Testimonials

Alexa said…

I loved working with them! Communication was so professional and always keeping me informed of what was needed or pending. They did a great job at my wedding, captured all our special moments, but without distracting us from having a great time with our guests. I couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommend!

Alexa + Amyn

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Joelle said…

If you have your wedding in the Cancun area, you HAVE to select Quetzal Photo as your photography vendor. They were nothing but informative and helpful from the start, and our photos came out AMAZING. They are so talented and artistic… I couldn’t be happier.

Joelle + Zachary

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Sandi said…

I don’t even know how to thank Quetzel Wedding Photo for being so amazing!!!! My husband and I were in Mexico and were thinking of renewingour vows since it was just about 10 years ago that we got married on the beach in Cozumel. We were with our 3 kids and thought it would be cool to renew our vows and have them involved with the ceremony. I didn’t plan anything before we left Las Vegas for Mexico for the renewal so whatever we decided was obviously going to be very last minute. While we were in Playa Del Carmen we looked into having a traditional Mayan ceremony and were able to book something for the next day-we couldn’t believe it! So the hunt was now on for a photographer that would be available so last minute and would be a great fit to capture our style and candidness. We are wedding cinematographers in Las Vegas so we knew what we were looking for. We found a few photographers at around midnight and emailed them asking if by any crazy chance they would be available at 10 the next morning. To our huge surprise Quetzel got back to us around 7am and said they would be able to do it!!!!! OMG that was the BEST news EVER!!!! We loved their style of shooting and couldn’t believe how everything just fell into place. It was totally meant to be. I literally paid for the session and signed the contract while in the taxi on our way to the cenote where our ceremony was taking place. They made me feel so comfortable and confident that morning that they had it all under control. Another surprise was that they knew of this remote location and knew the gentleman that planned our ceremony with the Shaman! Seriously how cool was that-it was like an instant family:). Our photographer moved around us in the small cave with such ease and captured amazing shots of our whole family. He created such a beautiful snapshot in time for us, we will be forever grateful! They did a super fast turnaround of our pics and we were featured in the Huffington Post. UNBELIEVABLE!

Sandi + Jimi

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Carolyn said…

I can’t say enough how happy we are with our wedding photos! Quetzal Photo is fun, professional, and so talented. Not only do we love our photos, but our family and friends love them too. It is really special to have photos that captured our love and happiness on that day that we can keep for years to come. Quetzal truly went above and beyond for us!

Carolyn + Joe

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Jordyn said…

My advice for anyone having a destination wedding is to BOOK QUETZAL PHOTO! It was the best decision that I made throughout all of my wedding planning & decisions. My husband and my parents both thought I was crazy that I kept on searching & doing research for a photographer when our resort had their own on site. I looked at the on site photographers work and wasn’t impressed-it just wasn’t my personal style & I knew I wouldn’t be happy in the end. I found Quetzal Photo by searching on Instagram & went to their website-their work made my mouth drop!!! I knew I had to have them. From the second we booked them, they sent us questionnaires via email to learn more about me, my husband, our families & how we saw our special day going & what we wanted out of it. We worked with Ana in the beginning stages & she was wonderful & replied in such a timely manor on emails. We are thrilled with our images-I cried ALOT when we got them back-they truly captured our day & it took me right back to Mexico. The images are BEAUTIFUL. They truly are pure magic! The images were not staged at all -they didn’t round everyone up and request certain images-(i hate when photographers do this!) They just documented our day in a way that is truly stunning!! On top of all of this- They were SO MUCH FUN & truly and delight to work with. Hands down-best decision I made. If only there were more stars to give them. I will cherish my images forever. I cant even tell you how many compliments we have gotten on our images via social media and family/friends. Thank You from the bottom of my heart!!

Jordyn + Scott


Laura said…

“We could not have been happier with our choice of having Quetzal shoot our wedding! I looked into photographers from the States, but I really preferred having a local photographer. Their talent and style is so far above the competition. Plus, they are really fun! If you are trying to make that difficult decision of who to hire for your special day, I would highly recommend you end your search with Quetzal..”

Laura + Ben


Stephanie said…

“Can’t say enough wonderful things about this photography team and the final results. We loved everything about them and they captured our weekend beautiful!!!”

Stephanie + Rikin


Kara said…

“We are so incredibly thankful to have found Quetzal Wedding Photo for our day! The team went above and beyond to capture true, honest, raw, and memorable moments to create a beautiful display of our love for each other, our friends, and our family on such a special day. From the very beginning, they were remarkably responsive, professional, and personable, qualities that carried through to the very end. We are so honored they were available to help us remember our wedding day perfectly. Our friends and family could not say enough and continue to remark on their incredible services as their display of endless motivation to capture those beautiful moments and hard work was visibly evident to all present. Thank you, Quetzal Wedding Photo – we strongly recommend your services.”

Kara + Chris

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Faizah said…

“Quetzal Photography are an amazing team! They truly met my expectations and even more! Finding the right photographer was important to me. I looked through a few photographers websites before landing on Quetzal’s. It took me about 1 minute into looking at their work to know that I WANTED them to shoot my wedding day! The way they capture moments look so natural and beautiful. Makes you feel like you’re there. I met with the team in August for a pre-wedding shoot. You can’t help but fall in love with Bernie and Chez! My husband hates taking photos but they made him feel at ease and made the experience so fun! Bernie and Chez have such a warm and positive vibe, which makes you love them even more! On my wedding day, things were a bit frantic at the house, but Chez came in and put me at ease. I just received my final pictures and I am beyond pleased with the work they have done! Every time I look at my pictures, it just takes me back to one of the best days of my life!!! And for that, I am so very grateful!! There is one tiny bit of feedback I have and that is that I can tell that Chez and Bernie take their art very seriously. They put a lot of hard work and love into every picture. When it comes to editing I know it takes a bit of time since there’s a whole day of pictures to go through and I am happy with waiting for my pictures if I am given a more accurate time frame. The time frame I was given was a bit shorter than when I actually received them. So for future bride and grooms, just ask for a more accurate time frame. That way you’re in the know about when you will get your pictures and not harassing Quetzal. With that being said, I would HIGHLY recommend Quetzal Photography for weddings, births, family portraits, boudoir shots, etc.!!!!!! They know what they are doing!”

Faizah + Aneez


Samanta said…

“Everything I wanted and so much more! I will forever be grateful to Quetzal for the beautiful images that they captured on our wedding day. They gorgeously documented the colors and life of the city of Tulum, the love that my husband and I share, and the joy of our family and friends. What’s more, is that Ber and Ches are so warm-hearted and kind. It’s special having photographers beside you who truly want to be there and are immersed in the moment with you. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything on our wedding day and for the images we get to enjoy forever”

Samanta + Joaquim

wedding photos Samanta Joaquin

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Amanda said…

“Ches and her team were excellent! I did a Boudoir session with Ches when we arrived to our resort, it was my wedding gift to my husband. She was very professional and had the pictures edited and printed into a book for my husband that same week, she even gift wrapped it for me! For our wedding day we chose to have her and her team for an eight hour session, she arrived with two other photographers. She photographed me and my bridesmaids while we were getting ready and her husband was photographing the groom and his groomsmen and the third photographer took pictures around the resort. Well worth the money to have all three of them for eight hours! They were able to get beautiful pictures of the entire wedding day from start to finish! Ches provided some “sneak peek” pictures within two weeks of the wedding and we received the rest of the pictures within four weeks after the wedding. We would highly recommend Quetzal Photography for any occasion!”

Amanda + Chris


Lily said…

“I had a destination wedding and I was a little reluctant in hiring a photographer not knowing how reliable they would be. My sister found Quetzal photo and I am so happy she did. They were very friendly, flexible and professional. I enjoyed working with Ber and Ches very much. Most importantly the pictures turned out absolutely amazing.”

Lily + Gym

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Liz said…

“Working with Ches and her husband, Bernie with Quetzal Photo was the BEST decision we made for our destination wedding. My husband and I were married at the Playacar Palace in Playa del Carmen; and wanted more than what was offered with the default photography option at the resort. The biggest blessing we had was being connected to Quetzal Photo, as their services for the value was incredible. Not only were we able to have them by our sides during the bulk of our wedding day, but we also had a Trash The Dress session included in the package that they offered. Beyond the financial value proposition, Ches and Bernie produced the most incredible finished product. Both, our wedding and TTD photos, are absolutely breathtaking. They captured the essence of the event, the personalities, the emotions, and the party in a way that I have not seen previously. We had over 80 guests attend our wedding, with half our guests as Mexican citizens and the other half from the US. The mixing of cultures was something we wanted to incorporate into our wedding, and Quetzal was so wonderful to work with and were able to make each party very comfortable. Nearly everyone noted after the wedding that ‘your photographers were incredible….they were everywhere….they literally captured everything.” The level of professionalism is a 5 out of 5 without a doubt. They were always on time, prompt, and extremely thorough with both the communications months before the wedding as well as the on-site support. Ches and Bernie truly went out of their way to host us for the TTD session a couple days after the wedding. We have photos to last a lifetime, and it was the BEST investment we made in the wedding by having Quetzal Photo as our photographers. We love the Riviera Maya area and will always connect with them to capture the moments throughout life (anniversaries, pregnancies, family, etc.) as time goes on.”

Liz + Lugo


Thomas said…

“Let me start with an admission. I am a photographer and director and know what I like. For months, I perused the websites of recommended photographers based in Tulum and finally landed on Ches and Ber at Quetzal Photo. We chatted and discussed my (and my wife’s) visions – documentary style, photo-journalist, shallow depth of field, natural light, nothing too posed, nothing cheesy i.e. I would not be frolicking with my in the ocean like some lame episode of The Bachelor… I hoped and prayed that they understood. They did. We meet briefly in Tulum a couple of days before the wedding to chat about timing and approach. It was an easy conversation and they basically told me what I need to know – when the should arrive, whom they should cover, and when to finish up the day. We agreed and I went back to tending my Mezcal hangover by swimming in the Ocean. On the day of the wedding, they split up and covered both of us getting ready. Then joined forces (with an assistant in tow) and seamlessly captured the rest of the magical day. The photographs not only exceeded our expectations, but the photographers were also very discreet which was important because we had a circular Mayan ceremony with 2 Shamans (65 people) which, logistically speaking, can make things a bit more challenging to be unseen. Overall, I can’t express how happy we are, no, how lucky we are to have found them. Their attitude and vibe was right in line with ours, so much in fact that we now consider them our friends. I can’t wait to get back down to Tulum (soon!!!) to catch up with Ches and Ber. They did an amazing job and are amazing people. You would be foolish not to book them to document your special moment.”

Thomas + Chirstina

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Camilla and Mike said…

“Quetzal Photo was amazing, I can definitely tell they love what they do. Ches and Bernard are so sweet and make the whole picture taking process so much fun, Ber was so good at keep us laughing the whole time even while I was under some stress bc my maid of honor dress zipper had broken and we had to sew the dress last minute while on her. They even brought an extra photographer with them; Melissa which was a big plus she was great as well! Everyone Loves our pictures and I love how they captured forever very special moments. Me and My Husband both teared up when we saw the pictures. I highly recommend them. At the end of the wedding they had made friends with everyone while taking pictures blending in with the guests which is so nice since some people don’t like when they pictures are taken. If I have the opportunity to hire them again I definitely would! :)”

Camilla + Mike


Catalina and Carlos said…

“Excelent work!!! Amazing photos”

Catalina + Carlos

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Emma and Francisco said…

“My husband and I are a multicultural couple, my husband is Mexican and I am American, we live in Playa Del Carmen and through Facebook and friends had heard about Queztal Photo. The best thing about them was that they were willing to work in both languages and with both cultures. I also loved the fact that our wedding was August 11th and today is August 28th, and Ches contacted me this morning sharing a link with me to our edited photos! They are very professional and work in a very timely manner! I would most definitely recommend them to my friends and use them for future events!”

Emma + Francisco


Marta and Koch said…

“I can’t even express how much we are in looove with all the pictures. Best team of phographers I’ve worked with. We are soo thankful to have worked with them, we knew they were good but once we have seen the results it is absolutely stunning. We are not only staying with the wedding photos but we are also working with them for the maternity and first baby photos.”

Marta + Koch

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Ellen and Breth said…

“Chesira and her team were excellent. From the moment we met a few days before the wedding, they knew exactly the style of photography we wanted for our wedding. And they mirrored our personalities in the photos they took. Almost every single one of our guests commented to us that they “couldn’t wait to see our photos because the photographers seemed to capture every moment.” I was incredibly impressed with the team’s professionalism, and their ability to capture everything, yet always operating in the background. In my professional life, I work with many event photographers. I would, hands down, recommend Quetzal to anyone looking for a photographer in the Cancun area.”

Ellen + Breth


Martina and Fernando said…

“Realmente hemos coincidido con dos grandes profesionales. Chesira y Ber han hecho un trabajo impecable retratando nuestros mejores y más emotivos momentos. Se refleja en cada una de las fotos, las sensaciones y los sentimientos que nos inundaron ese día. Además, son dos personas encantadoras, siempre con buena onda y predispuestos a todo. Nos divertimos y disfrutamos cada instante. Los volveríamos a elegir, sin dudas.”

Martina + Fernando

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wedding photos Megan Christopher

Megan and Christopher said…

“Quetzal photo came through for me in a crisis in a MAJOR sort of way. I had my wedding in beautiful Playa Del Carmen, Mexico on February 15, 2014. I had booked photographers from the States (long-time friends of mine). Well, the weather had other plans! Due to a wicked snowstorm, my photographers could not make it. I had previously used Quetzal for other photos and reached out to them in a panic. Like the consummate professionals they are, they came through for me on less than 24 hours notice. They were delightful, more than accommodating, fun and, most importantly, took absolutely GORGEOUS photos that I will cherish forever. I would HIGHLY recommend Quetzal Photo to ANYONE seeking a photographer in the Playa Del Carmen area. I guarantee you will not be disappointed! MUCHAS GRACIAS!!!!”

Megan + Christopher


Diana and Abelardo said…

“Muy profesionales. Se esforzaron porque las fotos fueran muy bonitas. Incluso, para tomar una de las fotos el fotógrafo se debió al techo de su camioneta para sacarla desde arriba y la fotógrafa se puso en mitad de la carretera para tomar la foto desde abajo. Si los recomiendo, además de ser buenos no son los más caros.”

Diana + Abelardo

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Lara and Jason said…

“I found Quetzal Photo and chose them because the quality of their images and their photo finishing far outweighed that of others in the Tulum/Playa del Carmen area. Ches, Ber and Laura were an absolute pleasure to work with on our wedding day. The team was responsive during the planning stages and was expert at setting expectations so we knew what would happen on the big day. They are true artists and have a knack for capturing candid moments and this is what makes them really special. It’s clear Ches and Ber have their own romantic story, and it feels awesome on your own wedding day to be cared for photographically by these two, who work together and understand the nature of capturing love on camera so well. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Lara + Jason


Ana and William said…

“It was a great experience having Quetzal Photo as our wedding photographer! Both time, the wedding an the trash the dress, they were on time an with lots of positive energy and a big smile. They made an excellent work! When we receive the final photo album and the discs we knew they were the best choice ever! We hope to met with them again in another time, and get new splendid pictures!”

Ana + William


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Mario and Marco said…

“It was a pleasure to have Quetzal Photo team on our wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico. We have just received their amazing photos and are very happy that Ches and Bernardo were our wedding photographers. We will admire these photos for the rest of our life together!! They are truely talented, professional and fun to work with. Ches even joined our pre-event meeting to schedule perfect shootings during the ceremony and photo session, so everything went smooth on the day and they could capture every moment. The photos are artistic (not boring at all!) but not too eccentric. I like that they came up with lots of ideas about angles, posing, location and etc to take memorable photos but of course taking basic family/couple photos too. Millions of thanks again!!”

Mario + Marco


Natalie and Seth said…

“Quetzal Photo did a fabulous job with our wedding photos! The photos are so beautiful and unique. We get compliments all the time 🙂 Ches and Bernardo were wonderful at the event as well. They got photos of all the important (and tiny!) moments, but they were never “in the way.” They were very friendly and all our guests loved them. They really listened to what we wanted and they were easy to communicate with, in person and over emails. Quetzal Photo totally exceeded our expectations, especially with the high level of service they provided and the reasonable prices. They even got our photos back to us one week after the wedding! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for high quality photography and professional, friendly service.”

Natalie + Seth

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Pao and Chris said…

“Mi boda fue en Dreams Tulum, y estuvieron geniales!! Llegaron a tiempo a la sesión de Getting Ready, nos mandaron dos fotógrafos (Ber y Mel) que tienen muy buenas ideas y originales para las fotos , son muy buena onda los dos y te hacen sentir comoda!! captaron todos los momentos mas importantes que uno Suena con tener!! Mi experiencia fue muy buena con Quetzal, fue muy buena elección que hicimos y estamos muy contentos con su trabajo y lo mejor de todo fue que nos ayudaron a plasmar los más valiosos recuerdos de nuestras vidas!!!”

Pao + Chris


Daisy and Pancho said…

“The pictures that were taken at my wedding have gotten nothing but great compliments. The team of photographers that worked with me at the wedding was perfect I loved them. I would hire them again in a heart beat. I have gotten many comments stating that my pictured are the best wedding pictures they have ever seen because Quetzal us that good!”

Daisy + Pancho

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