Last week I was doing chores around the house when I heard the distinct chime from my wedding wire app, which lets me know I've gotten another client review. It never fails to make my stomach turn in nervousness.
However, I opened to find the five stars, and then the anxiety transformed into delight as I read Jasmine and Jonathan's review of over 600 words. Their account of their Puerto Rico elopement photography experience was so descriptive and detailed that I thought it deserved its own journal entry.
So here it is. Anything below this paragraph, except for the three section headlines, are their own words. Thank you for the amazing experience of being your photographer, for trusting me enough to let me guide your during the planning and day-of, and for being such a fun couple! I hope our paths meet again, on or off-camera!
We wanted someone to be able to capture our intimate ceremony in Puerto Rico. We got SO MUCH MORE than we ever expected with Camille! From the very beginning, we felt so comfortable with Camille as if we knew her already.
Booking a Puerto Rico elopement photographer
Because we live in Los Angeles, we were concerned with how communication would be and how (for lack of better terms) secure it’d be booking a photographer elsewhere. Camille put all that worry to rest…
She was easily accessible, quick to respond, and made sure all of our questions were answered.
Thankfully to Camille, she found the perfect beach for us to get married on too! We had another beach in mind, but because of the logistics of it all, it would not have worked out. The beach Camille suggested was exactly what we were looking for!
During our final phone call with Camille, we expressed our uneasiness of being photographed and not really knowing how to take pictures/being photographed. She told us to not worry and it’d all work out.
We initially booked her for just our ceremony, but the more we looked at her photos, the more we wanted her to take additional photos for us! So, we added time to our session so we could have “First Look” photos taken in Viejo San Juan. We were so happy she wasn’t booked and willing to make the adjustment for us!
Jasmine & Jonathan's Elopement Day
Camille, along with her assistant, showed up to the AirBnB we were staying at before our session was to begin. She told us that they were in the area early to scout out the perfect location in the streets of Viejo San Juan for our First Look photos.
She was as sweet, professional, and easy-going as anyone would hope for! Again, it felt like we had all known each other already. They took my husband to the location they chose and set up for my arrival. When I got there, the street that they chose was perfect. After that, it was just him and I. Camille and her assistant were there, but, they allowed us to just be ourselves and captured it perfectly!!!
We even asked her to do a little something special we had in mind and she was more than willing to do so! We even had time to take additional photos at La Puerta de La Bandera, The Museum, El Morro, and with the Castillo in the background afterwards!
Beach wedding ceremony in Piñones Beach, Puerto Rico
From there we all left to the beach in Piñones for our ceremony. She captured every moment we wanted and even some we didn’t know we wanted! Our newlywed session after the ceremony and family photos was fantastic!
She planned for the perfect time where the sun was golden and setting all at the same time. She continued making us feel comfortable and at ease the entire time. It was a fun and loving experience walking along the beach with my husband… Camille caught the entire vibe on camera.
Not even two weeks later, we received an email with a personal link to our photos, and we were BLOWN AWAY! The photos are UNDENIABLY GORGEOUS!!! Our favorite photos are the candid moments she caught of us! They look like they belong in a wedding magazine or something…seriously!
And not just because they’re our photos, look at her site, all of her work looks equally beautiful!
We 100% encourage/advise/suggest/HOPE you look no further and book Camille for your special moment(s)!!! We hope to be able to book Camille again in the future to capture more of our special moments!
Thanks a ton Camille, you’re THE BEST!
Hugs, Love, and Positivity…
-Jasmine & Jonathan Ayala
For this event
Puerto Rico Elopement Vendors
Photography: Camille Fontánez
Planning & Officiant: Lic. Ana María Hernández, Wonderland PR
Florals: Stem Events by Anabelle
Mini Cake: Flor de Harina