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Cave Weddings

Playa del Carmen Cave Wedding – Olga + Matthew

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What do you think of when you imagine the Mexican Caribbean? White sand, blue water and probably margarita in your hand right? The Riviera Maya is (rightly) famous for its beaches, but there is a whole other side to be discovered. Anyone…
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Cenote Elopement and Trash the Dress – Cherise and Tom

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"The images Del Sol produce showed a combination of passion, intimacy, and intensity that we had never seen before. Those are the qualities we wanted in our wedding." Everyone has a different vision of their wedding day. Cherise and Tom are…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Leanna and Brennan

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Honestly, adding the TTD session was the best decision I made! Brennan and I had so much fun and the photos turned out AMAZING! They were probably my favorite wedding photos we took (yes you read that correctly)! Trash the dress-es are and…
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Dreams Tulum Beach and Cenote Trash the Dress – Joneice and Patrick

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"Trash the dress was a must for us! Hands down, we would have chosen underwater wedding photos over wedding photography!" - Joneice + Patrick Amazing wedding photography is something that many brides and grooms dream about. Some adventurous…
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Underwater Dancer – Oneness

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IN NATURE we find the magical connection with the whole. I had the honor to meet and document the art of Gabriel Forestieri: a freediver underwater dancer. The result of this meeting is definitively one of my favorite underwater FineArt Projects…
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Mayan Elopement Ceremony Experience – Diana and Luis

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"Our Love story feels like it has crossed many lifetimes." Diana and Luis are very special for us - their story is filled with miracles. We planned their Mayan Elopement Ceremony in only 2 weeks! And no matter the challenges we faced along…
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Mexico Honeymoon Experience – Expect the unexpected

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"Meeting people and getting to know another culture from folks who live in a different land is an eye opener. Witnessing lifestyles that are polar opposite to your own will put things into perspective" - Matt My cousin Sara visited Mexico for…
Bride who can't swim

Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress for a Bride who can’t swim!

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"I CANNOT swim (I THINK I can). We are adventurous though, so bring it on!" - Tracy Time and again we are blown away by brides and grooms who overcome their fear of water because for their LOVE of trash the dress photos. We have a whole collection…
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Special 20 year Vow Renewal Experience

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"Everything that we have been through together that has helped keep our marriage strong." - Sherri and Michael The most powerful bonds I've witnessed in my career are those of a family. Built through years of unconditional love and understanding.…
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Underwater trash the dress -Riviera Maya Mexico #Aworldofitsown

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Courtney was so stoked when just before we were publishing the images, she told us " Omg I am so excited! I literally have been checking the Instagram page every day! I had seen the photos of the underwater trash the dress when we were looking…
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The Catrina Sirena – A Tribute to Life on the Day of The Dead

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The first time I was taken to dive a shipwreck I was in awe. A dead, man-made structure had become a home for new life to flourish. The circle of Life and Death... happening in front of my eyes. It was beautiful, it was magical! I have always…
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You May Trash The Dress – Karla + Chris

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"The best part was the surreal feeling of being in the jungle wearing a wedding dress. We got to see some beautiful parts of Mexico and it was both of our first times in a Cenote. What an adventure!" - Karla + Chris - Tulum Mexico #Aworldofitsown After…
Cenote Weddings del Sol Photography

Una sesión de fotos aumenta integrantes en esta familia

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Luego de una sesión fotográfica, Berthil y Carlo regresaron a casa con un pasajero más en camino: un bebé. Hace 7 años, Berthil y Carlo viajaron a la Riviera Maya después de tres años de matrimonio y quisieron que este viaje tuviera…
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Surprise Mayan Wedding Ceremony Experience- Cassandra and Joel

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When you're meant to have a Surprise Mayan Wedding Ceremony, the Universe will send you one! Once upon a time a couple of young lovers decided that instead of having a regular wedding, they would Travel to Riviera Maya, Mexico. Little did they…

Super Sexy Adam and Eve Trash the Dress – Melissa and Michael

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LOVE - It is the highest vibration in the universe and the source of all life. So beautiful to witness and photograph. When in Nature there is a closer bond between lovers. Our inspiration for the Adam and Eve Trash the Dress sessions…

Anniversary Trash the Dress – Cenote and Beach

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"Love is teamwork, understanding, compromise, partnership, and having help cleaning the cat boxes are the canons of love. Great, lasting loves are nurtured by a commitment to both embracing another’s flaws and celebrating their strengths.…

Rainy Cenote Trash the Dress – Sarah and Brendan

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We love the cenotes in all their forms. Rocky or green, with full sunshine or in the middle of one of the most rainy weeks of the year! Sarah and Brendan already proved that a little rain and cloudy skies do NO harm to your wedding day. Their…
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Fairytale Mermaid Proposal – The best wedding proposal ever

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"Of course every little girl dreams of being a princess -- but my favorite was always Ariel. She could swim with all the fish and make music underwater with all of her friends... Of course she ends up marrying her Prince - Eric! How perfect…

Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Amanda and Shaun

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"Both Shaun and I seem to only feel complete by the ocean. We feel spiritual, emotional & physical contentment while being next to it and hearing the waves, we couldn't imagine joining our lives together without involving that mutual love…
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Hacienda Sotuta de Peón – Yucatán

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Hacienda Sotuta de Peón was built in the late 1800's in a little town in Yucatán. It is now a fully restored "living Hacienda”. It's a magical Journey into the Yucatan History. You can go for a day-tour or even better stay the night - either…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Susana and Jovany

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"Our trash the dress was much better than I thought! Much harder than I thought! Much more fun that I thought! It blew away any preconceived ideas we had about “Trash the Dress” or underwater wedding photography." - Susana Susana…
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Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress – Erika and Victor

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"We love doing things out of the ordinary. We didn’t know anything about "Trash the Dress" until we researched the idea which was presented by our maid of honor Mimi. Once we saw the Del Sol photos online we fell in love with the idea." "As…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Underwater Bride

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"The underwater world is completely different from the land. It brings us peace and tranquility." #Aworldofitsown Underwater Bride We had a LOT of fun with Concepción and Eugenio. They are a Chinese couple working as translators in Ecuador…
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Surprise Vow Renewal Experience – Tracy and Justin

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"ALL I knew about this trip was that we were headed to Mexico to celebrate 10 years of marriage.  Little did I know that Justin had stuffed my wedding dress and veil into a suitcase for the trip, too." This was going to be a Surprise Vow Renewal Tracy…
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You’ve never seen a maternity session like this before – the Four Elements

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"I can create an experience to connect you with yourself, with your loved ones, with the four elements. I will send you back to your life more powerful and with a greater appreciation of life’s beauty" - Sol The elements that form the…

Epic Cenote Wedding Ceremony – Cori and Dax

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While Mexican beaches remain unparalleled for their white sands and turquoise waters, we often venture off the playa during our visits. Cenote weddings and cenotes have become one of our favorite private spots to explore. We love these hidden…
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Riviera Maya Trash the Dress – Michelle and Adam

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"We didn’t even know what a trash the dress session was but when we saw the galleries on the del Sol site we instantly knew we had to do it!" "They’re such beautiful unique photos that are a once in a lifetime opportunity that we couldn’t…
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Amazing wedding Photos Underwater – Neyvi and Ernesto

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"I don't even know how to start, our trash the dress was nothing short and we have Amazing wedding Photos. Everything was perfect, I would not change a single thing about it." - Neyvi Contact us today for more information about Trash…

Adam and Eve Session – Sandra and Javier

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"Siempre le propuse hacer fotos sexys a mi mujer. Nunca me imaginé que tendría que posar yo también! La verdad es que con tal de vivir la experiencia, todo se vale!" - Javier Sexys, apasionados y divertidos, así son Sandra y Javier. Soltar…
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A bride who cant swim makes amazing underwater photographs

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When you get contacted by and are asked for underwater photos, and you just read "Bride who can't swim" on the shoot notes...it makes you start to wonder. "Naturally, the look of the amazing underwater photographs I make and the final image…
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Sunrise Beach and Cenote Trash the Dress – Sarai and Lamar

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Sarai and Lamar are a super special couple with a true strong and really obvious love connection between them. Apart from their gorgeousness there are a few special things to note about their cenote and beach trash the dress. We love that Sarai…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Sabrina and Michael

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"The Riviera Maya cenote Trash the Dress was so special for us! It was really the first time we could spend a day together, alone as husband and wife just celebrating US!" - Sabrina Sabrina and Michael followed their incredible Xcaret Church…
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A Resting Place for Julie – Cenote Tribute Ceremony Experience

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A resting place for Julie, a Cenote Tribute Ceremony Experience. 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…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Cori and Dax

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A destination wedding is a whirlwind. Not only are you hosting a wedding, you’re hosting a week-long party for your nearest and dearest. This comes with the feeling of responsibility; of being a hostess, of ensuring your family and friends…
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Riviera Maya Lost GoPro – Pay it forward experience

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*UPDATE* in less than 48 hours after publication, we found the original owners of this gopro* Someone commented on our FB post and made the connection. I'm a photographer who enjoys chasing adventure in paradise.  I have a special connection…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Can and Zhoushi

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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…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Kim and Allan

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"My Allan and I both felt like we were in a surreal world sensual and erotic.  We loved the little fish and the light streaming through the water.  We had to empty our lungs and relax to stay underwater, after realizing this trick it became…
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Mermaid Family Portrait – Cenote and Beach Trash the Tail!

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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…
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Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Lyndsey and Matthew

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"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…
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La Catrina Sirena – The Mermaid Catrina

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Once upon a time, there was a woman who loved the water and the ocean so much that found a way to stay in it for eternity. Underwater day of the dead Catrina Calavera Mermaid She became The Mermaid Catrina... she can be found in the ocean,…
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Five Days, Five Mermaids – The Making of the Catrina Sirena

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Photographs and words: Sol Tamargo Video: Marco Be sure to check out the full photoshoot Growing up in the ocean, mermaids have been always my favorite. I used to draw them all the time and now I can take pictures of them! Since I was a…
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Adam and Eve Trash the dress – Lina and Serge

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"Our Trash the Dress was our private second wedding. Pure connection, no one around, just our emotional expression captured on camera by Del Sol Photography." - Lina and Serge "At first we wanted to have unique pictures to signify our wedding…
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Adventure Photo Tour – Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Trish and Charles

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There is always a first time for everything.  Usually, when we see one of our clients they have never been to a cenote in the jungle.  Our adventure photo tour begins with veterans to the cenote world.   Charles and Trish are back for a round…
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Cenote Mayan Wedding and Trash the Dress – Erika and Nathan

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"I love being in the water... If I had one wish, no joke, I would wish to be a mermaid. To be able to get the chance to have this photo shoot is something I couldn't have imagined let alone it become reality." - Erika Every destination…
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Adam + Eve Cenote Trash the Dress Couple’s experience- Emily and Scotty

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“When I first saw Emily I thought she was the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. Five years later I saw her again - this time I had to make it happen!” - Scotty Adam Eve Cenote Trash the dress Emily and Scotty have an amazing connection…
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Underwater Family Portraits – Dana, Anthony + Roma

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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…
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Cenote Photo Adventure – Isabel and Fernando

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Text in English below ;) Nos encanta ponerle un toque especial a cada cosa que hacemos. Cuando Sol supo que Isabel estaba comprometida, le pidió hacer una sesión de compromiso, a lo que Isabel respondió: " A mi novio no le gustan…

Riviera Maya Cenote & Beach Trash the Dress – Betsy & Reid

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I love the chances you guys take, and the beautiful photos that come from them. I want those gorgeous, va va voom photos!!! :) - Betsy Betsy and Reid are both teachers, and coaches. Reid coaches football while Betsy coach high school soccer,…

Cenote Trash the Dress – Suzannah and Josh

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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……
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“Adam and Eve” Cenote Trash the Dress – Lorraine & Tom

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"Tom and I meet in the mud on the “East Side” of St. Louis which is known for its gentleman’s clubs.  We love telling this story because we love seeing peoples’ faces when we say that.  The truth is, we meet while doing a mud race.…

Cenote Trash the Dress – Elyse and Geoffrey

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Shooting underwater photography is one of the hardest photo sessions we will ever ask a client to participate in.  First, the water is very cold, especially when compared to the tropical heat of the Riviera Maya.  After some time practicing…
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Cenote Trash the Dress – Bharati and Matt

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When I see this two, I see complicity, the way they look at each other, hold each other, play together, laugh and love ...  ahhhh, the perfect match, world travelers and adventurers ... From the moment we picked them up until we said good…

Cenote Trash the Dress – Nazia and Matt

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Nazia arrived with an already semi-trashed dress, she literally danced it to pieces on her wedding night. We're just lucky our team member Polly, with a masters degree in fashion, brings her emergency sewing kit everywhere she goes!  After…

Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress

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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…

Cenote Trash the Dress – Kendra and Sergio

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When Kendra and Sergio first contacted us, they told us how much they loved our photography and wanted us to shoot their wedding and do a Trash the Dress shoot.  We are so thankful to have clients who trust our creative vision not only to cover…

Cenote Trash the Dress – Viki and Cliff

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What do you do the day after your wedding? Hit the beach, hang out with your friends and family or stay in bed? Viki and Cliff laughed in the face of convention (and possibly hangovers) and instead rocked their cenote trash the dress session! Al…

Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Zaray and Jesus

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We are lucky enough to be asked to swim with our clients underwater.  Wedding dresses were not meant to be treated like this and yet somehow, we keep getting asked to photograph them underwater and in exotic environments.  Every day we must…

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

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"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…

Riviera Maya Trash the Dress Cenote and Beach

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This Riviera Maya trash the dress shoot was a fabulous day of adventure and passion for newlyweds Vanessa and Trevor. This sweet Canadian couple began the journey in the jungle of the Riviera Maya. The rustic buildings of the cenote site created…
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Britta Uschkamp Lingerie Cenote Fashion Shoot

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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…

Cenote Trash the Dress Riviera Maya – Elsa and Arthur

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"Your pictures, especially your trash the dress photos, move us. Pictures are like art, they invoke feelings, even though the people in the pictures are not us. Your pictures capture a story, and also a special moment in time. We've looked through…

Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress

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This Riviera Maya cenote and beach trash the dress was a day full of laughter and fun. Newlyweds Hilary and Josh are avid travelers and adventure seekers, they love to kayak, hike, bike and explore so we were eager to meet them and introduce…

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…
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Riviera Maya Trash the Dress

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This Riviera Maya trash the dress shoot was an overdue celebration for Paula and Oswald. The Cancunense couple had been married six months when they joined Del Sol Photography for an underwater trash the dress shoot in a cenote. Paula is a wedding…

Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Kristy and Jace

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 "When I'm underwater I get goosebumps! These kind of images are a contradiction between the cold cenote water and the fire between the newlyweds. I see the fire in the way they look at each other, in the way they touch, in the way they playfully…

Cenote Trash the Dress with a Tattooed Groom

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"What makes us "cute" is the fact that Billy is about 8 inches taller than me. He has a sleeve of tattoos and dark brown hair making him look like a "bad boy." I stand at 5'1" with zero tattoos and blonde hair, making me look sweet and innocent.…

Riviera Maya Cenote Maternity Session

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There is something very special about photographing a cenote maternity session. The little life about to burst into the world is the epitome of how amazing nature is. Here in the Riviera Maya, we have many many beautiful cenotes. The lush,…

Aerial GoPro Drone Beach – Cenote Trash the Dress

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"As a photographer and a lover of the natural world around me, I have always been intrigued by aerial photography.  With my drone, I am free to discover a new world.  It's a magical and refreshing feeling for an artist to have.  As technology…

Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Prima and Viput

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The Riviera Maya trash the dress session with Prima and Viput was an incredible day for all of us! This dynamic couple traveled all the way from Thailand after finding Del Sol Photography's website, they wanted a sexy trash the dress shoot and…
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Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress – Robin and James

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Robin and James are simply a trophy couple... they are perfect underwater and Robin is practically the definition of an underwater mermaid bride.  They incorporated props, smoking a cigar and even a bottle of sparkling water underwater, who…

Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress – Winnie and Harry

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"The minute I saw Sol's trash the dress photos, I knew I wanted to do the same. I love how all her photos look bright and vibrant and everyone looks natural." - Winnie We are so thankful that we can take our clients on Photo Adventures…

Riviera Maya Mermaid Adventure – Ping + Mai

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A tour into the jungle, we wanted to look for a mermaid in one of our local cenotes of the Riviera Maya Mexico #Aworldofitsown The day began in a hidden cave, with the traditional copal smoke filling the space, it looked like a magical wonder!…

Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress – Patty and Carlos

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A trash the dress session in the Riviera Maya was the perfect way to celebrate ten years of marriage for Patty and Carlos! The couple told us they wanted to enjoy this adventure and have the photographic memories before time and age betrayed…

Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress – Rachel and Don

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Honeymoon in Cancun and adventure in the Riviera Maya, Canadian newlyweds got married in Toronto before flying south to start their lives together as husband and wife. Rachel and Don joined photographer Debora in the jungle of the Riviera Maya…
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Riviera Maya Cenote Trash the Dress – Jessy and Jason

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This trash the dress shoot in a cenote in the Riviera Maya was romantic and HOT! Adventurous couple Jessy and Jason were so excited about the adventure that they joined photographer Sol days before the wedding! Bride Jessy brought a second dress…