adventures of a married team of photographers and videographers

Welcome to the TréCreative blog! We are Stephen&Chelsey, the husband and wife team behind TréCreative Film&Photo. We love going on adventures together and finding new ways to love our TréCreative family. On our blog, you’ll get to meet our amazing couples, see some of our adventures unfold, and hear about wedding day tips&tricks! We’re so glad you’re here!

Panama City Destination Wedding Photographer – Jovanni&Laura

Every wedding we shoot is so special, but this one may take the cake! The reason why? It was the first sibling wedding we shot! Stephen has an older sister and I have two brothers and we’re always excited about new happenings in all their lives!

Panama Viejo Destination wedding photographer photos

Laura has been teaching overseas in Panama for quite a few years now. While there, she has built and awesome community of friends who surround and support her. It was when she decided to help out with the local youth group’s camp that she met Jovanni. They met trying to get students to try the “slack line”, an activity where you try to balance on a tight rope of sorts (it’s really hard)! They started talking, sharing stories and immediately hit it off.

Over their time of dating we would always see social media posts of these two and their adventures together, but it wasn’t until Christmas last year that we actually got to meet Jovanni. He came out to spend the holidays with the Diaz family and we had a lot of time to hang out and get to know him better. He could not fit more perfectly into the family. He is so patient, kind and loving towards Laura, and he has an entrepreneurial mind so you know him and Stephen get along just fine! It was on this trip that we went to lunch with these two and while Laura was up getting some water, Jovanni leaned in and told us his plan to take her on a helicopter ride and propose. Just a couple months later, we heard the news, it was official! YAY! Jovanni popped the question and Laura said yes, helicopter and all!

Fast forward to the following December, it was now time for a wedding. What better place to have it, than the place this all began, Panama! So the “Americans” flew out, Stephen’s immediate family, some close friends and even some of my family tagged along for the adventure. We arrived in Panama and getting off the plane you could immediately feel the drastic temperature change from our cold weather we’ve been having. The tropical rain was a scare, but on the wedding day, the weather in Panama was gorgeous and could not have been more perfect! The wedding was held at Panamá Viejo, which is a historic site filled with tall ruins left from the Old Panama city surrounded by lush greenery. Needless to say, it was a pretty epic photo and video spot!

When we tell people we were at our sister’s wedding in Panama, the first thing they ask is did we shoot it?!? We love shooting good friend’s and family’s weddings, we wouldn’t like it any other way…but for this one, we knew we needed some extra help to make the day more relaxed and enjoyable. You may remember Caleb&Brittany from the blog, we shot their Minnesota wedding in the summer of 2015. They are a husband and wife team that do photo AND video like us, and we’ve stayed in touch since their own big day. We reached out to them to see if they wanted to tag-team this wedding with us and they were all for it! It was awesome having them with us and we were truly able to capture Jovanni&Laura’s story better because of them! Brittney shot photos alongside me, while Caleb shot video alongside Stephen (we can’t wait to show you the wedding video someday)! We were so blessed to have these two shooting side by side us, seriously so thankful for their hearts to serve us and our family!!

Jovanni&Laura both got ready in a hotel near their jaw-dropping venue Panama Viejo. I seriously wish we could pick up parts of the old historic ruins and place it all over venues in California. Everywhere you turned, there were beautiful places to take photos!  Even in the heat and humity, we could have taken photos for hours! Jovanni&Laura chose to do a first look and Jovanni’s reaction to seeing his beautiful bride for the first time was so sweet! Can’t wait to share part of that in the video! After portraits, we headed to the ceremony and reception site which was also under historic ruins.

Jovanni co-owns a local Ten Tu Evento with some of his Groomsmen, and they went all out. They decked the place out with lighting, audio and even live streamed the wedding for some of Jovanni’s family who couldn’t make the wedding. The ceremony was so special with Stephen’s dad as the officiant. He did a wonderful job with the ceremony and truly made it extra special for these two.

Jovanni&Laura, we are SO honored to have been your wedding photographers and videographers, but more importantly, we love being your family! God has truly knit your story perfectly together and we’re so excited to see how He uses the two of you to love others well! Keep praying for big things and we can’t wait to see what happens. Here’s to many more adventures, we’re excited for what the future holds for you two! Enjoy some favorite photos of ours from the day and stay tuned for your full gallery link (coming your way) later this week!

Panama Destination wedding photographer

luxury destination wedding photo details

white wedding flats

really large diamond engagement ring

bride has help from her mom while she puts on her wedding dress from AE Bridal

Panama bride and her mom take a photo in a hotel in Panama City

back of a brides wedding dress with lace and bottons

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engagement and wedding band on a blush pink dress

beautiful bridal portraits in a hotel room in Panama City

groom getting ready in his hotel room in Panama

groom getting ready to see his bride at their destination wedding in Panama City

Cosco Viejo ruins in Panama City

bride and groom first look

bride and groom portraits at Ruinas de Panamá la Vieja

bride and groom portraits at Ruinas de Panamá la Vieja

bride and groom portraits at Ruinas de Panamá la Vieja

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits by a destination fine art wedding photographer

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

destination wedding in Panama City in December

wedding portraits taken in the ruines of old Panama City

Destination wedding photographer takes portraits of a couple in Panama

fine art wedding photographer travels to Panama from California to photograph a wedding

bride and groom walking next to the ruines in old Panama city

bride and groom destination wedding portraits

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

bride and groom wedding day portraits in Panama City

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

bridal party wearing pink and gray for wedding colors

cute little ring bearer wearing a gray bow tie

bride walking with her maid of honor to a photo location in Panama City

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

bride and groom walking together with their bridal party wearing gray and pink

groom smiling looking at the camera

a beautiful bride with all her bridesmaids who are wearing blush pink long dresses

groom with all his groomsmen in Panama city

bridesmaids walking in their blush pink maxi dreses

bride in a lace long sleeves dress

groom with his groomsmen in gray and white with bow ties

blush pink wedding bouquets

blush and light gray wedding colors

Destination wedding in Panama city

wedding ceremony at the ruines de Panamá la Vieja

son walking his mom down the isle before his sister gets married

Panama Viejo Destination wedding photographer

old Panama ruins

groom smiling as he watches his bride walk down the isle

Panama Viejo wedding photos

Destination wedding in Panama Viejo old ruins

wedding ceremony in old Panama Viejo

Destination wedding ceremony in Panama City

bride and groom just after they were announced husband and wife

bride and groom walking down the isle smiling as they are just announced husband and wife

wedding reception in Panama

California destination wedding photographer photographs a wedding in Panama

ruines de Panamá la Vieja wedding portraits with TréCreative

wedding reception details

pink and white wedding reception details

Destination wedding photographer

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blush and gold wedding reception details

bride and groom enter their wedding reception through a tunnel of their bridal party

wedding reception in the dark under twinkle lights

wedding reception after sunset

bride and groom dances at their wedding reception

bride and groom first dance in Panama city

bride and groom first dance in Panama city

bride and groom first dance in Panama city

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wedding guests dancing in Panama City

Destination wedding photo and video team from California


Venue: Panama Viejo

Caterer: Club De Yates Panamá, Restaurante el Faro

Desserts/Wedding Cake: ilimoncakes Panama // @ilimoncakes

Audio/Electricity/Lights: Ten Tu Evento // @tentuevento

Flowers/Decoration/Tables: Mynt Eventos // @mynteventos

DJ: Lux Vox Sonus //

Makeup: Linda Corrales // @lindacomakeup

Dress: AE Bridal, Always Elegant Bridal & Tuxedo // @aebridal

Photo Booth: Go Media

Photography & Videography // TréCreative + Brittney and Caleb


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