Friday, February 18, 2011

Cynthia+Derek=Breathtaking | Destination Wedding Photographers

Puerto Rico Destination Wedding Photographers



Cynthia+Derek! They're like a super-couple - always impeccably dressed, never flustered, know the whereabouts of every Iron Chef in the world at any given moment, and hike Machu Picchu in their spare time when they're not creating alternative energy sources for impoverished communities. Yes, they work hard, play hard, and love hard.

We've been fortunate to know them for over three years now even since Cynthia's bridesmaid Louise got married to Ben.  And we'd already done two fun YOU+ME shoots with them - so we were super-psyched join them & all their friends in Old San Juan for their Puerto Rico destination wedding. They had a great group of wedding professionals who helped make it an amazing day including Puerto Rico event planner  Myrna Serrano,  florals by Festivo , cake by Lourdes Padilla,  and imported from Vancouver, our favourite Vancouver makeup artist Nadia Albano and my sister  Vancouver wedding videographer Laura Ann Cinema (check out her highlight reel from Derek+Cynthia's day!).

Here are a few (okay, lots!) of our favs from their day.













Fav getting-ready photo ever, I think... Love the excitement of Louise, Letitia, Robin, Cheryl & Tiffany!



Timeless portrait.



Derek & his boys get ready in their own way.







El Convento.











Married!



A champagne toast and a self-described "inappropriate" speech by Mark.







Photo shoot pit stop - celebratory drinks in an Old San Juan bar.









So inspiring to shoot in a new city- loved the locations in and around Old San Juan.









These guys know how to work it!



And how to have fun :)





Simple and intimate reception.







And some final night shots of the wedding party.













See?! Told you - too many favs! Which one is your favourite?  Congrats Cynthia &Derek! Your breathtaking Puerto Rico YOU+ME session coming up next on the blog.

22 comments:

ghazal said...

tough choice! but my favorite has to be the bride + her girls under that fabulous light fixture - they all look gorgeous.

Brianna said...

They are ALL AMAZING! But I especially love the shots of the groom & groomsmen - the one of Derek lighting a cigar looks like it should be in an ad.

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Such an elegant photographs!! Bride looks so beautiful and her girls are pretty. Groom and his guys are rocking. I love all these photographs.
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Darryl said...

Having been at part of the shoot, I got to see the great locations you setup and these shots have far exceeded my imagination! Love all the shots at the fort with the contrasting textures and DQ lighting the cigar absolutely belongs on the cover of Cigar Aficionado! Phenomenal job C&L!!

John W said...

Such inspiration for my wedding today. Your work always pushes me to be better. Great job.

regina holder said...

Chris + Lynn = WOW!!!! This is one of the most gorgeous sets of images that I have seen in a long time! The portraits = OMG! and LOVE the bar shots!

Louise said...

Absolutely goegeous photos! Derek and Cynthia look amazing. C +L - you have outdone yourself. As always, you made the shoot so much fun!!

Cynthia and Derek said...

I love them and thank you for doing a wonderful job capturing some of the moments of our special day. Hugs and kisses!

Stephen and Lora Quan said...

Chris & Lynn: What a wonderful story that you have put together, of course, you do have the good materials to work with. I like all the pictures as each of them (character & all) tells a part of the tale.

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Will Pateman Photography said...

Great images Love them all ..especially the mirror shots

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I'm going too far by saying this, but this has to be one of the best wedding works by anyone ever!

CQ said...

It is great to relive the moments through these gorgeous pictures. Great locations!

Mark N said...

Wonderful photos. You have really captured the emotions and beauty of this wedding.

Beth said...

You guys have been a favorite of mine for a long time! Each time you BLOW my mind! They look like paintings that should be in an art gallery. You are too amazingly talented for words, really! WOW!

Tonio said...

AMAZING.

Your work is simply amazing, I don´t know them, but you make people look beautiful radiant. And all those pictures get you immerse into that happines feeling.

Congratulations on you work.

Tonio.

Angelo said...

Beautiful images. The low light interior shots are amazing... guys at the bar... mmmarvelous!

Michael Francis said...

Wow, wow, wow. Your work is great and you make the couple look beautiful.

David Fenwick said...

To describe these images as amazing doesn't quite do them justice. They're absolutely phenomenal! Brilliant work.

Robert A said...

There are too many beautiful photos to choose from. Nice job and congrats to the bride and groom.

orangelemur said...

Simply beautiful photos !!!

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Perfect couple. Your work is great and you make the couple look beautiful.