Wedding Photographer Testimonials

Here are a few testimonials from our happy brides and grooms who trusted us to capture the precious moments of their New Mexico and Mexico destination weddings. We have a reputation as being the best wedding photographers in the region.

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Playa Del Carmen Wedding Photographer

Cancun Destination Wedding Testimonial

Brooke & Scott, Beach Palace, Cancun, Mexico

“We chose Michael and Jennifer for our wedding in Cancun. We were married at Beach Palace. I looked for months for the perfect photographer for our wedding, it was one of the most important parts, and we are so happy with our choice.  We absolutely love our photos!!! I could look at them for hours and hours. We have over 500 and I am always finding new little things that I love about them. I cannot even decide which ones to frame in our home there are so many I love. They are SO creative and I am so proud to have something that nobody else I know will ever have for their wedding photos. I love all of the candid shots, so much fun. They make me cry just looking at them. During the wedding they visited with guests and fit in very well, everyone enjoyed them. It was a huge bonus to have 2 photographers and I think them being a married couple only improved the experience. They obviously work so well together :) The cenote shoot was so much fun. You have got to do it!! Choosing Michael and Jennifer was the best choice we made and it will be for you if you choose them as well!! Congrats and Enjoy

Brooke”

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Riviera Maya Destination Wedding Testimonial

Brian & MegganEl Dorado Royale – Riviera Maya Wedding

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Cozumel Destination Wedding Testimonial

Katie & Jeremiah – Iberostar Cozumel, Cozumel, Mexico

“We knew while planning a destination wedding that the photos were going to be THE most important decision we made in capturing and remembering our special day. We did a lot of research on the best way to work with resorts and bringing in outside vendors and read stories about how hard it can be to work with outside vendors. This could not have been farther from the truth with Michael and Jennifer! From day one of meeting them via Skype and discussing what we were looking for they were so warm and welcoming. Everything leading up to the big day was easy. They are very fast in responding to emails, and so willing to work with a stressing bride with lots of questions 🙂 The day of the weeding they were a dream to work with! They came and knew exactly what to do and how to capture special moments without being disruptive. They were also amazing in giving us cues on how to pose and what to do (we weren’t the best at that…) And most importantly, they got along so well with our friends and family that it was like they were on the guest list in the first place! Then there are the pictures… I have NO WORDS for how incredibly happy we are with our pictures! They are stunning. Every single person who saw them commented on how beautiful they are. Jennifer and Michael are so talented, we can’t stress this enough. If you are on the fence on weather or not it is worth it to splurge for the photos, do it! M&J photo will not disappoint!”

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Isla Mujeres Destination Wedding Testimonial

Jared & Stephanie – Zama Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“We had the pleasure of having Michael and Jennifer take our wedding photos and it was one of the best decisions we made. We were AMAZED with the quality of the pictures. They looked like they were straight out of a bridal magazine. We are still receiving compliments on them. Both Jennifer and Michael were professional, creative, and receptive to our requests. They asked us what we wanted and delivered just that. During the planning process they were exceptional with their communication. We felt like we knew them by the time we got to Mexico. On our wedding day they immediately got to work capturing the small details, getting ready, and first looks. Then they took us from our hotel to some breathtaking locations. Their dedication and passion was evident while watching them work. They were forever climbing up on things, crouching and laying on the ground, even getting soaked by huge waves (while we stayed dry) to capture remarkable shots of us. We were so pleased to receive a sneak peak within a couple days and the entire 600+ pictures within a month. The photographs speak to the incredible talent this couple have for photography. If you are reading these reviews contact M&J now, you won’t be disappointed! We highly recommend them. Thank you so much M&J!!! Stephanie & Jared “

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Playa Mujeres Destination Wedding Testimonial

Brook & Susie – The Finest, Playa Mujeres, Mexico

“Our wedding was in Playa Mujeres, Mexico in May. we really liked working with Michael and Jennifer from our first skype session with them to selecting photos for an album. On the business end, they are great communicators, respond quickly, upfront about everything, and are consummate professionals. On the photo end, the photos they took for us were just amazing, incredible, every wonderful adjective you can put in here. we had very high expectations, but they surpassed them with the quality of the shots. They captured the whole day with so much emotion in everyone’s faces. It is quite remarkable. We got SO many compliments on our wedding photos. even six months after our wedding, we still feel amazed looking at the pictures and at how they bring all the feelings and joy from the day rushing back to us. We can’t recommend these guys highly enough.”

 

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New York Wedding Testimonial

Endel & Kate, Private Adirondacks Camp, Paul Smiths, New York

I could not have asked for better photographers for my dream wedding in the Adirondacks. From the initial conversations during the planning stage to the follow up communication regarding the wedding album and prints – M&J photography went above and beyond to ensure that everything was done in a perfect, professional, and timely manner. They are skilled photographers with years of experience. I recommend them to every one of my friends who gets engaged. If you are looking for photographers to capture the beautiful memories that take place on your wedding day, choose M&J Photography. They are simply the best!

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Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding Testimonial

Josh & Val, Azul Fives, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This is why we do what we do. Val left this on our bestdestinationwedding.com review page:

Pros: Professional, Creative, Compassionate, Confident, Timely, Think out of the box, Work together, People Skills,

Cons: Honestly, I couldn’t name one!

When looking for a photographer, the most important thing to us was to find a photographer who truly captures the emotion of joy, laughter, and love. That is exactly what we got from Jennifer and Michael’s beautiful pictures! They are both such genuine people who you can tell absolutely LOVE photography! Watching them work together is just as impressive as their pictures.  You can tell the couple gets excited by the architecture, finding new places at the resorts. They always find different, new, and creative shots while working with the lighting lets you know they are passionate about each picture! They are very friendly and make you relax while also getting to know your family and making everyone as comfortable as can be. J  and M you TRULY are the best!

I also want to mention how fast to respond Jennifer and Michael are. Always had a response within a couple hours, if not shorter with helping us make our timeline and answering questions with their professional opinion. They are very prepared for the day of the event making sure every picture (and more) you requested gets shot.

I was truly blown away, floored when I saw our wedding pictures, they are absolutely perfect! If you’re reading this review wondering if you should book them, stop, and go book them….now! You won’t regret it  :)

 

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Akumal Destination Wedding Testimonial

Teena & Michelle, Akumal, Mexico

You can stop looking for your photographers. Congratulations, you’ve found them. Hire M&J. Now. Right now… before they’re booked by someone else on your date and you miss out on the greatest wedding photos you’ll ever see.

If you’ve seen their online gallery, then you already know their work is stunning. But what you might not know (yet) is that Michael and Jennifer are wonderful people to work with. They helped us every step of the way, from advice on locations for the shoot to where to grab the best tacos in Playa.

Our friends and family cannot stop talking about how beautiful the photos turned out, using words and phrases like “breathtaking,” “gorgeous” and “you look like movie stars” to describe the images. We could not be happier with our decision to hire M&J.

So what are you waiting for? Go and make the best decision of the entire planning process. You won’t regret it.

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Riviera Maya Destination Wedding Testimonial

Tricia & Brett, Riviera Maya, Mexico

BLOWN AWAY!!!!! Jennifer and Michael we can not thank you enough for these outstanding pictures. You did a beautiful job capturing our precious, loving, and hilarious moments. Thank you , thank you , thank you!!  Thank you again- so so very much.

Trish and Brett

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Colorado, USA Wedding Testimonial

Tracy & Jason, Pearl Lakes, Colorado

Hello,

I was finally able to sit down and really look at all the photos. We are extremely happy with the photos and wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job that you both did. I am so happy that a random Google search lead me to you two for the wedding.

Tracy and Jason

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Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding Testimonial

Zunny & Logan, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hi Jennifer and Michael,
Wow–that was fast! And such a wonderful surprise! We are so absolutely in love with the photos and how vibrant they turned out. You both definitely have an amazing gift for photography and for capturing the true spirit of the moment.
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you have done. It was a true pleasure working with you both, and we will be sure to recommend you to any of our friends or family with upcoming destination weddings. Thanks again, and we hope you are doing well!
All the best,
Zunny and Logan

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Colorado Wedding Testimonial

Caitlin & John, Creede, Colorado

Oh my goodness!John and I are just on our way to our honeymoon and seeing these pictures just made our year! They are incredible, breathtaking, and exciting. We can’t thank you enough. What a pleasure to be photographed by you. LOVED the sneak peek, looking forward to see the rest!

Thank you!

Caitlin and John

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Isla Mujeres Destination Wedding Testimonial

Dustin and Scott, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“We were nervous selecting photographers for the wedding and viewed many sites for those who serviced the island.  We had planned to talk to several photographers, but upon first contact we were hooked.  From the beginning it was clear M&J cared.  At the wedding they were wonderful and captured not only the event itself, but all our friends and family.  They set us up with photos that will make the memories last our lifetime and beyond.  They not only captured the images, but they managed to capture the spirit and emotion of the celebration.  They seamlessly and unobtrusively navigated the crowd, allowing the wedding to go on but capturing all the best moments. Fun, friendly, professional and thoughtful:  M&J helped ensure our wedding was a success and ensured our precious moments will last forever.”

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Tulum Destination Wedding Testimonial

Emily and John, Tulum, Mexico

“Michael and Jennifer are very talented photographers that are a pleasure to work with!  My husband and I enjoy photography as a hobby so it was particularly important to us that our wedding photographs were more than just photos – we wanted natural shots that told the story of our day in a photojournalistic way and some that were like works of art that even those who had never met us would find beautiful.  Our search for the perfect photographers was extensive – I probably looked at about 50 photographers in the Cancun area and reached out to at least 20 with questions.  Michael and Jennifer stood out to us in many ways.  They were one of few who followed up after my initial e-mail which I felt showed that they were genuinely interested in shooting our wedding.  When we skyped with them for about 30 minutes before making our final decision, we could see that they were going to be incredibly helpful, open to making our photography what we wanted it to be, and patient with our many questions.  They also have strong credentials in everything from their education to impressive work experiences and awards.   When my husband woke up incredibly ill on our wedding day, everything was so hectic but Michael and Jennifer came into the craziness and completely went with the flow, relieving stress where a less professional team of photographers may have added to it.  I was so grateful for their flexibility and guidance during what turned out to be a much more disorganized day than we had intended for it to be!  We knew we could trust them to capture all of the important moments and they did!   We are so happy with our wedding and trash the dress photos and have received such glowing compliments on them.  We also did an underwater trash the dress session in a cenote which I highly recommend.  Most people will never have such amazing photographs of themselves in their entire lifetime so don’t miss that opportunity!”

– Emily and John

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Akumal Destination Wedding Testimonial

Candace and Sasa, Half Moon Bay, Akumal, Mexico

“Photography was at the top of the list as far as priorities when we started to plan our destination wedding.  Pictures and memories are really the only long lasting souvenirs of your wedding day, but documenting our day was even more important since some, such as our grandparents, were unable to travel with us. Within days, I had a sneak peak of a few images- and I was speechless.  They did an amazing job capturing our wedding day.  Our photographs are more than we ever hoped for and truly tell the story of our day!”

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Isla Mujeres Destination Wedding Testimonial

Nina & Juliano, Zamas Beach Club, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“Michael and Jennifer were great!  We ultimately chose them over other photographers in the area because their style had an artistic and natural feel about it rather than feeling too staged and posed which is something we really didn’t want.  They both have a very calming presence about them which is great for such a high-emotion time like your wedding day.  In fact, the morning of our wedding we woke up to insane rains and with an outdoor beach wedding planned I was extremely stressed and worried that all of my plans would be ruined.  Michael and Jennfer emailed us early in the day (our wedding planner didn’t even reach out) to assure us they felt the weather would clear in time for the ceremony.  This had a huge impact on making me calm and more reassured that our wedding day would be all I had hoped for. They both did a wonderful job of determining the look and feel of the photos that we wanted and making sure to capture that throughout the day.  Some of our guests called Michael “Spider Man” because he was darting around like a ninja and crouching down into whatever postions it took to capture each moment.  The photos of my husband and I after the ceremony were amazing!  Our guests could not stop gushing about the lighting and how cool the sky and backgrounds looked in the photos of just the two of us.  They really are gorgeous.  They also got some great candid shots of the dance floor.   I am so happy we chose M&J!”

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Sante Fe Wedding Testimonial

 Rich &  Jennifer, Santa Fe, New Mexico

“I was lucky enough to stumble across Jennifer and Michael when looking for a photographer for my September wedding in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They spend most of the year in Mexico, but shoot in the US in the summer and  fall.   I’ve been in weddings with bossy photographers and that’s not their style. I was even more pleased with our decision to go with Jennifer and Michael when we saw our photos. They were beautiful. The editing was nicely done. I was amazed at how natural the shots were, yet they captured so many faces and emotions as if it were staged. The photographer was a big chunk of my small wedding budget, but worth every penny. You won’t be disappointed if you hire M&J Photography and you won’t be disappointed spending good money on great photos.”

 

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Riviera Maya Destination Wedding Testimonial

Erin & Lindsey, Now Sapphire, Riviera Maya, Mexico

“Hey guys,

Happy holidays!  We received the photos and the pictures are beautiful!  We’re looking forward to making gifts for people and sharing these memories.  The shots are stunning and what a blessing in disguise when our previous photographer fell through.

Wishing you the best in 2014!

With love,

Erin and Lindsey”

 

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Puerto Morelos Destination Wedding Testimonial

 Martin & Allie, Azul Sensatori, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

“Dear Michael and Jennifer,

“What can we say, you are simply the best!

Martin and I could not have been happier with our choice to have you there to capture our wedding day.  After interviewing and looking through so many different photographers, you and Jennifer were truly the only ones who actually asked us what we wanted, what our vision was, and genuinely seemed to care care about us as people.  I would say the best part of M&J photo is how you work together to get the very most out of every moment. You both allowed for us to have private, romantic shots, as well as capturing an amazing family/friends shot of 60+ people! You did it perfectly! Your communication was nothing shy of AMAZING. We could not be happier with M&J photography and highly recommend them to anyone for any occasion! You’re extremely professional, and thoughtful! Just days following the wedding some ‘sneak peak’ in which you shared with us was an added bonus! Your efficiency with time was something that was over the top impressive! You hear people waiting months, sometimes half a year to get the photos back- this was not the case with M&J…less than two months and we have our photos, and some photos already printed!  All of these photos are memories that will last forever!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Martin and Allie”

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Cozumel Destination Wedding Testimonial

 Mike & Christine, Uvas Beach Club, Cozumel

“Having Michael and Jennifer Lewis as our photographers was the best decision we made for our wedding.  The pictures we have are so beautiful and capture the spirit of the day perfectly; we will always treasure them.  My husband and I are just so impressed with the variety and quality of what we received, and most of all, how unique they are.  No one we know has pictures like these! Looking back through our album is like watching the story unfold.   Creativity is top notch! We recommend M and J Photography from the bottom of our hearts!!”

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Isla Mujeres Destination Wedding Testimonial

Jenn & Tom, Isla Mujeres Privilege Aluxes, Mexico

“We highly recommend our photographers, Michael and Jennifer of M and J Photography, to anyone who is looking for wedding photographers. They shot our wedding this past November in Isla Mujeres and a Trash The Dress photo session at a nearby cenote. We certainly feel that they are the best – a combination of their amazing talent and professionalism, excellent value  but also with their willingness to go the extra mile (meeting on Skype, promptly answering countless e-mails, lots of helpful suggestions for a stressed-out bride, pre-scouting shooting locations). It also helps that Michael and Jennifer are fantastic, friendly people and they genuinely care about doing an excellent job for you.

 And if you have the time, we highly recommend that you try a cenote photo shoot as well. Michael and Jennifer picked a gorgeous location, were very accommodating in trying to work out the perfect day and time, and were more than willing to help us set up transportation there from the island. The entire experience was something we would never forget, even if we didn’t have some spectacular underwater pictures to adorn our home as a constant reminder!

 Since we’ve sent out our wedding photos to friends and family, we’ve received a torrent of incredible responses, many saying that they are some of the best photos they have ever seen, and we certainly feel the same way. You can be sure that Michael and Jennifer will make you and your wedding day look absolutely incredible!”

 

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Puerto Aventuras Destination Wedding Testimonial

Brittany & Troy, Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Mexico

“We used M&J Photography and we are soooo glad that we did! Michael and Jennifer Lewis are an American couple who now live in Mexico and their work is wonderful!  My husband and I are REALLY happy with our decison and the pictures look amazing! I would HIGHLY recommend that you book Michael and Jennifer Lewis (M&J Photography)!!!  They are truly a great find and we couldn’t be happier with our choice!!”

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Playa del Carmen Destination Wedding Testimonial

Talina & Rodrigo, Playa del Carmen

“Dear readers. It is with great pleasure that we write this review for Michael and Jennifer’s photograph services; we highly recommend them. They photographed us on our wedding day last April, covering the “bride’s getting ready session”, a photo session of the bride and groom, together and with our families, and the ceremony. We then had a “trash the dress” session the day after the wedding. They were very friendly and very professional before, during and after our wedding day, and the photographs are amazingly great. We are from Monterrey, Mexico, and got married in Playa del Carmen. We felt that our wedding, being a destination wedding, presented particular risks as we were going to have to hire people/companies that we (or any friend or relative) had never heard of before.

 They were very professional from day one.  The next day, for the “trash the dress” session (scheduled for 4:30 pm) they surprised us with a better location (there was a lot of seaweed on the beach in Playa del Carmen and we had just no idea where to go for the photo sessions). Without us asking, they took the task of driving around the Mayan Riviera during the morning to find the right spot for the photo session. They explained to us how to get there and it was worth it. The place they found was incredible. They gave us a lot of ideas for the “trash the dress” session and made the experience quite enjoyable. Four days after our wedding day, they sent us a web link with their favorite shots; a link which could be shared with family and friends. This was a great thing to have during our honeymoon. Finally, they kept in constant contact while they were working on the editing and finally sent us the photos 5 weeks after our wedding day (that’s extremely fast). Now comes the most important part to mention… the quality of their work. The photos are superb; pure art! Seriously, we never thought the photos would come out so well. The colors, the backgrounds, the angles, the lighting, the moments captured. This alone is worth hiring them, but well, they do offer the whole package (attitude, professionalism, quality of work). We are now having trouble picking those for framing.

 Michael and Jennifer are a very nice couple, friendly and with an interesting conversation. Hiring them was the best decision we could have made and working with them was a great pleasure. We highly recommend them.”

Gayle and Réal, Iberostar, Cozumel 

“Words of Thanks sometimes seem so small compared to the gift you have given us… a lifetime of beautiful memories when you documented our wedding in Cozumel this past February, as well as our day at Punta Sur when we Trashed the Dress. When we first saw your portfolio on your website we knew we wanted to work with you; your photos had a creative, unique element/edge that we just weren’t seeing from other photographers. We felt by hiring you we would be working with the best, and that alone put us at rest knowing we had no worries when it came to documenting our day down to the last detail…for you both missed nothing 🙂 You are a gracious couple, easy to work with, professional, very knowledgeable, and you put us and our guests at ease the minute we met you.”

Nada & Aleem, Azul Sensatori, Cancun

“I would like to start off with letting all your readers out there know that this was one of the best decisions we could of made! Jennifer and Michael Lewis were such great people to work with on our Cancun wedding day. Throughout the day and evening they captured some really great moments of us and our guests and eventually they just blended in so nicely with all of our guests – it felt like they were family! From the get go it was a really smooth ride. My husband and I were so impressed at the amazing customer service they offered, from doing our first ‘meet’ through Skype, to the weather updates that Michael sent to us in the weeks leading up to our day. They went over and above the call of duty to ensure that we were comfortable in every way possible (even when Jen brought us breakfast to our room the day after the wedding before the TTD shoot!) The ‘trash the dress’ shoot, we chose to have in a cenote setting. Michael and Jennifer researched and  scoured the Mayan Rivera area for the best cenote weeks before we got there – what photography company would do that?!  We ended up with some of the most amazing pictures which we will remember for a lifetime. Thank you Michael and Jennifer!”

Scott & Casey, Ana y Jose, Tulum

Scott: “What more is there to say than WOW!!! In a world filled with run of the mill wedding photographers that produce a portfolio of standard images as if they were ticking them off of a checklist, we felt extremely lucky to have Michael work with us to capture our big day. One of the biggest reliefs to us was how comfortable he was at submerging himself in the event and producing amazing images that are normally overlooked at weddings. Long familiar with Michael’s work that has appeared in National Geographic as well as several of his books, we felt that it was important to have someone with a keen eye and the unique perspective of shooting life as it happens.  To say that Michael was able to accomplish this and produce a variety of images that included most of the guests at our event would be an understatement. We would not hesitate to recommend him as a wedding photographer – and if you are lucky enough to have found him, you will enjoy your wedding and have incredible photos to always remember your special day!”

 Mark & Laura, Denver (CO) Botanical Garden

“We had the good fortune to have both Michael and Jennifer photograph our wedding. It was great having two photographers during the day to capture all of our special moments. Michael and Jennifer were very flexible and adapted to all the unexpected changes we had that day and did so with positive attitudes and words of encouragement. They worked with us on how we wanted our wedding captured and the pictures turned out beautifully. In addition to being talented photographers, Michael and Jennifer are interesting and thoughtful people! Thanks again for being a part of our wedding.”

 Michael & Jill, Santa Cruz, CA

“A very special day, with the most beautiful photos to help bring the day back to life. (They have an) elegant, story book style.  Wonderfully heart felt photos. One of the most special things about Michael is his ability to capture special, tender moments while you never know he is there!  One of my favorite photos is of my husband and I practicing our first dance in private.  Michael didn’t even miss this very private moment.  It is amazing how you forget the special details and moments at your wedding.  Michael will help you to never forget. Michael captured our wedding at our own property in “story book” fashion.  I hired Michael because of his National Geographic background.  In fact, I searched him out based on these special photos.  I wanted elegant, perfect photos and frankly I wanted them at a reasonable price.  From start to finish, my photos tell a beautiful story.  I was not disappointed. There are no stale photos or forced posing. I highly recommend Michael.  I have absolutely no doubt you will be thrilled.  Frankly, I live in San Francisco where I interviewd multiple photographers charging $8000+ for wedding photos.  Looking back, I feel Michael’s work far surpassed these professionals.”

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