First of all, I must apologize to all of my regular readers. This summer has been a whirlwind of activity for me and I have not been able to update my blog for quite some time. Rest assured that there will be plenty to read going forward! I have been working on delivering the massive amounts of images to my clients, so my blog took a back seat for a short while.
This entry takes us back to June when I left for the Mayan Riviera to shoot my first destination wedding of the 2011 season. I met Urvi and Mitesh through mutual friends that referred them to me. I liked them from the moment I met them! Mitesh’s dry sense of humour is a perfect compliment to Urvi’s bubbly and happy go lucky attitude. Their chemistry was amazing and I could already tell that we were going to produce some great images together!
From the moment we arrived in Mexico, the fun times started. Cold Coronas were waiting for us on the bus to the resort and I could tell this group was going to really enjoy themselves.
Personally, I am not a fan of Mexico as a destination, but when I arrived at the Grand Sunset Princess, my attitude completely changed! The resort was one of the most gorgeous properties I have ever stayed at. The sprawling complex was appointed with luxury and designed with class. Even the staff were very pleasant, I didn’t feel like I was in Mexico at all.
While I am on the topic of the resort, I have to mention the food… It was INCREDIBLE! There were a huge number of a la carte restaurants and the buffets had a great selection. Every other time I have been to Mexico, the food has affected me in ways that I don’t want to talk about, but this time I had no stomach issues at all. I would definitely recommend this as a vacation spot.
The first day, I always like to walk the complex to scout for nice spots for the formal photography. Around every corner , there was a new and gorgeous location. It is almost as if the place was designed with wedding photos in mind.
Urvi and Mitesh are of Hindu background, so there were many traditional ceremonies and moments to capture. I have photographed pretty much every type of wedding, so I was very familiar with the traditions and captured everything for them.
Urvi wore a beautiful Green and Gold Sari for her pre wedding ceremony and an intricately beaded red and gold Sari for her wedding day.
Their fun and upbeat attitude definitely came through in their images. They were up for anything and when I asked them if they wanted to “trash the dress”, they literally jumped in with both feet!
As with a lot of my clients, Urvi and Mitesh have become great friends.
Enjoy the images and congratulations to you both!