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Cliff Mautner Photography

Destination Weddings in Mexico

I had some wonderful Mexican clients who flew me down to Oaxaca, Mexico, to capture their wedding weekend. Oaxaca is a fantastic city, and I loved so much about this wedding.

The light was spectacular in Oaxaca, and the compositional scenarios for the destination wedding were limitless. The city of Oaxaca is breathtaking, and shooting wedding photos there was a phenomenal treat.

The couple I had the honor of working with was one of the warmest, most genuine ever. Their beauty was obvious, but their love for one another was a blessing for me to capture. Their families and friends who traveled to this fantastic destination wedding in Mexico also had a blast.

The ceremony was held in a magnificent cathedral that was hundreds of years old. The reception was one of the most unique locations I’ve ever been able to shoot in.

This image was taken moments before their reception began at Jardin Etnobotanico. It was a gorgeous venue with interesting species of trees, plants, cacti, and other strange stuff. This patterned array of plant life was lit with some landscape lighting was begging to be used for a portrait.

My assistant held an off-camera Nikon SB-900 snooted with a Rougue Flashbender. I triggered the light with the Pocketwizard TT1 and the AC3 variable controller, while my assistant held the speedlight with the Flex TT5. Nothing fancy here. Just a neat, graphic image of this couple in a cool environment achieved by balancing the light.

Location: Oaxaca, Mexico.

1/8; f/4.0; ISO 640; 32.0 mm.