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Let them eat cake …or seaweed – Belize Weddings

Belize wedding cakeWe do have some amazing cakes here in Belize, but this one was made even more special by one incredibly creative bride, who hand made these seashells, all of which were deliciously edible.  It appears that her adorable bridesmaid and ring bearer were jumping for joy at the thought of their upcoming sugar high.

Belize weddingSugar was not a necessary ingredient though when you consider the sweetness content of this adorable photo.

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They were captivated by the beautiful and romantic beach ceremony.

Belize weddingWe were captivated by the bride’s amazing hot pink corset ribbon. Fabulous.

Belize WeddingWe also must remember that our job as wedding photographers in Belize is not to spread rumours about seaweed being an aphrodisiac.

Belize WeddingThankfully, any side effects caused by eating too much cake and seaweed (or was it the rum?) can be easily counteracted with plenty of water.

Belize wedding..Of course we don’t blog every single Belize wedding that we photograph. If only we had the time, but sometimes we do a very small intimate session with a couple and feel compelled to share some of our favourite images. So, in this blog, you’ll be getting a bit extra on top.  Luckily for this very pretty bride, we have our own ‘props’ department.  This bouquet came from flowers from our very own garden.   We must say that she was a very pretty bride.

Belize weddingAnd she had a very handsome groom but…

Belize Wedding…ultimately it is ALWAYS about the bride.

Thank you so much for reading our blog.  Now all you have to do is go to our Facebook page and ‘like’ it.  That way you’ll get to see previews and sneak peeks from all of our shoots – not just the weddings. You can also tell us what you think and tell us bad jokes.  Conch Creative Facebook Page

The first wedding on this page was hosted by the beautiful Captain Morgan’s Retreat.

The second wedding was held at The Villas at Banyan Bay, who kindly allowed the couple to use their gorgeous dock for the ceremony even though they weren’t guests at the resort, which in our opinion rocks!

Maya Papovic, Conch Creative photographer, is a member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers.

A Photographer’s Life in Belize

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As photographers in Belize we’re often asked what our job is like.  What do we do?  What is a normal working week?  Well, if you’ve ever been to Belize, you’ll realise that Belize has it’s own rhythm, it’s own style, it’s own innate beauty.  So, working as photographers in Belize is probably unlike being a photographer anywhere else in the world.

Belize is a place for contemplation.  The beautiful bride pictured above is about to marry the love of her life at Captain Morgan’s Retreat.

Belize Wedding Photography, Ambergris Caye Wedding, Wedding in San Pedro, Weddings BelizeBelize is definitely magical. It can also be wet.  Living on the Caribbean Sea means that we sometimes work on the water, in the water and even under the water.  This underwater shot was taken just off the dock at Ramon’s Village Resort.

Belize Wedding Photography, Ambergris Caye Wedding, Wedding in San Pedro, Weddings BelizeWithout a doubt, Belize is a place for tropical love.  This moment of joy happened at Cayo Espanto, the private island resort.

Belize PhotographyBelize is inspirational, so there is a flourishing artists’ community.  This is Paul, glass blower extraordinaire, from Artemis Glass in San Ignacio, Cayo.

Belize Photography - Cave in Belize - Actun ChapatBelize is mysterious.  Because Belize is the home of the ancient Maya people and they believed that caves were portals to the underworld, some of our photography is underground.  This was taken after a mile long hike through the Actun Chapat cave near San Jose Succotz.  The floor is littered with pottery.  This cave is on private property but tours can be arranged through Ken Dart of Belizean Sun Tours.

Belize Wedding Photography, Ambergris Caye Wedding, Wedding in San Pedro, Weddings BelizeBelize is luxurious.  If you want absolute luxury, resorts in Belize like Cayo Espanto can make you feel like a star. In fact, Cayo Espanto is a fabulous secret hideaway for many world famous stars.

Belize Wedding Photography, Ambergris Caye Wedding, Wedding in San Pedro, Weddings BelizeBelize is romantic.

Belize Wedding Photography, Ambergris Caye Wedding, Wedding in San Pedro, Weddings BelizeDid we mention that Belize is romantic?

Wedding photography Belize, Maya Ruins Belize, Mayan Ruins WeddingBelize has history – seriously ancient history with pyramids and ruins and everything.  The Maya knew how to build them to last, but you can’t climb them wearing high heels.

Belize Photography, Miligold MacawAbove all…Belize isn’t always what you think it will be.  This is Eddie, (AKA Handyman Eddie).  He’s come to our rescue on more than one occasion to save us from floods and fires.  Honestly – he really has.  Eddie is Belizean.  With him is Keppy, a macaw.  Belize is somewhat famous for its macaws. Keppy, though, is not Belizean.  Keppy is a Miligold Macaw.  Eddie rescued her from a very uncertain future.  Conch Creative does not support the keeping of wildlife as pets and would always prefer to see birds flying free, but Keppy was bred in captivity and would never survive in the wild.  She and Eddie have a very close relationship and we were thrilled to be able to capture this special moment between them.

So folks this is just a taster of what being a photographer in Belize is all about.  We hope you enjoyed sharing this blog with us.  We certainly enjoyed making it.  All of the photos in this blog were taken within the last two months.  Oh and in case you didn’t know  – this is us, Conch Creative, at work in Belize.  This photo was sneakily taken during a wedding shoot on Cayo Espanto by the lovely groom to be, Alan.  Thanks for sending it to us Alan!

Special thanks goes to Keli at I DO Belize Weddings, who organised and planned both of our featured weddings.

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