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Genya & Erik - Shenko Photography

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(Rated 5 stars with 30 reviews)
Rated #13 of 110 Photographer Reviews on BDW

Hello! We are Genya & Erik, destination photographers in love :)

Yes! We are that unique team of photographers you are looking for who are in love with each other, with our profession, and in love with life.

Being wedding photographers in Mexico and living in the most beautiful place in the world is generating in us a complete and perfect blend of happiness, because indeed, we are a very happy couple!

We are photojournalistic destination wedding photographers based in Cancun but working all over Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, US and far beyond. We love both weddings and traveling, so combining these two passions together we get our biggest joy and satisfaction, which we love sharing with the world.

Mexico as a wedding destination offers you the rich diversity of sites for your special celebration. You can delight yourself on the Pacific shores of Puerto Vallarta or Los Cabos or you can pamper your senses in the turquoise blue water of the Caribbean sea in Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum, Isla Mujeres or even Cozumel Island.

Whatever you choose, it will be our pleasure to be your photographers and to tell your love story through the poetic series of true photographs taken from our personal and unique perspective.


Member Reviews

Pros: Outstanding, artistic, professional, genuine, friendly
Cons: - No -
My husband and I came across Genya & Erik's website and found exactly what we wanted. They have an exceptional ability to capture unscripted emotion in every situation. Our wedding photos are so beautifully honest and warm, they are just so... ''us''! And in addition to being outstanding photographers and artists, they are amazing human beings. Their professionalism, warmth and genuine enthusiasm for their work impressed us and everyone at our wedding who met them. My parents fall in love wi
Pros: creative, natural, spontaneous, wonderful photos
Cons: none for us
We are absolutely thrilled with Erik and Genya’s creativity, imagination and all the work they've put in to build the most amazing memories of our wedding celebration at Riviera Maya last April. They made us all feel so comfortable, and at ease, without pushing us  and our guests to do things in a diferent order than we wished or in different places. These guys were very flexible, comprehensive and creative at the same time – couldn’t ask for more! From the moment they started taking photos of
Pros: Beautiful energy & spirit, experience full of love and joy, fantastic photos!
My husband and I live in NYC but we decided to get married in Huatulco, Mexico, in a beautiful place on a cliff overlooking the ocean. We were so grateful to have found Genya and Erik who flew down to meet us in Huatulco to be our wedding photographers. The most wonderful thing about Genya and Erik is seeing how much love and respect they have for each other. They know what love is because they have personally experienced it and that allows them to capture real moments of connection between peop

By OmiLaso, · 0 Comments

Pros: Best photographers ever with a unique artistic view
Cons: No!
Oh my goodness :D Genya and Erik Shenko are amazing!! The photos they have taken of our wedding day are absolutely mind blowing and they are so stunningly beautiful - I just can't describe it in words. It seems unbelievable that two persons with cameras could move through a crowd of people, snapping photos at perfect angles and timing, without anyone noticing their presence -  my wedding album is proof that this is exactly what happened. With Genya and Erik it felt as if it was a long-time frie

By MarMarie, · 0 Comments

Pros: Friendly, easy-going, responsive, captured Awesome Moments, organized
We were drawn to Shenko Photography for their documentary/photojournalism style, and the fact that they absolutely LOVE love and capturing it! Reading about Genya and Erik along with seeing their beautiful work really wanted us to try to work with them, along with their love of animals. It seemed like we were meant to work together - Shenko donates a portion of their profits to animal rescues in Playa del Carmen, and the rescue we volunteer for here in Minneapolis works very closely with the sam

By Corisan, · 0 Comments

Pros: amazing quality, perfectly catch the moment, creative, easygoing, fun
Cons: non!
After choosing to spend the rest of our lives together, to celebrate our love and commitment to one another in a destination far from home in one of our favorite places, the Mayan Riviera, one of the most important decisions we had to make in regards to our wedding was choosing a wedding photographer. We wanted a photographer who would not only capture all the events of the day, but also all of the emotions that went along with it. Our wedding planner sent us several photographers to choose fr
Pros: Beautiful, organic, artistic, friendly
Cons: XXX
My husband and I hired Genya and Erik (Genya + Erik Shenko Photography) to work our wedding knowing that they have a talent for capturing the most natural of moments with a lens! Their photographs speak for themselves. The most important aspect of our wedding for us was capturing those unique moments with our dear people. The end result was something we will forever  cherish... When we first saw our wedding photos, we were overjoyed with how beautiful and organic the photos were. Besides for bei
Pros: Absolutely everything!
Cons: non!
Geya + Erik Shenko photography is a husband & wife photo team that we came across through a recommendation from another photographer. They reside in Cancun, Mexico and I was so happy to have found them! Photography was the biggest part of our wedding, for us. We love contemporary photography, and photos that catch those raw moments that we probably miss. I looked on their website, and their portfolio was amazing! All I kept saying was "ohhhh" and "ahhh" at almost every picture. I also loved

By StephLop, · 0 Comments

Pros: Creative, professional, friendly
I found Genya and Erik after MONTHS of researching destination wedding photographers. I chose Shenko Photography based off of their competitive pricing, creative portfolio, and ability to combine an “Engagement/practice” shoot, with our “Day Of” wedding shoot, and an Underwater Cenote shoot. Genya was also very helpful leading up to my destination wedding, as she is local to the Cancun area and very knowledgeable about vendors in the area that she has worked with (florists, event planners, etc).

By JennJosh, · 0 Comments

Pros: Super friendly with incredible eye, great final product!
Cons: we wish we had so much more time with them =)
Working with Genya and Erik was one of the best parts of our wedding!  There are so many reasons we would highly recommend them:  We loved working with a husband and wife team, rather than a photographer and assistant - it was such a great vibe. Genya and Erik were very friendly, reliable, and flexible.  We planned several sessions and they were always prompt and communicative, and we were able to alter some plans as things shifted during our time in Mexico.  For folks interested in an underwate

By KayBe, · 0 Comments

Pros: It was great to have such a talented and loving couple provide demos to keep us on the right track
When we decided to plan for a destination wedding we had heard from a lot of people its sometimes better to find someone outside of the resort. We started searching and came across Shenko Photograpty and fell in love with their style and knew we had to hire them to capture our big day. We first met this couple a day before our wedding for a pre-wedding day photo session. Eriк and Genya were very enthusiastic and easy going which worked perfectly for us. They helped us to become more comfortable

By andreaberretta, · 0 Comments

Pros: Punctual, Relaxed, Professional and Fun
He have just got to see the first sneak peak of the work Erik & Genya did for our wedding, and I have to tell you they have done a perfect job capturing all the important moment of that special day. I am anxious to get to see the full amount of pictures they took and relive every moment.    In that day and during all the event they managed to have different angles of all of the things that where going on and I'm sure we made the right decision when we choose to have them as our photographe

By AlinaR, · 0 Comments

Pros: Easy to work with, fun and very creative!
Erik and Genya photographed our wedding last November. My husband and I had an amazing experience with them. They captured our wedding day better than I could have ever imagined. I love looking back at the photos and having all those memories rush back to me. They were so easy to work with. Fun and very creative with their work. They listened well to what we wanted and were willing to go the extra mile to make sure that we enjoyed the experience as well as capture the amazing moments from our w
Pros: talented, creative, positive, professional
Cons: NO
Genya and Erik were not only our photographers but they became our friends. Truly genuine beautiful people who are blessed with such talent! And the cutest couple! I wouldn’t hesitate even one second to recommend them for wedding photos (or really any occasion). We got married in Tulum this past January. From our first contact before the event, they were extremely engaged and responsive, they helped us come up with our schedule and kept us up to date on items we needed to think about having to d
Pros: punctual, honest, professional, creative, fun… and they are in love!
Cons: xxx
Erik and Genya are simply fantastic photographers. Both of them have an amazing eye for potential photos!    The most important thing when choosing a photographer for us was personality, we realised our photographers would be such a big part of our wedding as they are with us the entire day. Erik and Genya were patient, creative and yet enthusiastic throughout the entire day. Jerom and I trusted in them  100% sins we first met this couple for our pre-wedding photo session three days before our
Pros: professional, friendly, responsible, pleasant
Cons: XXX
Initially we found an italian photographer for our destination Wedding in Tuscany, but later I saw Shenko Photography‘s pictures and it was love from the first look! :wub:  We cancelled our previous contract and made our choice on Genya & Erik. I have to say, we never regret it!  Guys are incredible! They both have passion to photography and this is reflected in every shoot. Important for us was to have "live" photographs with true emotions rather than "frozen" pictures. We discussed all our

By MBK, · 0 Comments

Genya and Erik are excellent wedding photographers and are highly recommend! We had the pleasure of having them capture our entire wedding day as well as Day 2 white party in Cancun Mexico in December of 2014. We were so pleased by their professionalism, punctuation, attentiveness, eye for special moments, and incredible imagination. We planned our wedding for an entire year and had decided to use Shenko Photography at the very early stages of our planning. Throughout the duration of the plannin

By CHRISTINA20, · 0 Comments

Erik & Genya are AMAZING!!!  They captured our wedding day to the T and they went above and beyond to make our special day completely captured.   So professional and generous with their time and talent, I feel so blessed to have had them be our wedding photographers.  They are the sweetest couple and so patient and giving and we definitely plan on using them again.  I cannot say enough on how wonderful they are and what wonderful photographers they both are.   And how they also captured our

By Joo, · 0 Comments

Pros: Great photographers, instructors and personnes =)
My fiance and I are from Hong Kong and we travelled to Mexico Cancun for vacation in March 2014. We were planning to take some pre-Wedding photos and fortunately we found Genya and Erik over the internet. We booked a cenote underwater + beach photo shooting with them. They were simply AWESOME!! We are not good at swimming and posing for photos at all, however Genya and Erik were very patient and professional, they gave us the confidence. They are both great photographer and instructor too! We

By Xanagaz, · 1 Comment

Pros: Teamwork ; ideas ; backup ; professionalism ; opened to suggestions
Cons: Only in Mexico
Once upon a time, in spring 2012, there was a wedding on a beach. When many people can only think of the few classic shoot everyone does in this kind of set, Genya & Erik used everything to make as many various pictures as they can. Every rock, every bush was good enough to try a shoot. Some was even at different time of the day   so they made advantage of any light they could. Their teamwork was awsome to see : when one takes safe shoot, building a solid base for the book, the other lea

By KatiMish, · 0 Comments

Hello to every one who is sitting online and looking for professional photographers! I would like to share my experience with Genya & Erick. I found this incredible couple online for my wedding that was in June. The photographers work as professionals, really they know what they do! Package prices are reasonable. Trust me, you will not find a better deal. Before I found this couple, I made a huge search online. I was enjoying all day working this couple, and I got very very beautiful foto!!!
These guys could not have been more wonderful! Not only did the pictures turn out beautiful, but they were so professional during the sessions. When we got the proofs, we could not believe the monents they were able to capture! All this and they never once made us feel uncomfortable o less important because we were 2 men marrying. We could not recommend them more!

By forsurej, · 0 Comments

Pros: style, consistency, professionalism, backups
Cons: none
To whom it may concern:   Through numerous search engines and time consuming interviews, we noticed Shenko photography that has showed their exquisite work and a style that only they can create. My husband and I had an amazing experience with Genya and Erik in December 2013. We were happy to find out the uniqueness of these photographers to genuinely care about getting to know their clients; also, they are responsive and professional. Moreover, they share the happiness and a moment of love wit
Pros: Excellent!! Better than our expectations! Friendly, professsiona, unique ideas :)
Next Monday we are going to celebrate our anniversary as a husband and wife, but memories of our ceremony in Cancun are still bright and fresh, thanks to Genya and Erik! Guys did their job professionally, creatively and with high quality, we felt, as an old friends came to shoot our wedding – so easy and funny was our photosession. Thanks to them, our memories were captured in the best way and will stay with us for many many years to come! Thank you, guys!

By ElenaK, · 0 Comments

Pros: Creative, high energy, communicative, price, artistic, talented
We truly enjoyed working with Erik and Genya on last May 2013 for our trash the dress photo session in Cancun. I’ve heard many stories from my friends how stressful it was to have wedding photography. However, we absolutely enjoyed every moment with this beautiful, genuine and creative couple. All the process of photo shooting was spontaneous, natural and cheerful. Since they are a married couple, the instructions for pose felt genuine. When I had an idea, they didn’t miss it and turned that

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