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November 2012

Mila+Shawn | Yelapa, Mexico

 

I am so lucky that people find me. I do almost no marketing whatsoever and rely mostly on word of mouth and a few blogs here and there, but that’s the way I want it. I want couples who truly love my work and want me to be a part of their day. Photographing a wedding is so very personal. If it all works the way it should you become another friend at the wedding documenting their love. That’s what I strive to do. With Mila and Shawn it was easy. Theirs was an intimate affair held at the incredible boutique hotel Verana in Yelapa, Mexico. Yelapa is a town only accessible by boat with no cars to speak of. It is on the complete Southern point of this small town covering the hills with it’s excuisitely designed villas. By far the most beautiful hotel in this area albeit a little hard to get to, but hey that’s where the adventure comes in and this adventure was a big one. My favorite weddings are the small ones. So settle in, this is a long one. I already cut a lot, but I just couldn’t bring myself to make the post any shorter because the day itself was so incredibly beautiful.

Their wedding was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Head over there to see more details and read about the vendors like Mila’s insane Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. I don’t wear heels and even I had shoe envy.

To view the entire wedding or purchase photos click here.

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Agnes - Your photos are truly beautiful!!!

Danie at Pasadya - WOW. Your work is INCREDIBLE!! What a gorgeous wedding, and I’m sure they were elated when they received everything you perfectly captured!

La Chanda - Gorgeous…you are so talented!

Catherine Abegg - What the fuck, GOD DAMN!!! These are incredible! Nicely done… you master of light & beautiful people, you!

30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography | Rangefinder Magazine

I’m pretty stoked to share that I was chosen as one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography by Rangefinder magazine. I remember looking at last year’s line up in PDN (Photo District News for those not in the industry) and thinking that’s where I wanted to be. It is so incredibly humbling to be on that list with such amazing photographers. I love what I do and to be recognized for that is such an amazing honor. I definitely couldn’t have done it without my clients who entrust the most important day of their lives to me. Thank you so much for putting your faith in my work and allowing me to live the dream.

The whole process begins with 150 photographers from around the world who are nominated by the editors of Rangefinder and PDN. These photographers are notified and asked to submit an additional portfolio for review to be named one of the 30 up and coming wedding photographers in the world. Craziness. Here are some of my favorites from the portfolio that didn’t make the Rangefinder spread.

 

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Deirdre - Congratulations, Jill!! Awesome to see you thriving, loving what you do, and getting recognized for your talent and skill. Beautiful.

Jess - This doesn’t surprise me at all. Congrats!

Rebecca - Congratulations Jillian! I’m so excited for you to be a part of our day!

LaChanda - Congrats Jill!

Kerry - Awesome! Congratulations! The result of hard work, commitment and staying out of the “box”!