“Nothing distinguishes memories from other moments, it’s only later they let recognize themselves” - Chris Marker in “La Jetee”, 1964.
We don’t want to reduce your marriage to “kiss, rings and applause” and miss an unexpected moment. Therefore we mostly provide full-day coverage prepared by a pre-wedding meeting. Already close to you before the big day we will be involved in the event and sensibly live and share your emotions. This human-based photographic experience gives our images power and make them full of life.

Our wedding service is based on a combination of complementary photographic talents:
As photojournalists we document the day capturing candid instants as they naturally unfold in order to bring emotional stories that you will keep forever.
Our acclaimed creative portraiture skills turns formal into “fun & fashion” sessions that catch spontaneous expressions and make you feel like a model for a day.
We keep an artistic approach of the visible & question the Real to find poetic moments of timeless sense.

Once the photographs captured, our lab re-imagines the Raw-negatives and produce high-end artistic images.
Regardless of where will happened your wedding celebration, we are on a multi basis in Mexico, U.S.A. & Europe, speak French, English, Spanish and German… And we love traveling.

“Nothing distinguishes memories from other moments, it’s only later they let recognize themselves” - Chris Marker in “La Jetee”, 1964.
We don’t want to reduce your marriage to “kiss, rings and applause” and miss an unexpected moment. Therefore we mostly provide full-day coverage prepared by a pre-wedding meeting. Already close to you before the big day we will be involved in the event and sensibly live and share your emotions. This human-based photographic experience gives our images power and make them full of life.

Our wedding service is based on a combination of complementary photographic talents:
As photojournalists we document the day capturing candid instants as they naturally unfold in order to bring emotional stories that you will keep forever.
Our acclaimed creative portraiture skills turns formal into “fun & fashion” sessions that catch spontaneous expressions and make you feel like a model for a day.
We keep an artistic approach of the visible & question the Real to find poetic moments of timeless sense.

Once the photographs captured, our lab re-imagines the Raw-negatives and produce high-end artistic images.
Regardless of where will happened your wedding celebration, we are on a multi basis in Mexico, U.S.A. & Europe, speak French, English, Spanish and German… And we love traveling.

Coverage starts at $ 2,240.

Each package includes post-produced digital files on a DVD support. To profit from our finest retouching style, all our clients will also dispose of a Fine-Art Prints credit. Homemade designed albums may be added to your photography collection.

In order to share your memories with friends and family, online slideshow and password protected personal web gallery are provided.
 
Riviera Maya is a praised wedding destination. If you need more information about our prices and availability, please use the contact form; we will respond you as soon as possible by email or by telephone.
Prices quoted in U.S. Dollars for January 2009 are subject to change.

How do I do to book you for my wedding?
We only take on a select amount of weddings each month to ensure quality over quantity. So, first check our availability and reserve your date quiet soon. To hold your date, we will send you a wedding photography contract that you will sign and return with a retainer. The deposit is applied toward the balance of the package. Balance must be paid in the 15 days before the marriage, most of the time at the pre-wedding consultation. Payment might be cash, Visa, Pay Pal or Bank transfer, no checks. No refunds of the deposit when service cancelled.

 How many pictures are you taking?
A couple of thousands... Then a collection is selected and uploaded to you personal code protected online gallery in an average of 500 to 1500 images. According to your package you will receive a DVD with your post-produced pictures. We will provide around 350 edited images from an average 8 hours of shooting. All native pictures are available up on request.

How soon can I see my pictures?
Your proofs will be available online within 10 days of your wedding. Being the owners of our web page allows us to have a very personalized retouch service and still responsible of our quality.


Are you offering albums in your packages?
We work with high-end quality album manufacturers and propose homemade completions and design “a la carte” on materials such as silk, suede or leathers. Our personal layout designer will propose you the best composition according to your requests.


How many times to get the product?  
It takes between 3 and 6 weeks to complete the work but albums come later, generally 2 months.


Are you shooting formals?
With Zasil Studio, Shooting formals turns into a “fun and Fashion” performance. We count with a long and daily experience into creative portraits. As everyone of our client you will certainly enjoy the dynamism and creativity of our sessions and live the experience of being a model for a day.

Are you shooting film or Digital:
Since Leica Camera GMBH has produced their first digital telemetric camera in 2007, we're shooting 100% digital, using also Canon professional SLR and their bright L lenses. Digital bring us also more creative freedom from the shot to the postproduction, some software permit to produce photographs as they were taken by traditional film with the grain of a mid 70's Kodak tri-X B&W film or Kodachrome 25 color film.

What is your equipment?
I’m not a technical maniac and just buy the best equipment thinking that the lenses are the most important.
Photography still rooted by the same basic equation of shutter-speed / aperture from the mid XIX c. and the quality of the light as the skills to capture it count more than the material that you use;
Anyway, we got very impressive cameras with a lot of bright lenses that captures lots of pixels! Flashes? Wireless. And yes… We have a back up gear !


"PICTURE PERFECT" Say that you are at your most relaxed, chilled on a postcard-beautiful beach, when a charismatic photographer appears on the scene and invites you to pose against that beautiful backdrop. That is the MO of a study that starts by taking casual, sexy, fun or sweet shot. Then the real task start, rooted in meticulous production, which includes color effects, erasing surrounding people from photo or simply eliminating shines from sunbather's faces. Zasil Studio's photographers make you feel like a model for a day and send you home with a few perfectly finished vacation memories that could easily pass for glossy magazine material. Article published by Aeromexico's "ESCALA" magazine, December 2007. Our staff counts with a daily experience in portraiture praised by the tourist community of the Riviera Maya. We provide natural and fashion shots, being available for your Book, Editorial Portrait or simply a family photo-session.


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Vincent RIBON Vincent Ribon is native from Aix-en-Provence, France. After 2 years of half time living in Mexico, he came to Playa del Carmen to travel all South America.... And he stayed, in the realm of this vivid white light. His today's plans: having here a basis and making of his artistic and reportage works keep going on. So, as specialized in portrait, he opened a photo studio “Zasil Playa Photo” on January 2005. “I have always been a photographer. More than a job, Photography stays what values my profession: an experience that increases instant creativity bringing various emotions and a lot of adrenaline! My work is inspired by the 1950's tradition of "World is Beautiful", opened to the contemporary understandings of are Reality and Truth. I don't want to loose the contact with the Human Being and I'm working quite few for still life, food or industrial contracts that keep me away from sessions full of life. I’m completely fluent in French, Spanish, English and German with notions of Dutch and Italian... want to meet more cultures and learn more languages. I grew up surrounded by a huge Leica and Hasselblad’s camera collection we had at home. Am I a photographer because of this forbidden treasure? My passion is rooted by the fascination I improved looking through a kind of kaleidoscope I received on my 7th (?) birthday. I spent a lot of my time imagining the world in the geometrical deconstruction the prism was presenting to my curious eye. Exited by this experience, I discovered a broken Polaroid camera in the cell of my grandfather’s house. With it I started to shoot mental photographs before my father taught me how to capture my mother and him with his camera. Later, he gave me my first Leicaflex. I started with my own experiments helped by the photographic library we had and I discovered how to show (in)visible reality: Henri Cartier-Bresson’s work, the Golden Rule, the Decisive Moment; inner worlds of Diane Arbus, stories without words of Ralph Gibson... Today Nick Knight, Steve Mc Curry, Martin Parr or Roger Ballen are ones of my preferred photographers. After graduated from French University Lumière-Lyon 2 (Human Sciences option Photography) I became a professional photographer learning to tell stories for newspaper (Tribune de Genève, Switzerland) and studying flashlights as advertising assistant (www.nomades-photo.com). Operating Zasil studio, I tried and found a team to share this passion for Photography. Within them Christian Velasco is my permanent partner.” Christian VELASCO Christian Velasco is a professional photographer from Mexico City who studied Art & photography (Universidad de Jalapa - Plastic Arts -; University of La Verne - Photojournalism section – California, U.S.A.; Image Center School - Workshops - Mexico city). DIRECTORS / STAFF MANAGERS REBECA CUELLAR Wedding Communication JUAN CARLOS ILLESCAS Director of Operation, Staff Manager, Photographer ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHERS NATALIA MARTINEZ VINCENT GUILHARD JORGE KICK PHOTOSHOP PLATFORM RETOUCHERS: SAMUEL CORDOBA FERNANDA DE LA LLAVE

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Zasil is a professional photography studio led by Vincent Ribon (France, 1973). We are located close to Cancun, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Five years after having build Zasil Studio I’m still prouder of our work everyday and enjoy sharing my passion for High Standing Photography with a close staff, working as associates. I am grateful to have met them.

As a humanist I keep in mind that Photography is a way to reveal the nature of Human being. We like to live the experience of being part of the subject, creating histories while ordering our vision inside our viewfinder. Therefore, we count on solid technical knowledge that gives us freedom in creativity.