Fireworks at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Wedding
Photography by Calin
Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding

Fireworks at Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Wedding

When the bride and groom told me that there will be fireworks at their Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe wedding I was very excited. Having shot before at this resort, I knew how beautiful the setting is. The beach, the palm trees,  the beautiful lighting, are good ingredients for beautiful photos. As a Toronto wedding photographer, I do not always get a chance to shoot in exotic destinations, so I wanted to make the most of this. Hence this is what I did to create a first-class image.

First, I coordinated with the DJ and the pyrotechnic specialist, so we were all in sync. I knew the fireworks around the dance floor would last for six seconds, so everything had to be perfect. To light the couple I used a powerful video light that cast a beam of light onto the couple making them stand out in the photo. Next, I waved at the DJ and the pyrotechnic specialist. When the bride and groom began dancing, I started shooting like a madman. I knew I only had six seconds. When I started preparing this Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe wedding I browsed the Internet for photos of the fireworks. I have never seen such a beautiful photo like this one.

There are a few things that I wish were different. First, the bride and groom are tied with a glow stick around their necks. While that is an original idea, unfortunately, makes it impossible to see their faces. Second, I wish the fireworks lasted longer if I can take a few more photos.

To make this picture perfect, I enhanced it a bit during the post processing. One of the fireworks fountains was not working properly, so I had to replace it in post production with another one. While that was very time-consuming, the result is worth it. The bride and groom absolutely loved this wedding photo.

Location: Carretera Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km. 266.3, 77750 Solidaridad Riviera Maya, QROO, Mexico.

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