The Riviera Maya and Cancun, Mexico make up the beautiful stretch of Caribbean coastline that draws millions of tourists every year. This tropical paradise is well-known for its gorgeous beaches, clear water and warm climate. Thanks to its stunning natural scenery, this region of Mexico is one of the most popular places in which to hold a destination wedding. From sultry engagement sessions to unique underwater trash the dress shoots, Cancun and the Riviera Maya are home to some of the best wedding photographers in the world. We’ve compiled a list of the 20 best wedding photographers in Cancun to help you find the perfect one for your dream destination wedding. Please note that this list is not listed in any specific order and all of photographers would be a great choice for your wedding day.
1. Del Sol Photography
Del Sol Photography, a boutique wedding photography studio of six internationally acclaimed photographers, was founded by Matt Adcock and Sol Tamargo in 2003. They specialize in creating innovative and epic images, including photo shoots that have gone viral worldwide. Constantly looking for a new idea or something way beyond the ordinary, each of Del Sol’s photographers brings a unique perspective to every single one of their weddings. Del Sol Photography is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers, Wedding Photojournalist Association and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. They are the only photographers in Mexico listed by American Photo Magazine as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world.
Matt and Sol have over 10 years of experience as professional destination wedding photographers. All of Del Sol Photography’s packages are tailored to suit the unique needs of each couple. Prices start at $3,000 for 5 hours of coverage, 2 photographers, a USB drive with fully edited images, an online slideshow and an online proofing site.
2. Fer Juaristi
Fer Juaristi is a Mexican wedding photographer who travels the world documenting weddings. He loves to dissolve the line between art and wedding photography. His goal is to create your visual legacy to pass on to your children and grandchildren. Working with couples who see an opportunity to create art together completely inspires him, resulting in some of Fer’s most favorite images he’s ever created. Fer is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers and the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
Fer has 9 years of experience as a professional wedding photographer. His basic wedding package is $4,500 and includes the files as well as an online slideshow.
3. Citlalli Rico Photography
Citlalli Rico shot her very first wedding in 2006 and since then has dedicated her career to wedding photography. Her goal is to capture your personality and the emotion on your wedding day, resulting in real, powerful images and a strong story from a very unique point of view. She takes pride in her ability to document events in a natural, consistent and nonintrusive way. Citlalli was named the 2011 Fearless Photographer of the Year, a prestigious achievement that was well-deserved. She has also received numerous awards from the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Citlalli has been a wedding photographer for 9 years. Her basic wedding packages for Cancun and Riviera Maya are $2,750 for 5 hours of coverage, 2 photographers, a slideshow and an online gallery. For other destinations, her basic collection starts at $4,000 for 8 hours of coverage.
4. Luckie Photography
Ivan Luckie describes his photography as true, honest and real. He documents life and creates lovely portraits that come from his heart. His exceptional vision and style combines wedding documentary photography with a touch of beautiful fine art photography. He focuses on providing brides with real emotional life-worthy moments and specializes in exotic, surreal underwater trash the dress photography. Ivan is an active member of Fearless Photographers.
Ivan has been a professional wedding photographer for 6 years. His basic wedding package costs $4,500 and includes 8 hours of coverage and post-production work on every delivered picture.
5. Dean Sanderson Weddings
Dean Sanderson began his career in photography as a commercial photographer in Canada photographing wedding on weekends. He moved to Mexico to become a wedding photographer and has truly found the niche that he loves. His goal is for every wedding he shoots to be as unique as the couple that is getting married. His style is to capture natural imagery as it happens with light guidance that allows each couple’s personalities to shine through. Dean is an active member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Dean has been a photographer for the past 11 years. His basic wedding packages start at $1,850 and go up to $2,950. All packages include high resolution photos that are color-corrected and ready to print.
6. Belmont Photography
Julieta Belmont’s passion is to play with light to create amazing photos. She realizes that it is a blessing to be able to do what she loves in such a beautiful setting. She loves to be a part of a couple’s lives, even if it’s just for a brief moment, to be a part of that special day. Julieta combines her passion for love and photography to make images that express the intense emotions in a couple’s love story. Julieta is an active member of Fearless Photographers and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Julieta has 6 years of experience as a professional photographer and has owned her own photography business for 4 years. Her basic wedding package costs $1,200 and includes 3 hours of wedding day coverage.
Alessandro Banchelli of PhotostudioAB was born in Florence, Italy and began his career in photography straight out of university. His love for photography brought him to beautiful destinations all over the world, and he ultimately fell in love with Playa Del Carmen where he now calls home. His goal with photography is not to simply capture a printed image, but to collect each and every unforgettable moment in beautiful photographs. Alessandro is an active member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Alessandro has been a professional photographer for 11 years. His basic wedding package is $1,250 and includes 120 digitally edited photos and 4 hours of wedding day coverage.
8. Melissa Mercado Photography
Melissa Mercado loves documenting the world around us. She’s worked as a photographer all over the United States and has settled in the Riviera Maya. Her passion for weddings can be seen in all of her beautiful images. Her open heart, contagious laughter and unrelenting search for joy allow her to forge deep bonds with her clients that lead to lasting friendships. Melissa is an active member of the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association and Fearless Photographers.
Melissa has been photographing weddings for 15 years. Her standard wedding package is $2,400 includes 6 hours of coverage, a second photographer, 250-350 images artfully edited, images delivered in both high resolution optimized for printing and web resolution optimized for online sharing and an online gallery for sharing with friends and family.
9. Susanna Antichi
Susanna Antichi is an internationally recognized wedding photographer who brings a creative fashion and glamour-forward perspective to every wedding she shoots. Her love for wedding photography is based on the pure joy she sees and feels from the bride and groom and for what a wedding symbolizes – life, love commitment and happiness. Her artistic approach fuses an editorial fashion sense, a taste for distinctive colors, a relaxed shooting approach and a strong passion for capturing “real life” moments. She believes that photographing a wedding is more than simply documenting the events of a day. Providing truly great memories requires insight, intuition and the ability to connect with people on an emotional level throughout the entire process. Susanna is an award-winning member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International and her work has been published in publications such as Destination I Do magazine.
Susanna has been shooting weddings professionally since 2012. Susanna offers a variety of wedding collections to fit each unique wedding and can create custom packages to suit each couple’s needs. Basic wedding coverage begins at $1,800, while clients typically spend between $2,900 and $5,000. Collections can include wedding day coverage, wedding rehearsal, a second shooter, custom designed magazine style wedding album, proof book, a USB with edited images in high resolution, engagement session or trash the dress session and a private digital password-protected online image gallery for easy viewing and ordering of prints and for sharing with family and friends.
10. FineArt Studio
FineArt Studio is a boutique of five international award-winning photographers that specializes in documentary wedding photography, unique Trash the Dress experiences and is the creative home of a bunch of crazy-passionate people who love what they do! Each photographer brings a personal and creative approach to every project they work on, which is why their clients love them and keep coming back. FineArt Studio is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Their passion for their work and the continuous search for new photographic styles and innovative products is what motivates them to ensure great emotions in every single one of their images.
Fabrizio Proietto, the head and owner of FineArt Studio, has over 20 years of experience in the photography field. Their basic wedding package ranges from $1,600 to $2,000 depending on the photographer. This includes 4 hours of wedding day coverage with 2 photographers, 200-250 images artfully edited, images delivered in both high resolution optimized for printing and web resolution optimized for online sharing as well as an online slideshow with the best edited images.
11. Jonathan Cossu
Jonathan Cossu was born in Italy and as an art lover he decided to study at the Istituto Statale d´Arte in Italy. He then moved to Mexico and was amazed by the natural beauty of this country and its people. For the past 17 years he has been shooting hundreds of weddings, photo shoots and couples portrait sessions in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and The Mayan Riviera. Jonathan is an award-winning wedding photojournalist who has been recognized by many prestigious associations, including the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and Fearless Photographers. Photography is his passion and he loves seeing raw emotions in front of him and being able to capture them inside his camera in an elegant, yet spontaneous and contrasting kind of way.
Jonathan has been a professional photographer for the past 17 years. His basic package is $2,300 and includes himself and a second shooter, 5 hours of coverage, a DVD with 250-350 images artfully edited, images delivered in high resolution optimized for print and web and an online slideshow featuring the best edited images.
12. Gonzalo Nunez Photography
Gonzalo Nunez has traveled the world as a destination wedding photographer. He lives and breathes photography, his passion for his work evident throughout his portfolio. His artistic style, creativity and professionalism result in stunning wedding day images and make his clients love working with him. Gonzalo is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Gonzalo has been a wedding photographer for 12 years. His wedding packages start at $1,400 and include 4 hours of coverage and around 300 high resolution photos delivered via web.
13. Sweet Fire Photography
Shari Erdos of Sweet Fire Photography has a mission to make each of her brides look and feel gorgeous and to enhance the natural beauty through creative posing, moody lighting techniques and a dash of digital love. She captures the beauty and happiness that surrounds each couple on their wedding day through her beautiful imagery. Sweet Fire Photography is an active member of Fearless Photographers.
Shari has been a wedding photographer for 15 months. Her basic wedding package is $1,050 and includes 3 hours of coverage with a second shooter, approximately 120 high resolution digital images on a DVD ready to print, full printing rights and an online image gallery.
14. Playa Weddings
Playa Weddings was founded by husband-and-wife duo Paul and Rachel Schrank. They work in tandem, with Paul filming as the videographer and Rachel shooting as the photographer. Rachel’s photos are all about finding poetry in reality. She always takes care to capture inspired photographs and loves to see people at their happiest on their wedding days. Rachel is an award-winning member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and active member of Fearless Photographers, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International and the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
Rachel has 10 years of experience as a professional photographer. Full coverage photography packages start at $1,950 for 3 hours of coverage and include a second shooter, 180+ edited images, an online slideshow of Rachel’s favorite photos from the day, $100 credit towards any add-ons, an online gallery of all edited images accessible for 10 years, a USB drive with all edited images and all copyrights to every edited image. Playa Weddings also offers full photography and videography packages to suit your needs.
15. Moments That Matter Photography
Lincoln Lehmann of Moments That Matter Photography has always had a passion for photography. He understands that wedding photography presents many challenges, but he loves the pressure and excitement of the wedding day. His goal is to capture beauty and images that his clients never knew was there. He strives to perfect his craft with every shoot, bringing out each couple’s individual personalities and customizing every wedding to fit their needs. Lincoln is an active member of Fearless Photographers and the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
Lincoln has been shooting weddings in Cancun since 2009. His basic 4 hour wedding package is $2,800 and includes approximately 300 fully edited images and a wedding slideshow of the images and music. All images and video are provided in both high and low resolution.
16. Victor Herrera
Victor Herrera grew up in a family of photographers, learning to communicate feelings through pictures as well as expressing them through words. He believes in love and is convinced that it is the source of everything wonderful in the world. His goal is to make each picture vividly narrate your unique wedding day story for eternity. Victor is an award-winning member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.
Victor has 10 years of experience as a professional wedding photographer. His basic wedding day package is $2,000 and includes 4 hours of shooting, an assistant and 100 digital negatives in high resolution, retouched and delivered via the cloud ready for download.
17. Samuel Luna Photography
Samuel Luna is a destination wedding photographer who shoots weddings all over the world, but specializes in his home country of Mexico. He is a passionate storyteller, capturing weddings with a photojournalistic style and artistic eye. His natural talent enables him to document the soulful connections between people in every beautiful image. Samuel is an international award-winning photographer, having earned awards from such prestigious associations the Wedding Photojournalist Association, International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers, Photographers of America and Fearless Photographers.
Samuel has 8 years of experience as a professional wedding photographer. His wedding packages start at $2,500 and interested clients may contact him directly for more details.
18. Magic Art Wedding Studio
Magic Art Wedding Studio was founded by Hernan Santiago, a photographer who radiates an honest and creative environment with his easy-going personality. Each of the three photographers in the studio shares the same vibe and are happy, creative professionals who provide the perfect combination of service, experience, talent and magic. Their goal is not to just keep your best memories in a collection of still images, but to also have the best day of your life. Magic Art Wedding Studio are active members of Fearless Photographers and the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.
Magic Art Wedding Studio offers several different packages to suit every client’s needs. Their basic Magic package is $2,000 and includes 4 hours of wedding day coverage with 2 photographers, 200-250 images artfully edited, images delivered via USB in both high resolution optimized for printing and web resolution optimized for sharing and an online slideshow featuring the best edited images.
19. Pierre Visual Studio
Pierre Violle started his career in photography as a magazine freelance photojournalist. He covered stories all over Europe and Latin America, and found his way to the Riviera Maya in 2006. He developed his own vision of wedding and portrait photography using his photojournalism experience and took advantage of his passion for swimming and diving to specialize in underwater trash the dress sessions. Pierre is an award-winning member of Fearless Photographers.
Pierre has been a professional photographer since 1996 and has focused on weddings, portraits and underwater trash the dress sessions since 2006. His wedding packages start at $1,400 while underwater trash the dress sessions start at $2,000.
20. Button Up Photography
Hideki Falcon of Button Up Photography was born and raised in Mexico City and always found himself drawn to photography because he could express himself while simultaneously communicating with others. He founded Button Up Photography while living in New York and he puts all of his creativity and energy into his photography, taking care of all of his clients’ details and producing gorgeous wedding day images. Now based in Cancun, Hideki is known for his professionalism and unique intimate style. His experiences living in contrasting cities like New York and Cancun give him a fresh perspective for every wedding.
Hideki started shooting professionally with Button Up Photography in 2008. His main wedding photography package is $2,950 and includes full day wedding coverage (10-12 hours), an online gallery with low resolution proofs, all the final edited photos in high resolution on a USB, copyright release and either an engagement session, trash the dress or rehearsal dinner shoot (2 hours).
Each and every one of our top 20 photographers is extremely talented and would be a wonderful addition to your wedding day. They all strive to document your wedding in the most beautiful way possible, creating images that will preserve your wedding day memories for life. Whether you’re planning a full destination wedding or simply seeking an engagement or Trash the Dress photographer, all of these photographers would be a fantastic choice for you.
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