10 Best Wedding Photographers in the Americas

Best Wedding Photographers in The Americas

Juan Carlos Calderón

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2 Fearless Awards
The year 2012 was a very challenging year for me because I didn't have a job for 6 months straight. The only job I could find was an online coupon agency, something like Groupon, but locally. It was an extremely demanding job. I was in charge of the creative department and was editor as well for online ads of different local businesses. Many of these businesses I didn't even know but still had to make them look like they were “IT“. It was an 8 hour straight job in front of a computer creating the ads, answering emails, making phone calls and doing customer service and I was doing all this trying to be as charming and convincing as Steve Jobs, but I felt absolutely miserable.

One day I decided to send some pictures of mine to a photo contest advertised in a local paper. So I sent some I used to take during very relaxing photo-walks around Puerto Vallarta with Melissa on my my days off. And guess what? I won. And the prize was a position as 1st photographer in an exclusive resort! I felt like the luckiest man alive! But the thing is, I didn't know ANYTHING technical about photography, I didn't know about composition, ISO, shutter speed or apertures. I was a layman really. But my boss didn't care about technicalities and he told me very seriously on my first assignment: “Here's your camera, you have your first wedding at 6:00pm“. And I'm like: “ Oookay, I better make this work...“ LOL.

Fortunately for me (and most importantly, for the bride) the pictures didn't suck. But obviously, they were far from great and I didn't want to cheat myself or anybody else again, so after that experience I committed myself to become the best photographer I could be. I've been studying, training, learning and practicing since then and I've had never stopped.

Now, I am so grateful because I do what I love the most, in partnership with the person I love the most, my wife Melissa.

Now, that's my story.

I truly hope you like my pictures. They were created with love, hard work and true commitment to all our beautiful couples.

Daniel Hernandez Diaz

Santiago, Chile
La intimidad natural en sutiles destellos

Busco esos momentos únicos, sobrevolando la escena, observando desde distintos ángulos, persiguiendo lo casual, proyectando en mis imágenes ese amor que corre en el ambiente, adaptándome a cada momento y lugar capturando lo mejor de ellos. Emocionándome cada vez más y comprendiendo lo especial e irrepetible de cada situación.

Me gusta andar descalzo aun con frio, me relaja y conecta con el mundo, soy estudiante por naturaleza, 1996-1998 Diseño Gráfico U Arcis en aquel tiempo se diseñaba a mano no en computador. 1999-2002 fotografía con mención en publicidad IP ARCOS aprendí con negativos y diapositivas, pero el mundo se volvió digital y me encantó hoy soy amante del digital, pero no olvido mi paso por el mundo análogo, aún tomo fotos con negativos en mis proyectos personales. El 2013 ingresé a ingeniería en marketing en IACC hasta el 2016, hoy en proceso de titulación. He hecho cursos como armado de PC, Tecnologías Digitales e Impresos, Imagen Corporativa y Diseño Web, Redacción Creativa y varios workshop de fotografía de matrimonios, con Citlalli Rico (Mexicana) Mariano Sfiligoy (Venezolano) Facundo Santana (Argentino) Fran Russo (Español) y actualmente estoy en proceso de engullir todo lo que tenga relación con el marketing digital, como pueden ver soy inquieto, mi mente siempre vuela de un lado a otro y mi gordito cuerpo la sigue jadeando, pero no se queda atrás. Hago muchas cosas pero lo que ha sido una constante desde que estudiaba fotografía es ser fotógrafo de matrimonios.