Magnificent Maleficent: a fantasy shoot for Halloween

Once in a while I challenge myself with something different than my usual style. This year was with Halloween shoots… and I did 2 and I loved both!

This blog is about Maleficent character!

Magnificent Maleficent, Halloween 2014, Belize

Magnificent Maleficent, Halloween 2014, Belize

Before she moved in Belize, my friend was a successful actor.  A while back I asked her… “what do you miss the most from Europe?” She answer right away “Acting!” 
“You’ll do a great Maleficent” and this is how it starts.

One day I asked one of my friends what she miss the most from Europe…her body language changed, her eyes were melancholics and she said softly “I miss acting. So much”. And I told her “you’ll do a great maleficent. Her eyes changed again and her body language also… I saw sparkles! And this is when we start planning.

The costume was bought from a little store called Candle Garden, located on our island. The owner was beyond helpful and adjusted everything after our needs.

The makeup was done by a local hair stylist called Elida Brown and she exceed our expectations.

The location was a local resort called Xanadu Island Resort, that will let you speechless! Is perfect combination of sea and jungle… and behind the resort is just breathtaking.

My assistant on scene was the owner from Candle Garden and she helped me with 1 light. That was it. I did not had a big crew, or tons of lights.. was just me, and the perfect scene, model, actress, makeup and outfit! All came together, really good!

Here are the photos. Enjoy and share away!

Live, Love and Get Married at Victoria House, Belize

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Jessica & Carter had their fabulous laid-back wedding at Victoria House, right on Ambergris Caye in Belize!

Small, only very few people and really good friends attended a ceremony drawn from the stories of their childhood… that moment, that we all dream, was magical, Full of love and emotions.

We don’t usually have Hawaiian sunsets, but they were blessed with a sunset like we get here very rare: a explosion of pink that last enough to be captured forever!

I’ve overhead a guest saying “is Victoria House, I expected nothing less…” and I was smiling because he was right! Always top notch, always on time with everything and always with a creative decor!

Enjoy!

Getaway of two: Wedding day at Xanadu Island Resort

Jocelyn & Maurice got married in USA, but wanted to seal their wedding day with a getaway of two in Caribbean. They chose an amazing resort on Ambergris Caye, Xanadu Island Resort and their wedding day was just like a scene from a fairytale.
Maurice is a belizean from San Ignacio who fall in love, quit his job, moved in USA, got married in USA and came in Belize to have their beautiful photos captured by me! In the middle of a tropical depression, we had 3 hours full of sun and beautiful light! A blessed couple! When he told me “I know you might hear this often, but I have to tell you “I am the luckiest man in the world”… I felt my heart is melting. They are a perfect fit for eachother. I look forward to work with them in the future! Their business, JM Belize travel is really taking off and I was more than pleased to see that I am on their page as their only photographer. Enjoy some of their photos! Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice Wedding of Jocelyn & Maurice :)

An October Wedding in Belize. At Cayo Espanto

Mr & Mrs K got formally married, but they exchange their vows in Paradise, on their most favourite island on Earth: Cayo Espanto, a private island in Belize!

A unforgettable day in October, filled with laughter, happiness, champagne a superb exchange of vows over the Caribbean water, an amazing sunset, followed by a bonfire cuddle and a superb dinner on the beach! It was fabulous!

I will let the images speak for their day!

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a private island, in Caribbean, Belize

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Thank you!

Cayo Espanto: a Bucket List experience!

Discover your own private island at CayoEspanto where paradise and luxury come together as one. Cayo Espanto is an intimate, five-star, World Class resort created for the discriminating few who demand the best life has to offer. We invite you to spend unforgettable moments while our staff anticipates your every need.

Located three miles from San Pedro in the calm waters of the Western Caribbean, off the coast of Belize, CayoEspanto is truly a spectacular and private retreat.

Only 7 villas on the island, minutes away from Ambergris Caye. To go there, you definitely need an appointment. You are picked up on a private boat, welcomed with amazing drinks (Espanto Wave is my favourite) and enjoy one of best meals you ever had in your life.

I am working with them from years now and I never been disappointed. Their clients are always in awe and, they manage to still surprise me every single time I go there.

So, here is what I suggest for your bucket list: an experience you’ll never forget and if you’ll have me capture your time there, I assure you will never regret it.

Because minimum stay is 5 nights, there is a SPECIAl FOR Lunch, or dinner or half day pampered in Paradise. This is what I want to present today. The food is to die for, the island itself is WOW, there is a reason most of Hollywood celebrities are staying here to unplug.

You can also get a gift certificate for any special occasion! Your loved ones will really appreciate this at least once in a lifetime experience.

Your Private Island dining will surpass your every expectation. Our medal winning creations will be tailored with your personal cravings in mind.

Photography is of course, possible and start at Special Prices ($250 USD for 30 minutes) !  Here are few images with what you will experience.

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a private island, in Caribbean, Belize

a private island, in Caribbean, Belize

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There is a also a special for photography. My work start with $250  USD, your first 30 minutes on the island.