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Dreams Puerto Aventuras Elopement – Ashley + Steven

This Dreams Puerto Aventuras Elopement was amazing – Ashley and Steven, along their son and Ashley’s parents, enjoyed a beautiful, fresh evening without a single cloud in the sky.

“I actually found out about Monica from a friend here in Idaho who was married in Mexico about a year before us. We contacted her about 5 months before the date of the wedding. She set up a skype chat so we could ‘meet’ her before our big day. On the day of the wedding, Monica was punctual and wonderful to work with!”

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Playa del Carmen Elopement – Kim + Dave

Playa del Carmen Elopement by Monica Lopez Photography

I remember so fondly Kim’s and Dave’s Playa del Carmen Elopement – It was 2015 and I was just starting to branch on the wedding scenario – Mariana from Mariana Balcazar wedding stylist contacted me for some fun pictures for the couple, and the rest is story! I am finally able to have some time and share a couple of my favorite images from their day. Continue Reading →

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Hyatt Ziva Cancun Wedding – Heather + Jason

The Hyatt Ziva Cancun Wedding of Heather and Jason was certainly a destination-wedding dream come true. From the turquoise blue of their invitations perfectly matching the sky and water the day of the ceremony, to a flawless night for dancing under a blend of stars and twinkle lights in celebration of the newly married couple, this was truly a picture perfect day from start to finish. And could any photographer ask for a more gorgeous backdrop to a wedding ceremony than the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Gran Caribe Resort looking out over the sugar white sands of Cancun? Continue Reading →

In Style & Tips

What to Wear Beach Romantic Sessions

What to Wear Beach Romantic Sessions by Monica Lopez Photography

So you’ve booked your engagement, maternity or anniversary photo shoot, and now you’re staring into your closet trying to figure out what you’re going to wear. Dressing for a beach romantic session can be a challenge in and of itself, but throw in the sand, waves and wind of a beach, and you’ve got yourself a real challenge.

Never fear! I’ve got you covered. Here are ten tips from my experience in romantic beach photography that will help you to feel beautiful, comfortable and, most of all, help you to enjoy the experience! Continue Reading →

In Portraits & Engagements

JW Marriott Cancun Anniversary Portraits – Chaya + Chesky

Chaya and Chesky’s JW Marriott Cancun anniversary portraits could not have been more gorgeous. Combine one of the most photogenic couples ever with a perfect blue ocean, and you get magic. But while the perfection of the photos on the beach would have been enough to make a great engagement session, the variety of locations offered by the JW Marriott, from a lifeguard shack to the restaurant hotel, gave me room for so much creativity. Continue Reading →