Testimonials

“Perfect fit. I booked them for my entire wedding along with my cenote shoot. The office and in field are great. Pictures were breath taking. Very talented team here. As a travel agent myself, I have very high standards and they met and exceeded them. Thank you :-)”
–VICTORIA

“Marian and Nestor are great – I would highly recommend them! I had a traditional ethnic wedding and they accommodated all of our special requests. Marian worked with us to create a package for our different celebrations. Nestor had a meeting with us beforehand to make sure we were getting the types of photos we wanted. The outcome was beautiful. The pictures are not only high in quality but the team captured all those little moments. So glad I picked Alive!”
–IBI

“If you are looking for a photographer near Cozumel I highly recommend Alive Photo Studio…My husband and I got married at Mr. Sancho’s beach club. We arrived via cruise ship. We had about 6 hours to make everything work. He was able to get everything done and all the pictures that I wanted within our time frame.”
–VANESSA


MELANIE SAID …

@Riu Plaza México

“There are not enough words to explain how great Alive Photo Studio is! I originally found them on Instagram when searching for photographers, saw their amazing work, and then starting looking up their reviews. Every review was fantastic. I reached out to them and shortly received a reply from Marian. Communicating with Marian has been a joy! Not only does she respond SUPER quickly, but she is very helpful and truly cares! After looking into other companies, no one compared to Alive when it came to quality, quantity, and price. I felt they were very reasonable when comparing prices to other companies, especially when factoring in how much you get! They were also very accommodating when I wanted to make some changes with what was included in the photo package. Nestor met with us a couple days before the wedding to go over everything along with Fer, the videographer that they work with. My husband and I immediately felt like we had been friends with them forever, easily making connections with both of them. You can immediately tell that Nestor and Fer are very invested in what they do. They made sure to touch base on things that were important to us that we absolutely wanted coverage on and gathered all the details to make sure the day went smoothly. Our final products have been BREATHTAKING! We honestly could not be more pleased with our pictures and our wedding video!…… Our pictures look UNREAL and the video looks like a movie! Everyone who has seen our pics and video has been extremely impressed! Not to mention, Nestor had a lot of work cut out for him with my husband’s sunburnt forehead. He did an outstanding job with editing the photos- sunburn is gone! Do not hesitate with going with Alive! They are the best of the best! “


ERNIE SAID …

@Riu Plaza México

“Many things worried us when we decided to have a destination wedding in Playa del Carmen, but the easiest (and best) decision was scheduling our photography services with Alive Photo Studio (APS). Photography was especially important to us because we knew it would serve as the record of our special day for the years ahead of us. They did an excellent job keeping in touch with us months before our wedding and were always available to answer our phone calls when we needed questions answered. In retrospect, we probably asked too many questions, as any couple would, but it didn’t matter because APS was always available to help us. These guys exemplify how a professional photography company should operate. They understand the essentials of wedding photography, which is sad to say many photographer’s do not, and effortlessly take the perfect shot at the right time. Therefore, we spent very little time explaining what we wanted during our pre-wedding interview. They understood us very well, which made us feel very secure the day of our wedding. The day of our wedding they showed up on time and performed exactly as we expected, they worked like ninjas as they maneuvered across the beach and garden taking our photos – absolutely seamless. No one, I mean no one, worked harder that hot summer day in June than the photographers. The best part is that they worked efficiently with our tight schedule and had us at our reception on time. Their expertise in detail, lighting and positions was evident in the 300+ pictures we received from APS. We were very happy with the results! The pictures came out so perfect they make us cry each time we look at our wedding album. We received endless compliments from our friends and family regarding the quality of the photos. Thank you, Alive Photo Studio, you made us look like royalty on the beach. We will forever be thankful for dedication to your craft.”


KERRY SAID …

@Secrets Playa Mujeres

“Where do I begin…..choosing ALIVE to capture our wedding was the best decision I ever made, next to saying “yes” to my husband 🙂 Trying to plan a destination wedding can be a little scary with all of the unknowns, but Marian was amazing during the planning stages and put our minds at ease right away. She is a total sweetheart and responds to questions immediately, making your happiness her first priority. As for Nestor, I’m not even sure I can do him justice. He is an artist and catches moments, lighting and emotions that you didn’t even know were happening until you see them in these gorgeous photos. Out of all the things that go into planning a wedding, the photos were the most important to us because you have those memories forever and there’s no second chance to get it right. We are so happy that we put our trust in Nestor because our photos are more incredible than we could have ever imagined. I’ve been sharing my photo book with everyone this past week and the comments are consistent “Is that the real setting?!”, “I’ve never seen wedding photos like this before…they are like art!” and “You had an awesome photographer!” Besides the final product being amazing, Nestor is just a genuinely quality guy who loves what he does and it shows. Everyone at our wedding said “I love your photographer!” He is so sweet and just makes you feel completely comfortable. Thank you ALIVE for giving us our dream wedding pictures!!”


BLANCA SAID …

@Riu Palace Peninsula

“Absolutely delighted!!! Great service from the moment we first contacted Marian. They were prompt, courteous, and very professional in answering our every question, concern, doubt, or inquiry we had. They were great in every aspect related to customer service. Their actual work is truly amazing! Professionalism at its finest. From candid to traditional shots, Nestor knew exactly how and where to capture the moments, but most importantly without intruding and keeping the moment magical. In simpler terms, a true artist!! When it came down to business, very conscious about budgets. They were not pushy with aggressive sales tactics or made us feel obligated. He presented the final edits to us and let his work speak for itself. Like I said when I began, an absolute delight working with Alive Photo Studio.”


LISA SAID …

@Grand Sunset Princess

“We are so happy that we chose Alive Studios for our wedding photographers. Firstly, they were easy to contact and Marian was super quick to respond to our emails with any questions that we had. Nestor and Carolina were absolutely amazing at our wedding and everyone kept commenting on how great they were. They were professional, fun, friendly and attentive. Our final pictures are absolutely amazing!!! Nestor has a unique eye for angles and lighting which created some unique and beautiful photos! There are so many photos that we love, we are having a hard time choosing which ones to put in our photo album because there are so many great ones! If you are looking for a creative, outgoing, unique photographer who will provide you with extraordinary pictures then book Alive Photo Studio. We got way more than we imagined for our wedding and could not have had better photographers. Thank you Nestor!!!! 


CYNTHIA SAID …

@Sandos Playacar

“It is common for a little girl to always dream on their wedding day, from the white princess dresses, to the fireworks and first dance!. I know it was my dream while growing up and when it was my time to get into the princess dress I couldn’t be naïve or cheap when it came down to photography because they are the ones who make mark those memories that forever will be remembered. That’s why after so much researched I chose Alive Photo Studio, Nestor and Caro did a tremendous job with my wedding! I knew his pictures were amazing but when I saw mine I cried just like I did on the very moment when I said I do! The pictures are just perfect. Nestor’s dedication and work is tremendous, you know when someone loves their job and loves what their doing when you get their final product back! If your future husband makes your cry on your wedding day, I promise you Nestor will make you cry AGAIN once you receive your pictures! (good tears). My advice to any future bride, don’t hesitate and choose ALIVE it is worth every penny!”


TAYLOR SAID …

@Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe

“I live in Oklahoma and was looking online for wedding photographers for our October wedding at the Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe. It was a bit overwhelming at first trying to find a local photographer in Mexico because you rely solely on reviews. I think I emailed around 12 different companies to get pricing and packages. Because I had a fusion wedding (Indian-American), we needed a photographer for not just the wedding, but also for the traditional Indian events. Luckily, I had stumbled across ALIVE‘s wedding portfolio and I just fell in love with their photos. I don’t even know how to put into words how amazing Nestor and his crew are. Choosing ALIVE Photo Studio for my wedding was one of the best decisions! After reading reviews and speaking with Marian, I was sure that I had made the right choice. They are great with communication! Anytime I sent them an email, I received a response that same day. Because I was not able to meet them until the day before the wedding, it was comforting to know that I could just send a quick email and get a response. We had about 120 guests and Nestor managed to handle the big group of people while still getting great photos of everyone. He was great with all of the guests and fulfilled any request that anyone had. The way he is able to play with the lighting and poses is so creative that the pictures turn out like magazine quality! Once I received the link to my wedding photos online, I sent it out to all my friends and family. Immediately I received calls, texts, and emails about how everyone loved the pictures. Not only did I get my pictures within a month of the wedding, the pictures were so beautiful that they left me speechless! Now every time I go back and look at them, I am able to relive the memories. They are truly the best “story-tellers”. I will cherish these photos for a lifetime. If you still aren’t sold…send me an email and I will tell you just how amazing this company is and make any doubts you have disappear!”


RAMONA SAID …

“…I was in contact with all the top photographers in the area. I was very close to making a decision but was having trouble getting a family shoot near ruins and a separate Trash the Dress shoot for my fiancé and I. At the last minute I stumbled upon Alive Photo Studio. I ended up speaking with Marian who was so compassionate and professional. She knew exactly what I was looking for and her attention to my very specific needs is what sold me…We ended up getting amazing family pictures and it truly made my trip. I would HIGHLY recommend Alive Photo Studio. The pictures came out beautiful, the service was exception and flexibility of this photographer was so appreciated by our family. Thank you again Nestor and Marian…”

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