Punta Cana, Dominican Republic & International wedding photographers, Rob + Mel | ShoeBox Photography specialize in photojournalism + lifestyle portraiture. With an eye for breathtaking light + stunning natural captures.
We are an easy going and fun husband and wife photography team. Our approach to wedding photography is simple... We capture the images that tell your story. We let the day unfold as it should, and if direction is needed we will give you a gentle nudge to bring out the best in each situation. Preserving one of the most important days of your life in the most genuine way possible is what we are passionate about. We love capturing real moments, real emotions, + drawing out your unique chemistry in our images.
We have an eye for the little moments that can happen in an instant. Moments that will make you laugh, smile, or even cry each and every time you relive them. We'll capture all the glamour and romance that surrounds your wedding day as well as all the little details that pass by in an instant. We want you to have a visual heirloom of your incredible day and to not forget a single beautiful moment.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Dena · Married on 01/10/2014
Planning a wedding is never an easy task and planning a destination wedding is even harder. You lose control over your choices and you definitely have to roll with the punches. We were very disappointed with the quality of photography services in the Dominican Republic. My husband reassured me that he would find someone suitable to take our photos. Just our luck he found Shoebox Photography. Melinda and Rob are not just photography professionals but an even better couple and team. Once we arrived in the Dominican they met us at our venue and went over everything we discussed in our countless emails. They asked lots of questions about us as a couple, and took into consideration the ideas and photos we wanted to see. The best thing about Mel and Rob is their connection. While Mel is close up taking an intimate shot, Rob is not far behind capturing the whole scene. They play off each other and use each other’s creativity to get amazing photos! If you are looking for a photographer to capture boring, one dimensional, "typical" wedding photos then Shoebox Photography is not for you. What they capture is a story. From start to finish they tell a tale of your special day. As a bride and groom you are caught up in your own moment and it's easy to miss all of the little things. Mel and Rob capture your parents sharing a special moment as their kids enter a new chapter in their lives. Or your random guests who you never thought would cry, shedding a tear. Mel and Rob are easy to talk to and very approachable. If you're worried about double chins, fat arms and bad angles don't be. They take control of the situation and let you shine in your best light. They are creative, and smart with their shots even if that means crawling into the tiniest space to get the perfect photo. Your wedding is one of the most important days in your life and with Shoebox Photography behind you, your memories will last a lifetime!
Mkelly · Married on 11/26/2018
Mel and Rob are absolutely amazing at what they do, I cannot say enough good things about them and what they did for us on our day! My husband and I are super awkward picture takers, not models by any means but they made us both feel relaxed, and comfortable. They let us be ourselves and took such gorgeous shots! They are both are very professional but fun at the same time. We had such a great experience with them.
Our pictures are beyond gorgeous!! I cant choose just one shot, there's too many great shots to choose from.
We hired Shoebox based on reviews and were not disappointed. They completely exceed our expectation and I will be forever grateful for the amazing memories they captured for us!
Thanks Mel and Rob, you guys are truly amazing!
Tori · Married on 10/22/2018
Best. Day. Ever.
It is hard to even find words to describe how absolutely perfect our entire wedding day was - and Rob & Mel from Shoebox were a HUGE part of that!! My husband & I knew we wanted a small, intimate wedding on a tropical beach somewhere... and that was it. With that in mind I started my research, which consisted mostly of Pinterest browsing & googling "Best Destination Wedding Venues", and one day I came across a photo gallery of a wedding at Jellyfish Restaurant in Punta Cana. I fell in love. Not only with the venue, but with every. single. picture. in the gallery. The entire day was captured so well, every detail was perfect & the lighting had me in awe. Right then & there I knew that was the spot, and that I wanted Shoebox to be our wedding photographer.
From the very first email with Mel I knew I had made the right decision. Her & Rob were both so welcoming and we instantly felt comfortable with them, as if we had known them for years. Our wedding day was PERFECT. There is no other way to describe it. We didn't even feel as though we were having our picture taken, but when we look through the photos it takes us right back to that day. They capture moments that you don't see while they are happening. They capture details that you don't even notice. Their photos had our entire family in tears as we re-lived that day for the first time. They are not just photos, but memories that we get to cherish forever... and for that, we are forever grateful. And... just like that gallery I stumbled upon, we love EVERY. SINGLE. PICTURE.
We could not have picked a better photographer for our big day - the amount of creativity & talent they have flowing through them is incredible, and it shows!! THANK YOU Rob & Mel, for not only the best experience, but for making me a Jellyfish bride - I can't imagine it any other way. ❤︎
Shoebox photography! What can i say! As a fellow photographer, AMAZING, MAGICAL, PURE, LOVE, And even better, On a personal note. We had the chance to experience a photo session with Shoebox. And we have images to remember a beautiful day on the beach with my precious family. I will tressure them always. XO