My first ever weddingwas at Grand Mayan Palace in Nuevo Vallarta. That was eight years ago, I wasn’t yet a photographer, and I had ten percent of the equipment I work with now. I was quite nervous and had no clue of what being a wedding photographer really was. My backstage was my paints, my sculptures, my passion for arts, a photography trip in Island, and a collection of personal pictures. That how it started. Years after, my passion for photography has grown, and here I am again, at the Grand Mayan Palace, shooting the wedding of a lovely couple, the marriage of Pau & René.
The Grand Mayan is a huge place, and it’s not easy to find a spot that allows to shoot at the whole architecture. It is quite frustrating when you feel like you want to shoot everything, but distance makes it impossible. I can’t take the bride and groom 20 minutes away! That would include walking away from the ceremony, do the shots, the lens changes, the lights fix, the ideas, it’s a rush, there is no time for thinking, and no time for walking. But we did it, we did that in 20 minutes, we went to the closest place with a bit of charm, away from the mass and the tourist area and took the shots I was hoping for.
My work, means lot of things, I’m in charge of probably the most important day of a couple and I need to capture the souvenirs that will be made. That’s a big commitment that requires many knowledges, skills and sacrifices. When I get back home after a wedding, my whole body is sour as if I went to run the Olympic games. Even though I enjoy so much what I do: I won’t sleep until I have reviewed the photos, which means waiting till 4am that they’ve been uploaded to the computer, which means a beautiful 18 hours worked in a day. But as I said, I love it!
You can’t imagine the emotion that provokes the happiness of a couple and their feedback once they can finally see their wedding’s photos. They start to remember every detail, every special moment. It is really gratifying to have a job that gives so much happiness to its customers. I hope Pao and René will be happy today and always, and that each viewing of their photos can remember and live again all the love and excitement of those moments.
The ceremony was built by Talbot Ross Event, a wedding company located in Puerto Vallarta downtown, you can ask for more information at the following link:
For more information here: www.talbotrosseventrentals.com
For more information here: www.talbotross.com