Entries by Polly

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Church Wedding at Iberostar Grand Paraiso – Izabela and Alexander

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 to get married traditionally in a chapel but with a modern twist: take a selfie with the priest! Besides the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Beach Wedding at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun – Lauren and Karl

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

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 […]

Wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort – Chantal and Mark

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! 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Destination Wedding at Now Sapphire – Lisa and Brandon

We always ask our clients to give us some insight into their wedding day, usually a small connection, maybe a story to go with the photos or some advice for future brides and grooms. One recurring theme is that our clients are simply into adventure and love the idea of celebrating in paradise with friends […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Now Sapphire Beach Wedding – Ashleigh and Tyler

Ashleigh and Tyler tied the knot at the Now Sapphire with a beach ceremony, surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Both are nurses and you can really sense their compassionate natures and the love they share with everyone around them. Ashleigh and Tyler followed the wedding day custom of exchanging gifts, traditionally these should be something built to last – as a metaphor for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wedding day Alcohol

Dear Alcohol – we had a deal where you would make me funnier, smarter and a better dancer… I saw the video, we need to talk. For information about planning your travel and room blocks for your trip, we can help…WE plan trips, we have pics of the hotels we love and we offer this […]

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!) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress

The Riviera Maya cenote and beach trash the dress of Dayna and Rocco was a great way for the newlyweds to unwind and have an adventure together after their Iberostar Paraiso Maya wedding.  Dayna and Rocco are so relaxed and charming, a real pleasure to get to know them and be around their loving vibe. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Secrets Capri Wedding in the Riviera Maya

Del Sol Photography is a preferred vendor for Secrets Capri weddings with luxury photo and video services – that means there is no vendor fee to hire us!  –  Secrets Capri wedding photographer The Secrets Capri wedding of Melissa and Matt was one of our favorites because they traveled from the midwest to the amazing […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dennis + Mallary – Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding

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! “Dennis & I met, got engaged, and spend every free moment we have on a beach. Whether its spending our summers at the Jersey shore or traveling to […]

Iberostar Cancun Beach Wedding

Nikki and Cody’s beach wedding was a beautiful celebration of love. For a self-confessed “shy couple” there was a whole lot of love on show, between Nikki Cody and Cody’ 3 teenage kids. “Cody jokes that we “cuddled and held hands” for almost a year before he even kissed me because we are both so […]

Del Sol Photograhy – Wedding Video

You can see all our wedding video s on our YouTube Channel Wedding Playlist We are happy to offer a wedding video packages to compliment the photo coverage of your day. Our documentary video coverage is closely modeled on our photojournalistic style of storytelling as seen in our wedding photography. As a team, we find more harmony working […]

Mother’s Day – Tribute to Moms at Weddings

This is our Mother’s day tribute It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and we’re celebrating our favorite moments of moms at weddings. Mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom and moms chasing the tiniest guests around trying to get them to sit still and not spill juice on their wedding clothes. Every wedding introduces us to […]

Trash the Dress Riviera Maya

This trash the dress shoot in the Riviera Maya was a day of fun for mermaid Carla and Del Sol photographer Polly. Carla is a local celebrity, friend of del Sol and a self-proclaimed “mompreneur”, always seeking new challenges and opportunities to promote the destination of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. She is the driving force behind one […]

Cenote Trash the Dress Riviera Maya – Elsa and Arthur

This cenote trash the dress in the Rivera Maya was a contrast of formal elegance and the natural beauty of the jungle. Bride Elsa wore a chic strapless gown and some serious bling, her necklace and earrings were pure sparkle! With her hair and makeup by the talented Sara Tamargo and the flowing veil, she […]

Iberostar Cancun Wedding

We met beautiful blonde Kelsey during the getting ready time, surrounded by the energetic women in her life. She wore a lacy gown by designer Allure Bridals and her natural beauty was enhanced by the hair and makeup of Sarah Garnier, she was gorgeous! The ceremony took place in the garden overlooking the sea, a beautiful […]

Ocean Coral & Turquesa Weddings – Puerto Morelos

Plenty of wedding options, stunning private beach and perfect central location: Located halfway between Playa del Carmen and Cancun in the town of Puerto Morelos you’ll find the Ocean Coral and Turquesa resort, which was given a Condé Nast Traveller award for the best international resort in 2009. Part of the H10 Hotels group, this […]

Cenote Trash the Dress

This cenote trash the dress shoot with Ary and Alessio was a fun day of relaxation and adventure for this local couple. Ary is a wedding coordinator with Just Moments in the Riviera Maya and we were happy to share a day with her where SHE got to be the princess bride. Alessio is a […]

Playa del Carmen Mayan Wedding at Grand Coral Beach Club – Erin and Connor

So many great, thoughtful details in Erin and Connor’s wedding. Erin wore her mother’s vintage wedding dress and Connor’s custom sandals stamped “Erin 4 Ever” in the sand! Erin had her getting ready in Casa Joya del Mar – Playacar. We were delighted to discover a painting by our friend, artist Peter Terrin a stunning work to incorporate into the photos. […]

Missan Family Portraits – Belmond Maroma

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we made along the way — Anonymous Laura and Andy decided on a family portrait session because they thought it would be amazing to take professional photos in a beautiful location. The Belmod is a super spot for a photo session – […]

Playa del Carmen Wedding at Riu Palace Mexico

This Playa del Carmen wedding at the Riu Palace Mexico was a blend of elegance and fun. Iryna and Stan were joined by their family and friends for a destination wedding in the warmth of the Mexican Caribbean, a welcome escape from the cold winter of Massachusetts. The day began with the flurry of activity of the […]

Cozumel Scuba Fest 2014

Scuba Fest Cozumel is an annual event on the beautiful island paradise of Cozumel, Mexico. Each year scuba divers from around the world gather to celebrate the vibrant coral reefs that made Cozumel famous and to share their passion for ocean conservancy. Events are more than just the incredible dives, they include lectures on research and […]

Riviera Cancun Wedding Now Jade – Emily and Alex

The Now Jade Riviera Cancun wedding of Emily and Alex took place on a cloudy Mexican Caribbean day at the Now Jade resort. The bride and groom from Canada traded their winter weather for the warmth of the Riviera Maya, inviting their closest family and friends to join them for a vacation wedding celebration. Despite […]

Destination Wedding at Iberostar Cancun

This destination wedding at the Iberostar Cancun was an intimate celebration for bride and groom Vicky and Lee. The couple escaped the cold winter of Canada in exchange for the warm ocean breezes of Cancun, joined by their closest family and friends for a shared vacation and wedding celebration. The day began with a fun getting ready […]

Destination Wedding at Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe

The destination wedding of Zhe and Tony was a great way to unite the families of the bride and groom from across the North American continent. From East Coast to West, the guests joined together at the Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe resort in the Riviera Maya to celebrate the love of Zhe and Tony. This was a […]

Destination Wedding Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita – Keri and Jay

Keri and Jay’s destination wedding at  Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita was a romantic fairy tale. Keri and Jay brought their family and friends to the Riviera Maya to celebrate in one of our favorite intimate venues: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita. The resort that has a cozy vibe, while the warm decor and colorful […]

Riviera Maya Wedding at Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso

The Riviera Maya wedding of Lauren and Mike was a truly beautiful and elegant event. The bride and groom wanted a grand escape from the harsh winter of Chicago and were looking forward to an extended wedding celebration with their family and friends in paradise. The Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso was the perfect fit, a luxurious […]

Destination Wedding at Iberostar Paraiso Maya – Ewa and Kamil

The destination wedding of Ewa and Kamil was a celebration of forever love, the couple has been together for 16 years and made the union of their families official at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya. The architectural details of the Iberostar are a magnificent backdrop to love, the pyramids, columns and striking sculptures and colors create […]