Kristen and Jason chose to celebrate their anniversary in Playa del Carmen and asked me to tag along for a romantic beach photo shoot to commemorate this wonderful occasion.
The big beach town of Playa del Carmen is located just one hour south of my home city of Cancun. Despite being so close, the two cities have completely different styles. I love the intense blues of the ocean at Cancun’s beaches, but Playa del Carmen’s laid-back style really draws me in whenever I visit.
They were staying at The Royal Playa del Carmen, a local icon set by the beach right in the heart of town. I love this location. Right by the hotel’s beach is a lovely wooden pier, which served us well as a gorgeous set piece.
I know most people prefer a beach with no rocks when they’re on vacation, but the rocks on one part of the Playa del Carmen beach added some cool visual interest for Kristen and Jason’s anniversary photo shoot. They just look so in love!
I played with the sunset light to create warm tones to match the couple’s warm personality, and their casual beach style suited them so well.
Thank you Kristen and Jason for letting me help you celebrate this special moment with anniversary beach portraits! I hope you come back to Playa del Carmen for many anniversaries to come.
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