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Cecilia Dumas Photography

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(Rated 4.5 stars with 15 reviews)
Rated #35 of 110 Photographer Reviews on BDW
About:
Cecilia Dumas is a professional photographer that targets Cancun and other areas within the Yucatan Peninsula. She takes amazing photography that will leave you speechless! If you want a photographer that spealizes in creating a fairytale love story through each picture, Cecilia Dumas is your answer! www.CeciliaDumas.com

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Angelicaorozco

By Angelicaorozco, · 0 Comments

Pros: The photographer was nice and smiley.
We hired Cecilia Dumas photography for our wedding. She send One of her assistants to  take our wedding pictures in the playacar palace hotel in Playa del Carmen. They charged us $1200 usd for 58 pictures. The pictures were nothing special. Not creative at all. We needed to give the photographer ideas all the time. The pictures came out very mediocre. Not happy at all with the results and the high price we had to pay. Not recommend it. You can have better pics for half of the price. 
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vinoli

By vinoli, · 0 Comments

Cecilia  Is the rising star in authentic photography. one of the best photographers in the world. I have witness the sheer quality of his pictures. I highly recommend him.  
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AlisonSpicer

By AlisonSpicer, · 1 Comment

Pros: The photos were ok.
Cons: NOT FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS. If there's something done incorrectly, it will not be fixed.
First I have to say that Cecilia did not photograph our wedding, but I did set everything up with her prior to our wedding. She was very kind and flexible to send her assistants to photograph our day. All went smoothly, until it came time to receive our photo album, which cost $250. I know that price doesn't seem like a lot when planning a wedding, but it's still a chunk of change that could go towards other expenses. We (finally received our album nearly 6 months after our wedding, but in the process of being shipped, was damaged, which I brought to her attention immediately. After showing very few friends the album, it literally fell apart (due to the initial damages from shipping). Again, I let Cecilia know what had happened with the album, and sent photos. She agreed to send out a new album. The new album finally came, several months later, and the new album had photos tripled and duplicated on SEVERAL of the pages. This was very frustrating, as you could imagine. I sent Cecilia another email with photos of these mistakes. Her response was that the printing company did a good job on the album, and since they included all the photos, it shouldn't matter that they're tripled and doubled on each page. Who would be proud of that kind of work? She went on to say that we mistreated the book, denying that it had been damaged during shipping, and that if it was, in fact, damaged during shipping, we should have expected that to happen when having a destination wedding. I asked her to correct the problem by having the album reprinted and sent correctly, or to give us a refund, since we now have no album to show our friends, or family. She refused. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PHOTOGRAPHER. 
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anickerson

By anickerson, · 0 Comments

Pros: Fun to work with, Organized, Prompt, Assertive but Discrete, Creative, and much much more!
Cons: Absolutely Nothing
I have only AMAZING things to say about Cecilia Dumas. My mom and I found her online while planning my Playa del Carmen wedding. We got quotes from my top choices and she was by far the most affordable! She was quick to answer any questions we had throughout the planning process. Cecilia has a great personality and is very upbeat. Her and her assistant Paola worked very well together. We booked Cecilia for 6 hours so she showed up while my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. She took several pictures of decorative details, of me alone, and of me and my girls all before the wedding to save time. During the wedding she got amazing pictures from all angles but was never distracting. The emotions she captured takes me back to our wedding day every time I look at them. After the wedding she took group pictures quickly so everyone could enjoy the cocktail hour. The bridal party stayed at the beach to get all of the fun pictures we had planned. She even had a print out of several picture ideas I had sent her so she could make sure she took them all. There were several people on the beach that didn’t seem to notice they were wandering around in our pictures, but Cecilia was very assertive (but kind) and able to clear the way so our pictures were taken quickly. Josh and I stayed on the beach with her to get couples photos before the reception. We got so many pictures in a short time because she was quick to tell us where to go and what looked good. At the reception, Cecilia got pictures of EVERYTHING that was important. She was with us for 3 hours at the reception. The pictures really show how beautiful and fun it was! We also had Cecilia do a trash the dress session. We met up with her 2 days after our wedding and had a blast in our one hour session. She kept us moving and took pictures constantly. I was nervous about the session but we ended up having a blast! She is a genius with her camera and our pictures turned out SO gorgeous! Cecilia took close to 2000 photos between the 2 sessions! She was very quick to edit and send the photos too. She mailed me our pictures the week after our wedding! She sent me an email saying she decided to edit extra pictures (for no extra charge) because she got so many good ones. She mailed us hard copies of all the edited photos, a beautiful photo book, and cds with all the pictures from the wedding including digital copies of the touched up photos. Cecilia made the whole photography process exciting and simple. She was fun and made everyone feel comfortable. We are so glad we found her and are so thankful that she got so many candid photos that remind us of how amazing our wedding day was! She is the best!   She Posted a ton of pics on her website from our wedding and trash the dress. Take a look!!   Wedding: http://www.ceciliadumas.com/ceci/index.php/full-weddings/Audrey-Josh-June-17-2013-The-Royal-PLaya-del-Carmen   Trash the Dress: http://www.ceciliadumas.com/ceci/index.php/full-weddings/Trash-The-Dress-Audrey-Josh        
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agale86

By agale86, · 0 Comments

Pros: Fun and easy to work with, super talented, organized, creative, quick turn around on pictures, and SO MUCH MORE
Cons: Nothing at all...
I have only AMAZING things to say about Cecilia Dumas. My mom and I found her online while planning my Playa del Carmen wedding. We got quotes from my top choices and she was by far the most affordable! She was quick to answer any questions we had throughout the planning process. Cecilia has a great personality and is very upbeat. Her and her assistant Paola worked very well together. We booked Cecilia for 6 hours so she showed up while my bridesmaids and I were getting ready. She took several pictures of decorative details, of me alone, and of me and my girls all before the wedding to save time. During the wedding she got amazing pictures from all angles but was never distracting. The emotions she captured takes me back to our wedding day every time I look at them. After the wedding she took group pictures quickly so everyone could enjoy the cocktail hour. The bridal party stayed at the beach to get all of the fun pictures we had planned. She even had a print out of several picture ideas I had sent her so she could make sure she took them all. There were several people on the beach that didn’t seem to notice they were wandering around in our pictures, but Cecilia was very assertive (but kind) and able to clear the way so our pictures were taken quickly. Josh and I stayed on the beach with her to get couples photos before the reception. We got so many pictures in a short time because she was quick to tell us where to go and what looked good. At the reception, Cecilia got pictures of EVERYTHING that was important. She was with us for 3 hours at the reception. The pictures really show how beautiful and fun it was! We also had Cecilia do a trash the dress session. We met up with her 2 days after our wedding and had a blast in our one hour session. She kept us moving and took pictures constantly. I was nervous about the session but we ended up having a blast! She is a genius with her camera and our pictures turned out SO gorgeous! Cecilia took close to 2000 photos between the 2 sessions! She was very quick to edit and send the photos too. She mailed me our pictures the week after our wedding! She sent me an email saying she decided to edit extra pictures (for no extra charge) because she got so many good ones. She mailed us hard copies of all the edited photos, a beautiful photo book, and cds with all the pictures from the wedding including digital copies of the touched up photos. Cecilia made the whole photography process exciting and simple. She was fun and made everyone feel comfortable. We are so glad we found her and are so thankful that she got so many candid photos that remind us of how amazing our wedding day was! She is the best!   She posted a bunch of our wedding pictures on her website. Take a look :) Wedding: http://www.ceciliadumas.com/ceci/index.php/full-weddings/Audrey-Josh-June-17-2013-The-Royal-PLaya-del-Carmen   Trash the Dress: http://www.ceciliadumas.com/ceci/index.php/full-weddings/Trash-The-Dress-Audrey-Josh   If you have any questions about her feel free to contact me.   -Audrey
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Linou

By Linou, · 0 Comments

Pros: simple and unforgetable
We are from Canada and we never went to Mexico before, I found Cecilia on the Internet and every review I read was positive. Cecilia is great she make me feel comfortable and was very open mind, the day of my wedding she drove to my resort (Princess) and did take few pic at my room and after that we were suppose to get pic at Isla Mujeres but it was rainning and we stick to Cancun, when I saw the water there it was magnificient, I will never forget! we did do our photoshoot, it went very fast do, so be sure to know what you want in your album, be prepare and let her know before! It took about a month after to receive the album and again it was even more beautiful than the picture WoW WoW, Long life to Cecilia, we are planning to go again with the kids this time and I will hired her again for sure (for family pic) Love you Cecilia xox
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Sherrid

By Sherrid, · 0 Comments

Pros: Fun, responsive, professional, great to work with, talented
Cons: Nothing!!
Cecilia Dumas was my photographer for my wedding on May 7th in Cancun. Cecilia was wonderful to work with, she provided me with pricing and answered all my questions very quickly and professionally!  Cecilia and her assistant Paola showed up right on time on the wedding day and were wonderful to work with, they even helped with my dress!!  I am blown away by how amazing and beautiful my photos are, Cecilia and Paola did a wonderful job!!  Everyone who has seen the photos are incredibly impressed and keep commenting on how good of a photographer Cecilia is!  I highly recommend her!!!                                                               
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cbrown12

By cbrown12, · 0 Comments

Pros: Quick & Proffesional
I was planning a wedding at Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa in the Riviera Maya for May 2, 2012. While looking online I found Cecilia. Her prices were very reasonable compared to many of the other Cancun photographers and MUCH better priced than the resort. She showed up ahead of schedule and hung out with the girls while we all got ready. Our wedding was on a Wednesday and she delivered the pictures (prints and disc) on Friday around 2 p.m. The pictures are beautiful. Everyone says they look like something from a magazine, postcard, or fairy tale! I am so glad I chose Cecilia!
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aharrison01

By aharrison01, · 0 Comments

Pros: very professional, artistic, fun, responsive
Cons: no cons
I used Cecelia Dumas for my wedding on March 23, 2012 and she was AMAZING!  I met with Cecilia last summer in Cancun and we hit it off right away.  She is very professional, easy to work with, and has an awesome personality that made the photo shoot fun for everyone.  My husband hates photo shoots but by the end even he was very into it, suggesting photos for his groomsmen and having fun with it.  I received quotes from a ton of places and her prices were very reasonable.  She was also able to recommend several other vendors (hair/make-up and wedding planner) that were also great to work with.  In addition, I received the pictures very quickly after the wedding and they all turned out perfect.  I couldn't have asked for more from Cecilia and would very highly recommend her to anyone.
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Alexandra Chave

By Alexandra Chave, · 0 Comments

Pros: Creative, artistic.
Cons: No cons
We meet Cecilia in our first trip to Cancun to plan our wedding, we loved here work.. She showed us her worked and even recommended venue since we were scouting venues by that time.
She was super responsive, she also had a photobooth which my husband really wanted to get one, we negociated the price with her. We hired her for 7 hours of photos plus 2 hours of photobooth. We had bad weather the day of our wedding which means good luck and happiness for your marriage. This didn't prevented her for taking great pictures, we were lucky between the rain and ran a took lovely photos in the beach and gazebo. She is super fast getting us all the photos, we got our wedding photos, cd with all originals, album and prints in a month right when we returned from our Honeymoon. It is great to relive that moment.    
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emmy1

By emmy1, · 0 Comments

Cons: Nothing!!
We had Cecilia for our wedding on 28th July 2011, but i had booked her the year before. Cecilia was so kind and professional, and my emails were answered almost immediately. I had looked at many photographers websites before deciding on Cecilia, and im so glad I picked her. We booked her for 3 hours, our ceremony was at 5pm so Cecilia came to my room at 4:30, and took loads of pics of me, my dad and bridesmaids. I was so nervous at this point and didnt have a clue what to do, or how to stand, but Cecilia and her assistant were brilliant. They told me exactly where to stand, where to look, how to place my hands etc. If it wasnt for her direction I would have been a quivering wreck!! We had 40 people with us and i was worried that we wouldn't get all the pics in the 3 hrs, but it was more than enough time. We got married on thursday and Cecilia told me that she had weddings for the next 3 days so wouldn't be able to edit my photos straight away but to ring her monday and we would arrange to meet in the hotel lobby tuesday. Cecilia delivered the photos as promised, with the cd attached. The package of 3 hrs was $1300 usd which got us around 100 photos printed and then around 800 pics on cd which we could print as many copies as we wanted from. In England photographers almost never give you the rights to the cd or if they do they charge a fortune for it, so I thought the package was a bargain!! We have had such great comments from everyone back home. everyone has said the photos are like something out of a magazine shoot, which is definitely what you want to hear about your wedding!!!  I would tell anyone planning on getting married in cancun, hire cecilia dumas if you want amazing photos!!            
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prettypigpig

By prettypigpig, · 0 Comments

Pros: creative, talented, good communication, affordable, efficient
Cons: none
We did an engagement pics session with Cecilia last June.  It was AMAZING, FUN, ROMANTIC! Highly recommended to brides who are on a budget, want nice wedding pics and want them FAST! Cecilia can turn pics within 3 days with prints and edited pics on CD!  
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Pros: Unbelievably talented; very prompt to responding to emails; made our wedding come to life through pictures; has a way of making you feel comfortable
Cons: absolutely nothing but good things to say! Not one negative :)
I had trouble deciding on our photographer, but finally deciding to go with Cecilia was definately the right choice for us!  We emailed back and forth for what seemed like a hundred times before the wedding; she was always so quick to respond and always answered my questions.  She and her assistant arrived at our resort at 3:30 on our wedding day and we had them until 6:30.  It was just my (then) fiance and I at our wedding, so we didn't require a lot of coverage; 3 hrs was more than enough!  We had Hurricane Paula give us a scare but it stopped raining for our ceremony and gave Cecilia a gorgeous sky to photograph behind us!  She captured all of our important moments-getting ready, 1st look, ceremony etc., then we did shots on the beach and around the resort until it got dark.  Cecilia and her assistant came back the following morning for our Trash the Dress session (we had her for 1 hr for this and again, that was plenty!)  The storm had passed by then and the colors of the sky and water were totally different than the day before!  Just gorgeous!  Cecilia gives great direction, thank goodness, bc I had no clue what to do so I happily obeyed her commands-look down, look at each other, kiss, look at me; she was so funny!  On our wedding day, it was getting close to dark and she told us-ok it's almost dark so I'm gonna get bossy now :)  She's so funny!  Our TTD pics are just greatness, they are by far my favorite shots from the whole event and I still cant believe that's us!  She met us at the airport on Saturday as we were leaving with the prints (edited and retouched), all pics on a DVD and when we got home, I had our slide show waiting on me via email.  I was amazed she did it all so quick since she shot us on Wednesday and Thursday and it was all done by Saturday-unbelievable!  Let me just say I hate to be photographed and will do anything I can to avoid it, but Cecilia made me feel so comfortable and I'm still amazed how beautiful our pictures came out.  They are beyond anything I ever imagined they would be and I have a hard time believing that is me in the pics!  She captured all the magic of our day and told our love story in such a perfect way, and I have the most amazing photographs that I will cherish forever.  Now that the wedding is over, I can definately say that splurging on your photography is definately worth it, without a doubt.  I definately think you get what you pay for on this issue!  Thank you Cecilia for being part of our special day and capturing our magical moments in a way that I will cherish forever! (I can't add pics to the other photo's so I'll try to add a few here)
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ReeRee

By ReeRee, · 0 Comments

Pros: Just amazing, great to work with, responsive to e-mails, very talented
Cons: none
Cecilia Dumas was amazing.  She was so easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable during the photo shoot. She came to the hotel room around 4pm with two of her assistants.  She took a picture of me getting ready from 4-5pm.  After the ceremony, we did some group photos and then just the two of us, and we met back up with all the guests on the beach and we did more group photos.  Then me and hubby went to the hacienda next to the hotel to take more pictures.  We had Cecilia for 3 hours 4 – 7pm, but by the time we got back to the restaurant for dinner reception, it was already close to 7, so I told her to stay extra 30 minutes and we’ll pay extra for that so she could get some pictures at the dinner.   She told me that she won’t charge extra but just pay a tip to the assistants.  We met at the airport on the day we are leaving to exchange the money and the photos.  She gave me pictures and the CD with all the pictures with edits and the rest of the pics, about 375 photos.  I am planning on doing a photo shoot with her next year again for our one year anniversary in Isla Mujeres where the colorful buildings are since we didn’t have time to shoot there this year.   Can’t wait for more of her amazing pics!
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amieejo87

By amieejo87, · 0 Comments

Pros: Absolutely Amazing Photographer, organized, prompt, courteous, she works hard to make your pictures special and unique
Cons: I have no cons! she was amazing
I can not say enough about Cecilia!  I will admit I was another worried bride about my wedding photography but from the time Cecilia arrived to the resort (right on time) to the finished product she was outstanding.  She helped me stay calm before the wedding and even helped with my dress when an unexpected dilemma took place.  She went out of her way to keep the wedding running smoothly! I couldn't believe the special moments she captured at the wedding.  She was so professional and never interfered with our big day.  The amazing pictures of my wedding speak for themselves! I couldn't have chose a better photographer!  Thank you Cecilia!    
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