Isla Mujeres Portrait Session | Brittney & Shawn

Isla Mujeres Portrait Session

BRITTNEY & SHAWN

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Isla Mujeres portrait session photos:

After an unforgettable wedding day at the Omni Cancun Hotel And Villas, newly married couple Brittney and Shawn had decided they wanted a “trash the dress” session to finish off their Mexico wedding weekend. Combining two of the things I love the most – wedding photography and travel photography – I was thrilled to be able to capture this Isla Mujeres portrait session.

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Brittney and Shawn kiss in the shallow waters of Playa Norte during their Cancun “trash the dress” portrait session.

 

Isla Mujeres portrait session photos:

We met up in the lobby of the Omni Cancun in the middle of the afternoon on Sunday and took a shuttle together over to Playa Tortugas. As we waited for the ferry to arrive to whisk us over to Isla Mujeres, I grabbed a few shots of the couple embracing on the wooden pier, as well as in front of a bar where they had spent some time together a few years back during another friend’s Cancun wedding.

We then jumped aboard the ferry to Isla Mujeres for the 25-minute ride, accompanied by Shawn’s best man and his now fiance who was also one of Brittney’s bridesmaids. We had scheduled this Isla Mujeres portrait session from 4-7 PM to take advantage of the most atmospheric light in the pre-sunset hours.

Once arriving, we explored the small town around the pier of Isla Mujeres with its colorful and quintessentially Mexican architecture. I captured shots of Brittney and Shawn embracing against a bold red wall and beneath the swaying palms, as well as one of them sipping fresh coconuts outside a beachside shack.

I also photographed Brittney leading Shawn along a sidewalk and embracing against a beautiful mosaic wall, having an absolute blast at getting the opportunity to explore this idyllic island while capturing the love between this couple.

We slowly made our way to Playa Norte where the “trash the dress” session itself was to take place. The waters of the Caribbean were really calm and clear, and even I (who cannot swim and was loaded up with expensive camera equipment) waded in to photograph Brittney and Shawn embracing this moment.

I captured a range of intimate close-up portraits and different creative angles as the love and undeniable chemistry of Brittney and Shawn radiated through. It was quite a busy day at Playa Norte and we attracted a lot of attention from curious tourists and locals, but I managed to get clean images of just the two of them with perfect diffuse lighting.

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The newly married couple embrace on a pier on Cancun en route to beautiful Isla Mujeres.

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Brittney and Shawn kiss outside a bar which they visited many years ago during their Cancun portrait session.

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The newly married couple kiss on a wooden pier overlooking a busy Cancun beach during their Mexico portrait session.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Brittney and Shawn in front of a bright red wall during their Mexico portrait session.

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The newly married couple kiss beneath the coconut palms during their Isla Mujeres beachside portrait session.

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Brittney and Shawn sip on fresh coconuts at a beachside shack in Isla Mujeres during their Mexico wedding portrait session.

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Brittney leads Shawn along a sidewalk in Isla Mujeres during their relaxed “trash the dress” portrait session.

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The newly married couple embrace against a mosaic wall during their Mexico portrait session at Isla Mujeres.

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A casual portrait of Shawn and Brittney admiring her wedding ring in front of colorful houses on Isla Mujeres.

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Brittney and Shawn embrace on beautiful Playa Norte during their Isla Mujeres “trash the dress” portrait session.

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Shawn dips Brittney on the sands of Playa Norte during their post-wedding “trash the dress” portrait session.

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The newly married couple walk hand-in-hand through the shallow waters of Playa Norte during their Cancun portrait session.

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Capturing an intimate moment between Brittney and Shawn during their “trash the dress” portrait session at Isla Mujeres.

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Shawn kisses Brittney as he carries her through the water during their Isla Mujeres portrait session.

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An intimate black and white portrait of Brittney and Shawn during their romantic Isla Mujeres portrait session.

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Shawn lifts Brittney’s wedding dress to show her garter during their intimate Isla Mujeres portrait session.

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Shawn lifts Brittney into the air during their “trash the dress” portrait session at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres.

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Capturing Brittney’s reaction as Shawn lifts her into the air during their “trash the dress” portrait session at Playa Norte.

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An intimate, close-up portrait of the newly married couple in the shallow waters of Playa Norte.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newly married couple as they embrace in the shallow waters of Isla Mujeres.

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A close-up portrait of Brittney and Shawn embracing, backed by the idyllic waters of the Caribbean Sea.

 

Isla Mujeres portrait session photos:

I really want to thank Brittney and Shawn for selecting me as their Mexico wedding photographer and the opportunity to travel to this beautiful part of the world to capture this Isla Mujeres portrait session. I wish them all the happiness in their married life together and hope that there are many more adventures to come.

April 5, 2017

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