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Nafessa and Michael

Fusion Hindu wedding at Izla and Zama Beach club Isla Mujeres .

East Asian bride and groom portrait

Michael and Nafessa have been together for four years. They met at a Global Social Entrepreneur fellowship program where Nafessa was a mentor and Michael was a keynote speaker. Their first encounter was brief but during their second encounter, sparks flew!

Living in different places at first, allowed for them to really get to know one another and fall in love with each other’s souls. This deep connection, through hours of daily conversation, really proved to each of them that they had found their person… and this was all before they ever had their first official date!

Nafessa and Michael both radiate love and kindness. They are a couple whose optimism and grace are inspiring. They were a complete joy to work with and their detailed and engaging wedding events reflected how much they love each other and their family and friends. Their stylish Isla Mujeres destination wedding, with events taking place both at Zama Beach Club and Hotel Izla, was not only gorgeous it was an absolute blast! From a colorful, beachfront holi celebration to a late night beach bonfire and all of the breathtaking moments in between!

We had a wonderful time celebrating with you two and wish you a blissful future!

"We searched for the perfect wedding photographer who could capture a multi-day, interfaith wedding in Isla Mujeres. We wanted someone who could fit in with our amazing friends and family, who could wrangle all the people running in 100 different directions, who could capture all the magical moments in a photo-journalistic manner. After literally interviewing 10+ photographers, we were hesitant to reaching out to Jonathan as we assumed he would be too expensive given his many global awards and given how amazing his work is. We had a call with Jonathan and his amazing studio manager, Heather and immediately fell in love with them. They had a way of deeply listening to our desires and we truly felt heard. We got a custom quote for the multi-day wedding and we felt his prices were reasonable and we were pleasantly surprised how easy they made the whole process! We arranged to have Jonathan and Gisel come several days before the wedding for a “pre-wedding shoot”. This was SO MUCH FUN! We got to know the two of them and they became like family to us and the PHOTOS are AMAZING! A week later when they showed up to shoot the wedding, they fit right in and all of our guests thought they were long time friends of ours as they truly fit right in and exuded the amazing LOVE that surrounded us that weekend. Jonathan and Gisel have an amazing eye for creative shots, they captured everything we wanted and we were BLOWN AWAY by the amazing photos! The whole weekend was a dream come true and they captured it so well. We could not be happier with the photos and more importantly for the friendship we established with them! You will NOT be disappointed by this amazing team!"