These are Ursula and Dan’s Princess beach wedding portraits in the Grand Sunset Princess Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It was a real pleasure to be part of their wedding and capturing amusing intimate moments with this unique couple.
Karla and Jeff’s stunning wedding on Playacar Beach was truly a family affair.
Both Karla and Jeff lost spouses earlier in life, so their wedding day represented a new beginning and the bringing together of their two families. While she was getting ready, Karla was joined by her grown daughters, her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, and her brother’s wife. Her brother served as the officiant, and her son walked her down the aisle — keeping the sunny ceremony all in the family!
For Karla and Jeff, a sweetly emotional ceremony turned into a fun-loving photo session on the beach — you can really tell how excited the couple is in these portraits!
Since the wedding represented the bringing together of their two families, it was very important to Karla and Jeff that I capture plenty of family portraits. In the photos below, you can truly see how proud the couple’s grown sons and daughters are of this special union.
The sugary sand and bright turquoise waters of Playacar Beach really popped against he wedding party’s natural-colored attire and the beautiful cream and pink bouquets put together the talented Jardin Floreria. Now this is exactly why you have a destination wedding in Mexico — you can’t capture these colors anywhere else.
The stunning grounds of the private villa rented by the couple, Casa Jalach-Naj, provided some unique photo opportunities, too. The entire family were such good sports — and wait till you see Jeff and Karla’s “trash the dress” session in the surf and pool. The newlyweds just can’t stop smiling!
Jeff and Karla struck the perfect balance of sentimentality and adventure in these portraits. Their zest for life truly shined through! Be sure to check out their “getting ready” and beach wedding ceremony photographs in Playa del Carmen for another peek at this gorgeous wedding.