“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams” Dr. Seuss (Samira & Mark favorite quote)
Samira & Mark, my first couple who trust me to do their photos. 3 years ago I had no clue how closed we’ll become in time and what experiences will have together. Since than they chose me as their photographer and I went back to their house for every important event they had…(thank you for that)
They told me about their wedding about 2 years ago and definitely wanted me to be the photographer. And finally… they contact me last week and told me that they’ll want an engagement session in Belize City, where they meet and fall in love. A storyline… I love it!!!
We decided to have our engagement photo shoot right before Independence Day of Belize so the town was all dress up in Belize colors! Perfect timing.
Was early morning so the streets weren’t crowded!
I’ve had few words with Mark and he told me that he want to propose, officially… how exciting?! We made a plan and went to Belize City where we recreate their time together in Belize City (their favorite places)
First Caribbean Bank, Belize City
Belize City Center
Lighthouse. View from Sea Wall Belize City
The Belize City Swing Bridge is the oldest such bridge in Central America and the only manually operated swing bridge in the world still in function.
The Swing Bridge, Belize City
Fun at BTL Park, Belize City
Fun at BTL Park, Belize City
the bus station from the school where they went together…
St. John’s College Bus Station in Belize City
Mark’s house (is abandon now, but the memories are still fresh and feel like yesterday). Is quiet & beautiful there! All of us loved it!
Traditional Family House in Belize City
Traditional House in Belize City
At Mark’s house: tall trees & green grass
Tall Trees & green gras, Belize City
On the second part of the day, we went at Altun Ha, the Maya Ruin near Belize City.
A 35-40 minutes drive until there…
I always get goosebumps when I’m going to the ruins… Is my favorite place on earth. After I photograph Cahal Pech and Xunantunich, next in my list was Altun Ha!
Right before we to reach there, a rain clean the place. The grass was unbelievable! Green and fresh! The sky was really blue with white clouds… all of us feel like we’re in a fairytale.
Mark and Samira had a picnic and than…
Propose at Altun Ha, Maya Ruin, Belize
He start talking with her and I went away leaving them to enjoy this unique moment what they’ll remember for the rest of their life.
She was thrilled and emotional and I just loved her reactions. Start from laughing, giggling and crying… all in one time. Amazing!
Propose her at Maya Ruins in Belize
And than she jump and scream
Engagement at Altun Ha, Belize Maya Ruin
Altun Ha will be their maya ruin and will bring them a smile on their faces all the time when they’ll hear this name.
Proposing there, they’ll be in connection with the past, the present and the future…. All in one place, and only at maya ruins!
Fun at Maya Ruins, Belize - Altun Ha
We had a photoshoot there and after after 2 hours we went back in Belize City and Samira remind me to save the date for their wedding!
Save the Date
Thank you for this incredible experience! And of course, see you at your wedding! :)
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