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Puerto Rico Wedding – Hotel El Convento

Imagine a destination as grand and storied as the “Isle of Enchantment” itself, nestled just steps away from historic landmarks and nightlife. Old world charm and elegance meet contemporary comfort and luxury at Hotel El Convento. Built in 1646, it was the first Small Luxury Hotel of the World member in Puerto Rico and is the oldest member of the Historic Hotels of America.

Hotel El Convento is without a doubt one of the premier locations in Puerto Rico to host a wedding. The colorful historic neighborhood of Old San Juan serves as the perfect backdrop to your special wedding day. As a photographer, I always have so much fun shooting at this venue.

Contact us today to get a quote for your wedding in Puerto Rico!

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Intimate Puerto Rico Wedding Elopement – Cerro Gordo National Park

You, me and the sea. Elopements are all about creating a beautiful, intimate moment. Why not cut out all the noise and distractions of planning a traditional wedding and instead focus on each other? Sounds wonderful, right?  Erik Kruthoff Photography offers simple, complete elopement packages customized to fit all your needs. Your dream wedding doesn’t have to bankrupt you, either. Our complete Puerto Rico island elopement packages start at just $999. Each package includes planning, enactment of ceremony with a certified officiant, and of course… the photography! Reserve your date today.

This recent destination elopement with Shawn and Jonathine, we decided on Cerro Gordo National Park as the backdrop. Just outside Dorado, PR the park offers stunning coastal views and beautiful scenery in all directions. David Mariani served as officiant and met with the couple ahead of time to customize their ceremony. Planning and Photography coordinated by Erik Kruthoff.

Here’s some highlights from their amazing Puerto Rico wedding elopement. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Dorado, PR – Maternity Professional Photoshoot – Cerro Gordo National Park

Here are some photos from a recent maternity portrait session we did near Dorado, Puerto Rico. Although it was a bit overcast and threatening rain the whole time, we used that to our advantage and really focused on getting natural and vibrant colors.  A good photographer will always find a way to make it happen. Here’s some of my favorites from the shoot. The red dress she is wearing is perfect for the location and really gives the images that extra ‘pop’! Congratulations to this growing family!

Maternity photo session cost $275 and include digital images. Book your session today and invest in artwork that is uniquely yours.

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Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve – Puerto Rico – Family Vacation Photoshoot

This lovely family from Massachusetts came back to Puerto Rico, repeating a vacation 5 years earlier. They wan to remember this time in their lives with a professional family photography portrait session. They called me up and I headed over to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico to the beautiful Hyatt Grand Reserve resort. These days, the resorts are almost empty and so it feels like we have the place to ourselves. We had a lot of fun!

Here are some of my favorite photographs from the day. Contact us today to book your own session! Package price including digital files is $275.00.

Call (939)428-4327 or send an email to info@erikruthoff.com to reserve your date.

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Ritz Carlton Reserve – Dorado Beach – Family Photography Session

Check out some family photos from a recent holiday family portrait session at Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach. An annual family photo shoot is a great way to mark the years.  It can preserve a beautiful record of your family as they grow. Originally planned for an all beach shoot, a windy day made us switch things up and choose a more protected area. I love these shots with the giant ficus tree in it and provides adds to the great sense of ‘growth’ and family.

Call us and book your session today. Send an email to info@erikruthoff.com for any inquiries. Family Photography packages with edited digital images included start at $275.

 

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Bahia St. Regis – Puerto Rico Family Photo Session

Time flies, that’s for sure. Having annual family portraits done by a professional photographer is an investment you will never regret making. Our kids grow up so fast and time just keeps going faster and faster. Our family photos ultimately become priceless objects, and are one of the few things you grab if your house catches fire. Memorialize life’s milestones with beautiful photographs full of color, life, and love.

We make family photo sessions that are easy, fun,  affordable, and laid-back. Holiday specials start at $250 with images included. Contact us today and book a portrait session for your family.

Erik Kruthoff Photography is based in Dorado, PR and serves all of Puerto Rico.

 

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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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Celebrating Their 5 Year Wedding Anniversary in Old San Juan – A Travel Photography Session

Nicole and Derek found me through Shoot My Travel and we met up in Old San Juan to take some photos, celebrating their 5 year wedding anniversary. This adventurous couple told me they love to get photo sessions when they travel and that afterwards they hardly take any others the rest of the time. They said it’s nice to not be burdened by getting photos and relying on asking strangers to snap a photo to remember their trip by. It gives them more time to soak in the experience and be present in the moment knowing their experience has been captured beautifully.

Book your portrait session today! Packages start at $275

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Surprise Wedding Proposal in the Amazing Natural Beauty of Puerto Rico

Making images that combine different genres of is one of the ways that I love to explore the craft of photography. I love it when I am able to use elements of Landscape, Portraiture, Documentary, and Wedding Photography simultaneously to create unique and meaningful images.

Steven wanted to propose to his girlfriend Ashley on their vacation to Puerto Rico. He wanted to pop the question in a spectacular way at a beautiful location. We coordinated ahead of time and came up with a game plan. We decided on the location and the exact spot. I arrived early to find my angle and then act like a tourist so that Ashley wouldn’t suspect anything. The resulting engagement photo session…

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The cliffs and arches of La Cueva del Indio provided for the perfect backdrop to this awe-inspiring moment!

Cheers to Steven and Ashley!

Now booking Puerto Rico weddings for 2020. Check for availability

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Bahamas Destination Wedding – Grand Hyatt Baha Mar – AnnMarie & Josh

I had the privilege to photograph another beautiful destination wedding at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas. I always love to photograph destination weddings there. The planning staff at the resort always are very professional and they make sure they put on a great event every time. Wildflowers took care of flowers and decorations.

AnnMarie and Josh, like most people, are self-described introverts. They don’t feel exactly comfortable with a lot of attention thrown towards them and a camera thrust in their faces. That’s why I always approach wedding photography in a relaxed, easy-going manner. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and forget that I am there. The way I shoot weddings , using a Documentary/Photojournalism style, means that it doesn’t take a huge production to get beautiful and meaningful images.

Everyone always asks me at the start of a wedding day, “What am I supposed to do?”.

My response is, “Well, nothing. Just have fun, enjoy your company, be present, and soak in the moment!”

A wedding is naturally full of photogenic moments. The trick is being able to anticipate them and be ready to capture them. Having to set something up or arrange anything is unnecessary if you are present in the moment.

Here are some of the highlights from AnnMarie and Josh’s gallery,

 

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