This destination wedding at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico was a dream to shoot. It wasn’t just the beautifully epic location, but even more so my awesome, down-to-earth, and super fun couple.
Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach resort is tucked into the mountains at the southernmost point of the Baja Peninsula. It is a luxurious, all-inclusive, private resort in the Paraiso Escondido area. When it comes to wedding photography, few other places offer such a fantastically diverse backdrop. A Sunset Beach wedding gives you the vast Pacific Ocean, private sandy beaches, rolling sets of waves, rock cliffs, hills, and mountains. If that’s not enough, you’ll be surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, brilliant flowers, towering palm trees, brick roads, amazing color, and beautiful architecture both old and new. The only problem we faced was not having enough time to take photos in all of the endless little nooks & crannies.
Below you’ll find:
1. Highlight Reel of Wedding Photos 2. Wedding Venue Information 3. Extended Gallery of Wedding Images
An important thing to note is that this is a HUGE gated resort away from the hustle & bustle of the main drag of Cabo. It makes for a very peaceful environment to share with your nearest & dearest on your wedding day. A massive bonus too, is that just east of Sunset Beach, is one of the coolest beaches ever in Land’s End.
If you are considering this gorgeous Cabo San Lucas resort as a Mexico destination wedding location, check out your choices of different Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Wedding Packages. Packages include almost everything you’ll need for your wedding. They also offer a really nice variety of different ceremony locations. You can choose from right on the beach, Swan Terrace, up high at the Sky Pool, or like this wedding on the soft grass of Lover’s Meadow. They also offer one of the only resort Chapels in all of Cabo San Lucas. Custom wedding packages are available as well.
The staff at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach is great but I’d also highly recommend Cabo wedding planner Bonnie Chase of Events by Bliss. Bonnie will take care of everything, making it a breeze while planning from afar.
Extended Gallery of Wedding Images
More Destination Weddings & Information
If you’d like to see more destination weddings, I’d recommend taking a peek at one of my other all-time favorite weddings from Turks & Caicos.
You can find more detailed information about my wedding photography on the Weddings page, or hop on over to my full Wedding Portfolio to see much more.
These Knollwood engagement photos in Hopkins, MN showcase the great little neighborhood pond, which features a small island and fun little red wooden foot bridge. My clients brought their dog in for some fun in the snow as we explored around the area. I love getting out in the elements with adventurous clients and making fun images like these.
Hopkins, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis, has some great lesser-known engagement session locations. The Knollwood Neighborhood is one of those great locations. My bride-to-be grew up in this neighborhood, ironically on Bridal Lane, and had it not been for her suggestion I may have never heard of this little secret spot. As a result of the lesser known location we had the place almost entirely to ourselves during our shoot.
This Winter Wedding at JW Marriott Mall of America is one of my favorites to date. The JW Marriott is a beautifully designed space that is great for weddings and events. Although the JW can accommodate over 1,000 guests, this one was a small family affair. Before the ceremony and reception my adventurous couple had me following them as they climbed up the frozen ice of Minnehaha Falls. What an adventure it was, complete with fresh falling snow and lots of laughs with their wedding party.
After our fun in the snow we headed back to the JW Marriott for their intimate ceremony and a beautiful dinner. To end the evening the couple hired a huge party bus to go on an epic holiday lights tour. As a result of all the fun on the bus we had to make a quick bathroom pitstop at McDonald’s, which led to one of my brides going full force into the kids play area, for what was yet another great moment in an evening filled with fun and laughter.
Below you’ll find the following collections of images and information for this JW Marriott Wedding:
Highlight reel of photos from this Winter Wedding at the JW Marriott Mall of America
Venue information for booking your own ceremony and/or reception at the JW Marriott at the Mall of America
Large collection of wedding day images for those who want to see more than just the highlights
Highlights Reel of Images:
Wedding Venue Information for the JW Marriott Mall of America:
The JW Marriott in Minneapolis, at the Mall of America, is a fantastic wedding venue. With luxurious design and almost 20,000 square feet of event space they can accommodate both intimate weddings ceremonies and large scale receptions. Here are some key highlights of the hotel which offers one of the largest event spaces in the Twin Cities.
15,000 square-foot Diamond Ballroom with 20 foot high ceilings
On-Site Certified Wedding Planner
High level culinary fusion experience with locally sourced ingredients.
Handcrafted cocktails and an on-site Sommelier
Wired for state of the art technology complete with AV technician
State of the art acoustics
5 minute drive from the MSP Airport (great for out of town guests)
Discounted room rates over 15 floors and over 340 rooms
Free room on your anniversary
Contact Information: JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America 2141 Lindau Lane Minneapolis, Minnesota 55425 Website: JWMarriottMinneapolisWeddings.com 612-615-0100
If you’d like to see more photos from this wedding keep scrolling for a more complete set of images. To see more of my weddings, or for information about my wedding photography services & pricing hop on over here. Also feel free to reach out to me directly right here.
Large Collection of Images:
Fresh & ready…
Minnehaha Falls Adventure…
Surprising the grandparents… This is a very sweet moment with grandma & grandpa finding out that they were not in fact showing up to a holiday party but rather their granddaughters wedding. Grandma was over the top excited and I was definitely misting up a little during this moment.
Post ceremony and pre-dinner…
Dinner is served…
Speeches during dinner…
Wedding ring macro shots…
Holiday light party bus tour begins…
Quick McDonald’s bathroom break and play area shenanigans…
Back on the bus…
Still want to see more or find out booking & pricing information? – Hop on ever here to get info & pricing. – See more weddings & engagements here. – Reach out to me directly.
Fall weddings in northern Minnesota are so very nice. These Hungry Jack Lodge wedding photos are full of love & laughter, and bathed in absolutely beautiful scenery. Jean & Sam are some of the coolest people I’ve had the honor to share the day with. Their love for each other, the scenery, the way they wore their hearts on their sleeves, and their awesome souls, made this a perfect Northwoods wedding day.
Sam is a true jack-of-all-trades designing and hand making some rock solid wedding decor, an awesome topographical nature & wildlife figure seating chart, hatchets, arrows, the wedding band, and even his own suit. Jean also contributed many touches and has the most awesomely genuine smile and energy. They honored their ancestors and the sacred lands with native touches and a sweet Anishinaabe marriage blessing. Along with their friends & families, Jean & Sam made the most of their Gunflint Trail wedding on HungryJack Lake, and I was truly honored to be a part of it.
The first section below showcases my personal favorite images from the day, followed by some great venue information, and then the full set of images for those who want to see more.
Hungry Jack Lodge Information:
If you want a Northwoods wedding, Hungry Jack Lodge, 32 miles north of Grand Marais is such a perfect spot. Not only do they have epic views over Hungry Jack Lake but they have more facilities and accommodations than almost anywhere else along the Gunflint Trail. A big bonus is that the staff was super cool to my couple, and also really great to work with.
Hungry Jack Lodge Resort & Campground is found at the halfway point of the Gunflint Trail, right next to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA). It’s the only resort on Hungry Jack Lake and surrounded by the six million acre Superior National Forest. The resort lies just 2 miles south of the Canadian Border. It’s the perfect balance of convenience & amenities along with the peaceful calm of the Northwoods lakeside. You can actually access the BWCA right from Hungry Jack Lake. With only one small portage, it makes it a perfect place for fun day trips into the BWCA. I can’t recommend this place enough for not only your wedding but for a vacation visit as well. See below for a list of offerings and amenities.
What Hungry Jack Lodge Provides:
Large Historic Log Cabin Lakeside Wedding Ceremonies Lakeside Reception & Banquet Area Indoor Banquet/Dining Area (up to 100 people) Up-to-Date, Modern Kitchen Full Liquor & Bar Services Apps/Hors D’oeuvres/Deserts Special Meals/Buffets Optional Tent Spaces Fireside Dining
These Napa Valley engagement photos at Artesa Winery were a lot of fun to shoot. Artesa sits on some really beautiful grounds and was designed by some clearly talented folks but it was my super cool couple who made it extra awesome. We started shooting near Artesa’s super unique, bunker like main building. We explored the grounds further, utilizing the different art installations and pools for some one-of-a-kind photos. After finishing up near the main wine tasting area we got permission to explore the grape vineyards up close. Fall provided us with some great colors amongst the rows of grapes. The laid-back nature and love between my couple shined even more vibrantly. We finished up our engagement session exploring deeper into Napa Valley. As a result we found winding roads, rows of olive trees, longs grasses, and rolling hills with beautiful vistas.