Photos under the Sun | ABOUT

Mystic Weddings
A Unique Combination of Services
Photography and Officiant



We now have a dedicated site for Mystic Weddings: where you will find bucket-loads of useful information about Southwest Florida.


It is no accident that our logo is a Celtic Knot.  It symbolizes an eternal, unending linkage between individuals, and God.  As such it is a wonderful symbol for the beginning of your relationship in your marriage.
Mystic Weddings is a new concept in the wedding industry.  The blending of the photographer and the officiant in one agency.  Working as individuals or as a team, Mystic Weddings provides memorable images and emotional ceremonies that become part of your wedding experience.  We will take care of you!
Who are we?
Patricia Downey of Photos Under The Sun is originally from Ireland and lived in many countries in Europe before coming to the USA.  Her passion for photography is rooted in her love of beauty, and the inspirational power of nature that surrounds us.  Photos Under The Sun is a premier professional photography service.  Patricia insures that every image she produces captures the emotional memories of your experience on your wedding day.
“I enjoy chatting with you and listening to you tell me about your dreams for your wedding day.  From there, we work together to create dramatic images for the beginning of your romantic union-- images that are timeless and unforgettable!”


"Mrs. Downey was absolutely wonderful. She went above and beyond to help ensure we got quality pictures even though there was horrible weather during our ceremony. The finished product was amazing, I couldn't have asked for anything better. I would recommended photos under the sun to anyone! We loved working with her!!"
"Patricia and Rev Berger were absolutely fabulous and we had such a great time with them! Our wedding photos are gorgeous and we highly recommend both of their services!!!! Thank u so much to both of you!"

"This was the best experience ever. The service we received was beyond our expectations. Patricia was such a pleasure to work with, her pictures are beautiful as well as current and creative. She spent a measurable amount of time with us to ensure we were getting what WE wanted. If I had it to do again, would do it exactly like we did. She is one of the very best and highly recommend her."

"Patricia was a delight to work with. She was not only very professional but she made it fun at the same time. She not only took the traditional shots but she took wonderful candid shots as well. We would recommend Patricia for any kind of special event."


Dr. Jim Berger, Patricia’s husband, has many years of experience as a minister and is recognized as one of the foremost wedding officiants in Southwest Florida.  He says “Like every couple, you have your story and your dreams for your wedding.  I work with you to make your wedding ceremony unique to you.  After all, this is your wedding.  It should be your words to each other.”


"Rev. Berger provided the best of the best in all aspects. Rev. Berger was highly recommended to us by friends that also used him to marry them. Of course we did not realize what a great help was. In our first meeting he put us at ease and really asked all the right questions. He provided a checklist for us to follow both on the legal and spiritual aspects. He then followed up with a proposed service that really helped us in what the service could look like, and he reassured us that any changes we wanted he was flexible and acceptable to those changes. He arrived well in advance of the start time and ran those the service with me and made sure there were no last minute changes. The service itself was both professional and spiritual, both in English and Spanish.
Finally, we both would recommend Rev. Berger to friends and families."

"Excellent!!!!!!Rev Berger made our ceremony so relaxed and non stressful....we did a non traditional wedding and he was very flexible with what we wanted and had some great ideas as well...Rev Berger is AWESOME!!!"

"My husband and I are not from the Florida area, but wanted to be married there, and we were so fortunate to find Dr. James Berger to not only officiate our wedding, but played songs that really mattered to both of us, and made our ceremony so memorable.  We were so pleased with him, and would not hesitate to suggest him to another bride or groom who is planning their special day. I know how hard it was for us to make our decision, and would want to hear from other couples, so wanted to let you know, how good, caring & trustworty Rev. Berger is."

"We were so happy that Rev. Berger was the one we chose to marry us. It was such a beautiful ceremony with him playing guitar. He was just very easy going and a joy to work with. Thank you Rev. Berger for helping to make our day special and memorable!!!"

Patricia Downey | |  239-218-3973

Rev. Dr. James Berger | | 239-571-1769