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The Spice of Photography

As wedding photographers in Belize, Conch Creative are always grateful that we get the opportunity to attend and document romantic and fabulous weddings. As artists, we are always evolving and looking for new inspiration.  Last year we were privileged to be invited to provide official photographs for the Miss San Pedro pageant.  All of the girls were intelligent, poised, charming and absolutely beautiful.  Natasha Stuart won the title of Miss San Pedro 2010/2011 and we believe this image is a wonderful representation of her metamorphosis from the young lady we met last year to the woman she is becoming.  As she rises from the water, with her wings spread,  ready to take flight, she is heading for a brilliant future.  She is currently a college student and we can see that she has amazing opportunities laying ahead of her.

Liliana Mia Nunez was once the reigning Miss San Pedro.  She has since gone on to develop a successful career in fitness training.  When Conch Creative photographs Belizean women, we like to portray not only their beauty but immense strength.  Liliana represents all of those things.  As a community, we in San Pedro were extremely proud that she represented Belize as Miss Belize in the International Costa Maya Festival.  We had so much fun working with her on this shoot – and work we did.  Not only did it take excellent balancing skills, but a considerable amount of bravery for Liliana to give us this image.

These images are previews and there will be many more amazing Conch Creative images of these incredible women being released in the near future.  If you’d like to see more of Liliana and Natasha, they will be appearing on our Facebook page – Conch Creative Facebook Page – and eventually on our website – Conch Creative Website .

Conch Creative wedding photography has been extremely busy this year and March has brought marriage madness with it.  We certainly are not complaining and felt obliged to share some of our recent weddings with you.  This is Terri and Glenn.  They got married at sunset on a sandbar in the middle of nowhere, with only three guests in attendance on Valentine’s Day.  They were so in love it was absolutely touching and everyone shed a tear when they read their very personal vows.

Sandbars are a unique location for an intimate tropical wedding in Belize.  While the there isn’t much in terms of scenery, who needs it when the love virtually pops out of the photograph and kisses you on the nose.

But of course when there is scenery, everyone takes advantage of it.  This is Jenn and Todd.  They were married at the tasteful and beautiful Victoria House resort.  They were just lovely people – laid back, wonderful to work with and great fun.

Doing wedding photography in Belize, we get some unusual requests for family and group shots.  This was one of our most unusual. Todd and Jenn had some relatives who were absent for a variety of reasons.  They were gathered together on this table – their sister attending by Skype.

Jenn had a gorgeous wedding dress, which we felt deserved its very own portrait.

Of course Conch Creative ‘hearts’ weddings in Belize.  It seems that Mother Nature does too!

The variety is never ending for photographers in Belize and the smile of a child is always food for inspiration.  This young man came all the way from Cayo for his six month portrait shoot with Conch Creative.  He couldn’t stop smiling  – and I’m sure it helped that he had four adults making absolute fools of themselves for his benefit.

While we love taking pictures of people, there is a special magic to commercial and resort photography in Belize.  This is Ramon’s Village Resort, one of the oldest and most established resorts in San Pedro, at night.

..and this is Coco Beach Resort, one of San Pedro’s newest resorts at night.

Because variety is indeed the spice that gives Conch Creative it’s very unique flavour, we end with this image, taken at Sailsports Belize.  Amazing kiteboarding stunts truly gave us that wonderful kick that only the spiciest of dishes provide…and we all know that Belize is a country that loves everything hot and spicy.

Until next time, Conch Creative thanks you all for taking the time to read our blog and enjoy our photos.  If you like our work, please do share it and maybe even join our Conch Creative Facebook Page – Conch Creative spicy link

We have some important thank yous and shout outs to give here.

Many thanks to Caye Winds and Caribbean Villas for providing us with fantastic locations for our shoots with Liliana and Natasha.

Thanks to Bradley Mazin for his outrageous  kiteboarding skills.

Thanks to our brides and grooms for making our job easy and enjoyable.

And thanks to all of the models, resorts and even kids who share a little bit of themselves with us and become part of Conch Creative as a result.

Cake – Everyone loves a bit of cake!

Conch Creative loves cake and as wedding photographers we get to see some beautiful cakes.  So much effort is put into making these cakes tropical, fabulous and delicious.  Although we are usually pretty greedy when it comes to cake, we’ve decided to share some of our cakes with you.

These blue cupcakes were such an original and pretty treat for wedding guests.

A tropical cake in paradise.

This cute and romantic cake featured at one of the most colourful weddings Conch Creative has ever attended.

This beautiful cake was presented against such a gorgeous colour.  It really made the cake even more spectacular.

You may notice droplets on the window in this picture.  The lovely couple did not let the rain spoil their day and this cake decorated with fresh flowers and seashells kept everyone in the tropical wedding mood.

Conch Creative would like to thank the bakers and chefs who produced these edible pieces of art.  If you see your cake here and would like us to mention your name, just get in touch and we’d be happy to let everyone know that you were the cake’s creator.

Weddings are not all about grown ups you know!

We love weddings and feel privileged to be part of such an important event.  They are romantic and wonderful for the couple and as photographers, we do everything possible to make the photography experience fun and enjoyable.   When there are children involved, this is even more important.   Some kids are shy and some just love the attention, so we take our time and get to know them.  We have a lot of laughs along the way.

Waiting for Mum to be made beautiful can be a little bit boring, so why not have fun with the hairspray!

When we have a larger group of children it can be tricky to get them to all coordinate for a photographic moment.

Sometimes the children are so beyond cute that we just feel obliged to capture them in the moment.

This little cherub was a guest at a wedding at the fabulous Phoenix.

We were recently captured ourselves by local photographer Elbert Greer.  Elbert is known for his brilliant bird photography and Maya even contributed to his amazing book, Birdwatching with Bubba 2.5.   So here is a behind the scenes photograph as promised courtesy of Elbert himself.

This couple came to San Pedro and had their ceremony at the stunning Las Terrazas with their children and everyone had a great time even if the weather was rainy and uncooperative.  The jumping off the dock shot is a favourite for couples, probably because it seems meaningful, but more likely because it is so much fun doing it.

Not to be outdone, their adorable children ensured that they gave us fantastic photo opportunities.   This was taken inside the lovely O Restaurant at Las Terrazas after the rain had made us all take cover.

There is nothing like catching that magic opportunity when children do adorable and spontaneous things.

These two were cooling their heels on a hot day before a wedding at the beautiful Caribbean Villas.

Of course a flower girl has a big responsibility, but that doesn’t stop them from having some fun before it is time to do a very important job.

We’ve always wondered what secret they were sharing in this shot.  Looks a bit cheeky.

When duty called, she did her job like a real professional at this very romantic beach wedding.

She was a real princess.

So, as you can see, not all weddings are just about grown ups.  If you would like to see more of our work, please check out our Facebook page for our newest images.  To find out more about us, please have a look at our website, where we highlight all of the different sort of photographic work we do Conch Creative Website.