Van Valen Photography
in your backyard, or around the world


A few years ago I got a call from someone asking if I shot weddings in Mexico, I said, "I do now!" I made my first trip to a small fishing town south of Cancun; my fate was sealed, and my heart was stolen by the Yucatan Peninsula. After seeing the photos, close friends wanted their dream wedding in Mexico, too. I invested in an underwater camera housing, and we set off into a lake, clothes and all.

I've fallen in love with weddings in Mexico. I've fallen in love with Mexico, too, and have decided to focus on working there as often as I can, until the day I can finally relocate there full-time.

A destination wedding is an experience. It's not just about your love for each other, it's your love of adventure, of beautiful places, and unforgettable memory making.

Destination wedding coverage starts at $2,500 USD

Every wedding is unique, regardless of where it happens. To best serve you, let's talk about your event in detail so I can give you a custom quote. When you book me for a destination wedding your cost includes my travel/lodging and work on your wedding day. I also include a session (typically the day after your ceremony and reception) where we can let our hair down, and spend some time together, without the pressures of having to "get back" to a reception and your friends and family. This relaxed shoot (often called "trash the dress" though I've yet to see a dress get more than wet) is a lot of fun and often where my favorite photos are made.

Destination packages also include your web gallery, your custom thumb drive, and a custom flush-mount album designed by me (with leather or vegan cover options!). You'll always have a beautiful keepsake of your Big Day, long after we've gotten home.

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