When I was thinking about getting family pictures at the Ritz-Carlton in Cancun, we decided it would be best if we just took them ourselves. While the on-site photographers offered photo sessions for families, they lost my business when I saw what times they shoot. Currently, in Cancun, the sun sets around 7:30 pm, It rises around 7 am. So, when they only offer photos between 9-5 pm I knew that I would not be happy with the images. The best time to take family photos is the hour that the sun rises or during the golden hour leading up to sunset. In case you don’t believe me, check out these Cancun wedding photographs during golden hour at Excellence Playa Mujeres.
Because I wanted to have great images of Tyler’s surprise vacation to the Ritz-Carlton, I decided we best do the work ourselves.
When you let the sun be your boss, your photos always come out better. Also, for beach Family Pictures at the Ritz-Carlton Cancun, soft light usually works best for skin tones. Now, if you’re going to shoot landscape images, by all means, shoot any time of day. But for people’s portraits, pay attention to the sunlight.
Thanks to Tyler who shot these images of Scout me. I love a great dad and daughter portrait! Plus we both wore our matching Burberry swimsuits for these photos. The image above just looks so timeless because of our outfits, the composition, and the coloring of the photo. Well done, Tyler!
I also spent a moment taking Family Pictures at the Ritz-Carlton of Tyler and Scout. This mother and daughter portrait is so precious. Their smiles are contagious, and it’s another timeless photo. I blurred the background while shooting this photograph to eliminate distractions. My hope is that Scout will have these images long after Tyler and I are gone. I want her to look at these photographs and remember how much fun we had and how much she has enriched our lives as a couple and as a family.
If you’re hungry for more, check out my post about being a Cancun Family Photographer. I’m happy you’re here! Thanks for reading!
Talk to you soon,