Conch Creative photographer, Maya Papovic, is an internationally published, multi- award winning wedding photographer, living on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize in Central America. Maya has over 30 years of photography and editing experience, having worked with organisations ranging from the BBC to MTV. She is constantly updating her knowledge and equipment and has a wealth of talent and experience to share with our photography clients.
Aside from producing absolutely breathtaking images and creating memories that last a lifetime, Maya is also known for her incredible sense of fun and canny ability to put clients at ease. If you want a creative destination wedding photographer, who is highly experienced, is professional, has a great work ethic, who produces world class photography and who will ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy the process, then Maya is most definitely the photographer for you.
Colette Kase is the other half of Conch Creative. When you contact Conch Creative about Belize destination wedding photography, portrait sessions or commercial photography, you will deal with Colette (as Maya is the talent and always busy indulging in her love of her work). Colette provides a high level of customer care, ensuring that all of our clients feel completely comfortable and know that their expectations are understood. Colette will work closely with you planning your photography schedule, discussing your preferences and helping you with special requests. She’s your dream maker.
You’re only likely to meet Colette on specialist shoots, when she also provides creative direction as well as telling very bad jokes to make you smile. Colette is a behind the scenes sort of person most of the time, which means that she’s always available to answer any questions you may have. Colette also handles our social media and creates our simply fabulous Belize wedding photography blogs. If you book with Conch Creative, you will definitely be working with a team that is absolutely committed to providing you with exactly the sort of service, experience and photographs that you want. We look forward to hearing from you.
We are proud members of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) and Fearless Photographers – Directory of the Best Wedding Photographers in the World for Couples Who Truly Love Photography.
If you would like to see more recent photography that might not be on our website yet please follow this link. Conch Creative Belize Wedding Photography Blog
Greetings from the land of Alaska. Patrick and I just want to thank you for all the amazing adventures! You two are wonderful, talented, beautiful, artistic, outgoing, creative, honest, respectful, fun, fun, fun! We can’t thank you enough. We will always cherish your art-work for life. The pictures and memories from Conch Creative are the BEST! We will always remember those 3 hours of shooting: the beach, piers, mangroves, “trash the dress”, the jumping photos, the golf cart and simply the town of San Pedro, Belize! Beautiful! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We truly admire your art.
Cheril & Patrick
OMG!!! I honestly don’t know what to say, but amazing! These pictures are gorgeous! Maya has such a wonderful talent. I could NOT be happier!
Ashley & Brandon
Maya and Colette are an awesome team and have a great collaborate eye for creating beautiful photographs. My wife and I are also both photographers and came to Belize to have our wedding. Working with Conch Creative was a great experience and captured the magic of our special day. Their approach to photographing our wedding was fun, creative, and resulted in some epic images that we really treasure.
Ian-Michael & Tricia
Love, love, love all of them!
Amy & Gary
OMG, the pictures are amazing!!! We are so happy with Maya’s work. Best wedding pictures we’ve ever seen!
Corissa & Brian
On behalf of me and Shawna we would both like to say that we can’t thank you enough for your professionalism and kindness through one of the happiest days of our lives we are so grateful for you two and how easy it was to work with you! You helped us make a great experience even better! Thank you again Maya and Colette we can’t wait to see the pictures, we are sure they will be perfect!
Mike & Shawna
We are just back from an AMAZING honeymoon in your beautiful country of Belize!!!! I cannot tell you how much fun we had in all three locations we visited. Thank you for all that you did to coordinate the beach photo shoot. Maya was awesome – even though the weather wasn’t so great. Thank you again so much for all that you did to make the shoot stress free!!!
Lisa & Bill
We absolutely loved having Maya as our photographer.
Christy & Andrew
OMG!! They are incredible, Maya is so amazing. I’m so glad we chose her for our special day!
Stephanie & Jason
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for doing our wedding photography at Coco Beach, Ambergris Caye, Belize! Sam and I as you know were a bit hesitant on having a photographer but you both made the experience wonderful! Maya, the energy you brought was great and you made everyone, especially us, feel at ease and made the photos fun. We cannot thank you enough and are so happy you were part of our day. Thank you both for making this a great experience! Cannot wait to get back to the island.
Holly & Sam
We planned to have a vacation wedding in Belize. Having never traveled there, and therefore not knowing any photographers, we were concerned about finding professionals that were reasonable in their price schedule. At the suggestion of our wedding planner, we were introduced to Colette (and later, Maya) from Conch Creative Photography. We immediately felt at ease and comforted in knowing that we were in good hands. Their professional skills and fun-loving demeanor were perfect compliments of each other and really helped make our wedding day memorable and fun. Best of all, of course, they captured in perpetuity the spirit of that day, with an amazing artistic style and sharp, beautiful photographs. We can’t recommend them enough.
Jeff & Lisa
I’m so glad that I found Conch Creative and I highly recommend their services! I truly believe they stand above all of the rest. Colette and Maya exceeded my expectations in regard to customer service and photography quality. Colette is highly attentive, professional, and a joy to work with. Maya is extremely gifted and a true master of her craft. Together they were able to capture the most breathtaking images of our wedding in Belize. My husband & I are eternally grateful and we will cherish our photos for a lifetime.
Tiffany & Orlando
The photos are absolutely stunning. I knew we made the right choice picking Conch Creative Photography.
Lauren & Matthew
I have just returned from our honeymoon, what an amazing time in Belize. We created so many memories with our family and friends over the last 3 weeks, we are just beaming. I can’t believe 47 of our nearest and dearest made the journey, they were an absolute riot and we’ll be talking about this trip for years. I don’t think Placencia village will ever forget our crazy group! I wanted to thank you and Maya, we were so very happy with the photography on the day! Maya was just amazing, she is extremely talented and fun and everyone thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She clicked with our group right away and was a pleasure to be around. Everyone has given us such positive feedback about her, she is such a character and fit right in with our family and friends. You and Maya both have been so courteous and professional. I have never had one concern about the photography because I knew we were in good hands and that is very comforting for a bride. We know we made an excellent choice in hiring you. Please thank Maya so much for making the journey out to Placencia just for us.
Christine & David
I’ve been meaning to write to let y’all know how much we have enjoyed our relationship with Conch Creative Photography, which, of course means Maya and you, Colette. I wish we would have the chance to meet you, but perhaps on our next trip to San Pedro. Maya, I want you to know how much we appreciated and enjoyed our meeting. We appreciated your advice, your tips and recommendations. Maya, it was fun watching you interact with the group. You’ve got a great smile, easily put people at ease and simply blend in with the group. Linda and I both agree that you are our favourite islander. We could talk to you for hours.
Maya made our wedding picture taking so stress free and fun, it was more than we could have hoped for! Joel and I looked over our proofs – they all turned out so amazing! Thank you again so much for the amazing experience of working with you and Maya.
Lina & Joel
It was such a pleasure to work with Maya and Colette for our wedding photographs. Their relaxed and creative style allowed us to have fun while creating some amazing photos that we will always treasure. We appreciate the effort they made to get to know us and to understand what we wanted to capture from our big day. The choice of photographer is such an important one for a wedding – we’re so glad we chose Conch Creative Photography.
Rachel & Richard
Thank you and Maya for doing such a wonderful job. We got multiple comments on how friendly and hard working she was taking our pictures…Thank you so much for everything you have done for Andy and I. I also went on our website and it looks wonderful! Thank you so much.
Andray & Andy
Our realtor pushed us to have professional photos of our property and homes for sale for marketing purposes. We were satisfied with the photos we had already taken with our own camera, but finally relented to our realtor’s wishes. A San Pedro business owner recommended Conch Creative, so we contracted them for aerial, landscape and interior photos of our property and homes. And are we HAPPY we did! Yes, Maya is a wizard with photography skills, but the wonderful, dynamic, colourful, rich, deep final photos were a result of the caring, the artistic eyes, the framing and the collaboration of Maya and Colette as a complete team. Both understood our goals and then designed angles, placements and exposures to tell the story of our property and homes. They brought so much more to the project than just cameras and lenses. Maya and Colette worked very efficiently as a team to minimize our time and costs in the photo shoots. Their professional work continued after the shoots as they worked with us for the selection of photos and editing to show our property at its best. They hit or beat their deadlines and ensured we were completely satisfied with the results. Conch Creative is worth far more than they charge.
Cliff & Linda
Wedding pictures capture and preserve the memories of your special day. Conch Creative Photography fulfilled our expectations. Colette and Maya were wonderful to work with. We began contacting them six months before our Belize wedding. They responded quickly to my questions and when we finally met them a few days before our wedding, we felt very comfortable and we felt as if we had known them for years. They made our wedding day fun and it shows in our pictures. Our wedding pictures turned out beautiful and we cannot stop looking at them! Conch Creative was everything we had hoped for and more.
Peri & Bob
My experience with Conch Creative has been nothing but exceptional and professional. I have used them for website photographs and they were outstanding. Colette and Maya’s knowledge of the photography industry as well as their expertise in editing was nothing but extraordinary. They are always punctual, cordial, professional and the results are outstanding and profitable. I have also seen many other photography pieces they have done for newborn babies, families, weddings, etc. and you can tell by their website that they capture the experience that you want.
You and Maya did an outstanding job!!! We love the photos!!! Well I think we have finally picked the photos we like most, It was tough deciding as they all are so good.
Bill & Deborah
This was fun to re-live the experience via the magic of your photos! Maya, you did an amazing job both in the shooting as well as the editing. Thanks so much.
Steve & Kim
Just wanted to let you know that the prints arrived Thursday and the CD arrived Friday–Thank you!!!!! I can’t express how grateful we are for the beautiful shots Maya took on our special day. She succinctly captured our happiness, fun, and love with her camera and now we are able to relive that joyous time over and over –the best wedding gift ever!!
Sue & Lou
We received your photos last week and they are absolutely wonderful. (We definitely had the best photographer!) Brandon and I have had a hard time picking out our favorite photos. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and creativity.
Brittiany & Brandon
I wanted to tell you we had a great time with Maya on Wednesday! I loved her ideas for our pictures and she took the time to get a good variety of styles. She was truly great and we had fun working with her. I will make sure I tell the concierge here how satisfied we are so he can recommend you guys to other people!
Andrea & Brad
Maya was a joy to work with and we feel so lucky to have found you guys.
Kristine & Bill
Thank you so much!!! We are stunned by the number of amazing photos that Maya captured. I knew upon meeting Maya that we made the correct choice in photographers. She was so calm, casual, and easy to work with. The photos reaffirm that we could not have made a better choice. Maya absolutely captured the love and joy of our wedding day and made us look gorgeous in the process.
Jennifer & Kevin
Gorgeous! I love them! Thank you thank you!
Wendy & Matt
Justin and I have been poring over all of the photos and we are in love with them all! Thank you so much for working with us! What a blessing you both are. I am so glad Maya had as much fun working with us as we did with her. Thank you again and we can’t wait to show everyone our wedding photos!
Melissa and Justin
The pictures are amazing!! We love all of them and had a great time with Maya. Is there an additional cost for the additional pictures we want? I know that’s basically all of them, but we are just over the moon with all of the pictures! We just can’t pass up this opportunity! I can’t thank Maya enough for such a great time. We love everything and can’t thank you all enough for such a special experience.
Tiffany & William
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much we enjoyed working with Maya! She was really fun to work with, and was very good with our daughter, which we appreciated very much.
Meredith & Joseph
LOVE THEM!! I can’t wait for Bobby to see them! So many good ones to choose from!! AWESOME JOB!! Thank you!!
We just wanted to say thank you again to Maya! She was phenomenal at our wedding at Ramon’s! My husband hates taking pictures and had such a good time with her!
Clayton & Jordan
My phone is running out of battery—all we can say is “oh my god!!!”. WE LOVE THEM!!!!!
Patti & Eddie
We are very pleased with the photos and absolutely loved Maya! Thank you!!
Angie & Brice
Kelly and I wanted to just say thank you for our CD with all of our photos on it!! I am still in love with them and every time I look at them it brings me to a smile! I will always have the memories because you captured them!! Once again thank you so much! It means more than you will ever know!
Kelly & Sarah
We have talked about how great you were countless times since Sunday night and a few of the group have likened you to a stealth panther in the woods 😉 You made the best night of ours lives thus far that much more enjoyable! Thank you for being such a professional, having an incredibly artistic eye and being a general badass!
Tina & Tom
Larry and I just want to thank Maya for being our photographer on our special day. Despite the wind, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. We appreciate all the time and effort she put into our session, as well as making it fun. Thanks again for everything.
Andrea and Larry
I received the pictures and they are awesome! Thank you so much for everything!
Lisa & Shane
Everything turned out so wonderful and Maya was great! We enjoyed meeting her upon our arrival into San Pedro. She was very creative with photo ideas throughout the day and made our wedding day shoot fun! I plan to write a nice review on trip advisor for Las Terrazas and will def mention Conch Creative as well. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your company in regards a positive promotion. Thanks again for the continued communication throughout the last year and working with us.
Kathleen & Andrew
One word….. !!!!!!!!!LOVE!!!!!!!!! Thank you so SOOOOO much!!!!
Lisa and Dan!!
The photos are amazing and we are very grateful of Maya and the wonderful services you all have provided.
Latoya & Will
WOW… you made our day! These images are wonderful, and Maya did an exceptional job at capturing the moments of our wedding. We especially enjoyed the Isla Bonita photos, which were fun & playful! Our sincerest gratitude for giving us fantastic memories of our wedding in Belize!
Amanda & Eric
You guys are so awesome!
Jen & Rob