Who We Are

Photography has always been part of our love story. Sixteen years ago Jonathan accompanied his brother as the second cameraman to a wedding, and from that moment forward he discovered a different a world.

Similarly, I, Gisel, was always captivated by photography and I found myself travelling and photographing the world. Needless to say, the world brought both Jonathan and I to the Riviera Maya, and we decided to make Playa del Carmen our home. Together we have created an artistic and documentary photography style.

Our art allows us to create, and capture the memories of new beginnings. We love connecting with couples and surrounding ourselves in your energy, so we can best reflect your emotions in our photos.


How We Met

Jonathan and I met about four years ago, when I was on the lookout for a very particular camera. My best friend and neighbor, at the time, knew who was selling just the camera I needed, and like any good friend he made the introduction. Now, if you’ve watched enough rom-coms… you can probably guess the camera owner was Jonathan. He’ll tell you he fell in love at first sight, but I will tell you I didn’t give him a moment’s notice.

For me, our story began one morning when Jonathan and I both found ourselves at our mutual friend’s house. We were chatting lenses, exposure, cameras, and to keep it light… we also discussed ideal love, how we envisioned our other halves, or… perfect love, if you will. It was in that moment, when I heard him speaking in his charming Italian way, that he won me over.

Later that day I had a photo shoot, and as I drove to the shoot I recorded an audio message intended for my close girlfriend. The message described my perfect morning. It included a detailed explanation of the Italian with the camera and how handsome he was, to just how much I wanted to go on a date with him. Just my luck, the audio message made its way straight to Jonathan and not my friend. I had no idea. I didn’t come to realize where the message was delivered, until I was about to start my session. Jonathan replied saying I really had no way out. He asked me out to the movies, to dinner, to lunch, and even tea. Needless to say, the rest is history and we now have a beautiful Italian, Argentinian, Mexican family.

Wedding photo at Amansala Chico and MIA Tulum


Weddings in Mexico

We love the ocean, and the sophisticated flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya. The city’s metropolitan and destination qualities attract couples from all over. As travel enthusiasts, we love learning about new cultures, and working with couples that broaden our perspective and the visual language of our photography.

Heather the Studio Manager


All About Heather

Originally from Minnesota, USA Heather came to Mexico 6 years ago and loved it so much she didn’t buy her return flight home! Heather joined Cossu Photography two years ago as our Studio Manager and is one of our favorite persons. She is the guiding light for our couples planning destination weddings. Heather’s calming nature, sense of humor, and her genuine care for helping out allows her to truly connect with couples. You can be sure you are in the most caring and thoughtful hands.

Sangeet ceremony in Isla Mujeres ,Mexico

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East Asian bride and groom portrait

Nafessa and Michael

Izla and Zama Beach club Isla Mujeres.

From a colorful, beachfront holi celebration to a late night beach bonfire and all of the breathtaking moments in between!

Engagement session in Playa del Carmen ,Mexico.

Alice and Eduardo

Playa del Carmen ,Riviera Maya.

This session has a bit of everything, urban scenery, street art, sunset pics and tons of love. Felicidades!

Bride and groom walk down dramatic stairs in Riviera Maya

Samara and David

Secrets Playa Maroma, Riviera Maya

This sweet couple really demonstrate what true love is made of and we felt the depths of their love from the moment we met them.

Bride and groom walking down ceremony at the Royalton Riviera Maya

Tara and Devin – A Magical Cancun Wedding

Tara and Devin

Tara Jan and Devin fell in love at 14 while at a campground with friends and it was love at first sight!

South Asian family Hard Rock Riviera Maya beach wedding

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