I was married in Zihuatanejo in April 2013 and after extensive research (much on this website), I contacted Elizabeth Brady (she goes by Eli) with BN Fotografia at http://bnfotografia.blogspot.com. I instantly loved what I saw, she worked with me on my budget and we quickly signed a contract.
Over the next 5 or so months, Eli was a constant in my wedding planning. Neither myself or my (now) husband had been to Zihuatanejo so Eli was a godsend, giving me ideas, feedback and advice, booking other services on my behalf and being my go-to-gal on so much more than photography.
Before our arrival, Eli went to our hotel to scout the location and lighting and recommend the best spot on the beach and time of day for the ceremony. She helped me with our welcome bags, both getting and beautifully packaging locally sourced coffee and sea salt. The biggest help of all was connecting me with Isela, the local Zihuatanejo queen of wedding hair and makeup. I won't go into great detail here about Isela but to say that I could have been in a movie, her work was that spectacular. Isela does not speak English and I don't speak Spanish and so, out of the goodness of her heart (she wasn't paid for this, it was outside our contract terms), Eli came to my trial appointment and stayed with me the entire time as my interpreter. Eli constantly went above and beyond and amazed me with what she would do for me on my behalf.
As for her photography, I don't know how else to describe it other than breathtaking and absolutely stunning. She works with her husband Juan who is very good - and also has a charming smile and very sweet demeanor. They are so easy to work with it feels like you're hanging out with your friends! We did a couple's shoot around downtown and had a blast exploring the city with locals, learning about the Mexican culture and feeling a bit like celebrities. We got some very unique, fun and beautiful pictures from that day!
Our wedding pictures capture the beauty of the location, the fun our friends and family were having, the joy my husband and I felt and the silly antics of our group. I have had countless people tell me how beautiful our pictures are and our guests all comment on how the day is captured just perfectly. Eli and Juan are genuine people who made an effort to get to know our guests and that was felt by all.
I guarantee you will be very pleased if you choose Eli for your big day! When people ask us to describe our wedding, we say it was perfect. It wouldn't have been so without them. We are so thankful to have found Eli and Juan!