My husband and I got married on the beach at the Sandals Halcyon Beach resort this past July. One of the only difficult aspects of planning a destination wedding for me was finding a good photographer. I was nervous to have a photographer I had never met, but Daniel and his assistant were so friendly and easy to work with! He met with us the day before and then on the big day, he was so calm and easygoing, which put me at ease. We experienced a bit of rain, which was unexpected, but our photos turned out gorgeous! Daniel was very helpful in setting us up for so many beautiful pictures, which was so appreciated because I am not the most comfortable in front of the camera. He is very creative and talented, so it was no surprise that we now have such great quality pictures to remember our day. Overall, we had such a fun, easy experience and highly recommend him if you are searching for a wedding photographer in St. Lucia!
By the way, one of our favorites was definitely this one below. I love that you can see the rain!
Dear Daniel, Karl and I wanted to send a little note thanking you for the photographs you took of us on our wedding day. They completely blew us away. We appreciated your energy, awesome personality, humor, and how comfortable you made us during the whole process. Your artistic eye and attention to detail is seen in every shot! You captured our wedding beautifully. Can't emphasize that enough.
Keep up the great work and best wishes!
With heartfelt thanks
WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! I cannot write a review long or detailed enough that could justly put our positive experience into words. Daniel and his assistant did a FANTASTIC job capturing our marriage ceremony on the beautiful island of St. Lucia in March. Not only did he deliver well above the amount of images promised to us, but he also insisted we wait out the on/off rainy weather (knowing it was my dream to have a beach wedding). So grateful he was more-than-flexible and willing to do this for us. He was very easy to work with and provided easy instruction to us for the best pictures (pose, smile, etc.). Our pictures are STUNNING and we were so excited to receive them and share them with others. If you are in need of professional photos (wedding or any other kind) don't hesitate to hire Daniel. I have high standards for wedding photography therefore we opted for his services over our resorts and we are SOO thankful and happy we did! THANK YOU!!
We planned our wedding with Awesome Caribbean Weddings and chose Daniel as our photographer. I couldn't be happier with our choice. Daniel is a joy to work with and is extremely talented. You can tell that he loves what he does. Our wedding photos are absolutely stunning!
Ahhhh where do we begin. We are Trinidadians who chose to have our destination wedding in beloved St. Lucia on Jazz weekend in 2015. My husband introduced me to St. Lucia Jazz and St. Lucia in 2011 although he had been attending some 10 years prior. I was blown away with the beauty of the island and the warmth of its people from inception and we continued visiting the island together annually for Jazz festival. My husband proposed to me in St. Lucia in 2013 and naturally we chose to have a destination wedding in St. Lucia on Jazz weekend in 2015.
Being tourist, there were certain things we weren't prepared to compromise for our wedding. Hence, we initially decided to hire a photographer we were comfortable and familiar with from Trinidad as we didn't want to be stuck with bad wedding photos for the rest of our lives. After doing the Math however, we decided to see what St. Lucia had to offer in photography before paying the loot.
Our Wedding Planner/Events Co-ordinator, Ms. Lavelle Du Boullay of Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa recommended Daniel Marcion/Belle Portwe for us and boy she knew what she was doing. My husband contacted Daniel and spoke with him on the phone and they immediately hit it off. Then it was my turn. We visited SLU in advance to meet with Daniel because I wanted to be sure he was the one. When I saw Daniel I immediately noticed that he loved to smile. He was easy going and easy on the eye as well. I had no list of demands so Daniel was free to work his magic. At the end of our meeting I felt confident he was the man for the job.
Needless to say my wedding day was perfect. Daniel certainly loves what he does. My wedding was scheduled for 4:30pm and went until around midnight. Daniel was way on time and stayed late into the night until 10 pm or so partying with us and yesssssss still shooting photos. During the day, he didn't make us feel uncomfortable, sometimes we hardly even knew we were being snapped. He captured us in our natural mostly. Daniel made me feel beautiful and gorgeous as any bride wants to feel on her wedding day and sometimes spurred me on which made me smile easily.
We recently got married at Halcyon beach. After looking into sandals photography and the partner photographers we decided we liked the look of Daniels work the most. As we live in England we took a chance as we knew we wouldn't meet him before arriving at the resort and our big day. Even though you pay extra for partner photographers it was well worth it. We are so so happy we chose Daniel. Every photograph we have is fantastic and it's very hard to choose just a few to have on display. Daniel was brilliant from start to finish and made everyone feel at ease. We can not thank you enough for capturing our special day in a fabulous way.
“When I first booked my trip to St. Lucia, I was worried about being able to capture the beauty of the island for my audience. As a blogger, the quality of the content that I present is extremely important and I am slightly particular in the types of shots I like and the photographers I work with. I booked with Daniel after reaching out to a few different photographers on the island, and I am SO happy that I did! Booking with Daniel was so easy, and he took the time to look at all of my inspiration pictures that I provided for him. He genuinely listened to my ideas before I arrived on the island, and it helped for our session to be timely and efficient, because he knew the types of shots I liked.
Daniel and his team were SO nice – I honestly am always worried about shooting with a new photographer, but I had one of the BEST times on vacation walking around the resort and shooting STUNNING images. Seriously!!! Some of the most beautiful images I have ever taken in my entire life. Daniel somehow was able to capture the entire room and landscape without difficulty. He also was able to work with me on an extremely quick turn-around (same-day) and I honestly couldn’t have been happier with his service. Thank you so much, Daniel!!!
My husband and I married at Sandals Grande St Lucia alone. The most important part of our wedding experience was pictures. (Aside from exchanging our vows) I am so thankful my husband researched photographers and found Daniel Marcion. Daniel exceeded our expectations by far! He's extremely talented and has a gift making his photography such a creative art. He's energetic, fun to work with and a true professional. We are forever grateful to him and recommend him to all. We will cherish our photos forever.
We found some of Daniel's photos on Instagram and we knew we had found our wedding photographer. When we arrived on beautiful St.Lucia we met with Daniel. He was charismatic and instantly put us at ease. On the big day, Daniel and his partner Hermina worked together with us and were very professional. They guided us through our poses, coming up with unique ideas for photos and getting down to interesting angles to get to perfect shot. Even helped with my wedding train. We received our photos very quickly and they are beautiful. We couldn't be happier with the final product. If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding, we definitely recommend Belle Portwe.
The following day, thanks to my wonderful Wedding Planner, a post-wedding shoot was arranged for us. Again Daniel was just wonderful. He took us to Pigeon Island and captured some lovely shots of us with the gorgeous backdrop of Pigeon Island for well over three (3) hours. What I like about Daniel is that time is never an issue. He never makes you feel rushed. He gets into his gig and he certainly gets carried away. Lol. On leaving the island the Tuesday, Daniel came to our hotel with a surprise. He developed and framed 3 photos for us to take home in the interim while we awaited the package. We were truly elated and grateful. The photos were gorgeous.
Our package didn't take long to arrive but for us it felt like forever. lol. But boy oh boy when it came, it brought tears to my eyes. The pictures were all we could have asked for and more. It captured the true essence of our wedding. Anyone who was not in attendance and looked at the photos felt they were there. They got the whole package from start to finish - the pre-wedding shoot while we were getting dressed, doing our hair and makeup, the wedding procession, the wedding itself, the cocktail reception, the bridal party shoot, the wedding reception and/or after party. After the wedding, I felt as though Daniel was part of our family.
While most wedding photographers focus on the bride and groom and the bridal party/family by extension, I particularly liked that Daniel captured single or group photos with most of our guests and that for me is a real keepsake ....our 85+ family members and friends who journeyed all the way to St. Lucia to witness our union.
Daniel Marcion/Belle Portwe I know this testimonial was long in coming but forgive me. I salute you my brother. You are a real gentleman, a gem and a master at what you do. Keep soaring and excelling at your craft. Highly highly recommended!
If you're having a destination wedding in St Lucia at any of the three Sandals resorts then choosing Daniel as your photographer is a no-brainer. I can't speak highly enough of Daniel; he's friendly, professional, massively talented and nothing was too much trouble for him. As a photographer myself choosing the right person to capture our wedding day was so important and with the bonus of supporting a local photographer who has his own photography business on the island, he was the perfect choice. He met with us both first in order to talk about our style and ideas, he was personable and friendly and immediately put us at ease, which is so important when meeting your wedding photographer for the first time only days before your wedding in St Lucia! Daniel made sure he captured all the important getting ready, preparation and ceremony images before moving onto artistic shots at various locations around the resort and he made sure before he left us at the end of the day that we had everything we wanted. We received all the edited images on a disc within a week of us landing back in the U.K after our destination wedding so we were able to share these with all our friends and family at our reception. So many people have commented on how good the wedding photos are. Daniel, I can't thank you enough for giving us the perfect visual reminder of our wedding day - your style and our memories ideally combined.
“Thank you very much to Daniel and his fairer half for all of their time, patience, kindness, and professionalism! We came to St. Lucia to enjoy a beautiful holiday, but also for the chance to finally have some professional pictures taken of us after being married for a couple years. My Wedding Belle came highly recommended, and we can see why! The photo session was fantastic— we loved the location, Daniel’s direction for poses, and the chance to be playful with one another and have those moments captured on film. We were so thrilled to see that the results of the team’s hard work did not disappoint! Such wonderful memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives.”
Thank you again, Daniel! Y’all were great!!!
We feel so incredibly lucky to have had Daniel Marcion photograph our beautiful destination wedding in St Lucia. I'm a bit shy at first, and Daniels friendly smile put me at ease the moment I met him. It's important to have a photographer with the ability to connect, allowing true emotion to come alive in photographs. Daniel has that amazing ability, to put you in the instant comfort zone!
We felt so much joy doing our photos and Daniel was very respectful when I had a 'moment' walking down the isle, I was holding back tears and Daniel never once directed me to smile,he just let me - be me! Our photographs captured our love story beautifully and friends and family have tears in their eyes because they can feel the raw emotion of our love and happiness come to life in our photos. Daniel is an exceptionally gifted and amazing artist, who's passion for what he does reflects directly in his art.