Mayan Cenote Trash the Dress, Mexico

Felicia and Ben are an amazing couple from Vancouver, British Columbia who wanted to top-off their wedding with a special Mayan Cenote Trash the Dress session. The day started off with a stop to see my favourite makeup artist – Adrian from The Styling Trio. This guaranteed that Felicia would have stunning makeup that would last all day for the shoot. Needless to say, it’s incredibly tricky to get make-up to last in the heat, underwater and then back in the heat again. But Adrian is the master we needed to make it all happen.

Once the Felicia was ready, we headed down to one of my favourite secret Mayan cenote’s to photograph. We captured some romantic images in the jungle, which turned out truly spectacular. Afterwards, everyone jumped in the water where the real magic started to happen. I don’t know what it is about these Mayan cenotes, whether it’s the energy around them or the spirits the Mayans believe inhabit them, but sometimes but they are magical places to photograph.

Dean Sanderson