This is an extremely personal post for me.
I was honored when my cousin and her fiancé asked me to photograph their beach wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at Dreams Villamagna Resort.
You see, their wedding package included a resort photographer. But my cousin believed in my work and valued wedding photography. She told me that she didn’t want a stranger photographing their wedding. She wanted someone whose work she was familiar with and liked. When someone tells me that I get giddy!
My cousin, Danielle and I don’t get to see each other very often. In fact I had never met her fiancé, Ryan. Actually I don’t have much extended family at all. So when I do get to see Danielle, I get excited because it’s like no time has passed since we saw each other last.
Danielle recently lost both of her parents and I know she misses them so, so much. She had an extremely close relationship with her mom and I can only imagine how much she misses her. Once I met Ryan and his family, I knew right away Danielle was in great hands. Danielle and Ryan were surrounded by love and warmth as their friends and family surrounded them for the wedding and festivities.
Right as we were about to eat dinner on the beach, the sun peeked through the clouds and an amazing ray of light came pouring down. Danielle and Ryan believe it was her parents looking down on them with their blessings. It was such a magical moment to be a part of.
I am so grateful that I was a part of such a beautiful destination wedding. I want to thank Danielle and Ryan for their graciousness. To their guests, thank you for making me feel like part of the wedding family! I had so much fun getting to know you all. Oh, and a special shout out to Tom… Thanks for being my assistant!
I hope you enjoy the images I have posted. It was hard to choose my favorites! To view the full gallery please click HERE.
Ceremony Location: Dreams Villamagna Resort, Puerto Vallarta | http://www.dreamsresorts.com/villamagna
Brides and Bridesmaids dresses: The Wedding Shoppe | http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/