Hello! Our wedding was at the Beach Palace resort on May 4/11. Thanks to this forum- I was able to obtaine a lot of info in preparation to our wedding. One of the most important aspects was to choose the right photographer, as the wedding day goes by super quick and what's left out of it is great memories that are captured in photos:) so, I took the choosing of the photographers super seriosly. I emailed a lot of the different photographers, did alot of the research, emailed my friends several portfolios from different photographers...and we all agreed on Photosincancun (Derek and Lorena) based on the creativity, quality of photos and the price. I emailed Derek and he replied pretty much right away..after only a couple of emails back and forth finalizing the details, we signed the contract. The communication was super easy and fast which made me feel good about the whole process of hiring someone that I never met before and who lives in another country.Derek is Canadian and speak perfect English, which made the process even easier!!
I met Lorena for my make up trial (she is a photographer but also does make up and hair) a couple of days before the wedding. She carefully listened to how I wanted my make up and hair and we did the trial which turned out to be perfect!! Lorena is fun and creative, she knows make up and hair really well! If she agrees to do your hair and make up- consider yourself lucky! ( I know she is super busy).
Derek also suggested to meet and discuss the details before the wedding, so if you are not too busy with family and other things before the big day-take advantage of this great opportunity!! Lorena and Derek were there for us during the entire wedding day, taking photos of girls and guys getting ready, wedding party photosession, ceremony coverage and the entire reception and dancing. Derek took a portrait photo of every (!!!) guest we had-this was awesome as all of our guests were happy to see their individual photos! Very thoughtful! I also got lots of beautiful pix of the details, like my shoes, dress, flowers, rings, personalized napins and wedding favours (something that I worked on for soo long and obviously wanted noticed;) ) Working with both of them were super fun and easy, we felt like we knew these guys forever, like they were our friends, and we were just hanging out...they made us feel super comfortable during the entire wedding day and there was this great comfort level established pretty much right away. My husband and his friends found something in common with Derek and my friends and I chatted with Lorena about make up and girls things. They are young and full of energy! THeir photos totally show that they love what they do!!!! We also did a TTD session couple of days after the wedding...Lorena did my hair and make up exactly like it was at the wedding (people that saw the photos were asking me how on earth did we have enough time to do some much in one day- as I looked exactly the same, but of course we did it over the course of 2 days. Another great day with photosincancun-didn't feel like work at all! We took some pix on the beach and then went to Cenote...OMG! this was not just a great experience but the photos turend out to be absolutely amazing. Lots of people that have seen them think they are unreal!!
Here are the photos from our wedding day:
If we are back in Cancun, I would love to see Lorena and Derek again and even do another photosession (may be not just of my husband and I;) )
Derek and Lorena- if you will read this post-thank you very very much to both of you! You exceeded our epxectations in any way!!
Vika and Shameel