Belize photographers share their best photos of 2013

At the beginning of this year I reached out to a few of the top photographers in Belize and asked them to feature their best photographs of 2013. I soon found out that it’s hard to ask a photographer to quickly narrow down their favourite photos on a random request, especially during Belize’s high tourism season. After some time they finally got back to me and now I can share with you the lovely photos.

In alphabetical order, the photos follow:

Conch Creative

wedding in san pedro belize

Rainbow and dark skies backdrop in San Pedro

Belize wedding bridal portrait

Bridal portrait

wedding photography location in belize

O captain! My Captain!

Conch Creative is a team consisting of award winning and internationally published photographer Maya Papovic and creative director and business manager Colette Kase.  Conch Creative believes that every ceremony is a unique occasion and is fully committed to helping couples express their dreams, hopes and even fantasies about how the wedding images should reflect their memories of the love, joy and intimacy of the day.

Esoteric Vision Photography


A family awaits their tour guide’s instructions before entering the ATM Cave

aerial photo of placencia Belize

Aerial photo of Placencia peninsula

beach bar dancing in belize

Everyone dances in Belize

Benedict Kim is based in Placencia village but is available to work throughout Belize, he offers wedding and event photography as well as panoramic, architectural, and food photography.

Jose Luis Zapata Photography

Flying over the Belize Blue Hole

Flying over the Belize Blue Hole

Catamaran wedding in belize

Is there anything more romantic than a sailing wedding?

Belize beach wedding

Some say that rain on your wedding day is a sign of bad luck. Others think otherwise and consider it a blessing.

Jose Luis Zapata is an internationally recognized destination wedding photographer whose work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and all over the web. His friendly personality combined with his professional approach makes him the perfect choice to document your destination wedding in Belize whether it is at a Maya Ruin, Cave, Sailing or on any of the beautiful beaches that Belize has to offer.

Leonardo Melendez Photography

relaxed wedding in Belize

Hammocks and Beer

Hoops wedding

Hoops wedding

Jumping wedding photo belize

This wedding photo won a fearless photography award

Leonardo Melendez is a wedding and event photographer based in Orange Walk. While the trend for a lot of wedding photography is very vintage-inspired, his work is bold, daring and as far removed from vintage as possible.

Olivera Rusu Photography

bride before the wedding in belize

Moments before the wedding

Reception setting for Belize beach wedding

Reception setting for beach wedding

Maternity photoshoot

Maternity photoshoot

Olivera Rusu is a wedding and event photographer located on Ambergris Caye, but also provides professional photography services to clients all over Belize. Unique, Unusual, Simple & Sophisticated… you can all find them under her style.

Tony Rath Photography

Moon Jelly fish photographed with Oceana ambassador

Moon Jelly fish photographeed with Oceana ambassador

Young howler monkey, Wildtracks Belize

Young howler monkey, Wildtracks Belize

Great Blue Heron in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Great Blue Heron in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary

Tony Rath is a stock and assignment photographer based in beautiful Dangriga, Belize. He has explored and photographed most of Belize by land, sea and air. View his extensive portfolio at

If you’re interested in hiring any of photographers featured here, follow the link to their websites on their bios.




About Lorenzo Gonzalez

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11 Responses to Belize photographers share their best photos of 2013

  1. Belize Blog March 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM #

    Love the selection…all different and beautiful. And great people who love Belize. Nice post!

  2. Leonardo March 12, 2014 at 1:43 AM #

    Thanks for the feature Lorenzo!

  3. Jared Lawson March 14, 2014 at 7:58 AM #

    Stunning pictures, of course Belize has always been on my travel list but these photos make it absolutely stunning.

  4. Sherry Canon March 17, 2014 at 5:00 AM #

    These photographs are simply astounding ! Especially the Moon Jelly fish , ATM Caves and the Blue Hole one . Belize is one of my favorite travel locations. I have been to Belize 2 times . The second one was a memorable river cruise trip.This blog took me back to the days I spend on Belize ! Thanks for the blog !

  5. Lenn March 17, 2014 at 5:28 PM #

    amazing pics!

  6. Joelle October 18, 2014 at 10:42 AM #

    Some of the wedding photography is unbeliveably stunning! Some amazing photos here!