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Short and Sweet - Patrick and Grisel

This is the definition of this wedding.

Grisel and Patrick wanted a short and sweet, Zoom transmitted wedding.

They chose the 2 hour package for the coverage of their wedding.

If you're planning a short and budget friendly wedding... the 2 or 3 hours packages are your best friends.


The bride was very specific that she wanted getting ready photos before the wedding, but since they only had two hours of coverage she didn't know if it would be enough time. So I told her to be ready 30 minutes before the ceremony so that I could arrive at that time and do her getting ready shots and some quick ceremony shots before everyone arrived at the venue.


These are just some of my favorite shots from the getting ready and the before the ceremony detail shots.... in this blog post you will be able to see some of the shots we can shoot in 2 hours, but there are more. ;)

After ten years of being a couple, Patrick and Grisel decided to take their relationship to the next level. Patrick, from Michigan, and Grisel, a beauty from central Honduras, naturally gravitated towards our lovely island for their big day.

While Patrick patiently waited for his bride to arrive, and I decided to take advantage of the that time and took some quick portraits of the groom and his family.

Here are some of their shots.


The time had finally come and Patrick and Grisel were about to say “I do” against the backdrop of the stunning beaches of Roatán, 87 guests were witnessing one of the most important days in their lives. Twelve of them were physically present, and 75 of them were watching the wedding unfold over Zoom. As the couple walked down the aisle, a round of cheers and applause could be heard from the computer through which the guests were tuning in to watch their friends tie the knot. These are destination weddings are the new normal.



The couple decided to host their wedding with Roatan Events at the Meridian, one of the most popular wedding venues on Roatan. The Meridian has some of the most beautiful views on the island and different settings, perfect for photo sessions, and on of the best parts is that it is completely private.


These are some of my favorite portraits during their session after the ceremony.



Uncertain times like these may compromise some of your plans, but they shouldn’t destroy your dream wedding or fully prevent your loved ones from being with you, at least digitally, during such an important day. If you’re planning a destination wedding now but are worried that not all your guests can make it, this is a great alternative to have them by your side.

And of course, all the pictures you can take to show everyone afterwards.


Congratulations Patrick and Grisel.












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