It’s very rare that I get to do engagements sessions down here in my hood so when Christi contact me and not only wanted an engagement session, but also wanted it to be styled I was thrilled! She and Taylor came down to do scouting for their wedding in Puerto Vallarta this May and I convinced them to drive up the coast to do the shoot in Sayulita. They were a little hesitant at first, but agreed. It went amazing and I just have to include some of Christi’s thoughts on the shoot since they touched me oh so much.
Her words, “My fiancé and I began the arduous task of planning a destination wedding in January of this year. Destination weddings are easy breezy, right? Perhaps for the laissez-faire, hands-off bride. For a bride that is hands on, like the let-me-do-it-myself me, finding the perfect dynamic was an anxiety-filled road.
Then I found Jillian Mitchell’s Web site, a wedding photographer based out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I knew photography was the most important piece of my wedding, so I had planned to interview photographers in the states and bring the best one with us – wherever we decided to get married. Jill 180-ed that plan with a few page-clicks through her gallery. I suddenly knew we were getting married in PV; I suddenly knew there’d be no need for interviewing state-side photographers.
So you have to assume. When I realized we’d have an opportunity to meet Jill in Mexico prior to our wedding and actually do an engagement shoot with her, I was over the moon. And she did not disappoint. These photos were taken in Sayulita, a small town about 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita is the kind of place where time really does slow down, where sipping in the air off the coastline really is medicine for your insides. It’s a bohemian inspired surfer town in an all-things-vintage-Mexican-kinda-way. It’s charming. It’s endearing. And Jill captures it perfectly.
Jill stole my heart. Sayulita stole my heart. I think my fiancé would be jealous, except he’s too focused on channeling his inner surfer when we return for our wedding in May…..”