Can you imagine having a little time machine that you can use to go back in time, find the most beautiful moments in your life and live them again? I truly believe I have one!
Occasional writer, chess player, travel lover, karaoke singer, love stories fan, and award-winning photographer… I’m just a regular guy that takes my love for documentary and emotional fine art wedding photography for living!
I’ve documented wedding stories all over México in cities like Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita, Los Cabos, Cancun, Riviera Maya, Zihuatanejo, Guadalajara, Careyes, Mazatlán, Tepoztlán and I’m available for wedding coverages basically everywhere in the world where people truly connect with the way I do what I love to do.
Every time I have the privilege to capture the story of a acouple on their destination wedding is an opportunity for me to connect with something greater than work, awards or recognition; I get the opportunity to connect with people’s true feelings and grow as a person a little more every time. I simply cannot see myself doing anything else for living; across this journey through life and photographic storytelling, I found my own true way.
If you are a couple looking for a personal photographer who puts his heart in every click at the most important day of your lives, a wedding portrait artist that would not hesitate to do whatever it takes to capture unique pictures that no other couple will have, because your story, your connection, and even the way you look into each other eyes, are unique. If you need that fearless guy who will find somehow the best angle to honor those unrepeatable moments and make them last for posterity so you can relive them again and again, then I have no doubt: I’m the one you need, and you’re the couple I’m looking for.
Jorge did a great job with our wedding photos. He was patient and kind in moments of stress. Funny and easy going in capturing our special moments. I appreciated his flexibility in rescheduling our post wedding shoot, as my husband became ill. He was very respectful to all of our guests, even when they insisted in cutting him off to take their own photos. I really loved his photojournalism style in capturing us and our guests in the moment. He has a great understanding of the area for those special and unique backdrops that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. He was also very open to suggestions on poses and the vision of our photo shoots.
- Eira & Roberto
I hired Jorge for several sessions, Save the Date, Casual session, Wedding Day, Trash the Dress, and even he did a small video few days before the wedding to show it in our reception.
He is an awesome and very professional photographer who is not scared of going the extra mile to get that amazing shot that will remain in your memory forever, his documentary style allows him to spot some of the best moments in your wedding that if it is not because he captures them, you would never now they were there!
Someone who you can absolutely rely on for your important event! Great charisma and energy and he will do everything to get the best shots for you! He is also great filming! Completely reliable and recommended!
- Paulina & Chris
I planned our wedding from Washington State and found Jorge online. After the first communication with him I knew he was the best photographer for our wedding. He was always very attentive and quick to respond to any questions I had from the start and to the time we arrived in Puerto Vallarta. Jorge and his cousin spent the entire day with us taking pictures around town before the ceremony and stayed through the ceremony, and until the end when he captured the moments we all jumped in the pool. Jorge captured so many wonderful moments and the photos showed all the feelings and emotions being felt that day. He truly told a story on our day and I cannot stop looking at the photos he took. Jorge- Lars and I thank you so much for all the work you did for us. You made our day special, captured all so many wonderful moments and we will be able to look back on that day forever.
- Crystal & Lars
Best photographer ever! He is super professional. I’m so glad that he captured our renew vows. It was a magical moment, pictures turn out to be gorgeous.
- Liz & Alejandro
The best experience EVER!
Jorge, you were undoubtedly the best decision we made when it came to our wedding choices!
You are a phenomenal artist and photographer! You are extremely passionate, talented, creative, relaxed and patient in getting the most incredible shot. All of our pictures tell a story. They illustrate all the feelings and emotions we experienced that day. I am living past, present and future by looking at those unique pictures.
I wish we could have you in all amazing moments of our life to make a masterpiece out of them.
I found Jorge via Instagram before our trip to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. As a professional photographer myself, I knew what to look for during my search for the right photographer and I scoured the internet for hours. His work online was consistent, remarkable, and thorough. He was the best one I could find in the area and I am sure, now, he is one of the best in all of Mexico. He was extremely responsive to emails, professional, and friendly. Our shoot was incredible. He knew just what to say to evoke genuine emotion from us. His artistic eye and mastery of the light are just outstanding. And his willingness to do almost anything for the shot was impressive. The whole shoot was one of our highlights during that trip. But the results…oh my goodness. I was blown away. Moved to tears. Jorge Mercado is the real deal. And so humble. I shared our slideshow on Facebook and so many of my friends shared that they cried and couldn’t stop watching it. Now they all want to book shoots like that – his work has caused a ripple effect. He’s a genius. Save your money and book with Jorge. You won’t regret it.
- Roseanne Martin
WOW! We cannot recommend Jorge enough. He is such an incredibly talented photographer and warm person. He was an absolute pro at making us feel at ease and giving us directions to get the most beautiful shots. When reaching out to Jorge I told him what we were looking for in terms of style and setting and he took it all into account to provide us with pictures that we love and will be able to cherish forever. Thank you SO much for making our stay in Puerto Vallarta so special Jorge (1&2!). Hugs from Mia
- Mia, Leo & Sabine
We could not be more happy with our photographer, Jorge Mercado. He was extremely professional, creative and gave us the most beautiful photographs. We booked Jorge for our wedding, which was two women, one black and one white, with very different skin tones. We were concerned how our photos would turn out as not every knows how to capture a photo so we all show up beautiful and looking ourselves. Needless to say the photos turned out fabulous. Jorge did an amazing job of getting to know our story and what we were looking for, in addition he captured so many gorgeous with his artistic eye. He is a highly talented artist and an absolute joy to work with. Would highly recommend for everyone, especially couples from the US or out of the country, as Jorge was great to work with remotely.
- Crystal Cadle
Jorge and his team were amazing! I couldn’t believe how wonderful they were the entire evening. We had so much fun with them and they took BEAUTIFUL pictures. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂
- Elle Hall
desde la primer llamada telefónica supe que queria trabajar con Jorge, su calidez y apertura me hizo sentir super comoda desde el primer minuto y tuve la confianza plena de que no tendría que preocuparme por nada. Me encanta su estilo documental, realmente capta en las fotos las emociones, sentimientos y ritmo del evento, tuvo mucho ojo al detalle, los momentos más importantes los capturó en el segundo clave. Ver las fotos hoy me hace recordar momentos que pensé no iba a poder volver a vivir. Gracias Jorge por que eres excelente en tu trabajo, por tu profesionalismo y tu buen ojo.
- Esther Iturralde
Wow!! I am in tears seeing how beautiful these pictures are!!! I am speechless Jorge. Thank you for capturing such an important part of our lives. We are so so happy with how everything came out! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
- Matthew & Gaby
Artist, Energetic and Brilliant – One the BEST Photoshoots Ever
My husband and I hired Jorge to take “brand” photos and he captured our vision, energy and love so powerfully and artistically. As well, he and his assistant were a joy to be with – they gave clear direction, had amazing energy and made us look GOOD. we’ve been in a lot of photoshoots and this was one of the best. The photos turned out amazing too. I highly recommend Jorge.
- Shasta & Ian
Jorge was amazing from start to finish. He helped us feel comfortable and captured our style perfectly! We’re so in love with our pictures. They are absolutely stunning. I highly, highly recommend Jorge’s photography services!
- Tierney & Jordan
I wish I could give Jorge six stars. We had the absolute BEST experience with Jorge. He was very intuitive about what we wanted and got all of the shots. His turnaround time was super fast and all of the photos were creative and, well, fantastic. Jorge was great at communicating in Spanish and English alike and there were no surprises. This is the photographer that you want, I promise.
- Brent Remala
Jorge is an amazingly talented photographer! He and his 2 staff documented our wedding day with such an artistic eye. We initially picked Jorge because we wanted someone who could tell the story of our day. Instead of straight shots which guests could do. His photos have such vivid style and we love his use of reflections, framing and color. We feel very fortunate to have Jorge capture and preserve our wedding day forever in his photos. Highly recommend!
I wanted to book a family photo seasion for our family while we were in Puerto Vallarta. It was a gift for my in laws, this trip was to celebrate their 40th anniversary. I just google photographers in the area. Jorge was one of the first to reply, he was very helpful in answering all my questions. He was fun and professional during the shoot and made everyone comfortable. We received our photos very quickly and they are beautiful. It was an awesome experience and I would recommend him to anyone.
- Brada Berg
My husband and I were married at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta on 4/2/2019. After months of researching different photographers and styles, we decided to go with Jorge Mercado. We loved his style and his use of light, and his knack for candid photos. We crossed our fingers and hoped all our research would do us well as we prepared for our Big Day. We had several phone and email conversations with Jorge in advance of our wedding day, and he gave us lots of suggestions and asked our preference/opinions on a lot of things I hadn’t thought about. When the wedding day rolled around, we could not have asked for better service. He and his team were professional, timely, courteous, and went above-and-beyond to get our amazing photos. He had a way of getting all the shots we wanted, without us even knowing he was really there. The hardest part has been picking out the ones we want for the photo album! Completely flawless experience, could not recommend enough. You will not regret choosing Jorge!
- Ashley C
I can not possibly say enough kind words about Jorge Mercado and his work. I’ve seen beautiful photography in my life but Jorge’s talent and creativity in capturing candid moments as well as staging portraits is just on another level!
I will admit that I was very nervous hiring someone I couldn’t really meet until I arrived in Puerto Vallarta but his work came highly recommended and his portfolio speaks for itself. I thought, surely he must just post his best work but when I got our photos back I was just blown away. I mean, holy crap! If you are looking for someone with an artistic eye for a candid, journalistic approach this is your man! His portraits, both day of as well as our second session are simply incredible! So many favorite photos that it was challenging to pair them down for an album.
Jorge and his team are fun, talented people and if I could redo my entire wedding from scratch I would move my date just to make sure he was available…seriously! If you’re not sure about being able to budget photography and videography, then eat off paper plates! You honestly can not miss having Jorge capture your memories… this man’s work exceeds all expectations!
- Bobby Allen
My wife is a professional photographer and wanted professional pictures done for our 10 year anniversary while on vacation in Puerto Vallarta. She found Jorge and booked him before I had a chance to say anything about it. And I’m so glad that she did! Not only where the pictures absolutely phenomenal (and we are very pick customers!), but Jorge and Jorge#2 made the photo shoot a highlight of our trip. We had a ton of fun together and even took them to dinner after. Then the pictures came and they were unbelievable. Whatever you occasion in Puerto Vallarta, book a photo shoot with Jorge Mercado.