I couldn’t wait for the day when I can post many many photos from Kaytlin and Brendon’s amazing wedding in Puerto Vallarta! And this day is today! YEAH! I love asking my couples for their love stories and listen and read how the relationship started and grew strong.

How did you guys meet?

Brendon and I worked together at an agency for adults with developmental disabilities. I confused him for a client (just joking) and his first impression of me was that I was a snob (that, sadly, is not a joke). One of my friend’s was about to get married and she asked me to sing at her wedding. Knowing that Brendon was an amazing musician I decided to ask him if he would accompany me on guitar. Apparently we “clicked” and the rest is history.

What qualities bring a smile to your face when you think of one another?

Brendon: I think of Kaytlin’s love, strong enough to show me that what I need is right in front of me.

Kaytlin: First thing I can think of is Brendon’s amazing creativity and ability to make people see a completely different side of life. He makes me appreciate things I never would have noticed before.

Got any goofy story to share? :))

Hmmmm…. I guess kind of goofy is when I was first trying to “court” Brendon. He was clueless and had no idea I was interested in him. He lived in a true “bachelor pad” with no real kitchen, no utensils, and the nastiest bathroom known to mankind. As a gesture of interest in him I brought him a box full of kitchen utensils and old pots and pans to use in his place, offered him rides home, and just basically tried anything to get his interest. No bites. Eventually he asked me out for a high class lunch on break one day from work to the fanciest restaurant in town “Bun on the Run” and bought me a grilled cheese sandwich. He proceeded to sit in front of me telling me about how he: 1/would never date another woman seriously again, 2/didn’t like children and didn’t think he could handle being around them all of the time, and 3/would never be able to settle down in one place for more than a year. Needless to say, I consider this goofy because none of it came to pass (aside from the settle down thing, Brendon will always have the travel bug but at least he’s settled for most of the year).

Why did you decide to get married in Mexico? Are you happy with your decision?

We decided on Mexico because the prospect of getting married here was overwhelming – too many guests to worry about, expensive, and lets face it, who doesn’t want to get married on a beautiful beach? And don’t forget the teradactyls… they were ultimately exciting for us and Ella. So happy we decided on Mexico that I almost want to do it again!

What is the most exciting time in your relationship?

The most exciting time is right now and it will always be.

Thank you guys so so much for letting me share your day! I L.O.V.E Mexico, it’s relaxed mood, it’s gorgeous sunny skies, it’s warm ocean waters, crazy drivers, wicked flee markets, running man on the street lights, time measured in mexican minutes, humid air, funky buses, oh the list can go on and on and on…Thank you!!

Getting a pedicure on the day of the wedding…I’m telling ya I don’t know how Kaytlin did it, I would have probably been jumping all over the place..:) She was just an image of calm.
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Erika did a marvelous job with Kaytlin’s feet!
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I loved this beautiful shadow of the palm tree, the photo is straight out of camera, I just cropped it a bit.
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Lovely Spa Salon, Kaytlin and her family were pampered there..:)
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Audrey, the beautiful maid of honor, is getting her hair done at the salon as well.
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Peeking through the tinted glass to get a look of the relaxed bride..:)
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Kaytlin’s daughter and Mom really like what they see! 🙂
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Little Ella is waiting paitiently for her turn to get the hair done, she was the star!
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Ok I’m having a serious case of envy here – look at those gorgeous eyelashes!! wow!! this girl is going to break a lot of hearts when she grows up..:)
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Ella is playing a game with her mom..
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Beautiful dress!
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Loved the flowers!! So bright and vivid!
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Puting the dress on.
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The little princess is getting ready, too!
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Love this photo of Kaytlin, Susan and Audrey minutes before we had to go downstairs…
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Kaytlin’s friend created wedding jewelry for her – she’s so talented!
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The groom is waiting…:)
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Kaytlin glancing down on the beach:
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Mom can’t hold back the tears as she looks at her daughter – truly the happiest day in her life!
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Kaytlin’s Dad meets her downstairs in the hotel lobby – look at the joy in their faces!
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The gorgeous bride definately got a LOT of looks and cheers as she was walking to the ceremony location..:)
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Ella did so great throwing the petals!
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Kaytlin sees her man…
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Brendon holding his breath as he watched Kaytlin walk down the isle…
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Dad’s giving words of wisdom….:)
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Gorgeous location!
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I’m yours and you’re mine…
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Married!!! :D:D:D
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Love this pic of them walking away…
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But I also had t post this one as well!:) People were constantly snapping photos of Kaytlin adn Brendon! Well no wonder, they’re a beautiful couple! 🙂
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I can positvely tell they’re HAPPY! 🙂
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We left the hotel to get some photos done…I absolutely love this one!
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Hawt diggidy dang!
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The rings:
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Walking down the streets of Puerto Vallarta:
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Oh did I tell you this couple is extremely goofy? lol :))))
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Kaytlin, you are…..Stunning!!!
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I want this bright orange wall in Calgary!! pretty please!
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Practically risking our lives getting this shot as the light behind the couple just turned green! 🙂
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In line to get the ice cream…:)
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…which we used for this: 🙂
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Loved this booth! Rocking hot!
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On the beach right before the reception…oh!
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Hugs and love from Ella! awww….
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Wendy and Brent – they were so much fun as were the rest of the guests!
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Love when the couple’s kissing when noone’s watching…
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Tekila, baby! 🙂 Kaytlin, Courtney and her mom created these cute little bottles and buckets themselves! Awesome job, ladies!
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Ella and lollipop – the story of the night :))
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Kaytlin’s mom was giving a toast..:))
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Brendon dancing away with Ella! I actually believe it was Ella teaching Brendon how to dance..:)
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There was another couple who was renewing their vows after 30 years of mariage on the same day and they came over to wish Kaytlin and Brendon much happiness on their day.
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We stepped away from the reception for a few minutes to take a couple of photos at night.
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I think this photo is one of my absolute favourites from the day! Much love to you, guys!!
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  1. Julia Eskin reply

    Svetochka, Absolutely beautiful!!!! Love them all!!

  2. Julie Wilson reply

    These are truly beautiful, Lana! You should be so proud, and the couple should be T.H.R.I.L.L.E.D!!I can't even pick a fav.. I love them all

  3. LolaStar reply

    Wow, you've got some amazing shots here! Some of them made me tingle; absolutely brilliant! I've been following your work for a while, especially from POTN. So much talent!Keep up the good work! 🙂

  4. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Thanks soooo much guys! Your words really mean a lot to me! I think I might have gotten a travel bug after this wedding…heehee..:)))

  5. Anonymous reply

    Oh my goodness these pictures are awesome, Kaitlyn you look absolutely stunning and Lana you brought tears to my eyes with some of these shot. Again awesome job on the pics.

  6. Kaytlin reply

    There is nothing I can say really except for "wow" – you have amazed me and I am so glad we decided to go with you. You wouldn't know it was your first destination wedding. You did a beautiful and artistic job. Thank you so much for being there.

  7. Candace Evans reply

    I am in love with your pictures! Thank you so much for posting them along with the story. I sit here in tears of happiness… I couldn't make it to the wedding of two of my most favorite people but after seeing these I feel as though I did get to go!Thanks!!~Candace…Ps… Ever thought of going to Vegas??

  8. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Aw Kaytlin, thanks girl!! You've got MORE photos on the way!:))) Candace…Vegas??? YEAH!!!! :)) Tell me all about it!

  9. Anonymous reply

    Светочка, молодец! Я вообще потрясен… Замечательная работа!

  10. Svetlana Yanova reply

    thank you, Daddy!!!:)

  11. Nancy reply

    Thank you for your wonderful and creative photographs of their special day. I'm so glad they chose you to work you magic on their special day.Nancy Suydam

  12. Svetlana Yanova reply

    Nancy, thank you so much! Glad you like the photos!

  13. Anonymous reply

    Sveta, you really surprised me! This is a very impressive job! These pictures have a story behind. And here what I love: the way you make your beautiful pictures reflects how you see people and events.Liofa.

  14. Carol reply

    Beautiful pics Svetlana.

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