Antigua Destination Wedding

Antigua Destination Wedding:  Elizabeth and Case

What a way to start off the 2016 wedding season!  I was beyond thrilled to be back in Antigua, especially with my compadre Daniel Diaz, to shoot a wedding for a very special couple who commissioned us a year in advance even before they had confirmed a venue.  We spent a week getting to know them while accompanying them through their wedding journey in Guatemala.  First off, we spent two days in beautiful Lake Atitlan followed by a hike up Mount Pacaya which is one of several active volcanoes near Antigua (last major eruption in May 2010) .  The hike up Pacaya was a piece of cake for this fearless couple who are no strangers to mountain climbing and other extreme activities – they each climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Elizabeth climbed Mt. Everest basecamp!

Spending a week with our couple pushed our photographic and artistic skills to the limit – we employed every possible composition and technique we could from vantage points up high on rickety jungle bridges and on tall columns in the ruins to getting real low on razor sharp volcanic pumice, and even submerged for some underwater portraits.  We did it all, thanks to our couple who were so brave and who were so willing to give it their all!

Elizabeth and Case are both doctors who recently graduated from medical school.  Case will be specializing in orthopædic surgery and Elizabeth will be specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. Prior to their first year of medical school, they met each other on the bus to orientation where Elizabeth’s beauty and escapades about traveling the world captivated Case.  It took some persistence, a number of corny jokes, and a desire to travel for Elizabeth to fall just as hard for Case. Fast forward, they now both have adventured side by side through medical school and around the world – Case proposed to Elizabeth while scuba diving in Indonesia.

To share their passions for adventure and culture with their closest friends and family, Elizabeth and Case wanted to host a destination wedding. They chose Antigua, Guatemala as it provided the perfect blend of history, culture, mountains, and adventures.  The ceremony was held at the beautiful Convento de las Capuchinas followed by the reception at the stunning San Jose el Viejo.  While at Lake Atitlan, we stayed at picturesque Hotel Atitlan in Panajachel and in Antigua, we stayed at the wonderful Porta Hotel Antigua.

Congratulations you two – I’m envious of all the adventures that both of you will have together!  To quote a famous author:

“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

From “All the Places You Will Go” -Dr. Seuss

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