Alfredo in the running • ISPWP Winter 2013 Contest

Zasil strikes again, with the first participation of our associated photographer Alfredo to the worldwide reputed contests of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers and his first awards in the WInter 2013 selection. With the different contest categories it’s nice to be able to detach from time to time from the purely ‘photojournalistic’ style and be able to connect in a creative way back to the roots of photography, which is the portrait. Feels good to have you in the club and up to the next quarter compadre!

 

SERENA + JARRED • Engagement, Wedding and Day after session • Riviera Maya

Photo by Vincent

GET WET

Photography by Vincent Ribon & assistants Alfredo & Jasive

We met Serena and Jarred almost one year before they travelled to the Riviera Maya to be blessed in faithful marriage by one of their friends. As Serena was exchanging the Big Apple for a married life with Jared in Atlanta, she wanted to take the memory with her of nature, skyscrapers and common transport, some of the various and typical aspects of this urban kaleidoscope and we were happy to be once more in New York.
When Serena told me, looking through our blog, she liked the decoration Erica from Weddingsinplaya did for a specific wedding, I advised her to hire Erica as an outside wedding planner if she felt she wanted a particular personal approach for her event, even though resorts such as Azul Five have their own wedding staff. At the end Erica indeed seemed to be worth more than her charge as she spend the whole day with us, making sure everything went seamless and Serena and Jarred could have a laugh at the rainbow appearing through the raindrops, confident nothing would disturb their joy. As for the Zasil team, we came fully equipped with second shooter Alfredo and lightning assistant Jasive who successfully alternates editing, directing flashlight and using a camera.

The day after the wedding Serena and Jarred had the courage to get wet and profit from our latest ‘day after photo session’ productions, as you can see in the post below.

Photo by Vincent

Photo by Vincent 

SERENA + JARRED • Underwater session • Playa del Carmen

Photo by Vincent

GET WET

Photography by Vincent Ribon & assistant Alfredo

The Riviera Maya has a lot of beauty to offer, but one its most particularities are the cenotes, a kind of natural ‘swimming pools’ crowded with freshwater fishes they are a spread all over the area, connected as a network with different access more or less open as big ‘holes’, with or without accessible caves. It is due to the porous surface of the Yucatan peninsula that this freshwater stream breaks through it easaly. In ancient Mayan cultures these cenotes were the only source of fresh water and not that much a perfect place for a cooling swim, but part of holy ceremonies. Today we make grateful use of the very interesting backdrops for photo sessions they create.

Photo by Vincent

SILVIA + JOSE ANTONIO • CATHOLIC CEREMONY • LEON, GUANAJUATO

Photo by Vincent

TRADITION IN STYLE

Photography by Vincent Ribon & assistant Alfredo

Silvia and Jose Antonio returned to Silvia’s home town Leon, in the state of Guanajuato, after three years of what they describe as a perfect relation. This to celebrate their wedding with Silvia’s family who was impatiently waiting for the traditional union of this confident couple. As they have been living between Madrid and Mexico the years before, their invitees also came from both these worlds, united in the common tradition of Christian Catholic wedding ceremony, including the use of the lasso. Draped around the couple in a figure eight shape, with the groom being the first to be lassoed, it symbolizes their love, which should bind the couple together everyday as they equally share the responsibility of marriage for the rest of their lives. At the end of the ceremony, the lasso is removed and given to the bride as a memento of her becoming the lady of the groom’s heart and home and shows their promise to always be together side-by-side.
After the ceremony Silvia and Jose Antonio received their guests in the rustic but magnificent Casa de Piedra and as usual Jaime Gonzales pulled of to translate perfectly the desire of the couple, this time for an elegant and simply classic wedding, by introducing a mainly white color theme with a change-over in grey stripes. The abundance of delicate white orchids, a hint to the elegant appearance of Silvia, as well as that luury touch that is Jaime’s trademark. As for the Zasil team, we came with complete coverage, including our friend but most importantly very talented videographer Ben and his team from Memoire Wedding Films.

Photo by Vincent

Photos by Vincent