Happy and intimate destination beach wedding at Villa Montana

Lynette and Carlos had already spent 17 years together and built a beautiful family when they decided to get married. This changes everything at a wedding, from the hashtag #LynetteAndCarlosFinallyWed to the mood of the event. There was no wedding party and no reception. Just a dinner reservation with close family and friends, and the ring bearer and flower girls were their own children. Beautiful.

Destination Wedding at Villa Montaña Beach Resort

When I arrived at Villa Montaña, it was a very different vibe than normal. Everything was so laid-back. Some family members were watching the tv and drinking beer. Some others were wandering around the resort. Lynette and her sweet daughter were in the master room getting their make-up and hair by Caridad. Then a close friend helped her get in the dress and that's when the nerves got ahold of her. After a few portraits, I got out of the room, so as to let Lynette calm down without the cameras around.

That day, we learned something new, the hard way: when having a bouquet featuring lillies and other flowers with pollen anthers, we must remove them from all flowers before handing it over to the bride. Luckily, Lynette's dress was blush-colored instead of white, and we were able to brush all the pollen off. Close call.

Just about that time, Carlos's barber showed up to get him finished and ready for the big moment. After that, grandpa showed around and helped him with the tie before we went out for Lynette & Carlos's first look session. It was a very emotional moment for them, so I kept my distance for a while before starting their portrait session.

Eventually, it was time for the ceremony, which happened on a sunny and warm, summer day. It was so beautiful, we even had wild parrots attending the ceremony and filling the silences with their happy chatter.

Newlywed Portraits by the Beach

The good thing about intimate weddings is that we can actually take time to have portraits with everyone who attended. So that's what we did in this occasion, after which, Lynette, Carlos, and their kids walked with me to the beach for some portraits. They brought a Puertorican flag, and we created some shots for these boricuas who live far away to take back home as a keepsake.

After that, we witnessed a beautiful golden hour walking around the beach till it was time for their dinner reservation, where I took some decor shots (especially of the cake that matched the dress) before I went home.

So happy to share this set with you, and to have been a witness of such beautiful memories.



Lynette's Review

Look no further ladies.....Camille is the BEST!!!! My husband and I are from Ohio and decided on a destination wedding in Puerto Rico. Finding vendors in PR from OH was not an easy thing. I found Camille from a Google search..."best wedding photographers in Puerto Rico" and there she was. Once I saw her work I knew I had to have her as my photographer. I contacted her in October 2016 for my July 2017 wedding and luckily she was available.

Communication is a very important thing, especially when it's someone you don't know and doing it all from afar. She's very responsive in communicating. Pleasant experience all around. Book as soon as you can ladies, you will not be disappointed. The booking process is very easy. She is an absolute doll and a pleasure to work with. She's very personable, respectful, and professional and the list goes on. I saw our picture on her Instagram page and WOW!!!! I can't wait to see the edited ones!!!!!!!

My husband and I dislike attention and have never taken professional pictures, so I was a little scared but Camille made us feel so comfortable. She really is the best. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! We are beyond thankful and blessed to have had the pleasure of meeting you. THANK YOU Camille for everything!!!! Abrazos y besos!!!!!

Love, Lynette and Carlos.

Puerto Rico Wedding Vendors for This Event

Wedding Photography: Weddings by Camille Fontanez
Beach Wedding Venue: Villa Montaña Beach Resort
Make-up & Style: Caridad Vidro
Bridal Dress: Maggie Sottero
Flower Girl Dress: Pippa & Julie at Nordstrom
Groom & Ring Bearer Attire: Jos A Bank



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