Sherry and Cyril’s Mayan Cenote Trash the Dress
Newlyweds Sherry and Cyril celebrated their wedding with a romantic, underwater trash the dress adventure at one of my favorite Mayan cenotes. Four days after saying, “I do,” Jonathan and I picked the couple up at the Grand Sirenis resort and headed down to the magical cenote, which also happens to be my favorite place to photograph.
Jonathan had photographed Sherry and Cyril’s wedding four days earlier and when I asked if he wanted to come along to the underwater shoot he was thrilled to be a part of the adventure! Taking couples to shoot a trash the dress session after their wedding day is one of my favorite things to do. After the hustle and bustle of a wedding, it is a really nice opportunity for couple’s to get away from large groups of people and just have some romantic time alone. Well, almost alone. Plus, they get some amazing images that they will love!
After only a small amount of coaching and tips for learning to stay under water, Sherry and Cyril were amazing. Sherry was able to let go and flow like a mermaid – letting the water do the work. Cyril was equally as good and was even able to keep his hat on during the photos – which is no easy feat! The couple’s underwater skills combined to create some amazing images.
Jonathan and I took turns shooting and, in the end, all the photos turned out incredible. So incredible, in fact, that when we got back to the office with the photos, we couldn’t tell which images he photographed and which images I had photographed. Honestly, neither of us shoot out of ego, so we were both simply thrilled for the couple. Now Sherry and Cyril have amazing photos to enjoy for a lifetime – reminding them of the first few days of married life.