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Preparing for each of our weddings is a lengthy and complicated process – from making sure that the wedding day schedule is perfect and there’s enough time for portraits, to charging the batteries and checking all the gear (it’s important to not forget the memory cards at home :) This process gets ten folds more complicated for destination weddings. Chargers, hotel, rental car, work visas if overseas, weight limit for carry-on, maps, printing everything beforehand, ironing, deciding which equipment to take, packing clothes, vacation mail hold… did we take our passports???? The last couple of days before we leave are usually pretty frantic since we are trying to finish everything at once.

And yet, we absolutely love destination weddings. And it’s not about going to Hawaii or Cabo and enjoying the weather (you should try shooting a ten hour wedding in a tropical heat if you think it’s fun). Destination weddings are an opportunity for us to shoot in new challenging places, to play with different kinds of light, to explore new opportunities. And it doesn’t really matter if we are shooting in Cancun or Lake Tahoe as long as we have an adventurous couple who are ready to have fun and play along.

Nishika and Jake decided to have their Cabo San Lucas Trash the Dress session before the actual wedding day, which is quite unusual but worked out really well since we actually had a chance to work together before the wedding and get to know each other better. We had gorgeous Baja light for the whole session and I have so many favorites that I had to stop myself from posting more :)

Enjoy the highlights!

SunsetTrash the Dress Session


Bahia Hotel portrait Session


Bahia Hotel Trash the Dress Session


Cabo San Lucas Trash the Dress Session


Portrait of bride with Mexican pottery


Bride and groom portrait on the beach in Mexico


Cabo San Lucas portrait session


Bride and groom in Cabo San Lucas


Cabo Trash the dress session in a Volkswagen Beetle


Cabo San Lucas beach Trash the dress sesison


Getting married in Cabo San Lucas


Cabo San Lucas Bahia wedding photography


Cabo Mexico Trash the Dress photography


Editorial style wedding photography Cabo San Lucas


Cabo San Lucas destination Trash the Dress Session


Cabo San Lucas sunset on the beach photography


Bride and groom posing by Volkswagen Beetle Cabo San Lucas


Bride and Groom on the beach portrait


Emotional Trash the dress session in Mexico


Steamy Trash the Dress Photography Cabo San Lucas


Destination wedding beach portrait in Cabo


Nishika and Jake had a beautiful wedding with a beach ceremony overlooking the Sea of Cortez and a fun reception that included a sky lantern release. Their wedding is almost ready and I’ll be choosing photos to be posted on the blog soon!

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Mike and Nat are a husband and wife photography team based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their relaxed style allows them to capture authentic moments while creating a stress-free experience. Choco Studio photographs weddings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area including Napa, Sonoma, Carmel, and Monterey.