We are Cancun wedding photographers based in the Riviera Maya
Everything started when I accompanied my oldest brother to work as the second photographer in a wedding in Italy. At that time, the Cancun professional photography was analog! Can you imagine? Taking wedding photos on film cameras! Since the beginning, being a wedding photographer with a fine art vision was a huge challenge!
From that moment forward, I discovered a different world of wedding photography. When I moved to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, the destination wedding photography base for couples from all over the world became the backdrop for my creative language. After years of work for many wedding photography studios in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, not only did I fall deeper in love with destination Mexico wedding photography, I also had the opportunity to win Cancun professional photography awards from around the world.
I started to become recognized as one of the best Cancun wedding photographers. I was also able to submerge myself in the culture of Mexico, learned the language, and got to know more about the American culture through my clients as well. I am grateful for that time and all the growth I experienced not only as a person but also a destination wedding photographer.
On September 1, 2014, I founded my wedding photographycompany with the name Jonathan Cossu Photographer, and it was a wonderful adventure! I loved documenting the most important day of people’s lives, earning awards, and becoming recognized as Jonathan Cossu Photographer. In 2016, after capturing so many love stories, I embarked on one myself. That’s when I met Giselle, an Argentinian photographer, and it was love at first sight. She bought me a Cannon MarkIII camera. And from that moment, I knew that she and that camera would be in my life forever. I thought everything was perfect!
However, when 2020 hit, I, like many, set out to do some soul-searching. After much reflection and internal analysis, I realized that I wanted a change. The change I needed was to be more true to myself. So, after establishing and running my photography company of Jonathan Cossu Photographer for six years, I decided to go back to my roots, and I changed by brand to Cossu Photography. I released “Jonathan” to embrace Gionata, my original Italian name, that translates into Jonathan. Changing the name of my brand gave me an internal satisfaction that I was missing. And today, I am happy to be a part of something that I created from the inside out, along with my girl, Giselle as Cossu Photography.
Gionata and I met about four years ago, when I was on the lookout for a very particular camera. My best friend and neighbor, at the time, knew someone who was selling just the camera I needed, and like any good friend he made the introduction. Now, if you’ve watched enough rom-coms… you can probably guess the camera owner was Gionata. He’ll tell you he fell in love at first sight, but I will tell you I didn’t give him a moment’s notice.
For me, our story began one morning when Gionata and I both found ourselves at our mutual friend’s house. We were chatting lenses, exposure, cameras, and to keep it light… we also discussed ideal love, how we envisioned our other halves, or… perfect love, if you will. It was in that moment, when I heard him speaking in his charming Italian way, that he won me over.
Later that day I had a photo shoot, and as I drove to the shoot I recorded an audio message intended for my close girlfriend. The message described my perfect morning. It included a detailed explanation of the Italian with the camera and how handsome he was, to just how much I wanted to go on a date with him. Just my luck, or perhaps it was destiny, as I accidentally sent the message to Gionata instead of my friend. I had no idea. I didn’t come to realize where the message was delivered, until I was about to start my session.
Gionata replied saying I really had no way out. He asked me out to the movies, to dinner, to lunch, and even tea. Needless to say, the rest is history and we now have a beautiful Italian, Argentinian, Mexican family. The best part of our story is that we share a love for capturing destination weddings and I had fallen in love with one of the best wedding photographers in Cancun.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
Weddings in Mexico
We love the ocean, and the sophisticated flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya. Whether it be Cancun, Tulum, or Playa del Carmen, the cities’ metropolitan and destination qualities attract couples from all over. As travel enthusiasts, we love learning about new cultures, and working with couples that broaden our perspective and the visual language of our photography. It is a blessing to be in the Cancun professional photography industry.