Sol Tamargo – Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer
Style of shooting: Motion and Emotion, plus Sexy!
Natural light, artificial light, low light, super hard sun light… Underwater light!
I can dance with all, in any situation and deliver ART.
I started my photographer career at age 10, borrowing my dad’s film camera (with no film in it) and going out to take photos at the park. I was very shy, so the camera was my way to interact, to observe the world from a “safe” angle. Later on, with film on it, I played dress up with my sisters, cats and I found a reason to live, to be happy and inspired .
Looking back at those early years little did I know how much a universe will open to me, as I continue “playing”
My favorite is always LOVE and Nature, with magical sensual fairy dust all over the place. I LOVE, LOVE to shoot underwater, so if you’re considering a Trash The Dress, please look at my portfolio! especially the Adam & Eve sessions.Imagination is something I cultivated since I was a young girl. Growing up in Cancun, I played mermaids all the time, painted mermaids, and now I photograph them!
My professional wedding photographer career started 15 years ago. I dreamt (literally, I had a vision in my sleep) I was photographing brides, at the beach.
The next morning I woke up and said: Hey!!! I AM A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!!! YEAH!!!
Off I went to make my dream come true.
To cut a long story short, in 2005, I met Matt Adcock, a passionate amazing artist from Georgia USA. He became my best friend, my partner who changed my life, by teaching me the real techniques to create amazing photography.
Together, we founded Del Sol Photography.
I am in love with life, with creating magic every day and it will be my honor to share my joy and art with you.
Besides the Wedding day, I have a bottomless bucket full of things to do. I am an explorer, a diver, and expert in Riviera Maya and other parts of Mexico. I travel a lot to discover new places to take you, I know secret gems in almost every corner in the region.
I speak Español (native language) English, and a few words in Mayan. I speak Shark, Whale, Ceiba Tree, Cat, and other Mother Nature languages.
I’m also in charge of ” Fundación Del Sol por el Arte”, developing ways to give back to Mother Nature, Community and Womanhood.
I’m currently writing a book about Finding the Artist in You, and traveling around to develop new romantic experiences in Mexico.
After 15 years shooting weddings and taking travelers a step beyond traditional weddings, we are evolving and “designing experiences” – Del Sol Travels is born!
Now you see in my portfolio images of people experiencing amazing nature, spiritual places and custom made ceremonies. Check out Del Sol design experiences!
Loving Nature, Loving Romance and living in such a gorgeous place allows me to stay inspired and eager to share this magic with you.
Linked below are a collection of magical moments at weddings and photo experiences:
Favorite Recent Weddings:
- The Impossible Wedding “The Very First Wedding IN The Ocean” at Cozumel
- Sarai + Lamar, interacial, Latino and African American families merge into one at Excellence Riviera Cancun
- Courtney + Ryan Wedding at Viceroy Riviera Maya Boutique Resort
- Yesenia + Jason Wedding at Akiin Tulum
- Sayeh + Pedram Persian Wedding at Rosewood Mayakoba
Trash the Dress
- Maggie + Albert Save the date
- Isla Mujeres Family Adventure
- Danny + Loretta + three boys
- Family Session and Trash the dress
Architecture & Traveler Experiences
- Chable -“The Best Hotel in the World”
- Sotutade Peon, Hacienda Viva in Yucatan
- Nizuc, Luxury Resort
- Zoetry Villa Rolandi, Isla Mujeres
- Belmond San Miguel de Allende
What keeps me inspired ?? Creative Projects!! This is where I apply all my crazy ideas, try and learn new things and skills.. and of course CREATE new Experiences for our clients:
Sol is an Internationally Award-Winning Photojournalist and an industry leader in creating breath-taking images of love. You can view her award winning images here: Sol’s Awards
Proud to be the only Mexican and women named by American Photo Magazine as one of the Top 10 Photographers in the World.
Also one of the only wedding photographers we know who has an image featured on the cover of a National Geographic Magazine.
Check out Sol in action in the slideshow below!
Here is what our clients have to say about Sol:
“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 in the water, it will be AMAZING! This entire vision all came about because of Sol… she’s the one who turned the dream into a reality!” – Susana the Mermaid bride
“Sol has the most amazing energy. I really have no words to describe how happy I was to have such positivity radiating around me during my hair and makeup session. At the wedding I felt so confident seeing the entire team hard at work, while remaining invisible and not interfering with the party.” – Lisa
“I love photography. It’s a big part of my life both at work and for pleasure. I was nervous that finding the right photographer was going to be a major task. We came across del Sol when we were searching for venues early on and the photos grabbed me immediately. I would liken Del Sol’s style to street photography more than event photography. In a word, ‘moments’. Moments happen once and happen fast, and how and IF they are captured makes the difference between a photographer and a great photographer! We ended up using the del Sol archives to find our venue. While going through it became apparent that as talented as Sol is, she is surrounded by a number of very talented photographers. My comfort level couldn’t have been any higher and it was by far the easiest decision we had to make during our planning.” – Adam
“My experience with Sol and the ladies of Del Sol was pure heaven!!! I loved your energy. The day was honestly like I was hanging out with girlfriends – and we just happened to capture some of the most stunning photos ever while we were hanging! I felt like we were all just playing. Collaborating and giggling and trying stuff, and not really caring if it didn’t work. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much through a shoot. Definitely kindred spirits, that’s pretty awesome. Sure beats being posed by a man into his version of sexy. This felt like true feminine power – the whole experience was fluid and intuitive! Honestly I can’t say enough about it. I had the greatest time. I can’t wait to come back and have a drink with you all! – Allison
“The beautiful picture you sent us literally made me break out in happy tears. My eyes literally water as I write this and look at the picture. It makes me so happy words cannot describe. This is us in all that we are, Jorge always making me smile and always being my constant. He is our pillar of strength and light. Even in life’s darkest moments he manages to put a smile on my face. The love I feel looking at this picture is pure bliss. Complete and utter happiness and everything I could have ever wanted and more. Thank you to Sol and the Del Sol team for being there to share in our special day. Sol made me feel comfortable and instantly connected to her. I’m eternity grateful that we had the privilege to work with her.” – Nicole
“Tomamos la decisión de hacernos el trash porque siempre quisimos tener unas fotos sexys como pareja. Unas fotos lindas que pudiéramos disfrutar y conservar de por vida. Al principio existieron sentimientos diferentes, expectativa, temor, pena, curiosidad, miedo, incertidumbre… En fin, un sin número de sentimientos porque no sabíamos cómo se iba a desarrollar toda esta aventura. El pensar en desnudarte frente a personas que no conocíamos era algo que nos daba un poco de pena. El desenvolvernos debajo del agua nos daba temor… Su equipo nos dio tanta confianza y seguridad al momento que pudimos hacer un trabajo que parecía complicado y penoso. A medida que iba transcurriendo el tiempo nos sentíamos más tranquilos, seguros y felices de lo que estábamos haciendo.” – Muchas gracias de verdad a las tres personas que hicieron un trabajo excelente con nosotros. Gracias por su entusiasmo y alegría porque con eso nos ayudaron a soltarnos más y a sentirnos en confianza. Gracias por su apoyo, buen trato, excelente atención, amabilidad y paciencia. Era una excelente e inolvidable experiencia.” – Sandra
“Sol and all of the del Sol team have been nothing short of amazing. They made sure everything during our planning process (photography wise) got done. They were very attentive when it came to listening to specifics that we wanted photographed during our big day. When it came to wedding day, Sol and assistant showed up to our resort with such great energy and excitement. You can really tell that the Del Sol Team are passionate about photography, love their jobs. It DEFINITELY shows in their work!!!! We could not have been any happier with our experience with them. We recommend them to anyone and everyone planning a destination wedding or event!!” – Ashley
“We would describe our experience with Sol and the rest of the Del Sol family as truly a once in a lifetime experience. I remember telling Sol and her assistant numerous times on our wedding night that they were geniuses. The definition for a genius is someone with exceptional ability, especially someone whose intellectual or creative achievements gain worldwide recognition. And we truly believe this definition applies perfectly for Sol and everyone apart the Del Sol family. Just seeing Sol and the rest of the Del Sol Family work so passionately was a truly inspiring experience. I can honestly say that I left feeling motivated and inspired to do my work as passionately as Sol. She just makes everything seem so fun and easy. We hope to be able to work with you all again in the future… maybe next time in another part of the world :)” – Sarai + Lamar
“Having Sol and Vanessa capturing our wedding day was a wonderful surprise! They are both so unbelievably talented and creative. Their dedication to capturing the perfect photo every time is inspirational. At one point, Sol was in the ocean up to her knees (fully clothed!) and Vanessa was crouched down in the sand to get the right lighting and angle. Sol’s free-spirit personality is refreshing and really helped us feel comfortable in front of the camera. It was so encouraging to see Sol and Vanessa’s enthusiasm when they captured a great shot. The entire del Sol team is professional and incredibly helpful. Even with the long distance between us, the planning process was seamless, straightforward and a lot of fun! We were always well informed and they were very quick to respond to all our questions along the way. We can’t wait to plan our next photo – shoot with del Sol!” – Celeste
“When Sol walked in the door of my hotel room, I instantly lit up! I felt her energy immediately. She was so focused, professional, and went right to work. I felt instantly close to her and instantly trusted her and I had never even met her before! You can tell that she is born to do this.” – Sophia
“Sol’s work is amazing (the entire team has an amazing portfolio), and very artistic! Flawless! Working with Sol is like having the sun hug you and wrap you in warmth. She has one of the best personalities of anyone I’ve ever met! She’s energetic, spontaneous, adventurous, and a true artist. She’s a little ball of energy and I wish I could be around her every day!” – Natalie
“When having the pictures taken you will have no idea how amazing they will turn out. It is impossible to appreciate how great the pictures will be while having them taken. Remember, trust Sol, she has such a flair for life and the work she does.” – Lorraine + Tom
“When I met Sol and Polly I felt so lucky to have them as our photographers. Sol and Polly are an amazing team. They are able to capture the essence of the moment. You just feel you are in the presence of greatness. They are such kind and capable people from the moment we met I knew we were in great hands. I love Del Sol’s style of photography. Playing with the light… it seems they can feel the love and bring it to the photos they create.” – Johanne
“Our experience with the Del Sol team was fantastic! Sol is one of the most beautiful souls I have ever met (no pun intended!) Her positivity and energy were so very infectious!”
“You guys really think outside of the box which, for people very uncreative about photo ideas, we really appreciate! You guys really put in the elbow grease to get great shots for your clients.”
“Everyone on the team seemed to share Sol’s positivity and upbeat personality. The team was also very professional and were very transparent and upfront about contract stipulations, payments, etc. It could not have gone smoother with you guys in charge.” – Kelsey + Adam