“Capturing Life, One Shot at a Time.” This is what I love to do. JLZ!
Welcome to the official site of Jose Luis Zapata Photography, a boutique wedding photography & video studio based in San Pedro Belize. Our studio comprises of Jose Luis Zapata, Belize’s most sought-after wedding photographer, an assistant and two cinematographers, offering professional photography and wedding films. Whether you are eloping, having a small beach ceremony or a grand destination wedding, we are equipped and ready to document your special day.
Thank you for your interest in my services. I am a local Belizean Professional International Destination Wedding Photographer based in my home town, “La Isla Bonita”, Ambergris Caye, Belize, but available to document your special day anywhere in Belize or abroad.
Even though I have been taking pictures all my life as a hobby, I officially began my photographic calling back in 2008 as an event, fashion, and wedding photographer. I documented many events and worked with various local/Intentional models and top boutiques. Soon after that, my passion for the art and my keen eye to anticipate and “capture the moment” has landed me some great opportunities that opened doors I never even imagined.
As a Belize Photographer, I specialize in wedding photography nowadays and I consider my style to be a mixture of creative photojournalism and fashion editorial photography. I just don’t document your special day, I am always doing my best to create stunning and breathtaking images that will have a permanent place in your heart and on your walls! My style and natural ability, allow me to move at my discretion to capture the laughter, the tears and all the emotions that are part of a Destination Wedding in Belize.
My work has been published in many newspaper articles both in print and web, it has also been featured in national and international magazines and it is used by many companies to promote their businesses. My photos have even made it in the pages of well known magazines likes, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Elle Magazine and in 2012, one of my photos was chosen by the Belize Tourism Board & The Knot to promote destination weddings in Belize.
Since 2010, I have been given the distinction to be the Official Photographer of the International Costa Maya Festival, Belize’s Biggest Festival. I have also been the official photographer for the most prestigious beauty pageants in our country.
Even though I specialize in destination weddings, I’m also available for special events, engagements, honeymoons, and family portraits.
Once again, thank you for checking out my work and don’t hesitate to contact me to schedule your appointment or for any question you may have. Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂 JLZ!
Some photos with my amazing clients.