July 2012

As promised here’s the session with Erica and Brooke when we snuck off before their wedding in Sayulita. You can see their day in all it’s glory here.

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Erica and Brooke were truly the first wedding a felt came to me in this crazy serendipitous way. Erica wrote to me what now feels like years ago and told me how she and her fiance Brooke had made a move similar to mine, but theirs was to Australia instead of Mexico. That was the kicker and we both knew that it was meant to be. I of course love Australia having spent a good part of my college years working in Sydney while supposedly studying mechanical engineering. If you’ve never been to Sydney and you get the chance please go. I can only imagine it ages like wine and by this time must be even more amazing than it was twelve years ago. So Erica and Brooke decided not to make their families travel to Oz, but yet they still wanted a destination wedding for everyone and that’s where Mexico came in. Adding to the small world aspect Erica brought Mar from TEAM Hair and Makeup down from LA who I had a chance to work with when I went to Jose Villa’s Mexico workshop a few years ago.

The love that Erica and Brooke have for each other is unparalled, but their love of Journey runs so much deeper. So. Much. Deeper. This was one of the weddings that Catherine Abegg joined me on and we definitely got down at the end of the night. How could we not with Bola spinning the tunes? Oh and check out the baby doll dress Erica had made out of her mother’s old wedding dress which she surprised her with at the end of the night. Gorgeous.

This wedding is almost 100% film with some digital thrown in there at night. We also did a sick portrait session at the ruins in San Pancho which deserves its own post and will be up shortly.

A big shout out to Sea of Dreams who designed and organized this awesome affair that took place at Villa del Oso in Sayulita, Bola Pirata Perez who dj’d the hell out of this wedding, and to the always amazing Catherine Abegg for coming down and hanging with me for a few weeks. I miss your face girl.

 

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  • Erica Blakslee - Jill and Catherine – you gals are legends!! (almost as legendary as Journey) It’s so much fun looking back at your gorgeous photos and remembering this absolutely perfect time. We’ll see you in San Pancho again one day soon…save us a bottle of Cielo Rojo! xo

  • Erica Blakslee - Jill and Catherine – you gals are legends! (almost as legendary as Journey) It’s so much fun looking back at your gorgeous photos and remembering this absolutely perfect time. We’ll see you in San Pancho again one day soon…save us a bottle of Cielo Rojo! xo

So day 2 I talked my way into a VIP pass. Who knew that didn’t mean you could take photos wherever you wanted like backstage? Before I got in trouble I shot a bunch of film. The Handsome Furs, Best Coast, Champagne Champagne, Telekinesis, and Fences all make the cut. More than just the show what really interests me is the documentation of the whole day including the crowd, some security, and two people waiting for a bus. I didn’t realize he was flipping me off until I got the film back. Love that shit.

You can see day 1 here and Les Savy Fav here.

 

 

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