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We found Derek & Lorena from Photos in Cancun through BDW and on-line searches. After contacting a number of Cancun area based photographers we decided to go with them based on their work, price, communication and positive reviews - we are so glad we did!
Upon arrival to our hotel (Secrets Maroma Beach) Derek & Lorena got to work straight away. They split up initially so that Lorena could capture us girls getting ready and Derek, the boys. Our wedding was held at 4pm in December. The sun sets quite early at that time of year (5pm) and so Derek had suggested (in previous conversations) we have the majority of our Bride & Groom and wedding party/family photos prior to the ceremony. In order to capture the moment of my fiance seeing me for the first time as it wouldn't be walking down the isle, he suggested we set up a "first look". For those that don't know, basically my fiance waits in a designated area with his back turned and I sneak up from behind . The photographers are there to capture the moment of us seeing one another for the "first time" and the photos of that moment were amazing.
Another great suggestion Derek had for us was to have our guests arrive at the ceremony location early so that either himself or Lorena could be there to take photos of guests on the beach while the other stayed with us. What a wonderful idea! We ended up getting some beautiful shots of our guests and will be giving these wonderful professional portraits to our guests as a thank you for coming to our wedding.
Lorena also carried with her a make-up kit and hairspray, mosquito repellent etc and was able to touch up my make-up between shots. I knew I was hiring photographers but didn't realize we were getting a make-up artist as well! What a wonderful bonus.
At the end of our reception Derek burned all the photos to DVD for us. It was so exciting to have all the pictures right away and to know that we would be able to see them as soon as we got home.
The following day a number of our guests commented on how much they liked Derek & Lorena and how professional they seemed. They liked how they just got on with things and how you hardly noticed they were there. They were not at all intrusive and our guests said they felt completely comfortable having them around.
All in all I would definitely recommend Derek & Lorena at Photos in Cancun. They were wonderful to have around and we love the pictures!