I am sure that some people probably think that photographing weddings pretty much every week could get to be boring and repetitive. In my experience nothing could be farther than the truth. It seems that each wedding has its own unique style and vibe, as well as its own set of challenges. Clay and Sarah’s wedding at the rustic Al Cielo Hotel on Xpu Ha Beach in the Maya Rivera of Mexico was perfectly beautiful and I loved being able to photograph it!
As some of my blog readers already know I have a thing for Travel + Leisure Magazine. When I was newer to photography and working on developing my own “style” of photogrpahy I would analyze the images in the magazine and try to figure out how each was done and what made them have that look. Nowadays I think that the weddings I photograph are way better than anything on T+L’s pages, they have the fabulous locations and cool details but also feature emotion, true love, beautiful people and wild celebrating. Sarah and Clay’s wedding certainly possessed a wealth of all of those elements!
I was very happy to have wedding photojournalist Grace Kim from Seattle lending Lindsey and I a helping hand as a guest photographer. Thank you Lindsey and Grace for your hard work! And of course many thanks to Clay and Sarah for being so much fun and absolutely amazing to photograph! Sarah, I am going to miss your emails!
Sarah’s dress was very unique, I really thought it was incredible.
Golf carts can be hard on hairstyles…
Th ceremony location at Al Cielo.
The Ketubah singing was carried out here…
These Mexican musicians greeted the guests as they arrived for the ceremony.
Los novios before the ceremony…
The ceremony was held right on the beach, the color of the water was a spectacular dark turquoise.
Sarah walked into the ceremony with both of her parents, I really like that tradition.
Clay met her at the end of the aisle and they walked in together. Grace is responsible for the following photograph.
The guests toasted the bride and groom with Kir Royals, how perfect for the color scheme! This is another one of Grace’s photos.
In additional to dancing the Hora at sunset these high energy women did some amazing Greek dancing later in the night, how fun is that?
Grace captured the funny shot of Sarah feeding Clay, while I captured the one below of Clay “feeding” cake to Sarah.
Wedding photographer Elizabeth medina, photographing destination weddings throughout Mexico. Xpu Ha, Maya Rivera wedding photography at Al Cielo hotel.