I photographed my very first destination wedding this past November in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Sam & Lucas flew me out to capture their very special day. The story of Sam and Lucas is straight out of a movie…upon meeting each other they knew, almost instantly, that they had met the person they wanted to spend the rest of their life with. In a courtship that took them allover Europe they fell even more in love and were soon engaged. Sam is from Missouri and Lucas is from Peru, both had been living in Spain and working in the Middle East. With family and friends coming in from Missouri, Peru, Spain, Canada and Japan it made sense for them to pick a central location for their wedding, and Playa del Carmen was the perfect place.
The couple was wed in a traditional Catholic ceremony at a church in the town. Immediately after the ceremony (as the sun was setting rapidly) we went to take photos by some ruins and on the beach. Below are some of my favorite photos from the day: