Matt Adcock – Creative Director / Co-Founder Del Sol Photography

Matt was named as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine and Huffington Post titled Matt a “Wedding Trailblaizer” for his innovations with underwater trash the dress photography.  His work with Janine was published all over the world after he produced a video outlining a difficult circumstance that happened to her. He was later interviewed by CNN and his work has appeared published on every national TV network throughout the USA and in tens of thousands of websites all over the world.  He is also a frequent contributor for Huffington Post.

Matt has been shooting weddings for 17 years overseeing over 1000 events, originally from Atlanta GA.  He is currently based out of Playa Del Carmen Mexico and is available for travel worldwide.  His travel for destination weddings has taken him as far as Thailand and Hong Kong.  He has worked extensively throughout the USA covering events and has had a major focus on destination weddings throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Recently, He has been focusing on designing unique experiences, no longer referring to his work as a photo session.  These epic shoots include work as as a family vacation photographer, designing custom elopements and unique vow renewal experiences in amazing places.

Read more testimonials about Matt in his bio page. We particularly love this one:

Matt is an artist of the most talented company that I’ve met…He doesn’t capture a moment but captures a story, captures light, love, chapters and tells a story without words, songs or recordings.  That in itself is what makes del sol magical! Del Sol Photography is not just a company, it’s an experience, a bond, an art, a lifetime experience, a blessing, a feeling! Matt captures love, life and moments that are the most magical and that in itself what makes him stand out and that is a gift that lasts a lifetime. – Rashan

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Mahekal Beach Wedding – Sasha and Scott

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It's amazing LOVE  and travel brought Sasha and Scott to have a Mahekal Beach Wedding in Playa del Carmen.  We asked them why they love to travel and choose a destination wedding! #Travelforlove -Mahekal Beach Wedding in Playa del Carmen. Scottie…
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Tulum Family portraits – Roxy, Travis and Setareh

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"A picture will say 1000 words, but it will also invoke a deep memory and a remembrance of a moment. And that’s what I wanted to capture was the moment." - Roxy Words and photos by Matt Adcock - tulum family portraits This is the story…
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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Elopement – Jorie + KC

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"Neither of us has really ever traveled out of the country, so we wanted to share the experience together" Eloping - just you and your loved one going away to say I do - is an amazing reason to travel and discover new parts of the world. You…
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High School Sweet hearts- Four Seasons Ocean Club Wedding

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This is the epic love story of two high school sweat-hearts, Morgan and Brett's Four Seasons Ocean Club Wedding.   They told me they love to travel and even more they love the beach and Caribbean waters..  Having a tropical paradise as part…

Blue Venado Beach Club Wedding – Alexis and Julien

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The most amazing moment was right after the first look (which was overwhelming, especially for Lex) and right before the ceremony. We had those 10 minutes for ourselves. We forgot about you and all the guests and were just able to enjoy each…
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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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Tulum Boutique Villa Wedding – Ashley and Dan

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"I would highly encourage other brides and grooms to enjoy a vastly different perspective of this earth. Not only for the big day, but to experience and interact outside of your home country." - Dan There are many amazing locations for destination…
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Couples Beach Boudoir Experience – Dreams Tulum – Chelsea and Jake

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Couples Beach Boudoir Experience Tulum's beaches are world class. White sand slipping off into turquoise Caribbean waters. Quite rightly Tulum is an amazing destination wedding location - after the wedding day it's not over though! Chelsea…
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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…
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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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Vermont Wedding – The Ponds at Bolton Valley – Lauren and Aaron

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Over time, our relationship strengthened and we continued to have great adventures together. :This is the story of Lauren and Aaron's wedding - The Ponds at Bolton Valley Vermont. In nearly a decade of shooting weddings, I've been lucky enough…
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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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Pink Romance Vow Renewal Experience

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Would you fly to Mexico and leave your trip in our hands? Well, Audrey and Richy did! We met them 9 years ago, when we photographed their Trash The Dress. Their photo session turned into the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Every day…
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Guadalupe Chapel Xcaret Park Wedding – Delilah and Anil

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One of the most amazing destination wedding venues in Mexico has to be the Guadalupe Chapel Xcaret Park. The vast cavern is a cenote with water surrounding the altar. A giant, carved ceiba tree, revered by the ancient Maya's as a bridge to the…
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Playa Blanca Panama Weddings

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Playa Blanca Panama Wedding Photographer - Royal Decameron golf, Beach Resort and Villas We are very fortunate to travel around the world. One of our favorite wedding destinations in Playa Blanca / Farallon Panama.  We could spend weeks and…
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The impossible wedding – Susana the mermaid bride and Jovany

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"We had a wedding planner who told us: "you can't get married in the ocean, it's much too complicated. So we thought, ok, we'll get married on the beach like everyone else. Then we met Sol. She told us "you HAVE to do it! You have to get married…
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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…

National Geographic Traveler Magazine Cover – Del Sol Photography

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Recently we visited the amazing city that time has forgotten, Havana, Cuba.  As fate would have it, we were chasing a couple in love on their honeymoon.  #TravelForLove As pure travel photography lovers, we toured the city and shot just about…
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Playa del Carmen Wedding El Taj Condo Hotel – Holly and Matthew

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Q.     What attracts you to del Sol Photography? We really want to get to know our clients and this becomes a challenge with the virtual bride or groom and internet planning. We would really love to know why we meet your expectations as a…
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One day I woke up and realized that somehow I am making photos that blow my mind.  Honestly, how did I get lucky enough to take photographs below the surface of the ocean? I seek to be humble and continue to pinch myself daily and thank God…
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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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Bloom Lake Barn Minnesota Wedding – Heather and Kyle

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Unity ceremonies come in all shapes and sizes - candles, sand, locks, crosses and braided cords of rope. They are all lovely and symbolize a very powerful union between two people. However, our motto for our wedding was to do things in…
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Hurricane Wedding Experience – Vanessa and Tony

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I have been to hundreds weddings and they almost follow the same story... bride gets ready, bride walks down aisle, ceremony, first kiss etc.. I remember showing up at the ferry pier the day before the wedding, with the locals telling us,…
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St Simons Island Wedding – Rachel and Andrew

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Family legacy is a beautiful thing and wonderful to celebrate for a St Simons Island Wedding. Your wedding day is the perfect time to express how much you cherish your family's love. As you move into the next phase of life it's a meaningful…
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Now Sapphire Beach Wedding – Andrea and Ed

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"The whole week at Now Sapphire was perfect. We really loved the fact that we were able to spend quality time with our guests since we do not get to see them often.  Seeing all of our friends from different times in our lives was also special…
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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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Wedding Mulberry United Methodist Church – Joanna and Mark

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"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…

Soliman Bay Wedding – Julie and Don

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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…
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Playa Paraiso Vow Renewal – Mike and Claire

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"We had planned this trip with friends to go back to near where we got married and it happened to be around the time of our 5 year anniversary. So I wanted to surprise Claire with a little informal fun. Having our daughter with us, and the kids…
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Del Sol Photography – Contributors for the Huffington Post

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We are proud to have our work shared with a global audience. Specifically, we would like to thank the Huffington Post for featuring us in so many articles and for constantly asking for our images to serve as features for their stories.  With…
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Beach Wedding Riviera Maya at Secrets Maroma – Stephanie and Matt

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"I have also seen some of your albums where it was raining and you made the absolute best of it... It almost looked as though diamonds were falling from the sky! I like the confidence in knowing that even rain can't stop you guys from doing…
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Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Photo Experience – Del Sol Photography

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For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination - Hugo Pratt We love beauty, it's our life and our passion. We love whale shark photo tours !!!  We live in a gorgeous place and experience…
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Havana, Cuba National Geographic Magazine cover photo love story

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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 National Geographic Magazine cover…
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Thailand Trash the Dress Experience – Koh Samui Thailand

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"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…

Beach Family Portraits at Paradisus Resort – Lauren and Mark

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Family love and family legacy is what keeps our wheels spinning. It's an honor to be asked to photograph a wedding. We are over the moon when we have the same clients visit us again with new additions to the family! Lauren and Mark were married…

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Peter is a tech innovator and entrepreneur who spends his days designing luxury mobile phones at his company Mobiado. He's also very passionate about travel, exploration, scuba and freediving. He made plans to visit several incredibly unique…
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Viceroy Riviera Maya Resort

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We're always excited to meet and work with professionals from our industry, locally or internationally. This summer, the Viceroy was kind to invite us to their Riviera Maya resort to meet event and wedding planning experts from Mexico and the…

Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen Resort Weddings

The Grand Hyatt - A luxury beach resort in the heart of Playa del Carmen The heart of Playa del Carmen is its famous 5th Avenue, a cosmopolitan shopping and dining strip that runs parallel to the beach-bar lined white sand and turquoise waters…
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Beach Family Portraits Playa del Carmen – Rashan and Aric

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The beach family portraits shoot in Playa del Carmen was a day of fun in the sand and sea for Rashan and Aric and their gorgeous little lady! We first met Rashan and Aric back in 2010 at their Rosewood Mayakoba wedding and trash the dress…

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 Wedding at Al Cielo

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A Riviera Maya wedding at Al Cielo hotel is always intimate, elegant, chic and FUN and the celebration for Evelyn and Peter was all of those things and more. This charming California couple met in San Francisco through a mutual friend and since…

Wedding Photography Awards – Matt

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It is always an honor to receive wedding photography awards and we are pleased to share with you some of Matt Adcock's award-winning images. The ISPWP (International Society of Wedding Photographers) is an organization of the world's top wedding…
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Mayan Wedding Cenote Ceremony at Tulum Mexico EcoPark

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One of the most amazing types of weddings are those that are Cenote Wedding Ceremonies.  This is a special event for e because Anel and Luis actually had 3 ceremonies in total.  Based out of Tulum Mexico, these three amazing ceremonies happened…
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Riviera Maya Wedding at Caleta Tankah – Anel and Luis

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Principal photographer: Matt Adcock - #destinationwedding Weddings in the Riviera Maya are very popular and the professionals who work in the industry are outstanding at what they do. So when the manager of weddings at Now Sapphire asked…
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Riviera Maya Trash the Dress – Nara and Rafael

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Principal photographer: Matt Adcock This trash the dress shoot in a cenote and on the beach was an honor and a pleasure for Del Sol Photography. Nara and Rafael traveled all the way from Brazil with the dream of becoming mermaid bride and…
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Georgian Terrace Atlanta Wedding – Jessica and Sebastian

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Matt recently took a trip back to his hometown of Atlanta to photograph Jessica and Sebastian's glamorous wedding. I am always honored to travel and cover weddings in some of the most historic ceremony locations. The Georgian Terrace Atlanta…
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Beach Wedding at Secrets Maroma – Julia and Brian

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Julia and Brian's beach wedding at Secrets Maroma was a grand celebration. A gorgeous venue, dancing, dining and a good time for all their friends and family. The couple started out as friends and discovered love after a few years of working…
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Fearless Photography Awards – August 2013

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Fearless Photographers is a directory of over 2500 wedding photographers from all over the world who are not afraid to push the limits and innovate in their craft. Being selected as a "Fearless Photographer" is an honour, an even bigger honour…
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Riviera Maya Events – The Bravest Race Xplor

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Principal photographers: Sol Tamargo and Matt Adcock The Riviera Maya is home to a wide variety of events every year and Del Sol Photography is always thrilled to be able to capture all the nature, culture and adventure we possibly can. The…
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Puerto Vallarta Wedding at Villa Premiere – Bethany and Mike

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Principal photographers in Vallarta: Matt Adcock and Sol Tamargo A trip to Puerto Vallarta for a destination wedding was a dream come true for the family and friends of Bethany and Mike AND the Del Sol Photography team! This was a fun wedding…
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Riviera Maya Wedding at Grand Velas – Kristin and Courtney

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The Riviera Maya Wedding Grand Velas of Kristin and Courtney was a truly BIG celebration! This fun couple from "Hotlanta" celebrated their nuptials at the Grand Velas Resort, one of the finest luxury venues in the Riviera Maya for a destination…
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Tulum #Destinationweddings – Katharine and Saul

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Tulum #destinationweddings This beach wedding in the Tulum private villa "Casa Chic" was an intimate affair full of love and light. Katharine and Saul are an adorable couple and obviously madly in love. Surrounded by their closest family…
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Riviera Maya Photography Cenote Trash the Dress – Rhonda and Francisco

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Principal photographer: Matt Adcock After their beach wedding in the Riviera Maya, Rhonda and Frank joined Del Sol Photography in the wilds of the jungle for a cenote trash the dress photo shoot. It is such a pleasure to really get to know…
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RAINY wedding in RED at Hotel Esencia – Christina and Anthony

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This wedding was super unique for us. The ceremony took place at dusk and exceptionally on a side of the Hotel Esencia boutique wedding that we have only seen one other time.  Michael Henry, event designer planned this dusk event with RED…
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Rehearsal Dinner at Hotel Esencia – Christina and Anthony

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A destination wedding means bringing family and friends from all over to join you in celebrating your love in paradise. They offer the opportunity to spend some very special quality time with your loved ones, an extended trip to bond rather…
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Riviera Maya Photography Experience

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For Del Sol Photography the connection goes much deeper than "client and photographer". This is my story of a Riviera Maya Photography Experience after an amazing proposal, and an EPIC destination wedding love story.   and getting…
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Cosmic Ceremony Esencia Hotel – Caroline and Tyler

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Caroline and Tyler's wedding day was full of good vibes and love. Their Mayan ceremony was held on the pristine beach at Hotel Esencia, one of our absolute favs in the Riviera. Maria and Charlie's unique 'Cosmic' ceremonies are always incredibly…
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Riviera Maya photography experience Trash the Dress

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A few days before their destination wedding in paradise, adventurous couple Elaine and Egan joined Del Sol Photography for a HOT Riviera Maya photography experience and trash the dress shoot in a cenote in the Riviera Maya. In a fantastic pink…

Riviera Maya Wedding at Iberostar Paraiso Lindo – Jackie and Matt

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  The is the Riviera Maya Wedding Iberostar destination wedding of Jackie and Matt.  This adorable couple was a delight to work with and made the day such fun. Both Jackie and Matt are very close with their families, their bridal party…

Cancun Wedding Riu Palace Peninsula

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A Cancun wedding Riu Palace Peninsula style... simple, elegant and romantic, exactly what newlywed couple Melanie and Scott had dreamed about. The Riu Palace Peninsula is a beautiful venue, one of the newest resorts in Cancun, offering luxury…

Cancun Destination Wedding Moon Palace Resort – Gadhi and Keith

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A dream wedding in Cancun for lawyers Gadhi and Keith at the beautiful Moon Palace Resort! This lovely couple has known each other since 2001 and decided to tie the knot in Mexico after falling in love with Cancun and the Riviera Maya during…
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Family Legacy with the Douglas’s

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The Douglas family holds a very special place in our hearts!  We first met Marc, an award-winning Canadian photographer, and his wife Melanie back in 2007 and traveled to the Dominican Republic to capture their destination wedding at the Majestic…