If you know me, you know my family and I love Mexico. Ever since I was a little girl, we’ve spent at least a week in Mexico each year enjoying the beautiful beaches and adventuring through this lovely country that has become a second home to us. This past May my family and I spent several days at Hotel Xcaret Mexico — the Riviera Maya’s newest all-inclusive luxury resort. And I can say with certainty, this property is an absolute dream, especially for photographers. I have never been to a resort so beautiful!!

From the hotel’s natural lagoons and rivers, gorgeous pockets of trees and greenery and the unique touches celebrating the Mayan culture — Hotel Xcaret Mexico is like a slice of paradise encompassed in a modern yet authentically Mexican property. So you can only imagine how my heart soared when my friend/travel colleague Babs — who also happened to be staying at the resort — asked me to photograph her pregnancy announcement! It was a casual but dreamy and fun portrait session wrapped into 15 minutes in between a late afternoon swim and early evening rainfall.



Babs + Loch are adventurous spirits who have spent the last decade traveling the world together. They set aside several weeks each year traveling to new countries and new cities, enjoying the local cuisine and immersing themselves into the culture of their destination.

So it was only fitting for their pregnancy announcement photos to take place on an incredible property that looks like paradise in an entirely different world. Plus Mexico just happens to be a country that they have extensively traveled through and love. Their sweet babe’s first official photos (in her belly) could not have taken place at a more epic location!

Here are some of my favorite moments from their impromptu photo session at Hotel Xcaret Mexico …

maternity-photos-hotel-xcaret-mexicomaternity-photos-hotel-xcaret-mexicomaternity-photos-hotel-xcaret-mexicomaternity-photos-hotel-xcaret-mexicomaternity-photos-hotel-xcaret-mexicoI adore that they stayed true to their relationship with each other throughout our session — they wanted a fun vibe for their photos and I love that these images captured their fun and spirited connection with each other. Capturing our couples authentically is something that we always try to do …

maternity-photos-hotel-xcaret-mexicoIf you or someone you know is looking for a photographer for their destination wedding, event or portrait session at Hotel Xcaret Mexico — please feel free to reach out to me! We would love to photograph a wedding or another session at this incredible resort 🙂

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