Iberostar Cancun Wedding – Natalia + Ming

By May 20, 2016 Weddings & Trash The Dress
Destination Wedding in Cancun by Monica Lopez Photography

Natalia and Ming’s Iberostar Cancun Wedding was a beautiful celebration! Friends and family flew from USA and Brazil to attend this fun Cinco de Mayo wedding.

How they met sounds like from a movie: After a friends birthday, everyone gathered at Ming’s apartment for the after party. Natalia went to check on two of her girlfriends and guess who opened the door? ;) The rest is history:

“Ming proposed on March 2010 when he took me to what was supposed to be a lunch with friends. From the parking lot across the street from the restaurant, you could see a large banner on the Alaskan way sky bridge that said, “Naty, voce quer casar comigo?” (“Naty, will you marry me?”). I had no idea that the proposal was for me (even though it said Naty on it), until I turned back to Ming and saw him on his knee, with a ring in his hand… That was a moment I will never forget!”

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Best Destination Vendors

By May 17, 2016 Weddings & Trash The Dress

I’m happy to announce that Monica Lopez has been listed as a member of Best Destination Vendors (you can check my listing here) under the category Cancun Wedding Photographers.

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Destination Wedding at Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa – Nicole + Eric

By March 6, 2016 Weddings & Trash The Dress
Destination Wedding in Cancun by Monica Lopez Photography

Nicole and Eric had their Destination Wedding at Gran Caribe Real at the heart of the hotel zone. Wow, where to start about this wedding?  I was asked to come over and make just a 1 hour portrait session with bride and groom and their wedding party after their ceremony. The time scheduled was at 2PM, where the sun is a its peak and during August, no less. I took with me a big bottle of water, lots of sunscreen and arrived on time to see the newlyweds walking out from the chapel. When I saw Nicole on her wedding gown and Eric on his stylish suit I wished so much they had booked me for the entire ceremony – I could swear they looked like taken out from a magazine!

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Cancun Family Portraits at JW Marriot, Cancun – The Wallaces

By March 6, 2016 Portraits & Engagements
Cancun Family Portraits by Monica Lopez Photography

This photo shoot has one of the craziest jumps I’ve ever photographed! That’s what you get when you shoot with such a fun and outgoing family like the Wallaces.

Jenny and Scott wanted to commemorate their Cancun vacation with some beach photos, and wow! The water was an especially beautiful color that day.

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Destination Wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – Alejandrina + Marco

By December 17, 2015 Weddings & Trash The Dress
Destination Wedding in Riviera Maya by Monica Lopez Photography

Gorgeous bride to-be Alejandrina contacted me a year ago for her Destination Wedding at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa.  My middle name is “Alejandra” and my boyfriend’s name is “Marco”, so when I first read her inquiry I was sure this was destiny placing us on each other’s path! They both meet as teens and reconnected through Facebook (another thing in common – thanks, internet!) and they never let go again. Soon I knew she had a great vintage-chic vision for her wedding and I couldn’t wait to photograph every little detail.

Her wedding was everything a bride would like it to be:

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Dreams Riviera Cancun Family Portraits – The Godowski’s

By December 16, 2015 Portraits & Engagements
Family Beach Portraits at Dreams Riviera Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Mexico - The Gdowski's

The very best accessory for any family beach portraits: some unbelievably cute kids!

I met up with the fun-loving Gdowski family at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort, a beautiful and luxurious all inclusive resort located about 30 minutes south of Cancun by the town of Puerto Morelos. They have a lovely beach with lots of charming palapas, great for a family vacation photo shoot. I was concerned because the beach had a lot of sargasso right at the shoreline, but as you can see in the pictures, it added a pretty cool pop of color to our beach photos!

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Engagement Portraits at Cancun, Mexico – Ismael + Viridiana

By November 28, 2015 Portraits & Engagements
Engagement Portraits in Cancun by Monica Lopez Photography

I’ve known Ismael since highscool. We met thanks to a trading card game (geek much?) during one of our free hours, we played a bit, chated, and after that we started to hang around. 11 years later, I call him one of my best friends. Today he is tying the knot with Viri, and I can only wish him the very best on this journey he’s about to start!

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Family Beach Portraits at JW Marriott Cancun – The Tijerinas

By October 29, 2015 Portraits & Engagements
Family Beach Portraits at JW Marriot, Cancun, Mexico - The Tijerina

I am in love with this family’s beautiful and bold style! When I met up with the Tijerina family for some family beach portraits at JW Marriott, they were wearing the perfect outfits for their photo shoot. The touches of white added a serene feel that went perfectly with the beach setting, while the yellow and navy blue created a stunning pop of color to bring out the family’s fun and vibrant personality. When trying to pick an outfit for your upcoming photo shoot, keep in mind that bold colors can bring something really special to each picture.
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Cancun Vow Renewal Portraits at Playa Delfines – Christina + Cyrus

By October 3, 2015 Portraits & Engagements
Cancun Vow Renewal Portraits at Playa Delfines, Mexico - Christina + Cyrus

Christina and Cyrus  visited Mexico as a celebration for their 10th anniversary (congrats!) They wanted to commemorate this special ocasion with some lovely Cancun Vow Renewal Portraits at the beach.  Christina told me that she is usually more of a jeans-and-a-t-shirt kind of girl and she almost never gets dolled up, but she looked so stunning standing by the Caribbean Sea in her simple white dress, and I absolutely loved Cyrus’ bowtie!

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