Loving this portrait of Eji before his wedding in Sayulita, Mexico. Coming soon to Martha Stewart!
Green shutters. When Saga and Jake first contacted me about photographing their wedding they emphasized how intimate it would be. Their closest friends and family brought together in the backyard of Jake’s childhood home in upstate New York, the house with the green shutters. As I pulled around the corner not knowing if I was even in the right area (my GPS had lost signal hours earlier) and I caught sight of the shutters. Green. I had arrived.
Referrals are my absolute favorite way to find new clients. My couples are amazing and in turn I know that their friends and family will be as well. In this case it was Jeremy and Joe’s intimate Yelapa wedding (you can see their festivities here) that brought these two legends my way. Jake and Joe attended the same writers retreat and when it came time for he and Saga to decide on a photographer I got the call (or email as it were) and I am so lucky I did. These two are two of the loveliest, super talented individuals I have ever met. (Not surprising after meeting the guests at Jeremy and Joe’s wedding to say the least.)
Their wedding was held at Jake’s family home in upstate New York just outside of Hudson and in true New England style there were clouds looming over us most of the morning. The rain held off until just about night fall, but it wasn’t too much that some yellow wellies couldn’t fix. Saga’s insanely beautiful Francesca Miranda dress had two different tops, white for the ceremony and a navy blue for the reception (which went fantastically with those previously mentioned wellies). Hands down it’s in my best top five wedding dress list I’ve ever shot.
Sockless? Yes please. The bottom halves of Courtney and Jasper exploring the upper hills and cobblestones of Puerto Vallarta after their wedding at Hacienda San Angel.
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One of my favorite things about destination weddings in Mexico is going into whatever small town we happen to be in and documenting my clients in (wait for it) Mexico. I tend to shoot more at private villas and estates rather than hotels and for the most part my couples get married in Mexico because they love the culture and the vibrancy you see everywhere on a daily basis. Photographs on a beach could have been taken anywhere. I want real life, in color and on the street. Anna and Evan were totally down and we spent a good part of the day shooting portraits around Ursula Galvan just north of San Pancho and Sayulita. So much Mexican goodness.
This was one of my favorite images from the day. Carlos had seen us taking photos at a tienda down the street from his house as he was buying tortillas. We unknowingly started shooting outside his house when he walked up the road and inside. A few minutes later he popped back out and I took this. He and his friends followed us around on their bikes for the rest of the shoot!
Mexico wedding photographer Jillian Mitchell specializes in fine art wedding photography in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Could be my all time favorite father walking his daughter down the aisle moment ever. From a recent wedding in upstate New York coming soon to an issue of The Knot near you!
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