Trash the Dress Creative. Mayan Riviera Barcelo.

February 14, 2010

We had even more fun than it looks.

I’m sitting here, in snowy Edmonton, anxious to share my ‘trash the dress’ beach session photos with you… I’ve decided to do things a little differently this time – and post the actual wedding & ceremony images last. Jessica & Ryan are amazing together… I just stood back and let them glow! The day after the wedding, we met at the stunning Barcelo Maya Palace beach for the ‘trash the dress’ beach photo session.mexico beach weddingtrash the dress mayan rivieracouples photos playa del carmenI love this next one…unique beach photos mexico black whiteWe met on the beach at around 4 pm, expecting sundown just after 6 pm. Little did we know, it would start raining! Of course, the first thing you pack with you when going to a Mayan Riviera wedding vacation is an umbrella. Not! In the next few photos, the warm drops are not quite a nuisance, and the light is so soft and delicious. barcelo maya palace wedding beachblack & white beach portraits weddingromantic photos destination wedding Check out this beach stroll – I love it when both bride and groom venture out to ‘trash the dress.’
destination wedding photographer vancouverbridal portraits mexico beachI held my breath, as Jessica & Ryan gently stepped into deeper waters. The beach at Barcelo Maya is amazing, but a bit rocky in some spots. I held my breath tighter – now with a death grip on my camera, as I followed the couple into the waves.mexico destination wedding photographersmexico destination wedding photosThey make it look so easy, don’t they? Here’s the memory of laughter, salt on our lips, and the sound of crashing waves…
unique creative beach portraitstrash the dress destination photographerbest destination wedding photostrash the dress water sand rainCan you tell it’s still pouring rain? Here are Jessica & Ryan falling back into the water! I wish I could show you a picture of what I looked like here – none of us had a plastic bag to protect my Canon 5D Mark II (although it’s apparently pretty water-resistant), so I emptied my big black shoulder bag, put the contents under a lawn chair on the beach, and held it right over my head, just so that I could barely see what I was shooting!  It worked, and probably got  a giggle or two out of Jessica 🙂 trash the dress couples shoot mexicoHow cool are my brides exactly? Cart wheel cool. That’s right, Jessica is upside down. In her wedding gown. In the rain. Top that! 🙂
bride doing cart wheel mexico beachThe sun peeked out for a few moments, as if rewarding us for our persistence. We celebrated love.
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  1. stacy squires photography

    February 15th, 2010 at 01:22

    these photos of jessica & ryan are beautiful … and doing a cartwheel in her wedding dress … amazing 🙂

  2. Anna

    February 15th, 2010 at 10:06

    These are absolutely stunning Katya!!!

  3. Rebecca

    February 25th, 2010 at 11:06

    These are so so so gorgeous!!! They’re such a beautiful and fun couple, and you all obviously had so much fun, too! *Love!!!*

  4. Melissa

    November 13th, 2010 at 10:52

    Love the pics!! Just BEAUTIFUL!

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