Caribbean Rustic Hacienda Wedding at Rio Grande

It’s always a privilege when I'm hired as a photographer for a wedding at Hacienda Siesta Alegre. This Hacienda is located in Rio Grande near Puerto Rico’s National Rainforest El Yunque.

When Carolyn & Carlos were asked about what they love about each other, their responses were:

  • Carlos: “She’s beautiful both inside and out, she’s the most caring person I’ve ever met, she has a sense of adventure I just love about her. Carolyn gets me out of my confort zone, she feeds me well. She’s gonna be a great mother to our children. She’s the right woman for me.”
  • Carolyn: “He’s a man of integrity, thoughtful, and I like he remembers dates. He makes me and others feel special when we’re around him. He’s funny and adventuresome. My life’s much better with Carlos in it. He’s gonna be a great dad.”

Two Soulmates that Found Each Other

I don’t know if you can see the resemblance between these two descriptions, but for me, Carolyn & Carlos seem so like-minded, that I’m glad they found each other. Carlos was born in Spain, and Carolyn in the United States. Life worked mysteriously so they would be able to find each other, fall in love, and marry each other in such a beautiful day.

Wedding Guests from all Over the World to Celebrate in Puerto Rico

Over a hundred of their loved ones joined them from all over the world to celebrate their union, infused with beautiful tropical rustic floral decor, wanderlust-themed accents, sparkling lights, beautiful nature scenery, but most importantly: filled with love and excitement. They were quite a festive crowd, as the party continued for hours... and not one person sitting down.

It was a beautiful day, and I was definitely so blessed to be trusted with its memories. Felicidades y bendiciones to the newlyweds!



Carolyn's Review

From the first email I received from Camille, I knew I was going to love her. Warm, professional and efficient--everything you would want in your wedding photographer. Camille was truly a favorite of all our wedding vendors---so so fast on email responses, very friendly and personable and also very clear in her emails and website on what to expect. For me, I don't think you COULD find a better wedding photographer so save yourself the hassle of reading a million other reviews on wedding wire and belaboring an easy decision--Camille is the best choice for anyone getting married in the San Juan area--even better if you're getting married at La Hacienda Siesta Alegre as I think her shots of the magical twinkling lights and the beautiful atmosphere are unparalleled! We got a package that included a one-hour session on top of the wedding day and I would highly recommend getting this package to get some shots in Old San Juan AND so you can get to know Camille before the day of. The wedding day go SO fast and you are fitting in so much that I think it's much better to get a chance to meet your photographer in person prior (I'm from Boston so only opportunity to meet was the week of the wedding).

ALSO, you will not get faster turnaround on photos. I have friends who waited 4 months for their wedding proofs and I got mine in less than two weeks.

To summarize, BEST BEST BEST. Can't say enough good things--my husband Carlos also thought she was an amazing photographer and he's picky about photos 🙂

Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors for This Event

Photography: Camille Fontanez
Venue: Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Planning: Madeline Valentin
Cinematography: Zura Film Productions
Florals: Lorraine’s Flowers
Cake: Sabe a Gloria
Music: DJ Rockhand
Make-up and Hair: Caridad Vidro
Wedding Dress: Pronovias
Officiant: Cory Casterton
Photobooth: Mark Valines