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Susanna Antichi – Wedding Photographer

Susanna Anticchi PhotographyWhat’s your name and where do you come from ? 

My name is Susanna Antichi and I come from Italy.

Where did you study photography and How long have you been a photographer ? 

I started photography for passion when I was very young. Then, I moved to Mexico’ Riviera maya and in March 2012 I became a profesional photographer. Trained by Award winning photographers Jerry Ghionis, Rocco Ancora and Ryan Schembri, my work is regarded as being on the cutting edge of the wedding photography industry.

In 2015 I was named one of the twenty best wedding photographer of the Riviera maya. I am certified in The New York Institute of Photography.

How long have you been working in the Riviera Maya and why did you decide to work in this destination ?

In April 2010, I moved to Playa del Carmen Mexico to a dream come true and I started the adventure of being a real profesional photographer. I currently live in Playa del Carmen and I find Mexico  incredibly stimulating. I thing the Riviera Maya has amazing opportunities in everything especially for my job. I love people and my goal is to create photos and capture emotions, that my clients will cherish forever!


How long have you been a wedding photographer and why did you choose to shoot weddings ? 

In 2006 I was the wedding photographer for a couple of friends in Italy but I started my own business in march 2012. My love for wedding photography is based on the pure joy I see and feel from the bride and groom and for what wedding symbolizes – life, love, commitment and happiness. My artistic approach fuses an editorial fashion sense, a taste for distinctive colors, a relaxed shooting approach and a strong passion for capturing “real life” moments. I believe that photographing a wedding is more than simply documenting the event of a day. Providing truly great memories requires insight, intuition and the ability to connect with people on an emotional level throughout the entire process.

How would you describe your wedding photography style ? 

My style of photography is glamorous and fashionable, yet classic and natural at the same time.

Are you working alone or with a team ? 

During the wedding day, I work with an assistant / second shooter.

What is your best wedding shoot memory ?

Each wedding is a good and unique memory.

Which word would describe the best your job ?

Passion .

What is the best advice you could tell to the brides and grooms who are reading this interview for their wedding day ?

I feel like this is very important that you like your photographer. It comes across in your photographs if you are at ease with me. I know I am not the perfect photographer for everyone out there – I’m not trying to be. I want us to be a great fit. I do hope that if you have read this far, I am the right photographer for you, and if so, I would love to work with you.

As my client, you will receive photographs specifically created to remind you of your friends, family and your life partner. You will feel incredibly loved and thankful for those relationships each time you see your photographs. My focus is entirely on making images that represent your relationships with your loved ones.

How future brides and groom can contact you ? 

First send me an email http://click@susannaantichi.com or contact me with a video call in Skype at susanna.antichi or call me at +52 984 106 31 33 (tel.mex)

When you have choose the collection that fits you needs, a digital contract will be issued detailing the package and any add-o items that you might wish to include. A retainer payment (usually the 50% of your package) is required to secure your date with your balance due 30 days before the event.

Thank you very much to Susanna for being one of the photographers we love to work with !

Matt & Sol – DEL SOL PHOTOGRAPHY : Wedding Photographers

Michele Hall and Jose Sepulveda, Michele Sepulveda, Wedding at Kool Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Michele Hall and Jose Sepulveda, Michele Sepulveda, Wedding at Kool Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

What’s you name  ? 

My name is Matt Adcock and my partner’s name is Sol Tamargo. We are a destination wedding photography studio who operates in Playa del Carmen available for travel worldwide.

Can you tell us about how you both became  wedding photographers and about how you like to work ? 

Studying photography  has been something interesting for us are we are all self taught in our studio. With a team of six photographers, the camera always felt natural to us and in some way or another, we all chased the image learning as we go. With the invention of digital and the amazing ability to cut the learning curve by immediately evaluating the image, almost anyone can start learning and working towards the goal to finding professional clients. maintaining a business is a completely different subject.

We have been in business more than 10 years and were first photographers to bring popularity to the region with the trash the dress theme by taking brides and grooms underwater and exploring an entirely new nice of photography.

Huffington Post has named us as wedding trailblazers for the invention of even a newer trend with the bride and groom, we call it the Adam and Eve sessions. Basically bride and groom do underwater photography with their wedding outfits on and eventually get totally naked. We shoot these images in a tasteful and respectful way so that we can show them to our clients and keep things “safe” while delivering more revealing and more sexy images to our clients privately.

What is you best wedding shoot memory ? 

My best wedding memory was while I was shooting a family wedding. My 92 years old grandmother casually walked in front of a photo I was taking that included the wedding dress. Before I could realize it, she stopped to make a lipstick adjustment and the resulting image is probably my favorite image of all time. The image was awarded a first place award by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers in the category of wedding dress. Photographer-Favorite-Pictures_0001

What is the best advice you could tell the brides and grooms who are reading this interview for their wedding day ? 

Our “best advice for brides and grooms” is something that we have actually accumulated from past experiences from real del Sol Photography clients when they give us testimonials. The majority of them say one thing. Stop stressing, enjoy your wedding day, let things go and remember that time will be flying by on the wedding day.  Remember to look everyone of your guests in the eyes and if possible give each and every one a big hug and thank them for travelling to attend the destination wedding vacation in Mexico.

How future brides and grooms can contact you ? 

They can visit our website Del Sol Photography  and write us a message on Contact us . It will be a pleasure to help them find the best option for their wedding day

Kelsey and Andrew, Wedding at Iberostar Cancun, Cancun, Mexico.

Kelsey and Andrew, Wedding at Iberostar Cancun, Cancun, Mexico.



You probably already saw these colorful egg shape sponges everywhere,  but you maybe don’t really know how to use them. If you love make up and if you are used to wear foundation, this little egg is made for you !


The original beauty blender is pink and has been created by Rea Ann Silva in 2007 . It first replaced the classic foundation brushes of the professional make up artists but now it became so popular that you can find it everywhere and use it for your make up at home!

It is the best tool for traditional foundation application. The thing is to use it wet. “If you use it dry, it doesn’t work the same way, the magic is when you wet the sponge” Says the Rea Ann Silva . “When it’s wet, it becomes bigger, softer and less thirsty, instead of sucking up the make up, it pushes it out into the face “

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Photo : Courtesy of Beauty Blender. Designed by Ly Ngo.

Wet the sponge until its completely saturated and squeeze out the excess water. Then dab it in your make up . When you apply the make up , you will see you have a better coverage with less product. The result is very natural and gives a non make up effect. This little egg shape is perfect  for application under the eyes, around the nose and along the lips. 

To understand better how to use your beauty blender what’s is better than a little video :


The beautyblender gives a flawless result, your skin will look amazing, fresh and light. Try it and  you will love it ! You can also use this sponge to apply your blush and bronzer.

Your make up artist tips :

  • You can use a beauty blender for make up but also to apply your face moisturizer, cream , serum, primer, spa etc… the sponge use the perfect amount of product and the application is very uniform and gives a perfect coverage.
  • If you are a bride to be getting married in a tropical place like the Riviera Maya Mexico,  and you plan to have a beautiful airbrush make up for the big day, you can get used to wear your traditional foundation using the beauty blender. The result will never be as perfect as an airbrush application but you will see it is not that far.




This season the ponytail hairstyles are everywhere, on the magazines, the red carpet, catwalks…  We love it so much we decided to show you some of our favorite styles.

There are so many ways  to wear the ponytail…. whether you are getting married or simply going to work or to the gym, the ponytail is a perfect option. What will you choose ?


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If you are a bride to be , the ponytail matches perfectly with a hairpiece or a veil. If the ceremony takes place outside or for a beach wedding,  the ponytail is an excellent bridal hairstyle option. Moreover if the weather is windy and humid like in the Mayan Riviera Mexico, a teased or tousled ponytail can be the way to avoid the frizz . Your hairstylist bridal expert will help you to find the look that will makes you gorgeous for your big day .


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*All the photos of this post come from the Internet. If you are the author of one of them we would be happy to quote your name as a source. Thank you

LIP PLUMPERS : Kiss it Bigger !


angieYou love big lips but you are not really ready for surgical lip injections. If you dream of fleshy lips why don’t you start trying a lip plumper gloss or treatment ? You will certainly not obtain the Kylie Jenner or Angelina’s lips but for sure you will see good results if you use the good products.

There are so many brands and products on the market, some are good other absolutely not… Let us guide  you a little bit .

1 -Too Faced – Lip Injection 

Lip injection too facedOur favorite ! It exists in 2 versions. Original or extreme . The difference between one and another is not really big. We like the original one that makes your lip plump almost instantly after the application. Moreover the gloss is not sticky and smells really good. After the application your lips will tingle a little but don’t worry, the annoying sensation disappears after few minutes. We love the result

2 – Smashbox O-Plump Intuitive Lip PlumperOplum smashbox

This gloss not only plum your lips to perfection, it also turns into the perfect shade of pink according to your natural lip color. A beautiful non sticky gloss option.  You won’t feel burning sensation after application and the result is long lasting. Very natural result and elegant color. Amazing product !

Dior Addict3- DIOR Addict Lip Maximiser – Collagen Active Lip Gloss

Very long lasting and feel smooth all day . Minty and refreshing, it doesn’t only give more volume instantly to your lips but it also highly hydrate. We love the large range of colors you can find. Different shades of pink but also beautiful orange, beige …

4 – City Cosmetics Advanced Lip Plumper Formula.city cosmetics advanced formula

The product is another excellent option for fuller lips. The gloss is a great moisturizer and let your lips silky. The tingling sensation is not strong and the result is stunning.

shiseido5 – Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment  

This is not an instant result product, it will plump your lips gradually. It doesn’t tingle or burn the lips. It is a progressive volumizer very nutritive and great moisturizer. After few weeks of use you will see a beautiful result, younger and well hydrated voluptuous lips. This is more a treatment than a make up product.

Your Make up Artist Tips :

  • If you are a bride to be, don’t wait the last moment to try the product on your lips, it is very rare but in case of allergic reaction or intolerance to the gloss, you could have bad surprise. Better to try it few days or weeks before the wedding to be sure it is ok for you.
  • The more you use lip plumpers the more your lips will be volumized, fleshy and smooth. Be patient .
  • Plus : if you are getting married at the beach like in the Mayan Riviera Mexico, of if you are a test to a summer destination wedding, these gloss are a good preparation for your lips thanks to their great moisturizer and hydrated composition.


*All the photos of this post come from the Internet. If you are the author of one of them we would be happy to quote your name as a source. Thank you


Wether you are a bride to be and you decided to get married at the beach or you simply are on vacation, your hair will be exposed to the sun and salt water, and …it doesn’t really like it ! So when you protect your skin, don’t forget your hair!!!


If you don’t want to ruin your bridal hairstyle or to go back home with damaged hair, follow the simple tips below.

1 – Detangle your hair : Try to always detangle your hair, soflty using a detangling spray if necessary.  Don’t pull too much, take your time starting form tip to root.su

2 – Apply a spray protection before the beach : Before the sun exposition, protect your hair with a sun spray protection. You can use the one you prefer but choose it with a high sun screen SPF.

 tumblr_ngz2ksfpqq1u1ovvmo1_4003 – Wear a hat or hair scarf : You can wear a hat to protect your hair and skin from the sun . If you prefer to tan your face you can simply wear a little hair scarf to protect only your hair. The important is to protect your scalp. b8b46c5138fc49f0878c84d09a06f3c4

4 – More protection before swimming : If you go to the ocean or sea water your hair will be confronted to salt ! So before you go and swim, apply an oil on your hair , even if it is greasy and sticky it is essential. The majority of the product will go away when immersed so reapeat the application anytime you go and swim again.adorable-beach-blonde-blonde-hair-Favim.com-4083671

5 – Long hair : If you have long hair it is better to braid or attach it in a gentle up do to avoid it to tangle to much . a09c7d98936b26802fafe576ea00ebad

8d798077921f1582ca657982d8f06fbf6 – Rinse your hair : After the session at the beach, directly wash your hair with fresh water. If there is a shower at the beach, better, go and rinse the salt of your hair right after swimming. Better to let your hair down at night at home.

7 – Hair conditioner : Just after the shampoo, use an after sun conditioner, leave it 5 to 10 minutes and rinse .

beach-blonde-bun-fashion-Favim.com-8823828 – After sun : After washing your hair with fresh water,  apply an after sun spray on your wet hair. After that it is much better if your hair dries naturally. You are on vacation , avoid the hairdryer or hair straightener.

 9 – Haircut, only the ends : Back home, plan a visit to your hair salon. Try to cut your ends every 2 months, it doesn’t mean to cut a lot and change completely your hairstyle  but just 1 or 2 centimeters in order to keep your hair beautiful .

10- Keratin Treatment : We all should do this treatment regularly . It is really effcient, it nourrish your hair and make it stronger and beautiful. Very good after a stay at the beach.

Your bridal hairstylist expert tips : On your wedding day, wash your hair but don’t use any product on your hair. No spray, no conditioner, no oil etc.. Especially if you are getting married in a very humid place like the Mayan Riviera Mexico, your hairstylist with use the most adapted products for your hairstyle to last as long as possible.


*All the photos of this post come from the Internet. If you are the author of one of them we would be happy to quote your name as a source. Thank you



PASTEL HAIR BRIDES : Would you dare ?


Pastel hair has been so fashionable on the last few months that we started wondering if this kind of color would really be appropriate for a wedding day. We found some pastel hair bridal hairstyles and we would love to know your thoughts  about this extravagant trend.

Would you dare ? Or do you think it is only reserved for fashion magazines and runways ?

Some of the Celebrities who started this fashion trend 

Because most of the trends comes from celebrities 


Cara Delevingne


Lady Gaga

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Nicole Richie


Rita Ora


Kylie Jenner


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WEDDING PASTEL HAIRSTYLES  : What is your favorite color ?

Something blue !

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Pink Lady ! 

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Purple Hair Don’t care ! 

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If you are a haidresser, haistyles addict or a bride to be ,whether you like this rock n’roll trend or not, please leave a message in comments. We love to know what you think about hair and make up .

If your getting married in the Mayan Riviera – Mexico, why don’t you trial a Caribbean sea hairstyle color?

*All the photos of this post come from the Internet. If you are the author of one of them we would be happy to quote your name as a source. Thank you


retroEyeliner is one of the basic make up tool that women use from the beginning of make up history!  But let’s be honest, it is not very easy to apply and it  takes a lot of patience and practice to reach a beautiful and perfect result . Moreover there are so many ways to trace the line that you’ll have to choose your style and work on it.


There are a lot of different eyeliner products in the market. Let’s talk about the most famous ones.

liquidLiquid eyliner :  The original ! It was used a lot in the 50’s and 60’s for movies and fashion to create the iconic dramatic eyes make up look. It usually comes in a small tube with a very thin brush. The application is not easy, it requires a lot of precision and hand control. If you want to create a sophisticated cat eye look, sharp lines or graphic shapes, the liquid liner is made for you.

get eyelinerGel or cream eyeliner :  It comes in a small pot and you can use an angled or a fine tipped brush for the application. Its thick creamy formula make it much easier to apply than liquid liner. You can trace a very clean line easily or you can smudge the line to create a blurry smokey effect. You can also use it as a base under the eyeshadow, it gives more intensity to your look and it will make you line lasts longer.

imagesPencil eyeliner : Must have for beginners and pros! The easiest eyeliner to use, this is why most of the girls choose this one. It works exactly like any other pencil. Perfect if you want a soft and smudgy result but also for a deeper and dramatic look.  Just sharpen it correctly to get a more precise finish. You can quickly and easily draw a nice line without taking any risk to ruin your make up.  You can also use it in your inside waterline eye.

powder eyelinerPowder eyeliner :  This is a simple make up powder, exactly like any eye-shadow. You can use it to set a liquid or cream eyeliner and make it last longer . You need a little angled brush to draw along your lash line. The result will be blurry and less intense than other eyeliners formula if you use it alone. In combination with other eyeliner it is perfect to create a beautiful red carpet smokey eye !

Tips from your make-up Artist : 

  • Play with colors. We first think about black when we talk about eyeliner but you can find a variety of colors that can make your make up pop !
  • If you are a beginner why don’t you first apply a pencil eyeliner and then cover it with a liquid eyeliner. It is the best training you can do to become an expert.
  • Don’t use liquid, cream, gel or powder eyeliner on your waterline. It won’t stick and It would directly irritate your eyes. For the waterline use a pencil liner.
  • For your wedding day, especially if you are getting married in a humid weather place like the Riviera Maya – Mexico, choose a waterproof formula. The brides use to get emotional on their big day and you don’t want a drop of tear to ruin your make up.






When we say make up we first think about foundation, eyes and lips . But don’t underestimate the importance of blush ! The blush is your best ally to contour, color and emphasis the cheeks. This is the final touch for a perfect makeup .


Every woman can use it but it doesn’t mean they should use it the same way ! The proper application depends on the face shape, To use blush like a pro follow the instructions below !

Powder or Cream ?

You can find 2 types of blush : Powder or cream. The only big rule is to use one or another . Don’t mix them or you’ll ruin your make up. If you want a creamy, shinny and glowy result, choose the cream blush.  But if you prefer a matte finish, the powder is the best option.

The color you should use depends on your skin tone.

Fair skin : baby pink, pale pink, plum, peach

Medium skin : apricot, mauve, soft berry

Olive skin : orange peach, bronze

Dark skin : raisin, brick, sofft red, fiery orange

Where to apply the blush ?


Like Angelina

Square face like : Focus blush on the apples of the cheeks doing small circles to soften the angles of the chin.

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Like Miranda

Round face : Make your round face look more narrow wearing your blush along the cheekbones and up towards the ears, from the apples of your cheeks to your temples . It helps to make a slimmer face.

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Like Reese

Heart face : Apply blush under the natural lines of your cheeckbones and sweep upwards to balance the pointy jawline.

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Like Cara

Oval face: You can wear blush so many different ways but for a natural look, apply to the apples of cheek and sweep upwards.


Like Liv

Long face : Apply blush  horizontally on your cheeks  towards the ears to widen the face . Don’t forget to blend well to avoid the football player look.


Your make up Artist tips :  

  • Peach blush color works for everyone make every skin tone looks amazing.
  • Wear blush but not to much contouring for your wedding day. If blush makes the brides look stunning on the photos.
  • Airbrush blush is long lasting and perfect if your are getting married in a humid weather area like the Riviera Maya or for nightlife events.

Now you know everything don’t be shy to blush anymore !!!


Your lover just proposed and  you are already thinking about the dress, the place, the food, the guests and who is going to be your bridesmaids ! !!! Congratulation, it is so exciting !!!!

But wait a minute, have you thought about your skin !?! You should make it a priority and write it at the top of your TO-DO LIST !!!


Beautiful bride to be don’t worry, It’s easy. Just follow the steps …

  • skincare-productsThe Earlier the better  : As soon as you know that you are getting married , you must think about your skin. If you didn’t know it and you are one month from the wedding, don’t worry, the skin cells renew every 21 to 28  day, you still have time to improve your skin appearance for the big day.
  • Eat Healthy and Drink Water :It is good for your skin, your body and your energy. It can sound like so obvious but too many time we  forget how much what we eat can affect our skin aspect. Eat a lot of fruits ans vegetables. Choose them full of water like watermelon, kiwi or strawberries, green vegetables like cucumber, spinach, iceberg lettuce etc. Drink a lot of water and green tea.

If you are getting married at the beimages (1)ach, in the Riviera Maya– Mexico for example, eat a lot of papaya, tomatoes and carrots before arriving at destination. They  are full of B-Carotene and will help you not to burn your skin under the sun. Moreover it will give a beautiful color to your tan. Eating well also helps to get in shape.

  • Monthly Professional Facial Treatment : After a quick skin diagnosis, the profesionnal will  determine your skin type and condition and decide which skincare treatment is good for you. The facial not only improves your appearance. Refreshing the skin and getting all the dirt out of the pores will also help the skin to better serve its protection purpose. Take advantage of this moment to relax and feel good.
  • Skin care Routine at Home : The monthly facial is not enough. A daily skin care routine at home is more than necessary. Ask your professional to help you to determine the best routine  and products for your skin type (oily, dry,normal or combo).


But basically, you will need to:

1- Clean : Remove all the make up, debris and oil using a water soluble cleanser. It prepares the skin to receive more effectively the other products ( toner and moisturizer treatments)

2- Tone: Complete the cleaning, make up removing,hydrate and add important skin repairing ingredients.

3- Exfoliate : It removes dead skin cells from the skin surface and clean the pores.  Perfect to let the new fresh skin appears.

4- Moisturize & Hydrate : Use the right hydrating cream depending on your skin type and the targeted moisturizer treatment depending on your skin specificity. It can be to fight against acne or scars, anti aging, anti wrinkles etc… You can also use a hydrating mask once a week.



Your bridal expert hair and makeup artist tips if you are getting married at the beach

  • Use sunscreen everyday on your face and lips months before the wedding and during your stay at destination (even if you don’t live at the beach and if it is winter)
  • Fragance free products are better for sensitive skins and avoid brown skin spots due to the sun exposure.
  • On the wedding day, before your make up artist arrive don’t use any oily product on you face (Monoi, tanning oil or sunscreen)
  • Don’t forget your body ! Use a body scrub once a week, (don’t forget your knees and elbows) to improve your skin aspect if you’re wearing an open wedding dress.

Now you know how to look even more gorgeous than you already are, we suggest you to keep taking care of your skin after the weeding.