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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.

 

 

 

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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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,

Family Photo Shoot in Dorado Beach

We headed out in the golf cart and cruised around the beautiful Dorado Beach for this recent family photography session. As is typical, we had a really fun, laid-back session together. The kids’ personalities really shine through here in these images.

Call today to book your Puerto Rico family photo shoot in 2020 with Erik Kruthoff Photography. We service all of Puerto Rico.

Here are a few highlights from the shoot.

Family portrait of walking on the beach together in Dorado, Puerto Rico
Girl riding in a golf cart on the way to the beach at Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach
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Family photograph by Erik Kruthoff Photography in Dorado Beach East, Puerto Rico.
Family portrait by Erik Kruthoff of a family sitting on adirondack chairs at Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Portrait by Erik Kruthoff of a little girl in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico
Mother and daughter laughing together at Dorado Beach

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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…

Epic!

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

Cheers to Steven and Ashley!

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Dorado Beach Family Photography Session – Embassy Suites Dorado Del Mar

We took a casual and laid back approach to this quick family photography session at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. I always like to try and capture little moments along the way to getting the “Christmas Card” group-posed shot that is expected. These candid moments often tell more about people’s personalities and relationships with each other than a posed group portrait will. That’s why I try to do both!

I offer Documentary Family Photography Sessions which provide a different approach to typical family photo shoots. It’s about celebrating the stories and beauty of everyday normal life.

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Hyatt Baha Mar Beach Destination Wedding – Ashley & Derek

One of the newest resorts in the Caribbean, Hyatt Baha Mar, is truly a spectacle to behold. It’s the perfect venue for a beach destination wedding. It helps that my house is so close to the resort I can walk there. I love walking to work if I can.

Ashley and Derek’s wedding ceremony was on the beach and the reception was held on the 25th floor balcony. I really enjoyed photographing their wedding. With around 30 guests attending, I had a chance to meet everyone and really gel with the crowd.

I was able to shoot the entire wedding without using any flashes and only using ambient light the entire. To me this is ideal. It’s definitely more challenging doing it this way (I had flashes in my bag ready to go still), but I just think the results look so much more natural and give the viewer a truer sense of the atmosphere and general vibe. Years of shooting Junkanoo has made me a low-light, fast movement ninja. Nothing scares me anymore. Here are some of my favorites from the day:

 

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