wedding with a Unity Cocktail! – Tiffany & Justin

So you’re invited to a destination wedding in Cancun. You arrive, you hit the beach and grab a margarita. Then you get dressed up for the ceremony and grab another margarita… Mosey over to the ceremony, sit down as the bride and groom will usually just read their vows while you sip away. Maybe they’ll […]

Iberostar Paraiso Lindo Church Wedding – Cristina & Edgar

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them” – Desmond Tutu This is what we see in weddings. Family LOVE! Cristina and Edgar met only 15 moths ago… love at first sight.. meant to be. Two latin cultures joining together, Venezuela and Mexico. Two families blessing their children […]

Dreams Rivera Cancun wedding gazebo- Katie and Billy

Del Sol Photography is a preferred vendor at Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding for luxury photo and video services. That means there is no vendor fee to hire us! Katie and Billy, they are the kind of people who don’t sweat the small stuff. What they are big on is baseball, so big that their cake […]

Offbeat Wedding Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun – Shana and Eric

Shana and Eric threw tradition to the wind resulting in a thoroughly charming offbeat wedding.  Typically, you’ll see guests seated and turning their heads to wait for the bride and groom, but Shana and Eric wanted to change it up. They decided to have the entire group walk up together and made the entire entrance more […]

Cancun Beach Wedding at JW Marriot – Chelsea & Michael

Chelsea and Michael are world travelers and actually visited the JW Marriott in Cancun a few times which helped them officially decide THE place where they would get married. Just take one look at the Caribbean waters and you’ll agree with them (bonus with a million seabirds flying by)! Did we mention they are world travelers? They […]

Beach Wedding at Belmond Maroma – Angie and Greg

“Our families are very important to us both.  The marriage is not only between us, but also represents our respective families coming together and uniting.” – Angie We love to see all the ways couples choose to symbolize coming together. Angie and Greg chose handfasting for their unity ceremony. A handfasting ceremony consists of family members literally […]

Playacar Palace Beach Wedding – Crystal and Steve

Crystal has been keeping track of the days her and Steve have been in love… An unbelievable two thousand, three hundred and fifty-six days so far… WOWSA! This is one of those “I knew it the first moment I saw you” stories. She’s also planning the enjoy the next twenty-five thousand or so days with him […]