Meet Our Photographers: Wendy Najera

Isabel Luna - 13/10/2021 - 0 comments

Wendy Najera

On-Site Photographer at Dreams Natura Hotel in Cancun, Mexico

Wendy Najera is an on-site photographer at Dreams Natura Hotel in Cancun, Mexico who has a talent for capturing magical shots of couples on their wedding day. Read on to learn more about Wendy’s career in photography and to find out which photo is her favorite.

Portrait of Wendy Najera, on-site photographer at Dreams Natura

Where are you from?

Cancun, Mexico.

How did you get started as a photographer?

It all started when a photographer friend of mine was editing a wedding photo. I was super intrigued by how he achieved such a beautiful photo so I then started going to their events. I fell in love with weddings the moment that I saw the groom tearing up as his bride was walking down the aisle and since then wedding photography has been my passion!

How long have you been a photographer for?

9 years.

Newly wed couple kissing on a beach at sunset taken by Wendy Najera.

What is the most rewarding part of being a photographer?

When couples or families get excited and cry with happiness when they see their photos.

What does photography mean to you?

It is one of the most important things in my life because a photo is a visual memory with which we can go back in time and relive that special moment over and over again!

What is your favorite style of photography?

Fine art wedding photography.

Where is your favorite location to photograph?

The garden areas and the places where nobody imagines a photo, those are my favorites.

What is your preferred piece of equipment?

The Canon 5D Mark iii with the lens 85 1.4, because it gives such a beautiful bokeh on the portraits.

What is your favorite part about working with Adventure Photos?

My favorite part is meeting extraordinary people from all over the world! I love that I get to capture unique and different weddings in the different hotels I have worked with.

What was the most memorable photo session or wedding you have captured?

It was one of my first sessions when I was at the Riu Palace with a couple who were celebrating their 50th anniversary. At the time of the session the husband got on one knee and gave his wife a new ring. This couple just radiated happiness and love and I will never forget the emotion of her when seeing her reaction of surprise in their photos.

What is your favorite photograph and why?

My favorite photo is from an engagement session in which it was raining but the couple was super excited and they trusted me. Thanks to them I was able to take a photo that with no other couple I have been able to recreate. 

How did you begin working with Adventure Photos? What hotel are you currently working at?

I had always wanted the opportunity to work as a team so I can learn from more experienced and great quality photographers so Adventure Photos was my first choice.

I am currently working at Dreams Natura.

Family portrait on beach taken by Wendy Najera.

How do you make clients less nervous during a shoot?

I always try to make clients laugh and do a breathing exercise beforehand so they can feel more comfortable.

Photo of a bride and groom on the beach taken by Wendy Najera.

If you could give advice to clients prior to their photo session, what would it be?

Trust in your photographers and be yourself.

Are you looking for a photographer to capture your wedding or engagement? Contact the team at Adventure Photos today.

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