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Hyatt Ziva Cancun Wedding Photographer – Stephanie + Rick

Today my heart jumped with joy when I saw Stephanie and Rick are still celebrating their couples anniversary. After their Hyatt Ziva Cancun Wedding last May, I’m hooked with taking more and more pictures in this resort. Stephanie is such a beautiful soul and Rick is just madly in love with her – when you see them together you know their souls were meant to be around each other. I believe Hyatt Ziva is the prettiest hotel in Cancun Hotel Zone were you can celebrate a beautiful wedding, and there’s no doubt Stephanie thought the same:

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Iberostar Cancun Family Portraits – Brook Family

Family Beach Portraits at Iberostar, Cancun, Mexico - The Brooks

I met up with the Brooks clan for their Iberostar Cancun Family Portraits,  and we had so much fun during this session. I love it when a family is ready to jump in and just have a good time!

We headed down to the white sand beach of the Iberostar, one of the most lovely beaches in all the Cancun Hotel Zone for its bright blue and turquoise waters. Multi-generational family portrait sessions like this one are a rare but wonderful opportunity; my own family lives throughout different parts of Mexico, and it can be challenging to get everyone together, especially for a Cancun beach vacation. Well done to the Brooks family for putting forth the effort to create these memories. Continue Reading →

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Live Aqua Cancun Engagement Portraits – Hanna + Alvin

Live Aqua Cancun Engagement Portraits by Monica Lopez Photography

Hanna and Alvin came to Cancun on vacation to celebrate their engagement, and asked me to for some Live Aqua Cancun Engagement portraits at their resort in the center of the Cancun Hotel Zone. I can’t help but say that Hanna’s dresses were among my favorite outfits I have ever seen at a photo shoot: so fun, cute and colorful, and they added the perfect pop to every setting I photographed.

The gardens of the Live Aqua resort provided a wonderful backdrop for some of the photos; the property’s central area between the hotel and the beach is filled with lush jungle, palm trees and mangrove, with twisting paths connecting to the different restaurants hidden amongst the greenery, offering some really interesting scenery. Continue Reading →

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya Honeymoon – Mariana + Pedro

The Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort reigns as one of the most jaw-dropping luxury resort in the Riviera Maya, making it, of course, an enviable photo shoot location. I was thrilled to have the chance to shoot there thanks to Mariana and Pedro, a gorgeous couple who invited me to take their Grand Velas Riviera Maya honeymoon portraits by the pools and beach of the hotel, located just five minutes north of Playa del Carmen.

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Riu Palace Peninsula Family Portraits – Surprise Baby Announcement

Cancun Family Portraits by Monica Lopez Photography

White, sandy beaches, crystal clear water and getting the whole family together for a vacation sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday, especially with the added bonus of a photographer to capture those memories in a family portrait session. And the Riu Palace Peninsula family portraits couldn’t have been set in a more beautiful tropical location. What a way to spend a birthday! Continue Reading →