mayan riviera photography, barcelo palace. intimate portraits [couples boudoir].

April 6, 2011

My heart beats faster whenever I think of our time in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera at Barcelo Palace with Izabella & JD.

I’m so excited to finally share the first part of our intimate portraits series. Rob and I have been sharing our vision in this new genre of documenting love with a few select couples and have accumulated a sizzling body of work (I think). For us, as Mayan Riviera destination wedding photographers, it was a treat to spend a week on Intimate Portraits. We’ve long been interested in capturing moments between couples in a unique way – what kind of electric stuff goes on when no one else is watching? Which fantasies can we bring to life, to later serve as doorways back to these memories and feelings?

I’ll just let the images do the talking… Here are our three first shoots from the week, a morning dip in the ocean, a sunset lingerie fantasy on the beach, and the secluded adult pool on the resort grounds. Enjoy!A sunset photo session on the Barcelo Palace beach…There is a breathtaking adult pool in Barcelo Palace, which made the perfect setting for another intimate portraits shoot…The reflector is beneath the surface in this photo – I love the effect! Rob’s steady hands and delicate skill of blinding our couples was the trick in most of these shots.view portfolio |   let’s connect on facebook & twitter | contact us



  1. Sean

    April 8th, 2011 at 19:43

    Breath takingly beautiful once again. Fantastic!

  2. Anna Kim

    April 8th, 2011 at 23:38


  3. Gwen Franco

    April 9th, 2011 at 11:58

    Stunning images Katya & Rob!

  4. Katya Nova

    April 10th, 2011 at 18:00

    Thank you Gwen!

  5. Katya Nova

    April 10th, 2011 at 18:00

    Thank you Sean!

  6. Tami B.

    May 12th, 2011 at 08:03

    You have an ability to capture love between people like no other. There is simply no photographer like you and of that I am convinced. Can’t wait to meet you.

  7. Katya Nova

    May 20th, 2011 at 19:40

    Tami, you are so sweet! Can’t wait to be there for your dream day! LOVE!!! xx

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