The best part about having amazing clients is they in turn have amazing friends. Lisa came to me through Erin who got married last year in Charleston, SC in a rainy and completely unique ceremony and who also happens to be a dear friend. This was the first of three weddings I had with Erin this summer all over New England and Lisa and Ben’s started it off in Camden and Rockport, ME. You can see their rehearsal dinner and wedding featured on Snippet & Ink here and here. You can see their full wedding post here.
The List is probably the only well designed travel/tourism magazine that I’ve seen in Mexico. It’s geared toward Riviera Nayarit and the surrounding areas and designed by a local couple who just recently happened to move below me from nearby Sayulita. The summer/fall issue features San Pancho (San Francisco) and along with the usual travel anecdotes about our small little fishing village there were also stories on Entreamigos, Las Bodegas, and Alianza Jaguar. The magazine is available throughout Sayulita, San Pancho, and the Puerto Vallarta area so pick up a copy to browse on the beach. I wanted to keep it short so here’s just a couple spreads, but you can check out The List for more photos.
One of the most important stories that I continually document is that of Entreamigos and the amazingly beautiful kids that are a part of it. (To see a few previous posts on EA go here, here, and here.) Last year I shot black and white portraits of all the children that are on scholarships at Entreamigos and the following is just a small glimpse into the 60 plus students, from primary school to university, that the program funds early. These scholarships help fund tuition, uniforms, and books/supplies along with the tutoring and classes that they have weekly at Entreamigos and it’s all tax deductable since EA is a 501(c)3. So with the end of the year coming up if you know anyone that needs/wants/absolutely has to donate to a cause, please let it be this one. You can find all you need to know about donating at the Entreamigos website, www.entreamigos.org.mx or feel free to email me with any questions. I’ve had several clients sponsor children or ask their guests to make donations in lieu of wedding gifts and it truly does make a difference. If you’re coming to the area any time soon please take a swing by the main street in San Pancho and learn more about Entreamigos and the programs it offers.
Nicole and Kevin had an epic bash at Villa Verana just South of Puerto Vallarta in Conchas Chinas. I could wax poetic on how amazingly in love these two are, but really what I was most impressed by was their ability to throw down. They only had around 30 guests, but they managed to party harder than most of my larger weddings of the year. I had oh so much fun with their friends and family and stayed far too late into the evening. At least I managed to stay out of the pool… this time.
Event design by Tamara Bradley. Make sure to scroll all the way down even though it’s a long one. The night Holga shots are awesome.
A few days after their wedding Brooke and Travis met up with me in San Pancho and we headed over to the ruins to shoot. I was floored when we pulled up and they were in the last stages of being destroyed. No one had given the town any notice (not unusual for Mexico) and for such a beautiful site to be reduced to rubble is unbelievably depressing. Unfortunately It happens all too often down here. These are the last photos I got before it was razed completely the next day.
All on film. A mixture of Kodak Portra 400 and Kodak Tri-X. I also shot some polaroids during this shoot which you can see here. To see Brooke and Travis’s wedding post go here and for more details about their day you can head to Style Me Pretty.