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ALIVE Photo Studio is a young and charming Destination Wedding and Lifestyle Photography company based in the spectacular Riviera Maya. It was founded in 2014 by, two talented Colombian siblings: Nestor & Marian Meneses. We can briefly talk about our background and skills: 10 years experience on wedding & portrait photography, 7 of them on Riviera Maya, over 350 weddings captured, etc…. But the most important thing you should know about us, is that we truly love what we do!. Our “superpower” is the connection we achieve with the story of our clients. Love is inspirational for us! We are “in love with love” and that’s the real essence of our work philosophy.
Nestor is a professional photographer; he studied visual media in Colombia, and shortly after left the country to pursue wedding photography in the Riviera Maya. Nestor will capture all your story with his soul, his heart and his unique vision. He’s a very talented professional photographer and an active member of ISPWP (International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers) and Fearless Photographers. He’s super easy going, fun, kind and sweet. Nestor loves his amazing son, dogs (especially Catrina, Chavela, and El Patrón), Capoeira, seafood, burgers… and of course: BEING IN LOVE!
Marian is a graduated Architect from Colombia. She left her country in 2002 and she has lived in Mexico, France and US. She’s passionate about arts, especially painting, music and photography. She loves meeting new people, traveling, and taking architectural pictures! Marian is ALIVE Photo Studio’s Commercial Director and the company’s representative in U.S. She’s also our Social Media Manager. Marian will take care of all your needs, going beyond your expectations by giving you the best service experience and V.I.P treatment ever!
Caro is from Argentina and currently resides in Playa del Carmen. Her motivation to travel and learn about other cultures brought her to this beautiful paradise. Her passion and love for life and photography help her tell wonderful stories that make the people in these photos fall in love with her work. Caro is sweet, charismatic, and fun. She loves good food, good wine, and good company. Caro loves cats, especially her good friend Mechi, and she loves to dance. She dance, especially dancing tango and salsa which are a clear reflection of her personality.
Professionalism and passion are the two characteristics that describe Carlos in his field. Hailing from Cuernavaca, Morelos, MX with 14 years of experience in videos and studies in cinematography and film technique, his work is ranked in excellence. Carlos is passionate about his work; capturing that beautiful moment of a couple looking at each other, their families’ emotions, and that beautiful moment of saying “I do” to the person you love. All of these things make him love his line of work because every film is special and personalized in its own way because every couple is different.
Fernando is originally from Buenos Aires, ARG and his biggest passion is creating art; he loves to immortalize unique moments like those of a couple about to get married. There are so many emotions from people during a wedding that it gives him the best opportunity to keep developing his talent through each film. Fernando’s favorite moment in his line of work is when newlyweds call him or write to him telling him that their wedding film has moved them to tears, to which he responds that he only captured the love that they reflect and thanks them for allowing him to do what he loves and enjoys the most.