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Wedding Reviews

“Susan is an absolute dream to work with, and provided the most stunning wedding photos! Susan was there to help us every step of the way while planning our destination wedding. Even though we had a wedding planner, Susan helped us to create a detailed schedule for the day and made sure she didn’t miss a moment. We spent a few hours before the ceremony taking photos around the island (highly recommended), where it was obvious she did her homework scouting the best spots and lighting. She was amazing at keeping our wedding party in check and on schedule, while letting me and my hubby relax. When we received the photo proofs, we were just amazed. Image after image was just stunning and breathtaking. The hardest part for us is selecting our favorites for an album – they are all just beautiful and so much more than we could have ever imagined. Susan is professional, immensely talented, tireless, sweet, and a joy to work with. I would recommend her to anyone I knew!”   …Heather and Chuck: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“I would suggest Susan Pacek Photography to anyone considering a wedding, especially a destination wedding. There is a certain element of anxiety when planning a wedding thousands of miles away from your home turf and with Susan, I knew I could trust her and had nothing to worry about. She was very easy to communicate with and encouraged me to call with any questions about the wedding photography or just about Isla Mujeres, Mexico in general. Her warm personality made me feel right at home. Not only did she exceed our expectations of the quality of her work, she showed her dedication by showing up early just so she could make sure to get great shots of all the small details that go into bridal preparation! Greg and I love our pictures and are constantly reminded of our special day by her amazing photographs. Thank you Susan for capturing the best day of my life!” …Katie and Greg: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“I can’t praise Susan enough for her amazing work. She went above and beyond her duties as a photographer and made destination wedding planning so much easier for me! All my interactions with her via email, telephone and in person have shown me what a truly genuine and caring person she is. She listened to what was important to me and my husband, was always responsive to my countless questions, very organized and unobtrusive on the wedding day and just a pleasure to work with. Her dedication to her profession and clients is outstanding. On my one you anniversary, I received a card from her! I’m very happy with the quality of my wedding pictures and the beautiful album we ordered from her. Choosing Susan Pacek was one of the best choices during my wedding planning!!” …Jennifer and Ben: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“Susan did such an incredible job at our wedding. The images are stunning and her personable and professional way of approaching everything was exactly what we were looking for!! Our wedding guests kept asking “How did you find your photographer, she really knows what she is doing and she is so cool”. Susan’s technical skill, creative eye, and confidant way of approaching every situation she was faced with at our wedding really put our minds at ease. As a same sex couple, when we began our search for a photographer we heard stories of people who wouldn’t work with gay couples and we were apprehensive about contacting photographers. Susan didn’t even think twice about it and make us feel so comfortable. She added to our special day with her true sentiments of support and gratitude for being a part of it. We just can’t say enough good things about this talented woman. Thank you Susan!! We will love our images forever.” …Ash and Lane: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“Susan was absolutely great to work with, and she went wayyyyy above and beyond in her role as our wedding photographer and worked very closely with our wedding planner to assure that the timing of everything went smoothly. I felt a twinge of guilt when she told me that she had actually woke up in the middle of the night with an idea for a photograph, but that just shows how dedicated she is. She was extremely punctual, organized, and professional and, most importantly, the pictures came out awesome!!! We wanted a very bright, lively wedding album and she delivered that.  I can’t sing her enough praise and highly recommend her as photographer, though her portfolio speaks for itself!!” …Noelle and Aaron: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“Both my husband and I highly recommend Susan Pacek! As soon as my husband and I decided we were gonna skip the massive planning of a wedding and settled on Isla Mujeres as the place we would escape to and get married, I started looking for a photographer who could capture our special day (especially, since it was just the two of us and our parents/friends were obviously going to want to see all the pictures). Without question, Susan Pacek photography was at the top of my list! But, I immediately thought there was no way we could afford her. After a few days of looking through her portfolios online (practically stalking her website), I decided to send her an email. I thought, “what the heck, what’s the worst that can happen.” I was overwhelmed with excitement after I heard back from her. She worked with our budget, was always professional, and was extraordinarily helpful throughout the entire planning process. Susan was also able to provide recommendations for our wedding planner, stylist and restaurants on the island as well as transportation for the day of the wedding. When the wedding day finally arrived Susan was there to help coordinate everything. She arrived on time, had a schedule in place, and her take charge attitude really helped to alleviate any stress that we had leading up to the wedding. It was obvious that she has years of experience taking photos around the island and it made our day was smooth as can be. From the first email I sent all the way until we received our pics, she was always responsive. One of the reasons why we choose a non traditional wedding was that we did not want to have to deal with all of the stress that comes along with planning a large wedding. One of the best things about working with Susan, besides the incredible photos, was that were able to truly enjoy our wedding day versus it turning into something that we were just trying to get through. Most of our friends have had traditional weddings and always compliment us on how beautiful our pictures turned out. Susan was truly a pleasure to work with and helped with so much more than just taking pictures on our wedding day. We both highly recommend her for anyone who is interested in having a truly memorable wedding on Isla Mujeres (or anywhere else for that matter). Thank you so much Susan!!!” …Jennifer and Jason: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“We found Susan about a year before our wedding, hunting around the internet for a good photographer. You can’t Google “Isla Mujeres” and “Wedding Photography” without finding Susan’s site. We thought her photos looked great, so we reached out to hear. Not only did she become our wedding photographer, she became a quazi wedding planner, helping us out with her knowledge of Isla Mujeres.  Susan was a total pro, but she was also fun to have around. You watch her work and it’s immediately apparent that she is passionate about her craft and loves what she does. It made posing for photos fun and easy. When we saw the finished product, we knew picking Susan was the right choice. The photos were dynamic and full of vibrant colors and interesting backgrounds. Most importantly, they seemed authentic and captured the mood at the wedding accurately. We go a ton of comments from people who seemed genuinely impressed by the wedding photos. Thanks Susan!” ….Sascha and Reed: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“We chose Susan because of her photographic work without ever meeting her. My first conversation with her lasted 3 hours. After that I feel that I made a friend. We flew her to our destination wedding and she was nothing but professional. She had a checklist and timeline of everything we wanted to do. Everything was done to the minute perfectly without her seeming pushy. During the wedding she was invisible but got the best shots you could have gotten at our wedding. Her pictures were unreal. She obviously has an eye for this!!!!! After the wedding she kept in contact until our most amazing album arrived. She is an amazing person, a amazing photographer and I would highly recommend her.” …Deneé and Jamie: Married in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

“Susan is an absolutely amazing photographer. Everything with our experience with her was outstanding. On our very first phone call I was very comforted by how well she listened and understood what I wanted from my wedding photographs. She was always available to answer my questions or concerns even if they were not necessarily directly related to the photography. She has a great personality, professional and yet you feel like you’ve known her for years. Susan is an incredibly talented photographer, her work is priceless! I recommend her to anyone and everyone!” …Kacie and Damien: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“I live in Indiana and had a destination wedding in Mexico. I found Susan while researching photographers online. Although we had never met, having her come to Mexico to take our wedding photos was the bet decision we made. The payment plan was easy, she was professional and made us feel very comfortable, and the pictures are amazing! She captured my day perfectly. She was great to work with and she blended in so well that I forgot she was there. Really a fantastic and talented photographer!” …Laura and Casey: Married in Cancun, Mexico

“After working as a destination wedding planner for over 8 years, you get to know a photographer or two in the industry. I have had some amazing experiences and some not so amazing experiences, Susan Pacek has been (and continues to be) one of my amazing experiences. Obviously a talented professional who really understands her work and clients, she is more than just an incredible photographer. She is real and personal and knows how to put you at ease. My clients always rave about her because she is just such an amazing spirit to work with. Her photos are more than just beautiful memories captured on film. They are forever keepsakes of the big day unfolding; the bride with her bridesmaids nervously and excitedly getting ready for the big moment; the heartbreaking moment when mom and dad gives the bride away; the first kiss of marriage at the end of the ceremony; and the beautiful faces of loved ones sharing an unforgettable moment together. Super professional, incredibly easy to work with and so much fun to be around, Susan is one of my definite go tos for recommending a special photographer to my brides!!” …Juliette Franzé, Papillon Weddings and Events

“Destination weddings are tough. Not only are they stressful to plan and organize, but since you’re likely not going to visit the destination prior to your wedding, they’re also hard to visualize. While planning my destination wedding, I was impressed with Susan’s portfolio and her ability to personify romance. I hoped that she would be able to do the same with my wedding. Not only was she organized (she had the wedding agenda on paper before I even knew I should make one), but she was extremely knowledgeable about Mexico and she made my inherently stressful day stress-free. I was beyond impressed with the final result and she really did make my wedding look like a fairy-tale by the beach. I would recommend Susan to anyone.” …Paula and Jeff: Married in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

“Thank you so much Susan!! The photos are amazing!! We were so lucky to have you as our photographer, but you were much more! Your knowledge of the island was so helpful and the locations for our Trash the Dress session the next day were amazing. We could not be happier.” …Gina and Santiago: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“Susan is the BEST! Not only did she go out of her way to help, she has a great personality and was wonderful to everyone in our wedding party. I even got a couple of comments from our wedding party on how easy she made everything for everyone. She is the greatest and I would use her services in the future in a heartbeat! Thanks again Susan, you were nothing short of amazing.” …Christine and Corey: Married in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

“Susan did a great job photographing our destination wedding. She was very thorough, starting a few days in advance by sitting down with us to help organize our plans to create the best photo opportunities. Bride and groom photos were in creative, scenic locations that resulted in very memorable shots. Perhaps the most impressive thing was the quality and quantity of great sunset shots following our wedding ceremony. Great job! Finally, we got our pictures back much faster than we anticipated. It was awesome to enjoy looking back on our trip and wedding just two week afterward.” …Anika and Cole: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“I worked with Susan on a wedding in Isla Mujeres, Mexico in November 2011 and it was great. Very personable and nice. She took all the shots I needed as well as what the bride wanted and more. I look forward to her shooting another wedding for us.” …Tiffany Lanier, SunHorse Weddings

“We weren’t ‘just another customer’ to Susan. She completely understood how much our wedding day meant to us.” …Kim and Paul: Married in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

“Susan’s passion and adoration for weddings shines the moment you see her photos; each capturing a distinct and unique photojournalistic vision. She is an incredibly talented and professional photographer with whom I would gladly choose to capture my most precious moments again.” …Jenna and Jason: Married in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

“We absolutely LOVED Susan. You know you chose a great photographer when multiple people tell you that your wedding photos are the best wedding photos they’ve ever seen! Susan is an extremely talented photographer and is also a joy to work with. She went above and beyond for our entire wedding weekend and was able to catch all of our special moments. I would recommend her to any and all engaged couples!” …Jessica and Jay: Married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

“Susan is very knowledgeable on Mexico and on destination weddings. She was full of energy and very professional. Our pictures are amazing and we get so many compliments on them and on her style of photography. I would highly recommend Susan.” …Jenna and Scott: Married in Cancun, Mexico

“Susan was an amazing photographer to work with. She was so helpful when we weren’t sure how to accomplish some of the family photos we wanted, and extremely flexible during all of our wedding chaos! She’s such a sweet person to be around, it felt like we had been friends for years. Our photos are remarkable! All of our family & friends were impressed with the results as well. We were so excited to first see our images on her website, then to see a slideshow with music, and then finally receiving an incredible wedding album. Susan just did a great job photographing our wedding, leaving us not only beautiful photos, but wonderful memories as well.” …Sierra and Tom: Married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

“The photos were absolutely wonderful! I will never be able to express how thankful we are! I never imagined they’d look so great; you truly were able to capture our spirit.” …Micki and Grant: Married on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

“I would recommend Susan to everyone! She was great! She was very professional and super fun to have at our wedding! Our pictures came out great and we are looking forward to our wedding album.” …Binila and Ryan: Married in Tulum, Mexico

“Thank you so much Susan! With the challenges of wind and rain, you still managed to capture our day that we will cherish forever. Looking back, one of the things that I was impressed with was that we didn’t really notice you taking the photos. You allowed the ceremony to proceed around you with little interruption.” …Suedelle and Doug: Married in Playa del Carmen, Mexico