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A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

Hey guys! It’s Summer and I love it! Give me all the poolside margs, sunglasses, and shade by the water and Girl, I am good to go. When thinking about a cool crisp refreshing drink, beautiful sandy beaches, and cabanas, one thing comes to mind. This beautiful styled wedding feature back in the Grand Cayman Islands by Seven Mile Beach.

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

I along with a wonderful team of talented group of Photographers came together from across the U.S. to attend and participate in this shoot put together by the Embark Photography Retreat hosted by Jessica Frey Photography & Breanna McKendrick Photography.

The island music and simple sounds of the waves crashing on the shore along with the palms swishing in the trees are on of the many reasons why the Caribbean holds a special place in my heart. It recharges and renews the soul, and provides  the most refreshing sandy beaches and salt water.

After sinking my toes in the sand and momentarily living on ‘island time’,  it’s no wonder why couples would choose a destination like The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman to host their wedding or elopement celebration. A 5-star resort offering the most luxurious views and amenities (and truffle fries by the Pool…lawd so good!) to take your breath away.

It’s without a doubt that this adventure differentiates from my past 4 trips to the Caribbean, I actually was able to not only experience the islands but I was able to document it, the only way I know how with my camera in hand.

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

Vendor Credentials:

Photographer: Under the Sun Photography

Workshop: Embark Photography Retreat

Hosts: Jessica Frey Photography & Breanna McKendrick Photography

Venue: The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Models: Fernando & Mayra Rodriguez

Florals: The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman

Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero Designs

Jewelry: Eden Luxe Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Kaci B. Sanchez

Tux: The Black Tux

Rentals: Celebrations Bridal 

Travel Arrangements: Uptown Events & Travel

Stationary: Peach Paper Texas

Sponsors: Millers Lab, Showit, Honeybook, Align Album Design, Uptown Events and Travel, & Fine Art Albums

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

Now Mayra and Fernando, oh my goodness y’all they’re really this precious in person as they are on camera. Let me tell you about these two cuties here!

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

In Mexico I had the wonderful opportunity to learn more about Mayra and Fernando. As we were sitting along the sea shores hanging out and enjoying a cold Cerveza and the best Ceviche, I just had to ask them, “How long have you two known each other?”

Fernando informed, he would always remember the moment he first saw Mayra. She was in the 8th grade playing Volleyball at their gymnasium.

A special thanks to one of Fernando’s childhood friends, being intrigued and persistent to meet one of Mayra’s team mates. Fernando being annoyed by his friend, finally gave in and went to the gym with him. After that moment of walking inside and seeing Mayra for the first time, that one look was all it took. Fernando later on introduced himself not that long after and the two became friends which led to the start of a beautiful relationship.

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

These two cute childhood sweethearts, now turned married entrepreneurs, currently reside in Austin, TX and are continuously capturing fun moments and celebrating couples as they own and operate the most adorable photobooth buses. Their vintage photobuses are truly one of a kind, just like them! Check them out here!

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

I just have to say, the one thing I just truly enjoyed about Mayra & Fernando was their affection towards one another! #goals! They’re so sweet and loving , it’s something that I cannot even begin to describe! Thankfully, I have these portraits that can.

A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
Just absolutely stunning!
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
Such a gentleman!
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
The seven mile beach in Grand Cayman is definitely must see adventure! The water is crystal blue for as far as you can see!
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
(Insert me with my feet in the water here),I love the island life. I’m so ready to go back to Caribbean this October!
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX
A Caribbean wedding in Grand Cayman at The Ritz Carlton Hotel by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio, TX

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- Jessica & Austin 

"Beyond Incredible! We really hate getting our picture taken but Jessica made it feel so natural and not scary at all! We knew for our wedding it had to be done and done right because you only get 1 chance! How did she make us look so good and not awkward? She's truly great at what she does and I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had."

- Brandi  & Joe

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Jess is the best, from the moment we met her we knew we made the right decision. We had to make major changes to our wedding due to covid, Jess addressed all our concerns, and answered all our questions along the way making all the necessary changes effortlessly. Jess captured our engagement, bridal and wedding day photos each every photo is absolutely amazing. We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured so beautifully because of Jess.

Jessica & Austin

"We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured"

"Jessica was right there with us getting ready and capturing some very sweet and intimate photos that I know we will forever treasure. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it to get that best smile out of a very nervous bride! We had a perfect ceremony and I've seen a sneak peek of my wedding photos and am just speechless! Jessica was with us for our entire FIVE hour reception and was the perfect combination of photographer and dance partner! Jessica very quickly became a guest favorite and a family member for life! I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over! I will never be able to thank Jessica enough for making my day even more special."

Katie & Derik

 "I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over!"

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! She is a planner, friend, someone who listens, and such a beneficial asset to any wedding! I cannot recommend her to enough people. She exceeds any bride's high expectations - all with a smile on her face. It is impossible to feel uncomfortable around her, she is goofy and will constantly keep you laughing. She does anything for her Bride and Groom and will not stop until you are satisfied."


- Kayla & Derek

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! "

I love Jessica and her work!! She took mine and my husband’s engagement pictures, wedding pictures and bridals and did an outstanding job. My husband is not very happy when it comes to taking pictures (especially with PDA ) but by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro. The night after our wedding he was telling me he was ready to see how all the pictures turned out! She definitely knows how to help you feel comfortable in your own skin while in front of the camera. Highly highly highly recommend her for your wedding! I cannot say enough good things about her work!

- Melissa & George

My husband isn't happy when it comes to taking pictures, by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro.

"Would recommend to any and everybody! She did an amazing amazing job with our wedding and engagement photos. I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! She is amazing and funny and finds all the great moments that we take for granted. Thank you so so much for taking care of us and our crazy family!"


- Kaitlyn & Chris 

I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! 

"Jessicas passion for photography radiated from her soul the moment I met her. When looking for a photographer, We decided that we would call a few to get a feel for the type of people they were and if they (the photographer) would fit into what we were looking for in our wedding vendors. We saw your work, we LOVED your work, but we didn’t know you. From our first conversation up until now you made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day! On my wedding day you made me feel like the prettiest bride to ever walk this planet! Your photos blew my husband away! You captured the uniqueness and beauty of us, our surroundings and our guest! This review, nor my “thank you”, will ever be enough to show you how grateful we are for your talent!"

- Eliza & Bradley 

 You made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day!


I can't say enough great things about UTS. Jessica is the BEST photographer, not just because she makes you look great, but she makes you feel great! She fills the shoot with funny jokes, music, and laughs to make sure you feel comfortable because not everyone is a super model. Each and every time I get our photos back I am blown away by great they look! She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor. She helped us out on the wedding day in so many different ways and worked side by side with our other vendors to make our day successful and perfect. The sneak peak was incredible! She also brought a partner with her who was equally as fun as Jessica. I loved how they both worked and made the pictures fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My husband & I will be using UTS exclusively for all of our photography needs. 

- Bailey & Doug

She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor!


"Jessica is so passionate about photography, not only does she take amazing pictures BUT she also makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her! She’s very professional but FUN!! I used her for my engagement photos and my wedding, beyond happy with her!


-Kailey & Garrett

she makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her!