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Cenote Trash the Dress Riviera Maya - Lina and Marcus

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"We loved how amazing the Trash the Dress pictures looked. We wanted to do something different that most people don’t do. Our family did think we were a bit crazy but were excited to see the pictures." "DO IT you will never regret it!! It…
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Secrets Akumal Wedding - Jenna and Jill - Bride-Bride

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Del Sol Photography is a preferred vendor for Secrets Akumal weddings with luxury photo and video services – that means there is no vendor fee to hire us! "Our friends are a huge, important part of our lives and we wanted that represented…

Now Sapphire Wedding with a RAINBOW - Lisa and Garrett

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"We were debating whether or not to wear sunglasses during the ceremony. The sun the day before at the rehearsal was beating down and right in the eyes of the wedding party. As is customary, the wife was right. It turns out that not only did…

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…
Beach love bride and groom romantic portrait Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Azul Beach Hotel by Karisma Wedding - Amanda and Kevin

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"I'll start off by saying, if it didn't rain, I would have been worried. It rained when Kevin proposed, it rained at our engagement party, it rained at my bridal shower. Rain has played a part at every milestone in our life. I even teased Kevin…
Wedding beach ceremony Donkey photobomb Cabañas La Luna Tulum Mexico

Tulum Wedding - Cabañas la luna - Kristen and Thomas

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"Sanchos the donkey was a resident next door at a bar. We saw a lot of him that weekend when he would help himself to left over cocktails on the beach. He decided he wanted to be a part of the ceremony I guess! We loved him!" "We really…
Rain on the wedding day turns into epic photos with del Sol Photography

Why Rain on your Wedding Day is Awesome

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Rain on your wedding day - every wedding day plan begins without it but we believe the weddings that do find the rain get blessed. Rain is the giver of rainbows, epic sunsets with skies and clouds turning ridiculous colors of oranges and…

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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Paradisus la Perla wedding with a hummingbird! - Danielle and Vince

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There is a Mayan legend about a hummingbird. They say that after Gods had created everything they realized they had no way to transmit their hopes and dreams. So they took a piece of jade and turned it into the hummingbird. The legend says that…
Hurricane Earl amazing sky beach family portrait Fairmont Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexican Carribbean, Mexico

Hurricane Season Family Portraits - Fairmont Mayakoba

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Hurricane season in the Riviera Maya brings with it beautiful extremes of weather. Bright sunshine switches with dramatic clouds and short, intense bursts of rain. Sometimes we even have bright sun and rain at the same time! Every year we have…
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Rainy Gabi Club Wedding Paradisus la Perla - Jennifer and John

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You can see Jennifer and John’s wedding highlights video here At the end of this magnificent ride we call life you will be able to look at each other and say: "it's because you loved me my life was complete" Jennifer and John are living…
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Surprise Proposal - Diana and Erick

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"The memories and moments spent together play in my head like a big time lapse of them all. From when we used to talk on myspace "mi guerita" to yesterday having a blast here in Cancun. Thank you for accepting my for who I was 5 years ago and…
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Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding in the Rain – Celeste and Brett

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"When it started to rain (downpour!) just moments before we were set to say I do, I should have been disappointed. We planned for over a year to have our ceremony outside overlooking the ocean. Instead of breaking down, I felt a sense of calm…
Playa del Carmen Engagement Session in the Rain #Aworlofitsown

Playa del Carmen Engagement Session - #Aworldofitsown

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We took Therese and Shiran away from their pre-wedding venue visit for a Playa del Carmen Engagement Sessions. The rain had been absolutely HAMMERING down in the hours before, but stopped to leave us with empty beaches, an eye-popping turquoise ocean…
dramatic wedding portrait, Xcaret Park, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Xcaret Park Wine Cellar Wedding - Plan B Location for a Rainy Day - Chantal and Rich

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"Some say "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"...We say "when life gives you rain, head to the Wine Cellar!" - Chantal "My Husband Rich and I love to travel. It's one of our favorite things to do as a couple. When we became engaged,…
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Beach Wedding at Now Sapphire - Alayna and John

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“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ― Charles Dickens What makes a wedding day special is when we see the true emotions shining through. Sometimes it's tears, sometimes it's a soft touch…
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Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding - Erin and James

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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! "Jamie and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to have a destination wedding...…
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Almost Rainy Now Jade Wedding - Juliana and Adam

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"I promise to celebrate all the highs and to lift you up through all of the lows" - Adam's Vows "During our ceremony, the officiant asked us what else we might wish for to make our wedding day more perfect. That is when we realized we were…
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Hacienda Uayamon Wedding - Jacquie and Matt

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"We just liked the idea of running away and getting married, and that it would be more romantic if it was just the two of us" - Jackie After having travelled extensively through Asia together, Mexico was a new frontier for Jackie and Matt, especially…
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Beach Wedding at Esencia - with a touch of rain - Christine and Bryce

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"Sometimes the rain can be good to bring people together and reflect on what is most important in your life, which is your friends and family!" - Bryce Rain and indeed even the threat of it has the reputation of putting a damper on a wedding…
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Now Jade Wedding - Daynese and Chris

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I found it funny how everyone wanted to comfort me because it rained thinking I would be upset - but I know only those who are truly blessed have it rain on their wedding day. I imagined the rain drops were tears of happiness from Heaven…
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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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Principal photographers: Matt Adcock and Sol Tamargo The elegant beach wedding of Stephanie and Matthew took place on the beach of the incredible Secrets Maroma Resort and Spa. The gorgeous bride and groom did not let a little rain ruin their…
bride and groom portrait in the rain at dreams tulum hotel

Church Wedding at Dreams Tulum – Betsy & Reid

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I LOVE everything about the area. The culture, the art, the COLORS! - Betsy After visiting the Riviera Maya the last three years in a row, Betsy and Reid knew this would be THE place. As an artist and art teacher, Betsy let us know right…

Moon Palace Beach Wedding - Nicole and Jordan

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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…

Beach Family Portraits Isla Mujeres

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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…
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Trash the Dress Cenote Riviera Maya - Lauren and Mike

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This cenote trash the dress shoot in the Riviera Maya took place on a rainy day, the jungle life was in full bloom after a rainy season.  Rain is a gift, in fact it is considered LUCK on your wedding day... in this case, Lauren and Mike's Iberostar…
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Rainy day Wedding at Paradisus La Esmeralda - Michelle and Bryan

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My Son Bryan & Daughter in Love Michelle: As your mother, I only want you to be happy. Happy with each other, with your family, and with your friends. All are instrumental in smoothing the long bumpy road we call life. -Mother of Groom Michelle…

Destination Wedding at Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda - Ale and Rohan

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A destination wedding in the Riviera Maya was the ideal way for Ale and Rohan to bring together their family and friends from the far corners of the world. The couple met in 2007 in Cholula, Mexico while Australian Rohan was an exchange student…

Destination Wedding at Now Jade – Eleanor and Hazen

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The destination wedding of Eleanor and Hazen was a celebration of love and the joining of two families together at Now Jade Resort. Bride and groom are both in the Canadian Army, at first they had a hard time finding themselves in the same place…
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Destination Wedding at Dreams Cancun – Alyssa and Anthony

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Principal photographer: Melissa This destination wedding at Dreams Cancun was ideal for Alyssa and Anthony who wished to keep the celebration intimate and personal instead of having a big showy affair for hundreds back home.  Inviting a…
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Riviera Maya Trash The Dress Cenote and Beach

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Gorgeous couple Analice and Carlos travelled all the way from Brazil for their destination wedding and we are delighted that they joined us for a trash the dress session too! The newlyweds along with photographer Debora delved into the jungle…
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We don't mind the Rain Wedding - Grand Sunset Princess - Karen and Christopher

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1 Corinthians 16:14 - do everything in love Wonderful words by Karen "Do everything in love" pretty much summed up our whole experience.  Getting to spend true quality time with our most beloved family and friends was indescribable. The…
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Riviera Maya Cenote and Beach Trash the Dress - Vivian and Sean

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Principal photographer: Sol Tamargo Vivian and Sean were married in 2001 in a civil ceremony, no white dress, no princess dream wedding. Now with their own business and two small boys, the big wedding didn't seem to be as much of a priority…
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Now Jade Beach Wedding - Michelle and Brady

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"My favorite memory from my destination wedding in Mexico was my first look with Brady.  I was so stressed leading up to that point so I felt like I hadn’t had a chance to really absorb everything.  As soon as I saw Brady I felt like everything…
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Beach Wedding at Dreams Tulum - Nadège and Ian

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"We want to show the love between us but also that with and through our children" - Nadège The beach wedding of Nadège and Ian at Dreams Tulum was a real family affair, bringing together a couple in love and their children. The intimate…
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Beach Wedding at Iberostar Cancun - Suzi and Rick

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Prinicipal photographer: Sol Tamargo This beach wedding at the Iberostar Cancun was a union not only of Suzi and Rick but of their families, their children joined them in their celebration in paradise. The ceremony on the beach was an intimate…
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Beach Wedding at Secrets Capri - Shannon and Kris

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Principal photographer: Melissa The beach wedding of Shannon and Kris was a fantastic affair!  Shannon is a wedding and event planner in Canada and worked closely with coordinator Gabriela Barbosa of Secrets resorts to ensure each detail…
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Destination Wedding at The Royal Playa del Carmen - Lyndsey and Ryan

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The destination wedding of Lyndsey and Ryan was an intimate celebration of their union at The Royal Playa del Carmen. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the couple enjoyed a day full of emotions. Wedding coordinator  Lorena Viesca…
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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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Riviera Maya Wedding At Sandos Playacar - Danijela & Jared

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Principal photographer: Melissa A little bit of rain couldn't put a damper on the destination wedding of Danijela and Jared at Sandos Playacar. The love shone through and the clouds couldn't hide the light of this California couple. The beach…
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Destination Wedding at Playacar Palace - Ebony and Peter

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Principal photographer: Melissa This destination beach wedding at Playacar Palace was a day full of life, love and joy for Ebony and Peter and their guests. The ceremony on the beach was emotional, groom Peter started with the tears when…
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Riviera Maya Wedding at Now Jade - Lori and Tyler

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"My wedding will be pretty simple. I just want to be with family and friends in such a beautiful place." - Lori Lori and Tyler celebrated their destination wedding in a simple and elegant affair at the Now Jade Resort in the Riviera Maya. This…
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Cancun Wedding at Le Blanc Resort - Falatta and Steve

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Principal photographer: Melissa The Cancun wedding of Falatta and Steve at the Le Blanc resort was an intimate and elegant affair. Surrounded by only the closest of family and friends, this beautiful couple tied the knot in a day full of…

Beach Wedding at Now Jade Resort - Jacquelyn and Ed

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Rain is simply a blessing.  Rain on your wedding day is good luck right?  Just ask Jacquelyn and Ed.  In fact, this wedding is featured in our popular post, why rain on your wedding day is awesome. After dating for 10 years Jacquelyn and…
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Riviera Maya Wedding at Now Jade Resort - Laura and Andres

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"I really like the photojournalism style your photographer's employ. The photos really capture the emotions the subjects are feeling without appearing forced or staged. I also like the attention paid to the details of the wedding. Since I plan…
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Playa del Carmen Beach Wedding at Playacar Palace - Kara and James

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"No shoes allowed", barefoot was the only way to go in this beach wedding at the Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen. Ocean and beach lovers (and self-proclaimed "river rats") Kara and James exchanged vows with their gorgeous kids by their side…
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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…
Riviera Maya wedding Amarte Maroma Lolita Beach Mexico

Amarte Maroma Lolita Beach Club - Ksenia and Ben

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A destination beach wedding in the intimate setting of the Lolita Beach Club at Amarte Maroma, the perfect way for Ksenia and Ben to celebrate their love surrounded by their closest family and friends. Even on this rainy day the light shone…

Riviera Maya Photography Cenote Trash the Dress- Marissa and John

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Active couple Marissa and John were a real pleasure to shoot in this sacred cenote in the Riviera Maya. They told us they love extreme sports like hang gliding, jet skiing and scuba diving and with Marissa being a dance teacher, we knew this…

Beach Wedding in the Riviera Maya at Esencia Hotel - Rachel and Fredi

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Rachel and Fredi's destination wedding at the boutique hotel Esencia was an intimate and charming affair, full of laughs and dancing (but of course, they both teach dance professionally!) With poolside mariachi music and a delicious dinner under…

Cancun Wedding at the Le Blanc Hotel - Sheila and Nick

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Sheila and Nick's plans were to have an intimate ceremony at the gazebo with family and close friends, which is a huge advantage of having a destination wedding far away from home.  It is not uncommon for brides to not want to step in the sand.…

Surprise Engagement Photography in the Riviera Maya - Estela "Sol" and Jay

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  This post takes us back in time to 2011. Romantic Jay had decided to pop the question in the Riviera Maya during a "portrait" session with his girlfriend Estela (who also goes by "Sol"). She had no idea what was coming, and they had…