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San Miguel de Allende Wedding// Casa Cariño Wedding// Liz+Jason

One again, I was fortunate enough to shoot a San Miguel de Allende Wedding. If I could, I would shoot at least 2 weddings a year in SMA (check out my last San Miguel de Allende Wedding here). I am fortunate enough to have been to a lot of places in this world and this city is one of the very few I would return to over and over again and never tire of. The culture, the people, the art, the aesthetic, the fucking food. The doorways!! oh oh oh, the doorways. Every inch of this city is stellar, truly. When I go destination for weddings, I try to find time to do a photo tour of the city for myself and my couple. Its a nice way to set the scene for a linear storyline, which is always my objective when photographing weddings. With every corner being postcard-potential, I have to try not to take hundreds every time I visit SMA. Liz and Jason are two of the most incredible human souls. In addition to being all around good human beings, Liz did one of the most unique things I’ve ever seen and wore a wedding dress that was worn by both her mother and her grandmother. As someone who values legacy, I thought this was an incredibly touching gesture to honor the women in her family. Liz+Jason- youre beautiful inside and out. Thank you for the letting me attend the best party of the year. This entire wedding edited with my personal preset pack- On Dark Sheet Presets, Clean 1 and BW 3. Ceremony Venue: Casa Tortugas Reception Venue: Casa Cariño Wedding Planner: Penzi Weddings Videographer: Henry Martens

Casa Chorro Wedding // Myriah+Charlie //San Miguel de Allende

Charlie peeks under myriads dress in San Miguel de Allende wedding

Forewarning, this is a monster blog post but it has to be because this wedding was actually printed in BRIDES magazine!!! (Here is the digital article from BRIDES PROOF: Okay, moving on from less ego inflating photos- This is what it looks like when you book me for an entire wedding weekend.  Rye and Charlie had me come down to San Miguel de Allende (go RIGHT now) and shoot their incredible two day wedding event this past fall and let me first say that everyone knows that I had a good time once the tequila started being pushed into my fingers during the reception and confetti started raining from the sky. Such a travesty to be half Dominican and not even have half the dance skills that are supposed to be inherent. I feel robbed. Here is the last shot of the night (before I photographed the exit and rode away with Rye and Charlie in their VW bug after a 18 hour work day).  If that didn’t make you want to hire me right now, I don’t understand. Tucked into one of the many painted houses, I spent my weekend in SMA chasing Rye down cobblestone streets with my camera, dancing with a donkey in a tequila parade (a pre-wedding Mexican ceremony) and stuffing my face with hazelnut pies and tacos with my right- hand woman and little Mexican nugget, Ana. This bitch was wearing nothing but sweatpants for a week after as evidence. A note on my second shooter, Ana Hinojosa. I NEVER EVER EVER use second shooters. Because I’m a control freak and I  already have kids at home and dont want to babysit, but I knew that this wedding was going to be a beast and I wanted the best. Ana is everything I ever wanted in a second shooter. An incredible photographer in her own right, she not only murdered some wedding photos with me but she also was my constant companion, my tequila drinking buddy and now my forever friend. I fucking love you Ana. I had so many amazing moments at this wedding among which are the tequila donkey parade, our sunrise bridal session over SMA, oh! and who can forget  Myriah beating the shit out of  a 5 foot disco ball piñata and snapping her stick over her friends face (photos in receptions section below). I also kissed the bride myself and can testify she’s a keeper. Thinking it over, we might actually be legally married in Mexico because immediately after she fed Charlie the first slice of wedding cake, she walked over and fed me a bite as well. And let it never be said that I wont do anything to get the shot And here is one of the last shots of the night, me and Rye having a weird dance hug. I can’t imagine this reception ever being topped, but I do dare you to try. And make sure I’m there. That last part is important. So now, I leave you to enjoy this Jimi Hendrix inspired Mexican disco wedding. Your Narrative blog will appear here, click preview to see it live. For any issues click here Second Shooter: Ana Hinojosa Florist: Maye Cordova events Venue: Casa Chorro  Dress: Rue de Seine Suit: JHillBurn Invitations: WYE HUNTER Videographer: Simone Luca

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