Entries by Polly

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dreams Rivera Cancun wedding gazebo- Katie and Billy

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Beach Wedding at Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya – Nicki and Joel

We’re just trying to figure out what we like more…Nicki’s wind blown hair as she walks down the aisle or Joel’s wind blown hair as he waits for her.  They both have that picture perfect look like a staged photo shoot with modeling fans aimed at them. Wait… are Nicki and Joel actually professional models? Because […]

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Moon Palace Beach Wedding – Nicole and Jordan

There is one element we all fear, especially when combined with the words “Destination Wedding” and RAIN.  Yes, let us put that in all caps because most of the time those words are uttered together with stress and difficulty, not something any bride and groom will wish for (although we know one past client who […]

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Gazebo Wedding at the Royal Playa del Carmen – Shanta and Alexander

Superheroes hold a special place in our collective hearts, doesn’t matter if you’re young or old. Alexander loves them enough he came up with a fun theme for him and his groomsmen at the wedding. Each one pulled off their suit and shirt to reveal themselves as different superheroes in suspenders! As it turns out, Batman’s […]

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Gazebo Wedding at Moon Palace Cancun – Barbara and Milton

Destination weddings are a time for family to get together but even more special when families come together at the altar. For Barbara and Milton, they’re especially proud to have their beautiful 2 year old boy named Chase in attendance! The couple gushed to us that he has brought them so much love and completed their […]

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Church Wedding Iberostar Grand Paraiso – Izabela and Alexander

“At our wedding our motto was I AM YOU. Everyone should have their dream wedding so celebrate where and how they desire!” Just the two of us, you and I, lets do it, elope and travel thousands of kilometers together. That is what Izabela and Alexander did. They left their hometown in Germany and traveled to Mexico […]

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Now Jade Wedding in Puerto Morelos – Rachel and Enzo

I was particularly happy to shoot Rachel and Enzo’s wedding because they were friends with Jill and Paul, it was important to me. I love Jill, I shot her wedding at Xcaret and her trash the dress, and we got a great connection. Rachel and Enzo are, like Jill, New Yorkers with STRONG Italian roots. They have a united […]

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Paamul Hotel Beach Wedding – Sarah and Dave

Sarah and Dave just won our total respect for their positive attitude. They could be the first to tell you about all the little things that went wrong. This including venues canceling at the last minute, cab drivers going the wrong way and HUGE black clouds looming nearby, but they weren’t going to be bitten by the bridezilla bug […]

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Mayan Ceremony at Hotel Mezzanine Tulum – Del Sol Photography

This is the Mayan Ceremony at Hotel Mezzanine Tulum of Jayme and Jason. Plato once said: “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Music expresses things that sometimes cannot be said with words and it brings people together. That […]

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Wedding at Zoetry Resort Riviera Maya – Tina and Marc

“Marriage is not only about marrying the right partner but being the right partner” – Tina & Marc The greek word “Zoe” meaning life and “Poetry” meaning “artful creation” all inspired the name “Zoetry” [Zoh-eh-tree] – “The Art of Life” “Zoetry Resort Riviera Maya is one of my favorite properties in the entire AM Resort […]

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Destination Wedding at Secrets Maroma – Ashley and Sean

Destiny! Ashley and Sean met while on vacation in Cancun, a Spring Break romance that turned into happily ever after. It was only fitting that they return to the Riviera Maya for their wedding. This was a love that was meant to be, returning to their home countries after their Cancun vacation, the couple stayed […]

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Destination Wedding at the Royal Playa del Carmen – Elyse and Geoffrey

Destination weddings are a time to bring the people you love all together to share a beautiful location. In the case of the Riviera Maya, margaritas optional and Mariachi band a must! That’s the big picture, But what about all the little details to worry about before hand? Elyse and Geoffrey offered up this advice: […]

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Beach Wedding Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun – Lauren and Karl

It is nice to see people smile.  It’s even nicer to see people smile holding hands with the friends and family you love. Everybody is smiling with you.  Going through Lauren and Karl’s photographs it is difficult to find a photo that doesn’t include high fives, bear hugs, tears of joy and many full-on smiles. […]

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Dreams Tulum Resort Beach Wedding – Cierra and Brad

Our ideal wedding is really a huge party with our close family and friends. What means the most to us is a good photographer, a great DJ and a place to dance in a beautiful place! Ideally on the beach… capturing the beautiful water of Tulum – a HUGE reason why we chose to go as […]

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Wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort – Chantal and Mark

Who doesn’t love a bride and groom who toss a football back and forth during their formal portrait session? It’s also a great example how much fun Chantal and Mark are. Not taking life so seriously they can’t take a little football break, doesn’t matter if it happens to be their wedding day. When they […]

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Wedding at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe – Yelena and Scott

New Year’s Eve when resolutions are made and expectations are set for the future. Many people’s resolutions include looking for love. This is what happened to Yelena and Scott when they first met on New Year’s Eve in 2009, where it was love at first sight.  Yelena and Scott’s love held strong through a long […]

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Destination Wedding Secrets Playa Mujeres Resort – Ginny and Chao

In psychology,  a first impression or first look is the event when one person first encounters another and forms a mental image of that person.  That first impression can turn into an instant crush or “love at first sight”.  That could have been the case for Ginny & Chao’s love story when they met in High […]

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Gazebo Wedding at Paradisus La Perla – Jessica and Matthew

WOWWWWW, first things first. We’re in love with Jess’s amazing dress! From the highly sought-after designer Inbal Dror “Each gown is an exquisite masterpiece, designed to flatter the female form and crafted with an expert eye for detail.” What an artistic statement about a gown that is one of the most beautiful we have seen. Jess, you are gorgeous […]

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Royalton Riviera Cancun Family Portraits – Loreta and Danny

We’re always honored to be asked by other photographers to take pictures of their wedding.  As professional artists, the trust given by other artists to do the same creative work is a very gratifying compliment. It also makes for a challenge that can be quite stressful at times, as we’ll always trying to over-achieve on both […]

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Tulum Mayan Ceremony at Cabanas La Luna – Helen and Barney

A Mayan Ceremony is a local tradition that is both intriguing but also welcoming to outsiders. This type of wedding ceremony will be different from most wedding traditions for people visiting this area. But every element of it is crafted to bring people together, no matter what religious or cultural heritage you have. Helen added […]

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Nizuc Resort Beach Wedding – Justine and Craig

Nizuc Resort is one of the most amazing new resorts in Mexico, located in the south end of the Hotel Zone in Cancun. The location is extra special because it’s in front of a sculpture installation of the underwater museum (MUSA) at Punto Nizuc. MUSA is a must visit, just one of many reasons to stay […]

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Wedding at Grand Sunset Princess Resort – Allison and Wes

The Sunset Gazebo of the Grand Sunset Princess is a stunning, private slice of beach to get married on, perfect for Allison and Wes’ romantic wedding. This big eventful day was also filled with special little details. The stripy socks Allison chose for the boys were a hit. We also loved her attention to detail in […]

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Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress

This Riviera Maya cenote trash the dress shoot was an exquisite adventure for Izabella and Arnaud. This beautiful couple traveled from France to join us in the jungle, bringing elegance and sophistication to the wilds of Mexico. Both Izabella and Arnaud are interior designers who love to dive, they enjoy “apnea” or free diving, the ideal […]

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Al Cielo Beach Wedding – Viki and Cliff

“This is where our story begins….” Viki and Cliff are a super sweet couple from California, who love travel, adventures and anything to do with the beach.  Al Cielo has one of THE best beaches in the world, totally topping our list of faves in the Riviera Maya (seriously, don’t tell anyone, let’s keep it our little secret!) […]

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Riu Palace Riviera Maya Wedding

The Riu Palace Riviera Maya wedding of Jessica and Jeremy was a beautiful day full of emotion. The tears started early, right from the getting ready time and the moment Jessica’s father saw her as a bride for the first time. Jessica was absolutely gorgeous in her simply chic gown from “A Bride’s Design”, her hair […]

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Now Jade Wedding

The Now Jade wedding of Cristina and John was a warm and intimate celebration of love! This charming couple from California were engaged at Christmas in 2013, John asking Cristina’s father for her hand in marriage, a traditional and totally romantic move! They began planning their destination wedding in Mexico and chose the Now Jade […]

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Hyatt Zilara Wedding Cancun

A Peruvian bride and a Turkish groom get married in Mexico!  Carla and Cem met in the USA where they both attended college and fell in love. Their family from around the world joined them in Cancun for the wedding celebration and vacation on the beach. We love multicultural weddings because we discover traditions that are new to […]

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Grand Palladium Wedding Riviera Maya

The Grand Palladium wedding of Christa and and Justin was a simple and elegant celebration of their love. The bride and groom decided on a destination wedding in order to have a “once in a lifetime” vacation with their closest family and friends in the Riviera Maya. We met the couple during the getting ready time, […]

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Barcelo Maya Beach Wedding

The Barcelo Maya wedding of Molly and Andrew was a day full of laughter and love. The couple traveled from Arizona and brought their friends and family from all over to join with them in a week long celebration of their wedding. The day began with the getting ready time, bride Molly wore a gorgeous […]

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Nora + Jesus | Cuernavaca Wedding at Quinta Rubelinas

This Cuernavaca wedding at Quinta Rubelinas was absolutely breathtaking! We were excited when Nora and Chuy invited us to join them in Cuernavaca, the capital city of the state of Morelos, a change of pace from our beloved Riviera Maya. The couple chose Cuernavaca as it is a midway point between their respective hometowns. Nora […]

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Now Jade Wedding – Myrina and Johnny

The Now Jade wedding of Myrina and Johnny was a day full of laughter and joy, the union of this couple had everyone smiling. They met in an airport in 2007, the whole love story began over a pair of shoes, the universe does work in magical (and fashionable) ways. Johnny proposed while boating on the James […]

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Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress _ Dayna + Rocco

“Your unique, romantic, and underwater photos attracted us the most. We were looking for that WOW factor and your photography has that. Your creative lighting, scenery, romance, and overall work in your photos really captured our eye. Were looking for romantic, unique, fun, energetic, and sexy photos and we know you can deliver that to […]

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Iberostar Paraiso Maya Wedding

The Iberostar Paraiso Maya wedding of Dayna and Rocco took place on a lovely Mexican Caribbean day with the sun shining and barely a cloud in the sky. This was a BIG wedding, almost 100 guests brought all their love and support for Dayna and Rocco. The ceremony on the beach was a dream come true […]

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Cancun Church Wedding Gran Caribe Real Vanessa and Diego

The Cancun church wedding of Vanessa and Diego was a traditional celebration of marriage in the beautiful chapel of the Gran Caribe Real. The couple traveled from Peru with their closest family and friends for an intimate destination wedding. We got to know the couple during the getting ready time, relaxing with some jumping on […]

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Beach Family Portraits Isla Mujeres

This was a very special beach family portraits session on Isla Mujeres, a reunion of old friends and new additions. Sol had captured the wedding of Danielle and Casey ten years ago and was delighted to be invited to meet their gorgeous little girls for an anniversary family portrait shoot on the beach. The family […]

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Beach Palace Sky Deck Wedding – Melanie and Ryan

Words by the wonderful Melanie Our short story… Ryan proposed to me on our trip to New York city on top of the Rockefeller. When we started looking for the perfect venue for our wedding, we found the Beach Palace Resort. We fell in love with the Sky Deck and we knew instantly it would be […]

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Riviera Maya Beach Wedding at Ocean Coral & Turquesa

The Riviera Maya beach wedding of Nicole and David was a day full of love and laughter for this couple from Canada. The Ocean Coral & Turquesa Resort set the scene for the festivities, on a beautiful Mexican Caribbean day with blue skies and white clouds. We met the couple during the “getting ready” time, bride […]

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Secrets Capri Wedding in the Riviera Maya – Melissa and Matt

The Secrets Capri wedding of Melissa and Matt was one of our favorites. They traveled from the midwest to the amazing beaches in the Riviera Maya.  Secrets Capri is a luxurious venue, the architecture and design are classic and the gardens and beach add a natural touch. The wedding coordination team is world-class!  Secrets Capri […]

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Viceroy Riviera Maya Wedding

The Viceroy Riviera Maya wedding of Jordan and Cody was a laid-back yet elegant affair on the beach, bringing together the newlyweds and their families in an intimate celebration. Bride Jordan describes the Viceroy Riviera Maya as “a Gilligan’s Island vibe but luxurious too”, an accurate description of this exclusive resort near Playa del Carmen. […]

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Moon Palace Wedding Cancun

The Moon Palace wedding of Harmony and Justin was the perfect day envisioned by the bride who told us she wanted to “WOW” her guests. The couple traveled from Canada to Cancun to celebrate their wedding day with their closest family and friends in grand style. We first met the bride and groom during the […]

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Xcaret Park Wedding

Meli is originally from Playa, so this was a great way to unite both her Mexican and Canadian family and friends in paradise. After a fun getting ready session in the Iberostar Grand Paraiso, the bride and groom and their guests made their way to Xcaret Park, an eco-park famous for its natural beauty and […]

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Britta Uschkamp Lingerie Cenote Fashion Shoot

This lingerie cenote fashion shoot showcases Paris lingerie designer Britta Uschkamp , known for her sexy and romantic beribboned undergarments, pieces of art that show off a woman’s body. She uses bold colors and rich, luxurious fabrics that are tied in multiple ways with her signature ribbons, creating ensembles that are striking and unique. Britta is […]

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Cancun Wedding at Moon Palace Resort

This Cancun wedding at the Moon Palace Resort was a dream come true for Canadians Roseann and Shawn. The couple had always wanted a wedding in a sunny destination surrounded by their loved ones and it all came together beautifully in a romantic afternoon in Cancun. We met the couple in the flurry of activity […]