Delphine photography

Category: Wedding Photography

Rising Star Del Mao Ibiza wedding photographer

Nominee for the Rising Stars 2020 by the New-York Rangefinder magazine

I can finally reveal that I have been nominated for Rangefinder Top 30 Rising Star this year. My selection didn’t make it but it is something I am incredibly proud of.

These last 12 months have been probably the most challenging of my life :

  • switching my career at 39 to become a wedding photographer in Ibiza,
  • divorcing,
  • having to raise by myself two (amazing) young kids,
  • and, on the top of that, facing the COVID crisis was really not a piece of cake 🙃.

So, no need to say that this nomination is the absolutely highlight of my first year of full time wedding photographer: this gave me a lot of hope, motivation and encouragement that I am on the good track!

When they asked me to submit the 30 photos, one gallery at a time (and one more time)  I’ve been submerged by emotions : i felt again the Love, the connections, I heard the laughts, saw the joys… and something I even got tears in my eyes  reminding me some very special moments, speetches and words.

Then, I realized  – one more time – the power of photography which it is not only about story telling, recording beautiful memories and legacy but also about making you FEEL & LIVE moments… again and again…

It is very powerful.

I love it. I love my job

Thank you to all the people who have supported me and a big congratulation to the 30 finalists who have won this year!


NB : Rangefinder is the official magazine of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographer International), probably the most important association in the world for wedding and portrait photographers. To be part of the competition you have to receive an invitation and been in business full time for 5 years or less. The Rising Stars are chosen for “their exceeding talent, as well as their spark for directing the industry to new, exciting heights”. The magazine has been very exclusive in their selections for new talents, only 30 people per year are chosen in the entire world. Most of the people I follow and admire are previous years finalists.

This list makes me dreams every year

Elopement Ibiza

Have you ever considering eloping in Ibiza?

An elopement in Ibiza, Formentera or Mallorca, why not?
Getting the freedom to decide how to commit your lives to each other in the most magical and romantic way without having to sacrifice a single and intimate moment for you both?
Less budget, less drama, less stress, less planning, more location and vendor options with more authentic and genuine display…many reasons to considérer indeed… to create an experience to remember forever and ever..
If you may consider to elope in Ibiza or somewhere else but with me, let be in contact then 🙂
Material : Canon MarkIV – 35 mm
Del Mao
Delphine is a French-born, Ibiza-based, international photographer focusing on weddings, elopements, families, portraiture and boudoir. She is passionate by Art with a focus in Photography. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships.  Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print. Delphine speaks fluently french, english and spanish.
wedding photographer ibiza Del Mao

Thank you for your life, Canary islands, La Graciosa


I just returned home from The Wolves workshop in la Graciosa (Canary islands, in Spain).

I am exhausted but my heart is full of joy and inspiration.

It was one full week learning from some of the best wedding photographers in the world, seing old friends, making new ones and enhancing my creativity; I couldn’t be more happy and everything was beyond my expectations.

Thank you, thank you again to all my friends and especially Pablo Beglez for creating such a beautiful and inspiring event.

With Love & #thankyourforyourlife!


Tools : Canon Markiii / 35 mm


@aureliagil – dress
@roes1957 – suit
@sunaolaspalmas – hair
@maquillajelaspalmas – makeup
@el_arriate_flores_y_mas_flores – bouquet

Charlotte & Harry | Intimate Wedding Photography in Ibiza

The wedding of Charlotte and Harry was just wonderful!

It is an adorable couple, their connection is so obvious.

After getting married for the first time in the United States (Harry is American), they decided to celebrate once again their Love in Ibiza; where Charlotte spent all her holidays during her childhood.

Ibiza is a bit like a second home for her and her family.

Everything was perfectly organized at the El Naranjo restaurant in Santa Eulalia-del Riu.

The place was privatized and specially decorated for the occasion.

The transitions were all smooth, the decoration was very pretty in a simple country style, just like the food – which is always excellent there.

The ceremony was very intimate and full of emotions, it was very beautiful.

The atmosphere was very cheerful and relaxed.

It was a great pleasure to follow this young couple throughout this very special day.

Charlotte and Harry: thank you again for your kindness and trust, I wish you a long and wonderful Life together.