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Octavio Montes Photography

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(Rated 4.9 stars with 46 reviews)
Rated #13 of 110 Photographer Reviews on BDW

Photography, Video and Webcasting. Available for your wedding or event.


MISSION: At Octavio Montes our mission is to record images that can transmit feelings and emotions reflected in those unforgettable moments.



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By AMCKoehl, · 1 Comment

Octavio and his team were very easy to work with, when we first contacted him via email he responded right away and set up a time for a phone call, he called us right on time and we were able to negotiate a price that was in our budget for photos and video. He was very approachable. We got married in Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe in Riviera Maya last May 2016 and we had contacted their photography team but they never got back to us so we decided to look elsewhere and that's when we found Octavio's

By JCWedding, · 0 Comments

Pros: Quick to communicate, fit in our budget, friendly
We had our wedding at the Barcelo Maya Palace in May 2015. While a planning a destination wedding, we did a lot of research for local photographers in the area and finally decided to contact Octavio and his crew. Upon contacting him, he responded quickly, efficiently and was very friendly. We were able to find a package that fit our budget and needs (both photography and videography), and really felt that he would do the best job to capture our special day. Boy, were we right! Octavio and his cr

By HOWARD360, · 0 Comments

Pros: Easy to work with and great quality shots
Cons: None
I'm writing this so that other people having destination weddings in foreign countries can feel more comfortable with their photographer.  I know I was nervous about pre-paying for services in Mexico. We were married at the Marriott in Cancun back in June 2013.   My wife to be gave me one job for the wedding and that was finding the photographer so I couldn't mess that up!   Octavio was very professional.  He came on time even though the weather was miserable and other people/services includin

By Jen1019, · 0 Comments

I was married in July in Cancun, Mexico. My husband and I hired Octavio Montes Photography to capture our wedding day. He did an outstanding job. He took amazing picture and we had so much fun with him. He was professional but laid back; you can tell he really loves what he does. After the wedding we received our proofs before we even got home from our honeymoon. The hardest part was trying to narrow down our selections to be edited. They were all so amazing it took my husband and me a long time

By Christinedrc, · 0 Comments

We got married at the Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe in June 2015. We found that Octavio's prices were FAR better and more affordable than the resort photographer. Even though you have to pay an outside vendor fee at the resort, we found that it was still cheaper to use Octavio. Although he personally was unavailable, we worked with his other photographer and a backup. The pictures came out amazing. We got everything that we asked for! Octavio was always available for questions and always answered q

By historiemaker, · 0 Comments

I had my wedding at Barcelo Maya Palace in July and hired Octavio to do my photography and his partner for my video. Octavio was always quick to respond to my emails and answer my questions. Being that we were never able to meet prior to the wedding day, there was always some lingering concern that he might not show up in time or that the resort would have issues allowing him and his team in...HOWEVER, no such issues occurred and Octavio was there exactly when we had agreed he would be. His tea

By TinkerSofi, · 2 Comments

Pros: quick response, great pictures, fun to work with
Cons: I wish I could have hired him for longer
We got married in August at Azul Fives and hired Octavio to do our photos and video. I can't say enough good things about Octavio.   Before getting there:    Octavio was always prompt in answering all my questions and putting all my doubts at ease. Some of my biggest questions were about the time to have the ceremony at, the time I should allow for each part of the wedding to make sure that I got the pictures I wanted. His experience was great when it came to this and I followed his suggesti

By cometgirl, · 0 Comments

We got married in May at the Barcelo Maya Beach resort in Riviera Maya and had Octavio take our photos. He did a great job on our photos and was very flexible with what time we wanted.  He was so easy to deal with in organizing it from afar and had some great ideas for pictures.     Check out his website...www.octaviomontes.com
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By susie q, · 0 Comments

My husband and I were married at RPM in June. After researching many photographers in the Cancun/PDC areas, we finally went with Octavio. He was quick to respond, easy to work with, and he fit into our budget. We got our photos and they are great! I love them! I am so glad we went with Octavio! Check out his site: www.octaviomontes.com     

By CassandraTyree, · 0 Comments

I am getting married at the NOW Sapphire resort in Mexico next month and I learned about Octavio Montes from my travel agent.  Another bride who recently got married at the same resort used Octavio Montes and he came highly recommeded.  From the 1st time I e-mailed him he was very responsive, providing prompt feedback and very detailed information about his services.  His website is easy to navigate and provides all the information you need to make an informed decision when selecting a wedding p

By mack6215, · 0 Comments

Pros: Straight forward, competitive pricing, friendly, & accomodating
Cons: None
Ladies, please just relax and book with Octavio! :)  I spent hours looking for a photographer within our price range.  I finally came across Octavio (www.OctavioMontes.com) and loved his work. I also searched his name for any reviews I could find and never came across one complaint. Can I also say that he was straight forward with everything.  My wedding is in 2 weeks and I did not correspond with him like I should have.  Once I realized how close my date was, I got on top of it and e-mailed him

By izzy1, · 0 Comments

Pros: Very responsive
Cons: None
Our dream wedding located in Mexico cancun at the moon palace golf and spa resort august 2015. We had researched many wedding photographers but upon perusing BWD happily came across Otavio Montes (www.octaviomontes.com) with whom when we looked into further not only had competitive prices but his reviews and portfolios of people's weddings were very impressive. With that in mind we contacted him by email and not only has he been very helpful he has also been very responsive thus far putting our
Pros: Quick with responses, Professional!
Cons: None
My Fiance and I were extremely nervous and completely undecided about photographers for our Destination wedding.  We viewed several photographers portfolio's and after getting several quotes the quality would be there but the cost was way beyond our budget.  I stumbled across Octavio's page by accident and after viewing his portfolio on Facebook.  I was wow'd by the quality of the photo's.  Upon contacting him and receiving what seemed like an instant response, I had the opportunity to view othe
Pros: None
Cons: Quick with getting back, working with your budget, loves his videos!
If anyone is looking for an amazing photographer/videographer to capture your special day then Octavio Montes is an excellent choice. I did not want to go with my resort photographer because I did not want to pay the price for poor picture quality for my special day. A bride suggested Octavio to me so I decided to check him out. His site is very straight forward and it has all his package information listed there along with prices. Which I truly love, instead of having to wait to find out what I
Pros: Quick reply and packages available on website
Cons: None
We are getting married this August 2015 and one of the most important tasks I had pending was to find a great photographer. I was searching for wedding photographers in the cancun, playa del carmen and riviera maya area to photograph our beach wedding. After contacting several photographers and receiving extremely expensive quotes, I came to Best Destination Wedding and found the vendor reviews section. I came across some great reviews for Octavio and I reached out to a few of the brides to ask

By MandD2015, · 1 Comment

We got married on 2/21/15 at Now Sapphire!!! When planning our wedding, my fiancé and I had two things that we saw as non-negotiable and had to work them into the budget (1) a great DJ and (2) a great photographer. Let me just say that Octavio Montes Photography did not disappoint. When planning I did a lot of research and emailed many photographers. I knew what type of photography I was looking for and after looking at many photographers portfolios, I decided on Octavio.  I am so happy that I d
My fiancé and I will be getting married at Secrets Silversands Resort south of Cancun this April.  Our resort includes a photographer but we wanted to hire an outside one based on their reviews/website.  Octavio has been super friendly and easy to work with.  We did lots of research and looked over many photographer options.  We decided to finally go with Octavio based on his portfolio and the prices for his outstanding work.  We look forward to working with him and his staff for our special day

By DCWED14, · 1 Comment

Pros: Fast response, Fair pricing, Beautiful samples
Cons: None
My fiance and I will be getting married March 2015 in Riviera Maya. We have rented a private villa located on the beach between Cancun and Play Del Carmen to stay and for our beach wedding and reception. One of the hard parts about planning destination wedding is trusting the world wide web when it comes to picking different vendors for the big day. I researched many diff photographers before deciding to work work with Octavio Montes Photography. There website, http://www.OctavioMontes.com , is

By lydiasusi, · 0 Comments

Pros: reasonable rates, quick response
I will be traveling to Riviera Maya next year, and getting married at Secrets Capri.   Since I seem to be the one taking charge of all the decisions in the wedding department :P I decided to choose Octavio Montes as my photographer!!!   I am more than thrilled that he has pricing that is affordable, considering his great work.   There are so many photographers with amazing talent, so narrowing your choice down to one is not easy.   http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/blog/michelle-dony-m

By ccarmo10, · 0 Comments

Pros: Fast Replies, affordable prices
Cons: none
I'm getting married next year July 3rd, 2015 at Now Jade Rivieria Maya. After do a lot of research , we decided to go with Octavio Montes. From the initial email he has been great to work with, fast replies and very professional. His work looks amazing and prices are affordable. You can find him at  http://www.OctavioMontes.com .Can't wait to see how our photos come out!!!  :D   
Pros: price, ease in communication, professional, timely
Cons: none
I am getting married at the Secrets Capri on November 7, 2014.  After a lot of research for photographers, we've decided to go with Octavio.  From my initial email to Octavio he has been very prompt in his replies and even called me to discuss details so that nothing was lost in email translation.  His prices are extremely reasonable and his work looks amazing.  I read several great reviews about Octavio and though we haven't had the photos done yet, all of the communicating and work we've done

By Fgd72614, · 0 Comments

Pros: professional, efficient, gorgeous work
I absolutely loved my sister in law's wedding photos! causeyb21 posted a review in October 2013 as well about Octavio. My brother and sister in law got married in Playa del Carmen at The Royal and the pics turned out so great that I have decided to use Octavio for my July 2014 wedding at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso in Playa too.  I contacted him for first time in January and he returned my email within a couple of hours.  He has been very responsive to me all along and I feel very comforta

By meowybells, · 0 Comments

Pros: Beautiful pictures, professional, easy to work with, had a great time, afforadable!
Cons: None
I cannot be happier with my wedding photos! My only regret is that I didn't book him for longer, and did not have a TTD photography session.  When I booked them for the wedding, it was about 6 months out. They were easy to contact via email and responded quickly. Everything is straightforward, no hidden fees, and payment was done through PayPal. Octavio came with one other team member, Erika. They came earlier than agreed to set up and chat about what I wanted to do.  It was a good thing Octa

By myra21, · 0 Comments

Octavio was absolutely amazing! He was very patient, efficient and creative. I was so happy with all of my pictures. So many friends and family were amazed with my wedding pictures. I highly recommend him to any future bride.  The following is his website: http://www.OctavioMontes.com.  He is a photographer for Cancun, Isla mujeres and Riviera Maya. My husband and I got along great with him. Great personality and easy to work with.  

By WhoopsyDaisy, · 0 Comments

Pros: Beautiful photography, reasonable rates, easy to work with.
Cons: None!
I could not be happier having chosen Octavio Montes as my photographer for my wedding in Tulum. His photography is beautiful, some of the adjectives my family and friends have used to describe my photographs are "astounding, amazing, surreal, stunning, spectacular" just to name a few. He was easy to communicate with, prompt, professional, puts you at ease and patient! (I have a 2 year old son, who at least 50 times, ran in front of a photo, and Octavio just humored him, and actually let him help

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