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 full on smiles.

We are so fortunate to be asked to photograph family love and celebration and in the case with Karl and Lauren’s wedding, a special tribute to Karl’s passed sister, Crystal who will be remembered on this wedding day, close to the hearts of everyone in a special locket worn by Karl’s mom, sister, and Lauren.  

Our wedding was also a hard time with the loss of Karl’s sister and my sister in law Crystal.  Although we had a happy celebration, it was missing our loving free spirit Crystal. We played some of her favorite songs in her honor.  To incorporate her presence on our wedding day Karl’s’s mother snd sister Katie and I all wore lockets with pictures of Crystal.  She was close to our hearts that day. – Lauren

In the photo of Lauren during the ceremony exhibiting her full on “Duchenne Smile” the locket catches a special highlight form the sun and reflects with a vibrant bling.  

for reference, wikipedia defines a Duchenne Smile:

A Duchenne smile involves contraction of both the zygomatic major muscle (which raises the corners of the mouth) and the orbicularis oculi muscle (which raises the cheeks and forms crow’s feet around the eyes and is uniquely associated with positive emotion.


Principal Photographer: Martina

Secondary Photographer: Valeria

Venue: Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun – Beach