Adrian Bonet

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Adrian Bonet
Born January 2, 1980
Barcelona, Spain
Citizenship Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Occupation Wedding photographer
Spouse Ivonne Matias

Adrian Bonet, born on January 2, 1980, is a highly acclaimed Spanish-Mexican wedding photographer whose artistic prowess extends beyond the ordinary. With an exceptional talent for encapsulating the most intimate and candid moments that unfold during a wedding day, Bonet has carved a niche for himself in the world of wedding photography. His unique ability to document the essence of a couple's special day goes beyond mere technical skill, embodying a genuine passion for storytelling through visually striking images.[1] [2]

Early life and career

Adrian Bonet's journey into the captivating world of photography began in his youth (1995) when he discovered a profound interest in the art form. Fueled by his passion, he dedicated himself to further education in photography, laying the foundation for a remarkable career. Commencing as a freelance photographer in Barcelona, Bonet made a mark by collaborating with prominent companies and advertising agencies. However, it was his burgeoning fascination with wedding photography that steered his professional trajectory. In 2013, driven by a lifelong ambition to document extraordinary weddings, Adrian Bonet relocated to Mexico. This move marked a pivotal moment in his career as he immersed himself in the vibrant wedding culture of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. [3]

Bonet's proficiency in wedding photography has not gone unnoticed, earning him accolades and features in esteemed industry publications.[4] His remarkable work has garnered recognition from both peers and prestigious organizations, solidifying his status as a renowned wedding photographer.


His work has graced the pages of prestigious publications, solidifying his status as a distinguished wedding photographer. Notably, in January 2013, the Ritz-Carlton Magazine showcased his vibrant and detailed focus on the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain.[5] In 2016, Style Me Pretty featured him for his natural and unstaged wedding photography, earning praise from captivated readers.[6] A momentous highlight occurred in December 2020 when Modern Luxury Magazine of Chicago spotlighted his boho-style wedding images captured during destination weddings in Tulum.[7]

In 2023, Adrian Bonet achieved another milestone in his illustrious career when his work was prominently featured in the coffee-table art book Mexico City. Published by the prestigious Assouline publishing house in New York, this opulent volume showcased a wedding photograph inside a church in Mexico City, contributing to the rich tapestry of this publication. With a circulation of 30 thousand copies, the book served as a testament to the widespread recognition and appreciation of Bonet's artistic prowess, further solidifying his position as a distinguished photographer on the global stage. The inclusion in Mexico City marked a noteworthy chapter in his journey, affirming the enduring impact of his work beyond the realm of weddings and into the broader landscape of art and culture.[8]

Awards and recognition

Adrian Bonet's artistic dedication to documentary wedding photography has garnered numerous accolades. In 2018, he received the Artistic Guild Award from the Wedding Photojournalism Association (WPJA), followed by two consecutive Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography in 2018 and 2019. The WPJA's coveted Diamond Award recognized his ability to craft natural-looking, pre-wedding images with unique and artistic compositions. Bonet's distinct talent for capturing raw emotions and candid moments has left an indelible mark on the wedding photography landscape.[9] In 2019, Adrian Bonet was awarded in the "You Rock Photographer’s Contest 60", which is organized by a community of wedding and elopement photographers and recognizes creativity and hard work in the field of wedding photography.[10]

The years 2020, 2021, and 2023 witnessed Adrian Bonet clinching the esteemed WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards. Additionally, in 2022, he received recognition from the Zankyou International Wedding Awards (ZIWA), further solidifying his status as a prominent figure in the global wedding industry.[11] [12] [13]

He has been recognized as one of the top wedding professionals in Mexico, winning the Photography category at the Wedding Awards 2024 hosted by This recognition by real couples establishes the Wedding Awards as a benchmark for quality in the industry, providing assurance for future couples seeking exceptional wedding services.[14]

As of April 2024, he has been recognized by Junebug Weddings, a prestigious platform renowned for spotlighting top-tier wedding photographers worldwide. Adrian Bonet's artistry and dedication have led him to be acclaimed as one of the 28 best wedding photographers in Mexico, a testament to his skill in encapsulating the essence of love and romance through his lens. [15]

Professional Memberships

Bonet's commitment to excellence is reflected in his active memberships in prestigious photography associations. Since 2018, he has been a distinguished member of the Wedding Photojournalism Association (WPJA), renowned for his documentary-style approach to capturing candid wedding moments. As of 2023, he holds the distinction of being among the Top 9 Riviera Maya Wedding Photographers.[16]

Since 2013, Bonet has been a valued member of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) and, since 2015, a part of the Fearless Photographers Association.[17] His involvement in Fearless Photographers, an exclusive group of over 3000 photographers focused on producing top-tier wedding photography, attests to his commitment to excellence.[18] Consistently acknowledged as one of the top 10 wedding photographers in Riviera Maya, Mexico, his work reflects the high standards backed by this organization.[19]

In 2018 was selected by Junebug Weddings to be part of their community, which facilitated connections with couples and international wedding planners, emphasizing the collaborative spirit within the wedding photography industry. Since 2018, Bonet has been a member of the Best of Wedding Photography (BOWP), an invitation-only directory spotlighting premier wedding photographers worldwide. This affiliation underscores his dedication to exceptional photography services and showcases his commitment to elevating industry standards.[20]

Jury in Photography Competitions

He has played a significant role as a jury member in several prestigious photography competitions, lending his expertise and knowledge to evaluate and recognize exceptional talent in the field of captured imagery. In the year 2023, he was honored to serve as a jury member in Spain for the esteemed National Photography Award Quijotes.[21] This competition, organized by the Professional Photographers Association of Castilla La Mancha (AFOCAM), is renowned for highlighting and rewarding excellence in photography within the region. As a juror, he played a crucial role in evaluating participating works, bringing insight and judgment to select those that stood out for their creativity, technique, and visual message.

Furthermore, Bonet expanded his influence internationally by being part of the jury for the Instinto Criativo 2023 Awards held in Brazil. This event, known for its global reach and participation of talented photographers from various parts of the world, stands out for promoting diversity and innovation in contemporary photography. As a jury member, he provided his unique vision to assess the selection of participants, thereby contributing to the recognition of outstanding works and fostering photographic art on an international scale.

Adrian Bonet's involvement as a jury member in these notable competitions highlights his stature as a renowned photographer and underscores his ongoing commitment to promoting and supporting the photographic community at both local and international levels. His experience and judgment have left a significant mark on the contemporary photography scene, inspiring new talents and contributing to the development and appreciation of visual art worldwide.

Personal Life

Adrian Bonet is a resident of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where he lives with his wife, Ivonne Matias, who is also a photographer, and their daughter.


  1. "This Love Filled Wedding is EVERYTHING" (in en). 
  2. "Las bodas en Riviera Maya siguen de moda" (in es). 
  3. "El bokeh, una realidad en la fotografía de bodas mexicana" (in es). 
  4. "Adrian Bonet Photography Wins Multiple Awards for Exceptional Wedding Photography" (in en). 
  5. "Ritz-Carlton Weddings: January – June 2013" (in en). 
  6. Copage, Eric V. (2010-09-10). "Blogging Brides" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. 
  7. "Modern Luxury Magazine of Chicago – December 2020" (in en). 
  8. "Assouline inmortaliza la vibrante Ciudad de México con un nuevo libro sobre ella" (in es). 
  9. "Adrian Bonet, Playa del Carmen Wedding Engagement Photography | Pre-Wed Pro Portraits". 
  10. "WeddingWire Celebrates Top US Wedding Professionals with 2023 Couples’ Choice Awards®" (in en). 2023-01-19. 
  11. "Adrian Bonet Photography Wins Multiple Awards for Exceptional Wedding Photography" (in en). 
  12. "Zankyou International Wedding Awards" (in es). 
  13. "Adrian Bonet Photography Wins The ZIWA Award for Best Wedding Company of 2022" (in en). 
  14. "Adrian Bonet Photographer Is One Of The Winners Of The Annual Wedding Awards 2024" (in en). 
  15. "28 Best Mexico Wedding Photographers" (in en). 
  16. "Top 9 Riviera Maya Wedding Photographers as of Jan 2023". 
  17. Tempesta, Erica (2017-10-18). "Heart-wrenching wedding photos capture the emotion of the big day". 
  18. "The Best Wedding Photos Of 2018 Show What Happens When You Pay For A Good Photographer" (in en-US). 
  19. "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in Riviera Maya, Mexico". 
  20. "BOWP Best of Wedding Photography" (in en-US). 
  21. "AFOCAM Premios Quijote de Fotografía" (in es).