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Eliza + Seth | La Antigua, Guatemala

Fate can be a funny thing. Eliza and Seth met a few years ago, just as Seth was preparing to embark on the journey of a lifetime: a two year bicycle trip from Alaska to Argentina. With timing this unfortunate, one might think that this relationship just wasn’t meant to be, yet something kept these two interested in each other during that entire time, and they picked things up again upon Seth’s return… for good!

Eliza had clearly left a lasting impression, and so did the town of La Antigua, Guatemala, which Seth visited during his trip. When he and Eliza decided to tie the knot, a destination wedding was a must and Antigua was at the top of the list. The pair told us that they solidified that choice when they saw images from Kristiaan and Lionel’s wedding which we photographed two years ago. This magical little town was one of our favorite locations in the world, and we were thrilled that Eliza and Seth wanted us to return to document their turn at the altar.

Their wedding brought about a most impressive turnout considering the distant location, with close to a hundred friends and family enthusiastically joining in on the celebrations. With the romantic, candlelit ruins of San Jose El Viejo as a backdrop for both the ceremony and reception, everyone in attendance was simply blown away by the beauty of it all. We were able to incorporate even more of Antigua when we explored the town with Eliza and Seth the next day for their day-after portrait session. They were complete troopers, posing in the street as hundreds of locals and tourists peered on curiously, or kicking dust around on the mountain after sunset. We rely so heavily on the keenness and patience of our couples to pull off these fun portraits, and we could not have asked for more willing participants than Eliza and Seth.

We had an absolute blast with these two and we look forward to a growing friendship with them. A huge thank-you to them for their trust and enthusiasm in the photography process, and an equally huge thank-you to our associate Adam for coming along with us and giving us an extra set of eyes (and arms!) to help this pregnant photographer out!

As always, you can view a set of our personal favorite images by scrolling through the images above (some photos are by Adam Kealing).

{19 Comments}

  1. MC

    So much perfection.

  2. Daniel Stark

    so damn good. like truly amazing. go double d!

  3. Khoa

    Amazing! Possibly my favourite!

  4. Camila Magalhães

    it’s difficult to make a comment about it! It’s beyond perfect!

  5. Helen Batt

    Simply incredible, how I wish I could be a fly on the wall at a wedding you photograph to see how you guys work! Brilliant.

  6. magali

    Gorgeous! And that foot picture! That’s a fearless award waiting to happen!

  7. Morgan

    Killer set of images, D+D and A!! Lucky lucky couple… That dipping shot during the reception is to die for!

  8. Juyá

    Fantasticas! FELICITACIONES!!

  9. Jesse

    Love this so much.

  10. molina

    ok, I’ve decided that this is not a real wedding because it is too good. the end.

  11. Juan

    I just loved every image 🙂 congrats

  12. Erin Chrisman

    um, holy shit. my new favorite wedding of yours, hands down. every single frame here is like BAM. Total knockout set of images.

  13. Douglas

    My goodness this is just gorgeous and breathtaking!! I love the lighting

  14. Erica Ann

    Wow, always with the light and the shadows and the composition! This was a gorgeous wedding full of color. Eliza and Seth must be over the moon!

  15. Gilles Diaz

    Incredible work!! and the location is just marvellous
    Saludos desde Colombia

Katrina + Brandon | Palm Springs, CA

When we first met Katrina and Brandon 4 years ago, they were still college students, dating, and living as roommates, while growing their new wedding photography business. It was clear that these two were ambitious and well beyond their years in terms of their talent and accomplishments. Daniel and Brandon met through the online wedding photography community, and Brandon invited us to stay with them in California while on a roadtrip across the United States. We hit it off immediately and they quickly became two of our closest friends, who we now consider family.

We feel like we know these two pretty well; we are so familiar Brandon’s sense of humor and indescribable laugh, and Katrina’s gentle, kind, and generous spirit. But throughout their wedding weekend in Palm Springs, we had the pleasure of getting to know their families whom we had never met before. It quickly became apparent that these two are appropriate products of their parents: Brandon’s side is hilarious, adorable, and at times wonderfully inappropriate, and Katrina’s parents are thoughtful, sweet and just like their daughter, they laugh at all of Brandon’s jokes.

Katrina and Brandon put so much thought into their big day, and to say that it paid off would be an understatement. Brandon, who Katrina often jokingly referred to as the bride, insisted on a romantic twilight reception on the stunning grounds of Korakia, and balanced it off by surprising guests with a Vegas nightclub-inspired dance party at a secret location, complete with showgirls, fog, lasers, and a performance by the groom. We often joked that this wedding had split personalities, but in fact, it was perfectly suited to this couple who appreciates beauty and romance, but who also loves a baller party!

Epic is a word so commonly used nowadays, but I honestly can’t think of a more appropriate word to sum up this whole affair. Katrina and Brandon, we are so touched that you selected us to capture your most incredible day. We love you both so very much and our lives are better with you in them.

You can view our favourite photos above, and take a look at their slideshow, HERE!

{41 Comments}

  1. Shahed

    WOW-ZER-HERRRR!! Lol! Absolutely amazing set- I had to view it twice!!! Incredibly emotive!

  2. JUYA

    Woooow amazing!! Congratulations!!!

  3. Album Boda

    Amazing pics as always. Specially the party, great moments!

  4. Willian Lima

    Wow… Inspiration for me. Excelent Photography!

  5. Miguel Bolaños

    incredible images. Great and amazing work. Congrats!!!

  6. ed

    Dat ass tho.

  7. Francisco Tabasco

    Unas fotos increíbles chicos , tienen un gran dominio de la luz.
    Parece que uno esta en el evento.

  8. kirsten lewis

    Ummmmmm . . . WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Seriously, these are insanity. You guys are unbelievable. I am blown away, once again. Oh yeah. And I love you. And I love Brandon and Katrina. And the new baby I get to meet really soon.

  9. Lionel

    So much beauty, happiness and just killer creative imagery. Love you guys!!!!

  10. britney

    damn! I mean, wow. I was there and still never imagined the photos could be this!

  11. Mary McHenry

    Yes!! I’ve been so looking forward to seeing these -what an incredible wedding, what beautiful, emotional, funny images. GREAT job you two. xoxo

  12. Sergio

    Great and beautiful job!!!!!!

  13. naomi chokr

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! My jaw is on the floor! The images just like their wedding and after party are beyond Epic…. seriously no such word has been invented to describe it. And Davina you are so right… I met them both last year at Aperturas workshop and they are the kindest people I’ve ever met… even driving me to my hotel. I’ll never forget it.

    Congratulations to you B + K!!!!!! And D+D amazing Butt shot… I meant amazing capture of their wedding. I have goosebumps all over right now.

  14. Valerie

    Buenisimas fotos, me encantaron!

  15. Jeff

    you guys are the best! A M A Z I N G !!!

  16. Rosaura

    You guys never cease to amaze me. Sooooo incredible! Every shot is a masterpiece. Wow!

  17. Khanh Nguyen

    For 10 minutes straight… my jaw can’t close and I got mindblown looking at these pics beyond Epic party guys !

  18. Molina

    I know these photos by heart.

  19. Andrew Van Beek

    Not much left to say but wow. Awesome all around!

  20. Katrina

    Simply stunning.

  21. Daniel Stark

    SO GOOD! Wish we were at that wedding! Congrats to Brandon and Katrina. Awesome photos D&d!

  22. robby followell

    SEEEEERIOUSLY!? You two need to CHILL OUT. Such breathtaking photos… I wanna look again but need to a respirator or something to make it through. And tissues. And maybe a new job while I’m at it.

  23. Adam Kelaing

    Every shot is beyond incredible!!! The one of Katrina by herself with her hand in the air, lights behind her left me speechless!!! Such an amazing wedding! Congrats Katrina & Brandon!

  24. yiannis alefantou

    The last couple of days I am trying to find words to use on this comment… I saw the slide show again and again… and the words are not enough… thank you one more time for this experience. Thank you.

  25. katrina santos

    One week later and I still visit this slideshow everyday. I love you guys!

  26. Jesse

    Beautiful!

  27. Erika

    Hi Guys! Just re-looked at these, having met and partied with Brandon and Katrina, this past weekend. Gorgeous work!

  28. Jenna

    These are amazing, obviously. So well done.

  29. Linda

    Wow, another gorgeous wedding. I got teary eyed looking at the emotion of the bride and groom.

  30. Fotografia Ślubna Gdańsk

    You have found interesting locations and well- combined with emotions. Inspiring. Great job!

  31. Wedding Photographers In Dubai

    Wow…….. Really Cool Photograph! Location and timing of this photograph are really so good and impressive. I am completely crazy to see that one. Really Awesome Work!

  32. james moro

    such an inspiration! LOVE the silhouette reflection photo !