The dictionary describes “family” as “a group of parents and children living together in a household”. However, at Quetzal we thrive on the idea that family is who is in your heart. Each family is unique and has their own story to tell. It is our nature to tap into your family’s distinct personality and bring out your special idiosyncrasies. A “Family” session can highlight amazing details in your journey with the people you hold dear. Wedding engagements, baby announcements, divorce celebrations, vacations, and graduations are just a few of the reasons to invite your family to the Mexican Caribbean to have their story told.
So excited to share with you all this Jungle Gym Tulum fitness session with Mario, devoted trainer from Germany!
If you are really into fitness and happen to be in Tulum, Mexico (or nearby) you have to check out this Flintstone-inspired gym with the turquoise caribbean waters as a background and all equipment made of wood and stone.
Work on your body and your tan at the same time. Can't get any better than that!!
Gracias Mario for inviting us to capture your inspiring lifestyle and special thanks to the team at Jungle Gym Tulum for allowing us to shoot your unique location!
Xpuha family beach portrait session to celebrate 10 years of happy marriage. Mega congrats Arvizu Family!
We were blessed with a sunny and warm day for this session and loved the dynamic and good vibe that this family shares. Smiling, laughing, dancing and playing, our time together went by super fast but we enjoyed every second of it.
Sandy's idea is to this every year, to not only celebrate their love but to keep photo documentary of their family and simple life in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Can't wait for our next session. Gracias!!!
Di, a well traveled and fun woman, hired us for some Playa del Carmen Family Photos. We met at the quite beach area in Playacar and had an amazing time with the entire family.
Thanks for trusting us Di, we truly hope you cherish these wonderful moments in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Sending much love and good vibes your way!!!
In Nov. 2015 we had the privilege to shoot Samantha & Joaquin's bohemian beach wedding, this time, we meet again for a Fairmont Mayakoba Family Portraits session.
The charming and Mexican ambiance of El Pueblito at Mayakoba helped a lot to create this sweet family photoshoot. Gracias Santos Family, we wish you and little Sofie many amazing and wonderful years together!!!
With love, Quetzal Photo Team
Venue. Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Hair & Makeup. Sarah Garnier
A stunning Brazilian mom-to-be reached out to us for her Glam Maternity Portraits, that was her vision and we loved it!!
She invited us to her modern Cancun Luxury Condo to capture her baby-bump (little Alessia on the way) and her cute son excited about becoming the big brother.
Congrats Mariane and thanks for your trust!!
Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
A fun three generations family photo session in the beaches of Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. This unique family group gave us many amazing moments. Laughing, making silly faces, enjoying each others company and just being themselves and having fun. We feel blessed to have been there to capture their family dynamic. Gracias!!
We were thrilled when Ludy reached out to us to capture her Sandos Caracol Family Vacation!! This modern and fun family friendly all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico offers many amazing photo opportunities and Ludy's family were all smiles.
Hope you enjoy this sweet fun loving family session as much as we do.
Venue - Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
The Perterson's have been visiting the area since 2001 but have never gotten their Playa del Carmen Family photos until now. The day was perfect for a beach portrait session and we took full advantage of the opportunity to create fun and colorful memories for all.
"Its always the last day and after packing up I think, Wait, I never had anyone take an entire family photo!!" - Julia told us.
Thanks so much for your trust, love and uniqueness. We hope to see you all again next year!!!!
Family vacations are not always easy to plan, so why not celebrate them with some Playa del Carmen beach portraits? Deiana reached out to us to photograph her lovely family of 8 while vacationing in Mexico. A few fun shots on the beach and surrounding Mayan Ruins did the trick. Thanks for an amazing time together and hope to see you all again in the near future!!!
Meet the Medina Family, these 4 joined us for some cute family beach photos in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
They love to dance, play, laugh and see the world together. We had an amazing time with them. Big hugs to you all!!!Location : Beach Sunset Playa del Carmen
Our dear friend and true rockstar in the wedding planning biz, Leanne from LM Weddings, asked us for a special family portrait session at Casa Rosa in Soliman Bay, to celebrate her parents 40th Anniversary.
This woman is not only the best wedding planner we've ever met but a member of a beautiful, loving and fun family!! Huge congrats to Mom & Dad, hope you continue celebrating so many more years of love and thanks a billion to all the rest for an amazing day.
Location - La Casa Rosa, Soliman Bay, Mexico
Location: Live Aqua Boutique Resort, Mexico
We know how hard it can be to plan a family vacation, so when we are asked to capture a moment in their lives, we are thrilled at the opportunity!! Thanks Shanna for trusting our vision, we had a great with you all and look forward to seeing you again in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Giving birth at home in Mexico is a minority option, but that was not the case a few years back. To be precise, in the early 60's, births were normally at home and assisted by a midwife.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the percentage of births by caesarean section should not exceed 15%.
Sadly, in Mexican private hospitals, 70% of babies are born by caesarean section; in the public ones, this surgery is practiced in 50% of the cases.
It is most certainly the mother's choice of how to give birth.
I'm actually a mother of 2 wonderful kids and both of them were born at home. For me, the experience was absolutely wonderful, hence I support it 100%.
The experience is completely different than in a hospital. Both, the mother and the baby, live this experience in the most humanly and respectfully way possible. Being in their environment, the mother becomes easily connected with her true and inner self and the baby without any kind of interference, the magic of seeing life reaches its full potential.
The idea is to recover well childbirth, seeing it as it is, a natural, safe, healthy event, which women are naturally prepared for.
I am absolutely convinced that we are, as we are born.
A humanized birth, is smooth and respectful, considering the needs of love and respect of the newborn. The baby is born in a warm and humid environment very similar to the one it was for nine months. We avoid the baby feeling cold and can actually comfort him/her affectionately. Upon giving birth, mothers are not in a hurry to cut the umbilical cord. As through it, the mother continues to provide oxygen to the baby. The transition to lung breathing is occurred slowly and gradually, and the myth that the baby should scream and cry at birth is unfounded. The lights are dim and low, same as the noise, so as not to frighten the baby and his eyes and ears can slowly and gradually get used to the new environment. The baby listens to his mother who lavishes him back with love, kisses and caresses, they sniff and recognize each other, the little one observes his parents and feels their warmth and security provided by being in his mother's chest, feeling the embrace, the skin. Once the cord has stopped beating and the newborn has started his pulmonary respiration, the cord may be cut; the physical link with the mother ends, giving way to a stronger emotional bond, the love between mother, father and child.
A healthy newborn only requires the love that his mother can provide at birth.
I feel happy every time I hear a woman has decided to give birth at home, and I feel infinitely blessed to have the opportunity to share this experience, documenting this milestone in their lives.
In this occasion, I'd like to thank the Diaz de Leon Gallegos Family, and specially Daniela, for opening the doors to their home.
Thank you Sabrina Speich de Osa Mayor http://partera.wix.com/osamayor#!centro-osa/c1ofv for her incredible work as a midwife and Maria Fernanda and Uala Maria who are "Dulas" are learning this incredible profession of midwifery.
So this is how Zuria comes to life ...
Photography is our passion and while we love documenting weddings and couples in love ... we also very much enjoy christenings ever once in a while!! Specially when cute smiley kids are involved. Check out Ana Carmen's baptism at the Chapel on 5th Ave and Hard Rock Cafe Golf Club in Playacar. Felicidades familia Allende!!!
Location : Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Silly how things work out in the end. We met Viv's while shooting one of our client's sessions and felt a connection right away. After a couple of e-mails we decided to meet in one of our secret private beaches for her Maternity Shoot and had an amazing time!!! These two are sooo in love and can't wait to meet the new member of the family. Felicidades chicos!!!