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Lauren · Married on 05/25/2019
Great Wedding Photographers
We hired Alive Photo Studio for our destination wedding in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in May 2019. We're from Toronto (Canada), so we were definitely nervous about hiring a vendor that we never met in person. We decided to hire them because of their reviews, photo/video quality and price. We ended up getting a great package (6 hours with 2 photographers and 2 videographers) for a very fair price.Sent on 09/25/2019
Marian was very responsive and answered all of our e-mails and concerns right away. In destination, the photographers/videographers were great to work with. They were so friendly, easy going and really calmed us when so many other things were going wrong (rain, start time delayed etc.) . They moved with the changes and were incredible.
Nestor sent us our photos, slideshow and videos less than 6 weeks after our wedding. They turned out beautiful and we've received so many compliments. I would highly recommend the team at Alive Photo Studio.
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Dear Lauren,
Yelena · Married on 05/12/2019
Amazing work and reasonable price!
Nestor and his assistant were phenomenal! They captured our wedding day perfectly. We could tell that Nestor had real passion for photography, and he did his best to capture every single moment and to make us happy. We were thrilled with the end result and would highly recommend Alive Photo Studio to capture your special moment!Sent on 07/20/2019
Veronica · Married on 08/18/2018
Best Photographers in Cancun/Riviera Maya!
We hired ALIVE for our wedding at NOW Sapphire Riviera Cancun, and we know we couldn't have gotten a better Photographer for our Wedding! They were very reasonably priced, and our package gave us so much! We would highly recommend getting the 2x photographer/videographer option- it's worth every penny.Sent on 10/29/2018
The photographers were very professional & passionate about their work and make your wedding feel like the most important event of the year. They had very creative shots that captured the love and beauty of our wedding.
Before the wedding we had pre-wedding meeting to discuss what to expect and also they wanted to know what were were looking to make sure they captured our vision, just through their lenses (and they delivered because the pictures just blew us away!) We threw a few last minute curveballs at them, and they came through, and without any bumps or problems. I knew we were in good hands. They were also very communicative and I never had to worry or guess on if the work was going to get done.
Though our wedding seemed to be over in the blink of an eye, I have the beautiful photographs & video to remember every important detail!
Save yourself a lot of stress, Chose ALIVE Photography for your event, you will NOT be disappointed!
Katie · Married on 07/14/2018
Great quality and great price!. Nestor was great to work with. Timely and professional. Definitely recommend Alive Photo Studio. I did not get a chance to meet in person prior to our wedding date since this was a destination wedding, but everything turned out better than expected!Sent on 09/04/2018
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Katie and Nicholas! Thanks for all those sweet words! And thanks a lot again for letting us being part of such an amazing day! Alive team wishes you and Nick all the best.
Linda · Married on 07/07/2018
We hired Alive Photographers to capture our wedding in Cancun. They did such a wonderful job that left my husband and I speechless. The pictures turned out even better than I expected. They captured all our special moments. We would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thank you Nestor and Marian.Sent on 10/04/2018
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Thank you Linda for your nice words! It was a pleasure to capture your special day, but best of it, we're very happy that you loved your pics! Our best wishes for you both ;-)
Jacque · Married on 06/04/2018
Mariana is wonderful to work with, very responsive and within a timely manner, even during the middle of the night! Thats what I call great customer service. Nestor's work is beautiful and I cant wait to see the outcome of my photos!Sent on 04/10/2018
Jacque · Married on 06/04/2018
Marian is wonderful to work with, very responsive and within a timely manner, even during the middle of the night! Thats what I call great customer service. Nestor's work is beautiful and I cant wait to see the outcome of my photos!Sent on 04/10/2018
Ben · Married on 10/18/2017
The Alive team is very professional and will work with you to achieve your dream! Nestor is brilliant and his work is outstanding. Marian is fantastic and is very speedy with her response. We are from England and this was the most daunting experience of all, to put the best day of your lives in someone else's hands that you haven't even met. By the time we went to Mexico we already knew Nestor and Marian really well. The day was fantastic, the pictures and video captured everything that we could imagine, its all brilliant.Sent on 03/01/2018
Any questions that we had Marian answered them as soon as she could and she even went the extra mile to help us out!! We are over the moon with out photos, and the video that we have is like a film it is fantastic and puts a smile on our face every time we show people.
I would without a doubt definitely recommend Alive Photo Studio to capture your big day.
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Ben and Harriet: you guys are our new friends from England. We loved your vibe since we met. Polite, Kind, easygoing and friendly. And you also are a very cute couple. The Alive team had a great day capturing your big day and it was a real pleasure to work with you and make you guys feel really happy with your memories of your most important day. CHEERS!
Catherine · Married on 04/28/2017
Nestor and Marian are just as amazing people as the AMAZING work they produce!!! They are seriously both incredible, so warm and friendly, and are just wonderful to work with! But their work truly speaks for itself and you can see all the passion and emotion in each picture!!!Sent on 06/07/2017
I searched for weeks for a wedding photographer in the Cancun area and when I finally found Alive Photo Studio I was blown away. Right from the very beginning Marian was always there to help and answer all my questions. She was so QUICK to respond, extremely HELPFUL, and made me feel like I was her only customer. Planning a destination wedding can be difficult but Marian made it so easy! And Nestor is just as AWESOME! Once we meet him, we just knew we were in good hands. He is like a ninja! The day of the wedding I sometimes forgot he was even there because he was so discrete and he was able to capture the most precious moments from our wedding day.
And if that’s not enough we got our pictures all back in just a 3 weeks and our photos were just UNBELIEVABLE!! Seriously they looked like straight out of a magazine cover! I mean just BREATHTAKING and AMAZING!! I couldn’t be happier and I highly recommend Alive Photo Studios!!
Theresa · Married on 12/07/2016
My husband and I were very happy with the services provided by ALIVE Photo Studio. Nestor was very responsive to all my questions leading up to the day and was very professional on the big day. I would definitely recommend them for any and all of your photography needs!Sent on 02/20/2018
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Wow! Thanks a Lot Theresa! We really appreciate your kind words. Wish you guys all the best
User7270780 · event on 09/24/2016
They make us very entertained .Sent on 10/02/2016
They told me to take a very nice photo?
Charlene · Married on 07/09/2016
I'm not sure how to put into words how amazing Nestor and Marian are.Sent on 06/25/2015
I'm a type A person, before moving forward with Alive Photography I contacted close to 20 other vendors (no... i'm not kidding). I made a little excel spreadsheet and asked all my questions. However, no matter how many times I analyzed cost vs number of photos vs. location vs. transportation etc. I could not get the images of Alive Photography out of my head. The use of light and the emotions in the picture just took my breath away. Working with Alive is not your cheapest option, but trust me when I say you'll NEVER think you spent too much and will actually question how you got such amazing results and met such an amazing team at that price.
Marian is super friendly! S helped to set up the shoot & was an EPIC pleasure to communicate with. She answered all my questions very quickly and professionally. Nestor was the photographer. My fiance is a shy guy, doesn't talk very much and isn't very comfortable around people, but he warmed up to Nestor very quickly (which is key). Nestor worked over the hours that we were meant to just so we could get the perfect light....and we ended up with a picture that was absolutely breath taking because he did stay that extra time with us (and i'm not talking 15-20 minutes here, he really spent the extra time!).
I know I'm bouncing a lot in my review, but there's just too many good things to be said about him. His turn around time was SO QUICK, when I was doing my research I had some photographers tell me it would take 6-8 weeks to get my pictures... listen I'm not a patient woman, 2 months to get pictures is just TOO LONG especially for my engagement pictures that I want to send out for my save the dates within the next month! Nestor had them to me a little over a week (mailed from Mexico).
These guys are amazing, trust me you won't regret it! I could write more but weddingwire says I've hit my word limit :p!!
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Hi Charlene!
Vanessa · Married on 07/02/2016
If you are looking for a photographer near Cozumel I highly recommend Alive Photo Studio. Nestor was prompt on communication and did an amazing job within such a short time frame. 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. He even went out of his way to get a picture of my husband and I in front of the cruise ship (which I really wanted). Even though he wasn't allowed in the port - he found a way and got the picture. He was also very affordable. I received all of the originals and edited images via dropbox. The package that I purchased included 150 edited, but he doubled that amount because he was a couple of weeks later on getting them to me. He was so nice and easy to work with. He was interested in knowing us as a couple so he met us online via Skype the week before the wedding. He paid attention to detail and you could see it in the images. He deserves 5/5 stars! :)Sent on 09/13/2016
Laura · Married on 06/10/2016
Nestor photographed our destination wedding in Riviera Maya and the photos turned out perfect! He did a great job capturing our wedding ceremony and took beautiful couple and family pictures after the ceremony. We had a difficult time deciding on which pictures to choose for our package because they were all so great! I highly recommend using them for your wedding.Sent on 07/27/2016
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Thank you very much Laura! I had . Great time on your wedding! Say hi to Brian
Lisa · Married on 05/23/2016
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 Nestor! We got way more than we imagined for our wedding and could not have had better photographers. Thank you Nestor!!!!Sent on 07/03/2016
Cynthia · Married on 05/14/2016
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 Photography, 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 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!.Sent on 09/20/2016
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Thanks a lot Cynthia and Brian for this amazing words! We are glad your wedding was captured as you always dreamed! Wish you all the best!
Melanie · Married on 05/12/2016
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 (instead of a trash-the-dress session, I exchanged it for an extra hour of photo coverage). 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! Alive works with another company for their videos, but the fact that they work with such an upstanding company says a lot about them also! 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!Sent on 06/29/2016
Laura · Married on 04/25/2016
It was great working with Nestor! The pics were amazing! It was well worth paying the fee that Moon Palace required for outside vendors. I would highly recommend ALIVE PHOTO STUDIOS.Sent on 06/19/2016
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Thank you so much Laura for your kind words! It was our pleasure working with you guys! Long life 4ever
Tatiana · Married on 01/29/2016
We had Alive Photo Studio (photographer Nestor) working at our wedding! It was a great pleasure to have them at our event! They were very responsive, really felt the situation and the pictures turn out very good! Nestor was everywhere at the same time and I really like how they captured interesting emotions of our guests, super touching to look at them! They also felt that we wanted to spend time with our guests, so the photoshoot of bride/groom took just a little more then half an hour after our ceremony, and all the pictures were amazing - he picked very interesting spots were wouldn't even think would look great on pictures, but the light turned out to be superb. I will order many large pictures to hang on the wall. I didn't read attentively when I purchased the package so I didn't realize that unedited photos were not included, but we later negotiated and I received all unedited + even more edited that we initially discussed (and very soon - less than 3 weeks after the event). Unedited pictures totally worth it, so be careful and go for more expensive package to get all of them, you won't regret! We also got a videographer, haven't received the video yet, but I'm sure it will be great!Sent on 02/27/2016
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Thanks a Lot Tatiana foe this very nice review!! We totally love your photos and wish you and Igor a long life together! Best regards!
Michael · Married on 11/28/2015
We were so Happy to have Nestor with ALIVE Photo Studio shoot our wedding!! They do an amazing job!!! If you are having a wedding in Tullum or Cancun do yourself a favor and choose ALIVE!!!!Sent on 01/03/2016
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Thanks a lot Michael and Patty for trusting our services! We wish you a long life together!
Ibi · Married on 11/27/2015
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!Sent on 01/08/2016
Blanca · Married on 10/15/2015
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. Now let me get to their actual work! 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.Sent on 11/17/2015
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Blanca Thank you very much for this beautiful words! We love you and your family. We had a great time with you!!
Taylor · Married on 10/10/2015
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 Mirian, 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!Sent on 11/19/2015
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Hello Taylor!! Marian and I got misty eyed when we read your review. THANKS A LOT FOR THIS AMAZING WORDS AND REFERAL. For ALIVE photo studio is just amazing to feel that we are making happy a lot of couples like you with our work and passion. We are truly grateful with you and Saphir and hope to see you and your future kids soon in the Riviera Maya again!
Taylor · Married on 10/10/2015
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. I don't even know how to put into words how amazing Nestor and his crew are. After reading reviews and speaking with Mirian, 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 how he poses you 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. If you are still debating on who to use for your wedding photographer…LOOK NO FURTHER! Seriously, these people are amazing. 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!Sent on 11/19/2015
Mayte · Married on 08/22/2015
Hice con ellos una session de trash your dress, excelente experiencia, el trato es nmuy personalizado, están muy pendientes que estés a gusto en la session.Sent on 11/12/2015
La fotos quedaron increíbles, podría repetir la experiencia sin dudarlo
Si necesitan unos fotógrafos profesionales y tomas únicas, no duden en contactarlos,
ALIVE Photo Studio's reply:Querida Mayte, un millón de gracias a ti por elegirnos. Para nosotros fue un gusto y un honor haber podido capturar esos momentos tan especiales entre ustedes; son una pareja maravillosa y les deseamos lo mejor en esta nueva etapa juntos!