How to chose the right Tulum Photographer?

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How to Choose a Tulum Photographer?

When it comes to finding the best photographer in Tulum, Mexico – there are a few things you need to keep in mind and we answer them in this blog post.

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Things to Think About When Picking the Ideal Photographer!

1. What to look for in a photographer in Tulum, Mexico?

2. How to find the best photographer for your needs?

3. What to expect during your photo session?

4. How to prepare for your first photoshoot?

5 What kind of clothes should you wear for your photoshoot?

What to look for in a photographer?

Answer: See who is at top of Google and has plenty of great reviews. Does the photographer have a nice and updated website, with his current work? Does he respond quickly to your calls on your preferred method of communication? Does he speak your language and can communicate clearly?

How to find the best photographer for your needs?

Answer: First of all, price is always important, but as in anything, you get what you pay for. Try to have a phone conversation before booking your photographer to ensure you guys have good chemistry and you understand what you are after.

Does the Tulum photographer have expertise in the style of photos you are after?

Photography Catagories You May Be Interested In.

  1. Engagements
  2. Couples
  3. Family Photos
  4. Weddings & Elopements
  5. Video Creation & Editing
  6. Instagram Influencers
  7. Fashion
  8. Boudoir & Lingerie
  9. Flying Dresses Rentals & Photography
  10. Fitness Photography
  11. Commercial / Editorial
  12. Portraits
  13. Headshots
  14. Instagram Influencer Photographer

What to expect during your photography session?

However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when looking for your photographer in Tulum.

First, consider what you want the final product to be. Do you want photos of your trip to document your memories, or are you looking for something more creative or even maybe sexy photos?

If you’re looking for documentary-style photos, any good photographer in Tulum should do the trick.

If you’re looking for something more creative, look for a photographer who has some experience with artistic or fashion photography.

Second, think about your budget. Photographers in Tulum can vary widely in price, so how much time they will give you, will they give you all the images, how many images will they retouch for you?  How quickly can you get the photographs back to you?

 How to Prepare for a Photoshoot?

Learn your poses and best angles -when it comes down to the day of your shoot, it’s so important that you’ve practiced your poses in front of a mirror so you feel strong and confident.

Get a good night’s sleep – obviously, you want to ve feeling your best.

Plan head – get the perfect outfit. Make sure it fits well and you have no wrinkles in your clothes.
Screenshot interesting outfits on Instagram to your phone for outfits and posing ideas.

Determine the lighting or mood you want the photographs to portray.

Everyone gets nervous in front of the camera, when the weather’s nice my clients much prefer outdoor shoots because your energy changes as you move around and get used to the camera.

Try to skip or have just a couple of drinks of alcohol the night before the shoot as that will disturb your sleep and it could make your eyes look tired for your Tulum photoshoot.

Keep your eye out for beautiful locations and ask your photographer where he recommends you shoot for the style of photos you are going after.

What kind of clothes should you pack for your photoshoot?

That really depends on the mood and style of the photoshoot you are going for.  Obviously, you should be dressed for the appropriate season if it is an outdoor shoot.

But if you are doing portraits or indoor photoshoot you have a lot more freedom to wear what you want.

Ask your photographer what he recommends for you to wear or bring as props?

Bring at least 4-8 outfits.

Winter Clothes Photoshoot Checklist

  1. Textured fabrics often look nice
  2. Perhaps something sexy – if you want a boudoir shoot.
  3. Try and avoid noisy or busy prints
  4. A fun outfit
  5. Light Outfit – for a fun and ethereal look
  6. Dark Outfit – bring at least one dark outfit or top
  7. Consider Necklines
  8. Dress
  9. Scarfs
  10. Hats
  11. Google “props for photoshoot ideas”

Sumer Clothes Photoshoot Checklist

  1. Bikini
  2. swimwear
  3. Confortable maxi dress
  4. Sunglasses
  5. Hat
  6. Football
  7. Soccer ball
  8. A dress for night on the town
  9. Stilettos
  10. Shrongs
  11. Sheer layers add interest to your motion shots

If you need bikini posing ideas we also have you covered.


Tulum is a great destination for travelers who want to experience the beauty of Mexico. The Mayan Ruins are alluring, and there’s plenty of beach time as well.

As a side note, if you plan to visit Playa del Carmen the photographers there are typically cheaper.

As you explore Tulum and its surrounding towns, be sure to find your photographer who will capture every moment perfectly!

If you need a photographer in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, or Cancun, please give us a WhatsApp +1 (713) 578 0080 or an email. We would love the chance to earn your business!

We would love to photograph you in a beautiful way in Tulum, Mexico.


Photography Coach Joshua Ardoin

Joshua Ardoin is a Playa del Carmen-based photographer, digital marketer, and coach serving Playa del Carmen, Cancun & Tulum.

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