Alex and Ana spent 13 years together before tying the knot here in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Their close knit group of family and friends were a pleasure to work with. Before the ceremony the bride and groom spent time hanging out in the same ocean front Villa (Sunset Paradise Villas). Usually Greg goes with the groom and I go with the Bride so we don’t usually work side by side until the start of the ceremony. It was nice getting to share the same space and work together during the getting ready part of the day. Greg recently ordered us Mag Mod adaptors for our speedlights. The Mag Mod is a grid that fits over the top part of the flash and creates a focused beam of beautiful light. This was the first wedding where we really got to stretch our legs with them. The effect is wonderfully dramatic and I think I’m sold on using them especially for the getting ready portion of the day.
As a wedding photographers in Puerto Rico we get very dialed into the weather and the changing light throughout the seasons. During the summer it typically rains hard for about an hour or so and then stops before sunset. It’s a pretty magical thing. The afternoon rain cools everything off and makes for beautiful skies. On the day of Alex and Ana’s beach wedding there was a light rainstorm followed by a breathtaking sunset. I’m convinced that the happiest couples get the most beautiful sunsets.
Ana also had tons of handmade decorations for the wedding. She told us that they were a crafting family but we didn’t realize just how DIY this wedding actually was going to be. Ana’s amazing wedding dress was hand sewn by her mother. The dreamcatchers made beautiful silhouettes and it was fun playing with taking pictures through them. The whole event had a laid back bohemian feeling. The catering and coordination was provided by Rincon Events and the cake that tasted just as good as it looked was created by Dulcis Vita.