Surprise Wedding Proposal in Puerto Rico

Popped the question in Puerto Rico and want engagement pics to remember this happy time in your life? Book a session with us and we’ll make sure to capture the moment beautifully.

Here is a few of my favorites from a recent surprise wedding proposal in Old San Juan. Jose and I planned everything ahead of time and I helped him decide on the perfect spot. She had no idea!

Congratulations!

Call or text (939)428-4327 or email info@erikruthoff.com to book a session.

Dorado Beach Family Photo Session

The beaches near Dorado are great for taking photos. I have no idea if it’s true, but I  like to think the town’s name ‘Dorado’, meaning “golden” in Spanish, comes from the warm, glowing light that washes over the coast each evening.

Here are some shots from a recent beach family portrait photo session in Dorado.

Family Portrait Photography Sessions are available anywhere in Puerto Rico for $275 and include digital images.

Call ot text (939)428-4327 or email info@erikruthoff.com to book your session today!

 

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Dorado Beach – Maternity and Family Photo Session

Here are some lovely shots from a Maternity Photo Session in Dorado, Puerto Rico. We met up at the park and and took advantage of the beautiful evening light. Schedule your session today.

We offer fun and easy, Covid-19 safe, outdoor photo sessions for a $275 with gallery of digital images included. Sessions last around an hour and you can choose the location of your choice or get some suggestions from us.

Sessions are casual and we use a go-with-the-flow style and documentary approach. Kids will we kids… and having nice of photos them in their natural state up being the better photos anyways. Trying to wrangle them and get them to sit still is a hope we have, and not a requirement. It always works out in the end. lol!

Call or text (939)428-4327 or email to info@erikruthoff.com to schedule a session for your family.

 

 

 

Old San Juan Photo Session

Vincente celebrated his 30th birthday on the Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico. We did a quick photoshoot to mark the occasion and make some great travel images in the process. We were sure to follow social distancing guidelines and always wore masks, other than when we catulla snapped the photo. Happy Birthday, Vincente!

Here are some of  my favorite shots from the portrait photography session in Old San Juan.

 

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Top 10 Reasons To Elope in Puerto Rico

Let’s face it, weddings are gonna look a little different now that gathering in large groups is out of the question. That doesn’t mean that love is cancelled, though!

Are you looking for the perfect destination for your elopement wedding? Puerto Rico should be at the top of your list.

Take the opportunity to do something a little adventurous and different, while saving some money in the process. Here are the Top 10 Reasons that make Puerto Rico the ideal location for you elopement or mini-wedding.

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10: No Passport required: As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico allows you to have an “exotic” destination wedding without the hassles of passports, visas, customs, and immigration. What is more, there are direct flights from more than 20 U.S. cities, making it an easy hop over.

9: Only the best parts of Latin America and the Caribbean: Puerto Rico culture is the best of both worlds with great music, dancing, food, people, nightlife, and affordability but you can drink the water and the island is clean.

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8: World-Class Accommodations that meet U.S. standards: No need to wonder about what a 3-star hotel really means here. Hotels and restaurants adhere to U.S. guidelines. All of the best, familiar brands are here including Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Fairmont, Hyatt, St. Regis, and Vanderbilt as well as Boutique offerings that rival others the world over.

7: No decisions=No headaches: We line up all the best vendors and plan every detail of your big day to be just right for you. The only decision you have to make is to come to PR and we take care of everything else.

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6: Weather: With 365 days of sunshine and an average temperature in the 80s, you can get married here any time of year. Even on the rainiest day, precipitation rarely covers all of the island. So put those jackets away, grab a swimsuit, and come enjoy some Vitamin D.

5: Covid-cautious: Puerto Rico has taken extreme precautions since March 2020 to prevent the spread of Corona Virus and Covid-19 and it has worked. Levels of the illness are lower than almost anywhere else in the U.S. Our socially distanced ceremony planning will  ensure that the risk is minimal.

4: Whatever you want, we got it: Barefoot beach wedding? First kiss under a waterfall? Newlywed among rainforest ferns? Exchanging rings in the most historical sights the U.S. has to offer? Whatever you desire for your wedding landscape, Puerto Rico has it.

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3: Always private, always intimate: Big weddings are OUT. You want a wedding that is all about you. The low population of Puerto Rico and endless list of ceremony locations ensures that you will be the spotlight of your own wedding. No competing with tourists or other weddings for the venue here.

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2: Affordable: Did we mention that Puerto Rico is Latin America? As such, the prices of food, accomodations, and entertainment are lower than those of most Caribbean destinations.

and the top reason to elope in PR is…

1: Fun: Above all else, Puerto Ricans know how to have a good time. Our couples are laid-back folks looking for fun, adventure, and memories that will  last a lifetime without the stress of planning a wedding. If this sounds like you, a Puerto Rico elopement will not disappoint.

 

Check out our Elopement Packages offered here

Puerto Rico Weddings on Pause

Welp! There goes any hope for a productive 2020. Let’s look on the bright side, 2021 should hopefully be filled to the brim with lots of love and weddings. Book your rescheduled 2020 wedding or 2021 wedding/elopement with one of Puerto Rico’s top wedding photographers, Erik Kruthoff Photography.

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If you are considering having your weddings

The whole wedding/tourism industry is really taking a hit  during this global pandemic so remember to support small business if you are able to!

Here’s a beautiful wedding photo taken at El Morro in Old San Juan for a wedding last year. Enjoy!

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Palmas del Mar Session – Puerto Rico Family Photographer

I love being a family photographer in Puerto Rico. I get to go to a lot of different places and meet a lot of wonderful people. Each portrait session for me is completely different. I don’t go in with a set shot list or agenda. We had a really fun family portrait photography session with this family of six. After shooting some casual shots around the house, we changed locations and headed to the beach. This family was a lot of fun to work with and I think their fun personalities really shine through in these photos. A good portrait is always a collaboration between the subject and the artist. When my clients are laid back and ready to have fun, we all have a good time and end up creating some great images. I like to have a mix of candid, fun shots along with a few more traditional posed shots.

Palmas del Mar is a beautiful setting for taking family photos. The whole island of Puerto Rico is great in fact! Find more info to help plan your trip to Puerto Rico here.

Whether you are local or if you are just visiting Puerto Rico, book your session with Puerto Rico family photographer Erik Kruthoff today and let’s create some priceless together! Sessions cost $250 and include resulting gallery of downloadable digital images. We serve the entire island of Puerto Rico. We are always up for an adventure.

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Family Travel Photos in Old San Juan

I had the pleasure of photographing Ila and her growing family on their recent family vacation to Puerto Rico. We met up in Old San Juan and took some lovely images together.

Here are few of my favorites from the session.  The best thing about being a photographer in Puerto Rico is that there are so many different landscapes and beautiful areas to explore.  Book your photo session today!

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I love the colors in Old San Juan! I always try to make good use of them.

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Dorado Beach Engagement Session

I recently met up with Shay and Carlos for a sunrise engagement photo session on the beach in beautiful Dorado, Puerto Rico. I knew the early start time wouldn’t phase them since they both work as flight attendants for Delta. They live in the Us and have family in both Puerto Rico and Mexico, which is where the ceremony will be. It was really important to them that Puerto Rico was incorporated into their wedding story and here are the results!

I love the calmness of shooting in the early morning and how the quality of light changes so much so quickly. It starts and shifts from a dull, subtle blue to glowing hard, warm light. I am pleased we took advantage of the conditions presented to us and created some really nice images together.

Afterwards, we met up in Old San Juan to take a few more shots before they had to jump on a plane back home.

 

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Old San Juan Wedding Proposal and Engagement Shoot

Planning secret proposal shoots is so much fun. It’s such a thrill to help plan and then capture such momentous and meaningful moments. It’s a funny story of how this connection even happened in the first place.

My mother-in-law ran into D’Andree’s father at a pickleball tournament in Arizona and got to talking about how his son is going to Puerto Rico on vacation and is going to propose to his girlfriend. She mentioned I am a wedding photographer in Puerto Rico and offer engagement shoots… and the rest is in the books!

D’Andree and I had a lot of contact ahead of time, and even right up to the last munte to find and settle on the perfect spot.

Here’s some highlights from the mini-session,