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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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Old San Juan Wedding Engagement Photo Shoot

We met up in Old San Juan for a little pre wedding shoot with this lovely couple. They will get married at Hotel El Convento in June and I can’t wait to shoot their wedding in Old San Juan. I always take the time to meet each couple ahead of time so we can get a good sense of each others character. Then on the wedding day, we are like old friends hanging out and it takes some of the awkwardness away.

Engagement sessions like these are complimentary when you book your wedding with Erik Kruthoff Photography. It’s just part of the outstanding service and personalized care that makes us unique and sets us apart.

We are now booking 2021 and 2022 weddings in Puerto Rico. Call us today for a quote!

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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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Vacation Photoshoot-Caribe Hilton – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ready to soak in the sun in Puerto Rico with your closest friends? Be sure that you do it in a way that keeps your Instagram feed hot and makes everyone back home jealous. Whether it’s a bachelorette party, or just a vacation, you can capture the fun by booking a professional photo shoot.

In just one hour, we can preserve the memories of your vacation in a meaningful way. You can split the cost between the group, to make the session extra affordable for all, or surprise your fellow travelers with a great gift.

Fun people make fun pictures. Contact us today and book your photo session in Puerto Rico!

Location: Caribe Hilton, San Juan Puerto Rico

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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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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.

 

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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.

Check out my wedding photography portfolio here

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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