Barcelo Maya Palace. Mayan Riviera Wedding. Jessica & Ryan.

February 16, 2010

I vividly remember reading Jessica’s destination wedding inquiry on my blackberry this past summer… At the time I didn’t think of it as an ‘inquiry’ – it was simply the highlight of my whole week. I jumped up and down giddily in my kitchen, thinking of how amazing it would be to document their love in such paradise. And we’ve brought it to life this past week.

Jessica & Ryan complete each other. It’s been such an inspiration watching them exchange their vows. In every silent look, in every touch.

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  1. Nancy Hana

    February 16th, 2010 at 21:56

    Beautiful. Lucky you!

  2. Rebecca

    February 19th, 2010 at 10:43

    Gorgeous Katya! Lucky lucky girl. 🙂

  3. robyn

    February 20th, 2010 at 10:44


  4. Trevor Brucki

    April 8th, 2010 at 09:55

    Sweet job Katya – just noticed this is the same resort where I shot my most recent Mexico wedding: http://trevorbrucki.com/wordpress/?p=3697

  5. Arturo

    August 2nd, 2010 at 20:22

    Good work!

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