Gareth is a British destination wedding photographer based in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, Mexico
What's the weirdest situation you've found yourself in while taking a photo?
I was recently shooting a wedding in Mexico, and during the formal portraits of the bride and her bridesmaids my colleague launched his drone. Shortly after, the bride started shaking her head and shoulders vigorously and slapping her face. I asked what was wrong, “the wasps! Where are they? I can hear them but I cant see them!” she replied, I had to reassure her there was no wasps…but rather it was the buzzing of the drone that she mistook for wasps…
What’s your favourite piece of equipment? Why?
For travel, my canon 70-200 2.8 mkII is excellent for travel photography as it gives me the focal range I need for spontaneous moments without imposing on people, it is really sharp lens and gives a fantastic bokeh. For portraits and weddings, my canon 35mm 1.4 mkII is my go-to lens due to its versatility.
What’s your favourite shot of yours and why?
Las coloradas, I have travelled significantly but this is the most surreal place ive been to. Situated a couple of hours from Merida in the state of Yucatan, the pink waters are formed by the type of shrimp that live there. On my last trip, we did a mini shoot of my wife who you can see in the resulting shot.