| Honeymooners in the Riviera |


As I have hinted on Facebook, I have been pretty absent from the online world for a few weeks. At times I feel so detached, but at the same time, it’s been so freeing. We signed up for internet the day we got back in Nashville, but for some reason, the earliest date they could come out was July 17. It may a battle we should have fought, but we are thankful for the quiet times we have had as newlyweds. And, it gives us an extra reason to get to work and continue making our duplex a home. (I can’t wait to show the pics of the transformation!)

In the meantime, I’ve been dying to share these photos from our honeymoon. Jeremy and I stayed at the Excellence Riviera Cancun resort in Cancun on the Mayan Riviera. Jeremy’s sister + her husband had stayed at the Excellence, and Jeremy’s brother + his wife honeymooned in the same area too. In addition, we got recommendations from our awesome travel agent Sandy Riner at Turner Travel…how could we say no?! It was the perfect place to honeymoon. With all of the craziness of unpacking, we haven’t been able to find the cable to upload the pictures of us at the beach from our pocket camera, but one day I’ll post a picture to prove we were there!

One morning I woke up early and happened to step out to take a photo from our balcony. Then, I realized there wasn’t a soul at the pool or on the beach and I knew it was prime-time to take some snapshots of the beautiful resort. It’s the only time I brought out my “real” camera and I’m so thankful. I got the shots we will want for memories and for frames, and then I shut my photographer brain off  and enjoyed….


The view from our balcony:

What our “rooms” looked like from the outside:

Such incredible pools:

One of the many bars, such a cool lobby!:

The view from our steps:

The pool hammock we saw in brochures and dreamed of for months–perfect way to keep cool in the sun without being in the pool!:

This is the swim-up bar….in the pool. We didn’t actually ever swim up, but we figured hand-delivered drinks on the beach were a perfectly acceptable substitute!:

Such a dream, beds on the beach!

These umbrellas were amazing. With a wonderful breeze, we were always perfectly cool:

Seriously?! This view was straight out of a magazine!

What a perfect paradise, huh?

We are definitely getting this one framed. What a great memory of this paradise we called home for a week.

I leave you with this simply perfect view. Forget the attempt to stop daydreaming….

share on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I take a limited number of sessions each month (plus, I’m a bit of a planner and always account for possible weather and sick days!) I’d love to set up a time to chat with you, hear your vision and answer any questions! 

Let's make magic

love my work and ready

Ready to work together?

grab your free guide

Not sure where to start when printing your photos? In this guide I share my favorite printing companies so you can get those photos off your phone and into your hands!

Where to Print Your Family Photos

grab your free guide